Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Reviews in Northborough, MA

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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2.8 10 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics President Tom Kinisky

Tom Kinisky

(3 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty good benefits although there is room for improvement to meet younger generations' expectations(in 5 reviews)

  • years, which contributes to job security(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Couldn't agree more with a review berlow about bad managers with horrid tempers(in 2 reviews)

  • Too much Red Tape and bureaucracy, as could be expected in a big company(in 2 reviews)

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    A n excellent global company with diverse technologies, products and structure

    R&D Manager (Current Employee) Northborough, MA

    Pros- very diverse in technology and culture
    - Broad range of technologies - scientists heaven
    - opportunity to develop self and others
    - sense of entrepreneurship

    Cons- like many companies this size, sometimes may be too buraucratic
    - frequent changes, but this could be good sometimes
    - not for the soft hearts
    - may be too risk advert in information sharing and partnership with external organizations/suppliers

    Advice to Senior Management- find opportunities to make SG easy to work with.
    - vacation policy is outdated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Talent & Development Manager responded to this review

    Jul 17, 2014

    We appreciate the time you took to submit your review and believe that our diverse culture helps elevate Performance Plastics’ in every aspect! People Development is one of the eight pillars in our ... More
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    A Fun and Innovative Company to Work For

    Research Engineer (Current Employee) Northborough, MA

    ProsThis company really cares about its employees and it shows. The employee moral is high, innovation is great, attitudes are great... all leading to a great working experience. Everyone is committed to doing quality work and proud of what they do. It makes for great teamwork and a great environment.

    ConsBeing a large company, sometimes management can seem a bit disconnected. However this has improved greatly over the last few years for the positive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up with the innitiatives to create a great place to work. PPL has improved greatly over my time with SG and I look forward to the continued improvement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Director of HR responded to this review

    Jul 9, 2014

    Thanks for the great feedback on our culture and work environment! We are working hard to make sure that our managers take the time to sustain their connections and relationships within their ... More
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    Ok experience

    Senior Research Engineer (Former Employee) Northborough, MA

    ProsIt is a job, ok?

    ConsLarge international company with many branches

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the talent by treating them we'll

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company

    Senior Research Engineer (Former Employee) Northborough, MA

    ProsGood work enviroment, Dynamic Projects

    ConsMatrix organization and fast paced working schedule

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    Many changes in place...might be good for beginners...

    R&D Engineer (Current Employee) Northborough, MA

    ProsWorking environment is fine
    Training is constant and usually good
    Mentoring is a established program

    ConsSalary seems below market
    Progress is slow
    No matter if you are technically good; you must be a good "networker", otherwise your career will not grow...

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlace is losing too many skilled people and you are hiring people with no experience in the area.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    could be much beter

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Northborough, MA

    Prosnothing really except a relatively good salary, few good colleagues and a small/rapidly declining number of experienced staff.

    ConsThere are several downsides but nothing as serious as the management. Incompetent management and a total lack of respect to staff.

    Couldn't agree more with a review berlow about bad managers with horrid tempers

    Advice to Senior Managementthat's a difficult one since mamagement especially upper management is the problem

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stable, Boring Job that goes nowhere

    Research Engineer (Former Employee) Northborough, MA

    ProsStable Job. Decent people. A few talented people at the R&D center. Ok benefits

    ConsVery bureaucratic. Arrogant Management. Technical competancy low. Intellectually dissatisfying work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on retaining talented people by allowig them to do more science and/or better advancement opportunities.

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    Great place to start your career

    Research Engineer II (Former Employee) Northborough, MA

    ProsGreat learning experience
    Work amongst best engineers
    Innovative environment
    High heath and Safety Standards
    Travel opportunities
    Exposure to Corporate Culture
    Job Security

    ConsMS and BS engineers treated like technicians instead of engineers. Non PhD engineers not welcomed at meetings, presentations etc. The career growth is also very different for both.
    Too much Red Tape and bureaucracy, as could be expected in a big company

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverall, Saint Gobain is a great company to work for. The technical and other opportunities (training, travel, growth) are wonderful. However, there is a vast career growth gap between MS/BS and PhD engineers. That could be narrowed a little bit.

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    Good place to start your career

    Senior Research Engineer (Current Employee) Northborough, MA

    ProsLarge, diverse, talented group of scientists and engineers. Perhaps too inward looking when trying to find new approaches to solving problems. However, diversity aids talent and skill development of newly minted MS and PhD employees. Good cross fertilization of talent from different technical backgrounds. Could have been supported with improved business interactions

    ConsIf you are not French and want a leadership role - look elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook outside of the Grand Ecoles for your leadership. While talented - you are inbred as well

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    good place to start your career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Northborough, MA

    Prosbroad cross cultural group of colleques

    Consonly French were appointed to management - esp top management. Very colonial approach to international business

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire from outside of the Grand Ecoles

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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