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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Overview

Solon, OH
5001 to 10000 employees
Saint-Gobain
1665
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industrial Manufacturing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
ABOUT PERFORMANCE PLASTICS
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (PPL) is the world's leading producer of engineered, high-performance polymer products, and serves virtually every major industry across the globe. Saint-Gobain PPL businesses support these ... Read more

Mission: Understand and fulfill customers needs through investments in market knowledge,polymer science, processing technologies, application engineering, operational excellence and superior service to assure sustainable growth of ourselves and our customers.

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    Once again, our employees have proven their unwavering commitment, at the heart of an unprecedented health crisis. Congratulations for the immense work accomplished and for having carried our values of solidarity and exemplarity so high.

  • COVID-19

    Check out this interview of Armand Ajdari, Head of R&D at Saint-Gobain, explaining how his teams are handling the COVID-19 crisis. Thanks to their responsiveness, innovation continues with all R&D expertises mobilized to fight the COVID-19.

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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics – Why Work With Us?


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About Compagnie de Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all.

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Worldwide Leader in Engineered Solutions

More than 200,000 products

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (PPL), part of the Innovative Materials sector, is a recognized leader in advanced polymer technology.  Its affiliation with Compagnie de Saint-Gobain, enables access to state-of-the-art manufacturing and research and development facilities around the world.  With this full support of global resources, as well as our seasoned and unparalleled materials know-how, we can ensure that we are bringing the latest in product technology to the marketplace. 

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, with over 6,300 employees is present in 22 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia and operates more than 55 manufacturing sites.  As a leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance plastics, the company has an impressive portfolio of engineered products, application knowledge and services that are unmatched in the industry.


 

Who We Are. . .

  • We blend and process polymer resins into advanced products through specialized manufacturing technologies
  • We strive to exceed our customer’s expectations through processing technology, application engineering, product quality and certification, continuously seeking innovations that can enable improved product performance, and service.
  • We are a diverse, dynamic, global organization whose objective is to deliver profitable growth. This growth, together with being part of the Saint-Gobain Group, leads to a wide range of career opportunities for all of us.
  • We are part of a values-based Group whose principals of conduct and action are embedded in everything we do.
  • We work towards promoting a working environment that inspires us to do our best.

 

Why We Exist . . .

To make a material difference in our daily lives in term of comfort, protection, energy efficiency, and sustainability.

Virtual Job Fair for Clearwater, FL
Monday, June 1, 2020 
(6) Sessions:  9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am, 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am EST
Registration URL: here

Learn about who we are, what we look for, and how YOU can launch your career as part of our Life Sciences Manufacturing Facility located in Clearwater, FL.

Job Requirements: High School Diploma/Equivalent (required); Experience in Manufacturing, Machinery or Process Work (preferred). Openings Available:  
Days: 6:45am-7:15pm (30 min lunch)
Nights:  6:45pm-7:15am (30 min lunch)


Featured Opportunities

Injection Molding Operators

The Injection Molding Operator works with molding machines to produce products which conform to part print.  Assure our products meet all quality specifications and are made according to the latest procedures and standards. Sets up molding equipment to produce parts to specification.

Extrusion Operators

The Extrusion Operator works with our downstream equipment to produce products which conform to part print.  Sets controls to regulate air pressure and temperatures.  Adjusts machine parameters to obtain product of required dimensions.  Specifies proper tooling for each work order.

Cleanroom Assemblers

The Cleanroom Assembler is responsible for producing quality products to customer specifications, as defined on the product prints and routers. Full participation in activities in the clean room (assembly, heat sealing, cleaning, packing, etc.) to achieve on-time shipment goals and efficiency targets.

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VALUES

Saint-Gobain’s sustainable habitat strategy positions the Group as a company that is in step with the times, and aware of the challenges facing society. 
Saint-Gobain has strong values and beliefs, and each day the Group demonstrates that business growth and innovation can coexist with ethical conduct and sustainable development.

Values that unite us

Saint-Gobain, a company that is more than three centuries old, has developed by keeping in mind respect for others and the environment. Saint-Gobain’s responses to the issues surrounding sustainable development are directly inspired by its values that are shared by all its employees: the Principles of Conduct and Action. Adhering to the principles is a condition for belonging to the united community that forms the Group.

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DIVERSITY

The respect for diversity and the rejection of all forms of discrimination are incorporated into the Principles of Conduct and Action that guide human resources management at every step in our employees’ careers.

In addition to its commitment to diversity, the Group pays close attention, in the countries where it operates, to initiatives in the field that reflect the local conditions and culture, and the characteristics of our various professions.

This leads to concrete actions in the following areas:

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INNOVATION AT SAINT-GOBAIN

All the sectors in which Saint-Gobain operates are changing faster than ever before. The building industry, traditionally perceived as being conservative, is now experiencing major transformations. The competitive environment is becoming tougher every day, and companies must remain agile to anticipate future challenges if they want to develop their business. To meet these challenges, Saint-Gobain places innovation at the heart of its strategy. R&D objectives are aligned with the Group's needs and ambitions to ensure that Saint-Gobain can compete successfully, explore new horizons and recruit top talent.


Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Heading in the right direction!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Manager in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hidden gem in Akron. Great pay with OT available if you want it, work life balance is great now, lots of good change finally! Management is trying to listen to the floor and seems to be working together. Work environment is good. Bonus for everyone.

    Cons

    Plant is a bit outdated and could use a facelift.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the team and working together.

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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Photos

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics photo of: A day filled with sweet treats and intern meet & greets during the Solon Leadership Lunch & Learn event with Saint-Gobain leaders and our High Performance Solutions team!
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics photo of: Our leaders and interns working together to bring our logo to life, while showing how Together, We Make a Material Difference and can Reshape the World!
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics photo of: Saint-Gobains Worcester, MA team hard at work depicting their collaboration and; solidarity as part of SG Skyline Challenge.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics photo of: Our Granville intern completing his 2019 Scavenger Hunt and meeting SG leaders along the way! We are committed to building an open and engaging culture, with collaboration as a key to success.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics photo of: Taunton, MA Skyline Challenge
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics photo of: Our interns are all suited up to explore the SG Life Sciences plant. TOGETHER, they are learning how to invent themselves, reshape the world, & make a material difference.
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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics.

    Interview

    Dysfunctional interview process. I was approached by three separate recruiters within the company. I attempted to apply online for the open position, but the applicant tracking software (ATS) would not allow me to enter a phone number. I tried using different web browsers with no luck. If this is occurring with other candidates, I can see this becoming an EEOC liability issue. The recruiter scheduled a time for a phone interview, but the day of the call the recruiter was late by 40 minutes because they were viewing a webinar. I was annoyed because I had scheduled time away from my current job and had to go back to work. Before the initial phone interview, I had downloaded a copy of the job description for the open position. However, during a phone interview, the recruiter was asking me questions not related to the job. When I asked the recruiter if they had a copy of the job description, they answered no. In addition, the recruiter was talking on their speaker phone which made it difficult to understand because there was a loud echo in the recruiters' office. Also, the recruiter was using words that did not make sense and was blabbering mindlessly. I have been in HR for many years and have never experienced such a dysfunctional interview process. In my opinion, this recruiter tarnished the Saint-Gobain company name and HR department.

    Interview Questions

    • List some of the accomplishments you are most proud of at your last job.   Answer Question
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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Awards & Accolades

  • Forbes Global Top Employer, Forbes Global 2000 Top Employers Institute, 2019
  • Master Innovators, Smart Business, 2013
  • Top 100 Global Innovators, Clarivate Analytics, 2015
  • Top 100 Global Innovators, Clarivate Analytics, 2014
  • Global Top Employer, Top Employers Institute, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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