Saint-Gobain Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
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Saint-Gobain Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Pierre-André de Chalendar
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, friendly people (in 6 reviews)

  • Big company so a lot new roles come about (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Unless you are a French white male, your prospects for professional development are significantly limited (in 3 reviews)

  • Crappy vacation packages (for a French company no less (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ruston, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ruston, LA

    I worked at Saint-Gobain full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, really good environment to work, company really seems to be concerned with the well being of their employees. The pay that this company offers is well above the average of other companies in the same industry.

    Cons

    It can get rather hot in the summer time, It can be very dangerous for any one that works in the production department, you must drink plenty of fluids and have a very healthy intake of potassium.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to encourage all employees to do their best at work, Do not feel like you are doing anyone wrong by firing an employee for repeated violations of the absentee policy because their missing work only makes our job harder.


  2. Great People to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Saint-Gobain

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stable job with very friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Very slow management, not a risk taking organization


  3. bad supervisor

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    Former Employee - Clean Room Worker in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Clean Room Worker in Plymouth, MN

    I worked at Saint-Gobain full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    we had the best human resource guy, he treated us with so much respect. my trainer was a very nice girl, cant remember what African country she was from but she was a good trainer.

    Cons

    the supervisor was crazy, next listen...

    Advice to Management

    listen to the employee


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  5. Manufacturing Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoosick, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoosick, NY

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company invests in developing their employees. There is alot of potential for the career growth.

    Cons

    Alot of politics. HR has too much power. As a salary employee, you end up working long hours.


  6. Not for everyone

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley Forge, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Valley Forge, PA

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Due to the size of the company you will have an opportunity to work with a wide variety of people and can learn a great deal.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance. The amount of work to be completed cannot be completed in a regular 40 hour work week. Turnover is high which does not allow for employees to advance and move through their career.


  7. Marketing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain

    Pros

    Ability to move up or laterally

    Cons

    large corporation with red tape, lack of work/life balance


  8. Production Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Management Team. Cares for employees.

    Cons

    Limited positions of advancement available.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great culture, stable environment, many opportunities to learn and grow.

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company values, culture, people. Emphasis on reasoning and thinking in decision making. Responsible company. Innovation leader.

    Cons

    Decision making is deliberate and carefully analyzed from many directions - this can take some time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue pushing for innovation and initiative in the culture.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyed working next to the people that have done this for 20+ years, gained lots of insights into the business.

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    Current Employee - Molder in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Molder in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Has allowed myself to gain knowledge of floor operations campus to hopefully use within corporate accounting

    Cons

    Its a manufacturing lifestyle, not for the faint of heart.


  11. Global and stable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company is 350 years old this year (2015) so the stability is unhearded of from a long-term employer perspective. With more than 190,000 employees in 64 countries, it is diverse and provides career options.

    Cons

    Two layers of "corporate" direction if you are working in a country with a Delegation in addition to the Paris-based oversight - which is costly.

    Advice to Management

    Be the change you want to see.



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