Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
74 Reviews
3.7
74 Reviews
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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics President & CEO Tom Kinisky
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37 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty good benefits although there is room for improvement to meet younger generations' expectations (in 7 reviews)

  • Great benefits very good career opertunities (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Busy,must be willing to work alot of hours (in 2 reviews)

  • Different working schedule of other people (in 2 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    not bad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

    Pros

    decent pay, safe and clean

    Cons

    too much focus on saving money to actually innovate anything

    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Mickleton, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Mickleton, NJ

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was lucky to start working within the Performance Plastics division as a temp employee. Everyone in the office, in the plant and on the road supported my success on a day-to-day basis. The work is challenging yet it is very rewarding. I left the company at the end of my temporary contract as a parallel full-time position did not exist at the time. I miss my colleagues. People are smart and very dedicated. Saint-Gobain is one of the best companies to work for, anywhere.

    Cons

    Pay too much attention to head count; very difficult to get full-time positions approved, which causes really good people to look elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't procrastinate-- keep your good people around.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Aug 20, 2014Talent & Development Manager

    We are so appreciative that you took the time to post this review and although your time was shorter than you would have liked, we are happy to hear that it was enjoyable. Our people are doing great ... More

  3.  

    Phenomenal company for ALL generations!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics really cares for its employees, both new and old. The company is not afraid to take risks and welcomes failures. I’ve never felt like I am being forced into a mold with PPL, I am allowed to be true to myself and the company embraces people who are unique and different. We are a company with a proud history and global recognition, and it is an honor to work with such innovative people on a daily basis!

    Cons

    Like others have said before, the approval process for certain items can take some time, but this is very common for companies of our size.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would love to see an updated vacation policy, but ours right now is very compatible with other companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Aug 14, 2014Talent & Development Manager

    Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for our culture!

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  5.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits very good career opertunities

    Cons

    Busy,must be willing to work alot of hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure employees understand there job description

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Aug 7, 2014Talent & Development Manager

    We appreciate the time you took to submit your review. People Development is one of the eight pillars in our world class manufacturing program and remains a top priority to support employees' career ... More

  6.  

    Great people, Great products, Great Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    countless career opportunities, allowed to fail, encouraged to be different, forward thinking (innovation department), global, as much training as you need. Interesting products.

    Cons

    if you want something for nothing, this is not the place for you. Performance based merit increases may scare the non-performers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Aug 11, 2014Talent & Development Manager

    We are happy to hear you had a great experience with Performance Plastics and appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts!

  7.  

    Stable Company, Dedicated Employees, Comittment to Safety

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Merrimack, NH

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company has been around for almost 350 years = stability…can "weather the storm". Large company with locations in the U.S. and International affords employees endless opportunities for internal growth. Amazing number of employees with high years of service...dedicated & engaged workforce. Safety is number one and evident in the way the company operates daily.

    Cons

    Approval process for things can take some time due to the size of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick on the path of continual improvement in all aspects of work. GREAT things are taking place and it is exciting to see and be a part of the changes!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Jul 31, 2014Talent & Development Manager

    Thanks for the great feedback on our culture and work environment! We are looking forward to our 350th anniversary in 2015! While our global environment can be exciting and rewarding, it sometimes ... More

  8.  

    Great people make great products here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is an intellectually stimulating place to work with smart hard working people who know how to make quality products that touch people's lives. Managers care about what employees think. There have been two engagement surveys taken in the last three years. After the first survey, a lot of time and effort went into working with site teams to improve areas where we needed it and to leaverage areas where we were strong.

    Cons

    Although the total compensation is fair when bonus is included, base salaries are on the lower side of the market. Also there is not as much movement from business to business or outside of the division as I would like to see.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Sep 18, 2014President and CEO

    Thank you for your comments about our business. I agree about the movement between Divisions and we are working on it. For example, in North America, we establiushed recently regular conference ... More

  9.  

    A GREAT PLACE to WORK, learn, and advance your professional and personal life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Northborough, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Northborough, MA

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Strong, stable, financially secure company
    Proud history, and global recognition
    Innovation culture
    If you love to see the world, this company has opportunities for you!

    Cons

    Nothing in particular....I am required to travel quite a bit in my position, but that can be a big plus for many people...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing in particular...I am required to travel quite a bit, but that can be a big plus for certain individuals

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Jul 23, 2014Talent & Development Manager

    Thank you for your review. We agree that Saint-Gobain has a rich history and are excited to celebrate our 350th anniversary in 2015! In Performance Plastics, we love to build on this foundation of ... More

  10.  

    Great company, nice work culture, many dedicated employees, very safe.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, WI

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are good, plenty of opportunties to move into different positions on the floor as well as other sites. Extremly safe work environment, as well as clean.

    Cons

    Sometimes bureacracy can slow things down but it is a very large organization which comes with the territory. Bumping up vacation allowance would be a plus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Jul 22, 2014Talent & Development Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to review our company! Safety is priority #1 and it’s great to hear that you see and feel this in the culture at your location. Saint-Gobain has an EHS Charter: ZERO ... More

  11.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Northborough, MA
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Northborough, MA

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (more than 5 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Jul 17, 2014Talent & Development Manager

    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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