Mission: We will offer powerful, precise and user-friendly solutions, which will enable our customers to shape and surface-finish all types of materials even in the most complex and challenging applications. By working closely with our customers and leveraging our global presence, we ...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities.
In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain had sales of approximately $7.9 billion and employed approximately 19,000 people in 2012. The company has approximately 150 manufacturing plants and more than 140 distribution outlets throughout the United States and Canada. Saint-Gobain North American businesses include: CertainTeed Corporation (Valley Forge, PA), Norandex Building Materials Distribution (Hudson, OH), Saint-Gobain Abrasives (Worcester, MA), Saint-Gobain Crystals (Hiram, OH), Saint-Gobain ADFORS (Grand Island, NY).
Saint-Gobain Abrasives, a sector of Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, is a multinational corporation headquartered in Paris, France. Saint-Gobain is a leading producer of construction products, high-performance materials (abrasives, ceramics, high-performance plastics, and reinforcements), flat glass, and glass containers. The company is also a leading distributor of building products. One of the top 100 industrial companies in the world, Saint-Gobain’s approximated sales of $53.2 billion. In the United States and Canada, Saint-Gobain employs about 19,000 people and has approximately 165 manufacturing locations.
Our research and development teams are continually upgrading our product offering based on market needs and new technologies to solve cutting, grinding, and finishing problems, increase productivity, and provide the best option for the application in performance and/or total cost.
The company provides abrasive solutions for industrial manufacturing and maintenance, auto repair, construction and the home improvement market.
I have been working at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (More than 3 years)
Great employer straight out of college. Starting salary for all new employees in the sales or engineering roles is $56,000. Working in the industry gives you the experience in project management, time and territory management, and sales skills. It is a well rounded position that will leave you with many options after 2-3 years. SG will cover some education costs. Bonus plans ranging from 35% to 65% base salary depending on position. Company car for some positions.
"Benefits." The employee healthcare costs are astronomical, $6K+/year for a healthy 20 year old. No pension plan, 401K benefits are limited to only 4.5% for a 6% employee investment. Education assistance is limited to a taxable $9,000/year. Expectation is 60-80 hour work weeks including some weekends and holidays.
Advice to Management
Increase talent retention rate by offering increased 401K matching (35% match would be competitive), reducing healthcare costs, and offering further opportunities after successes within the company.
I applied in-person. I interviewed at Saint-Gobain Abrasives (Watervliet, NY).
pretty standard. started with a phone screen, went to an in person interview and then a couple weeks later I had a third interview where we went to dinner as a group (5 or so people). They were a little pushy when it came to making a decision but other than that it was normal.
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