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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Overview

Solon, OH
5001 to 10000 employees
Saint-Gobain
1665
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industrial Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics

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

  • From dreamers to designers and engineers, our people make critical parts that help you fly. Invent yourself and reshape the world with us!

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    From dreamers to designers and engineers, our people make critical parts that help you fly. Invent yourself and reshape the world with us: https://joinus.saint-gobain.com/

  • We’re proud to be included on Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Corporate Equality Index for our programs that support LGBTQ employees. Learn more: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQuyq

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    Saint-Gobain Corporation Recognized on Human Rights Campaign's 2018 Corporate Equality Index | Saint-Gobain North America

    Malvern, PA., Nov. 9, 2017 - Saint-Gobain, one of the world's largest building materials companies and manufacturer of innovative material solutions, announced today it has been included on the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC's) 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking tool that measures companies' policies and practices relating to LGBTQ workplace equality.

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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics – Why Work For 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.

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WORKING FOR SAINT-GOBAIN

Are you looking for a dynamic and innovation company with high performing teams working in a fast-paced environment? Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics 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.

Performance Plastics (PPL) pays close attention to the development of its employees worldwide. Its human resources policy has been built up over time, based on a culture of respect for others, openness to diversity, social dialog with our partners and internal promotion. You will learn more about and appreciate this culture and our Principles of Conduct and Action, the values that unite all Saint-Gobain employees.

Our human resources policy underscores the Group’s business 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.

With the OPEN program, launched in 2011, Saint-Gobain has committed to professional mobility for its employees, team diversification, employee dedication and talent development. These actions enable Saint-Gobain 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’s strengths as an employer

 

We use 350 years of experience to create the world of tomorrow.

  • Saint-Gobain is unique: Proud of our long history, we are working on radical innovations that will change the way we live tomorrow.
  • Saint-Gobain is more credible and better-positioned than others to build the sustainable habitat.

We are technological company that thrives on innovation.

  • Saint-Gobain works on the most important and meaningful matters of our time.
  • Future solutions demand the constructive engagement of the business world with the challenges facing society today.

We provide an environment and culture where motivated people are inspired to perform.

  • Saint-Gobain’s presence in thousands of local communities has helped us grow a diverse and successful organization based on genuine respect for individual differences.
  • Working for Saint-Gobain is a great experience.

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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 unit 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.


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

    Pros

    SGPPL works hard at creating a culture that is diverse, innovative, fun and yet still effective. I love working for this company. At heart it is a manufacturing company, but it is also so much more. Management listens to their teams; they work hard to create a supportive environment where talent is recognised and people are developed.

    Cons

    Like most manufacturing giants there is some red tape, but the amount and scope of the red tape is improving, barriers are being broken down between traditional silos and there is a huge amount of work ongoing to make SGPPL more diverse. It could all be better of course and needs to improve to make this company truly outstanding.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and if possible do it faster. More barriers need to be broken down and more of the senior leaders need to get out of their own way and let their teams continue to shine.

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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (Wayne, NJ) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Met representative at career fair, called in for an interview a few weeks later, interview was with 4 engineers from different departments, received an offer a few weeks (about 2 weeks) after the interview

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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Awards & Accolades

  • Global Top Employer, Top Employers Institute, 2017
  • Top 100 Global Innovators, Clarivate Analytics, 2016
  • Top Employer, Top Employers Institute, 2016
  • Top 100 Global Innovators, Clarivate Analytics, 2015
  • Top 100 Global Innovators, Clarivate Analytics, 2014
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