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CertainTeed Overview

Malvern, PA
5001 to 10000 employees
Saint-Gobain
1904
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
CertainTeed is North America's leading brand of sustainable building products, manufacturing innovative building materials including roofing, vinyl siding, fence, railing, decking, insulation, gypsum drywall, and ceilings products. Headquartered in Malvern ... Read more

Mission: CertainTeed strives to be the preferred choice for innovative building products and systems by delivering a superior Customer experience to a broader market through the development of exceptional team performance and world-class processes.

Company Updates

  • Our parent company, Saint-Gobain, has been awarded the Top Employers United States of America and Top Employers North America and Top Employers Global certification. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQ5Kk

  • In case you missed it! Our CEO was named Philly's 2016 SmartCEO of the year thanks to his commitment to sustainability and employee well being. Read more about it on our blog!

    John Crowe Named Philadelphia SmartCEO's 2016 CEO of the Year | Saint-Gobain North America

    John Crowe Named Philadelphia SmartCEO's 2016 CEO of the Year Saint-Gobain & CertainTeed President and CEO recognized for commitment to Greater Philadelphia region, sustainability and employee well-being Malvern, Pa. - Nov. 10, 2016 - Saint-Gobain, one of the world's largest building materials companies, today announced that John Crowe, president and CEO of Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed Corporations, has been named CEO of the Year by Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine.

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CertainTeed – Why Work For Us?



Headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania, CertainTeed has approximately 6,000 employees and 65 facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

At the new North American headquarters, we’re not just surrounded by more than 50  products from our family of companies – we’re surrounded by nature at every desk, office, meeting room and common space. Our connection to the outdoors means improved health, comfort and productivity, and of course, it’s all sustainable.     

  • CertainTeed is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, one of the top 100 industrial companies in the world.

  • Saint-Gobain employs approximately 15,000 people in North America and nearly 190,000 people in 64 countries world-wide.

  • Saint-Gobain & CertainTeed North America companies operate more than 100 manufacturing facilities and office locations

  • A world leader in industries such as industrial ceramics, reinforcements and flat glass, abrasives, and building materials.


Saint-Gobain is Everywhere!

 

Learn more about us on TheMuse.com!

Grand Opening Celebration of Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed's Headquarters:

Through our Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives (VMVO) initiative, CertainTeed strives to be the preferred choice for innovative building products and systems by delivering a superior Customer experience to a broader market through the development of exceptional team performance and world-class processes.


 

 

 

HQ Spotlight :CertainTeed Ceilings made at our Plymouth, Wisconsin plant

HQ Spotlight : CertainTeed Roofing products made at our Little Rock, Arkansas plant

HQ Spotlight : CertainTeed Insulaton made at our Athens, Georgia plant

HQ Spotlight : CertainTeed Gypsum made at our Moundsville, West Virginia plant

Through innovation and creative product design, CertainTeed has helped shape the building products industry for more than 100 years.

In 1904, George M. Brown, a young entrepreneur in East St. Louis, Illinois, started the General Roofing Manufacturing Company.  As General Roofing's reputation for quality and service grew, so did the company. The firm made its slogan "Quality Made Certain, Satisfaction Guaranteed," which quickly inspired the name CertainTeed.

In 1988, CertainTeed became a wholly owned subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, the world's largest building materials company, renowned for its expertise in glass technology.

Today, with the full support of Saint-Gobain, CertainTeed's financial and technological resources are stronger than ever. CertainTeed is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings.

Come see the world of opportunities that awaits you!


Whether you're interested in sales or science -or any number of other areas- you can find your path to professional fulfillment at CertainTeed. Our dyanmic portfolio of innovative and sustainable building materials such as roofing, siding, insulation, gypsum and ceilings makes us a powerhouse within our industry, and can offer you significant opportunities to develop your career in whatever direction you choose. 

Committment to Development

CertainTeed is committed to the ongoing development of its employees through a variety of options, such as on-the-job development, coaching and mentoring, self-study, and training programs.

We also provide a library of development options managers and employees can pursue, some of which go beyond coursework. These development options are based on Saint-Gobain’s Eleven Leadership Competencies.

  • Digital Learning Courses – 56 e-learning courses available to all salaried employees for their development and available 24/7.
  • My Mentoring System a system that allows employees to find a mentor or mentee based on the leadership competencies and what they want to advise or learn in.
  • Training catalogs – list the variety of leadership, functional and skills–based training that we offer for our employees.
  • Action Learning – employees receive the chance to work on critical business projects such as future thinking and scenario planning.

Get Involved!

We help make a difference in the lives of our employees by offering opportunities to grow both professionally and personally through a number of programs and activities.

  • Athletics: Softball leagues, golf leagues and dragon boat teams are just a few of the active sports our employees engage in.
  • Toastmasters International: Sharpen your presentation skills, gain confidence and meet new co-workers.
  • Book clubs: Feed your mind over lunch, too.
  • Community: Saint-Gobain employees are active participants in walkathons, food/clothing drives and other local charitable events.
  • Networking: Our active “Women in Leadership” network – with an annual meeting as well as seven regional hubs throughout North America – provides networking, mentoring and professional development. Also, our Early Career Network group helps new employees get oriented to the company, meet colleagues and learn about our varied and diverse businesses.

CertainTeed pays close attention to the development of its employees. Its human resources policy is  based on a culture of respect for others, openness to diversity, social dialog with our partners and internal promotion. It underscores the Group’s sustainable habitat strategy and involves all our employees in an open and interactive approach. All our executives and human resources managers are committed to this strategy. Professional and open to your needs, they will build with you careers that develop your expertise and skills.

Being part of Saint-Gobain, the group offers all employees varied opportunities in which they can utilize their knowledge and expertise. You will be able to capitalize on the international dimension of Saint-Gobain, the diversity of its activities and its increasingly cross-functional structure that allows everyone to express their talent fully in a multicultural environment.

And because a career is built over the long term, the many courses available through Saint-Gobain will provide you with the opportunity to hone your skills further and develop your ambitions: ideal conditions to maintain a high level of interest in your profession.

 

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2016 Top Employer Global Award




In this section you will find an overview of the Total Rewards elements that contribute to Saint Gobain CertainTeed being an excellent choice to start or expand your career

Compensation

We provide a competitive base salary and incentive compensation packages designed to reward and recognize our employees for the many contributions they provide toward the company's success.

Benefits

Our people are our most valuable asset. Your health and the health of your family members are important to you, so they're important to us as well. We offer a comprehensive competitive benefits package that provides protection for you and your family – both now and in the future.

Flexible Health Benefits

Recognizing that each employee and their family has different needs, we offer a comprehensive suite of flexible medical benefits. Our flexible benefits program lets you tailor your plans and coverage levels to your individual situation. Here are just some of the many benefits we offer our employees:

  • Medical and Pharmacy
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Long Term Disability
  • Long Term Care Options
  • Optional Life Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Optional Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Group Legal
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Wellness Programs

Provided at no cost to employees the following:

  • Short Term Disability
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment

LiveWell

We take the health of our employees very seriously. That's why we offer a comprehensive wellness program called "LiveWell" which helps you take charge of your health through wellness challenges, resources and education. Each year, you have the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun wellness activities to earn credits that can help reduce your out-of-pocket benefit costs for the following year.

In addition to our flexible benefits program, LiveWell includes the following resources:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Personal Health Coaching
  • Weight management and nutrition programs
  • Tobacco cessation reimbursement and support tools

Pension

CertainTeed offers a Retirement Accumulation Plan through Saint-Gobain. If applicable, an employee becomes eligible the first day of the month on or after the first anniversary of the hire date. Saint-Gobain sets up an individual account for that employee and makes an annual percentage credit to that account that increases with years of services.

401(k)

In addition to a Retirement Accumulation Plan, CertainTeed offers the opportunity for individuals to enhance their retirement savings by participating in a 401(K). This plan is administered by Fidelity Investments and offers numerous investment options to suit a variety of investors.

Vacation

We understand the importance of a work-life balance. A competitive vacation plan is available to all employees at the time of their hire, with vacation time increasing with years of tenure.

Holidays

CertainTeed observes 10 paid holidays per year, plus one floater holiday at each employee’s discretion.

Product Discounts

CertainTeed Corporation manufactures and distributes the highest quality building products in the industry, and offers discounts to its employees averaging approximately 25% off of retail. Discounted products include: roofing, siding, fence, railing, decking, foundation products, insulation, gypsum, ceillings and pipe.








We believe diversity is a competitive advantage. It's that simple. Diversity of gender, background, ethnicity, experience and thought all enable us to develop solutions that are smarter, clearer and more effective.

As an equal opportunity employer, Saint-Gobain is committed to fair and equal employment practices. We believe that diversity and inclusion are essential drivers of innovation and motivation. This is made clear in our Principles of Conduct and Action, which emphasize the value of each person’s contribution to the organization, regardless of their background, life experience or personal outlook.



CertainTeed Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid and open-minded Company. Our Group will support you throughout your career. You will have diverse and enriching experiences that will allow you to develop your talent and your entrepreneurial ambitions.

With the OPEN program, Saint-Gobain has committed to professional mobility for its employees, team diversification, employee dedication and talent development. These actions enable the company to strengthen its openness to the outside world, develop a culture of cooperation and to be present for the long-term wherever it operates.

To ensure it is always one step ahead, the Group adopts an increasingly cross-functional structure and encourages new forms of cooperation between its teams to deliver the assurance of a lasting capacity for innovation, and success going forward.

Saint-Gobain Employee Resource Groups

For employees, we promote inclusion within our organization through our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), which help foster an open and supportive work environment, as well as helping employees reach their full potential. Our ERGs support and sponsor specific initiatives in the areas of mentoring, professional development and community enrichment.

All Saint-Gobain ERGs are open to any employee who wishes to join. Learn more about some of our many Employee Resource Groups available:


Early Career Network - North America

Our Early Career Network (ECN) aims to help Saint-Gobain North America's initiative to be a Great Place to Work by engaging current early career professionals.Professional Development

  • Business seminars presented by subject experts.
  • Opportunity to network with company leaders.
  • Exposure to various career path options.

Social Engagement

  • Build connections with diverse early career professionals.
  • Social activities, including happy hours, volunteer opportunities and much more.
  • Sporting events, such as, flag football, basketball, lunch sports, etc.


Women's Network - North America


The Saint Gobain Women's Network of North America romotes diversity and develops the potential of women in a way that advances the Saint-Gobain business strategy. The group started in 2003 is open to all Saint-Gobain employees in the U.S. and Canada who choose to support this mission.

In addition to national efforts, Saint-Gobain Women's Network in North America is organized into regional hubs which are managed, run, served by, and serves employees within a specific geographic area. Regional hubs exist in the following regions:

  • Worcester/Northboro/New England
  • Tampa, Florida
  • Greater Buffalo/Southern Ontario
  • Aurora, Ohio
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
  • Stephenville, Texas

 

Helping Make a Difference In Our Communities

Though we are part of one of the world's largest companies, we have never lost sight of the fact as a global citizen, we are entrusted to do what's right for the earth and its people. This involves being sustainable at the highest levels across everything we do. Sustainability isn’t just about products: it’s about people, too.

The Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation

To make a difference in the quality of life in the communities where we live and work, the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation provides financial support for charities and educational institutions through such programs as

  • Plant Community Gifts
  • Matching Gifts
  • Direct Grants programs

The foundation matched nearly 1,800 employee donations in 2014., providing more than $1 million in funding to nearly 700 non-profit groups in  the U.S. and Canada. Our employees also show their commitment and generosity by donating food, clothing and toys as well as volunteering and taking part in community work parties, walkathons and food drives.

We believe our role in the world goes further than the traditional approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). For most companies, CSR is simply an obligation, but at CertainTeed, we see beyond the basic responsibility to the community and the environment, to the true partnerships that allow us to innovate. It’s something we like to call "Corporate Social Innovation" and it fuels our passion for invention with a purpose.


Building Community Partnerships

Through our strong involvement in local communities, we’ve built powerful, creative partnerships with a variety of remarkable people and programs. Working together, we’re able to achieve real results that uplift the lives those around us. Recent examples of the various ways that Saint-Gobain gets involved include:

  • YouthBuild USA, to which we donate funds, building materials, and employee volunteer hours to projects in Worcester, Philadelphia, Schenectady and Canton.
  • United Way of Worcester, who has honored Saint-Gobain for our ongoing support and leadership role in the community.
  • Girls Inc., a local non-profit for which we donated all the supplies and labor needed to refinish a gymnasium floor.
  • Employees of our plants in Merrimack, New Hampshire and Hiram, Ohio have donated our OneSuit hazardous material suits to their community hazmat teams.

YouthBuild

In 2010, the company initiated a partnership with YouthBuild USA and its Green Initiative. YouthBuild USA is a non-profit organization that helps unemployed young people transform their lives by earning high-school diplomas or GEDs while also learning green construction skills. For students, it's a life-changing opportunity to gain in-demand, green-collar skills as they build sustainable, affordable housing for low-income families in their communities. For Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed, it's an equally rewarding opportunity to educate future generations about sustainable building and environmental preservation through its own products and people.

While we made a significant financial contribution to YouthBuild – $750,000 over four years – our commitment goes well beyond money. It also includes the donation of energy-efficient building products, employee volunteer support and expertise. Building Scientists from our subsidiary CertainTeed have led education sessions and participated in “design charettes” to ensure the sustainability of partnership projects. Company employees worked side-by-side with young people at service events.  We've hosted career days and tours of our facilities. And, we're launching a new pilot called “Scientists in the Classroom” where our employees will be acting as teachers and mentors for YouthBuild students in the classroom.   

To learn more and to follow the progress of these amazing students, check out our blog at:  http://buildingourfuturetogether.com

The CertainTeed Playhouse

Matching Gifts Program

Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed's dedication to philanthropy extends between corporate offices and to our exceptional employees. Through our Matching Gifts Program, the Corporation matches the personal donations of employees with a 50 percent company donation to qualifying non-profit organizations and educational institutions.

We offer this benefit to employees to focus a part of our charitable giving directly to the organizations most meaningful to them and to support them in their personal charitable giving.

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    Pros

    EVERYONE in the office was extremely nice and welcoming. I was intern there for 5 months but I loved it so much

    Cons

    There isn't any cons. Maybe there was a bit too much food and I gained a bit of weight

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

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CertainTeed Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at CertainTeed (Malvern, PA) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I applied through my university's system with a transcript and a resume. After contacting them once I heard that they wanted to interview me, we were able to set up a date within a week. I had a panel interview with several people I would be working under and then received a facility tour. I heard back from them through my university. Throughout the entire process everyone that I interviewed was warm, pleasant, and helpful.

    Interview Questions

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CertainTeed Awards & Accolades

  • Top Employer, Top Employers Institute, 2016
  • EPA Energy Star Partner Awards, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2015
  • LEED Certified, United States Green Building Council (USGBC), 2015
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