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Updated May 24, 2017
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  • Long Hours but you're still compensated well (in 6 reviews)

  • upper management does not seem to care enough about the team they manage (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Amazing place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    CertainTeed Response

    Dec 14, 2016 – HR Specialist

    We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your internship experience with us! As you know there is so much opportunity for teamwork and collaboration on projects, and often times these meetings include ... More


  2. "Technical Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CertainTeed full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, work life balance, office atmosphere. Overall great place to work.

    Cons

    It's an office job so I sit at a desk a lot.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Big Corporate Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager, Roofing in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager, Roofing in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent retirement packages, and nice headquarters.

    Cons

    Corporate politics runs rampant. The different units are not aligned in activity or P&L. Middle management is more concerned with keeping their jobs and getting to retirement than taking risks to advance their units. Too much finger pointing. Behind in employee efficiency technology (project management tools, CRM, etc). Focuses more on keeping up with competition as opposed to innovation. Too big to move quickly with business decisions and every decision needs multiple sign-offs at multiple levels.

    Advice to Management

    It is 2017. Focus on innovation, agility, and emulate tech companies or companies that have embraced the start-up mindset. Focus on employee happiness. Gut the management that is bringing you down.


  4. "was Good for a while"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Module Coordinator Lead in Chowchilla, CA
    Former Employee - Module Coordinator Lead in Chowchilla, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good pay, days off, day shift

    Cons

    itchy,hot when its hot,
    cold when its Cold,
    graveyard shift

    Advice to Management

    none, they wont take it


  5. "People seem to care"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager Commercial in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Product Manager Commercial in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to jobs across company. Good training options and more effort on diversity hiring. I like my boss he tells me what's important for my career.

    Cons

    Corporate Office is really nice with fitness and good cafeteria but it is in the middle of nowhere. Continuing education for college is tough to get.

    Advice to Management

    Think about those people that want to work in a city.


  6. "Good people, not so good senior management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CertainTeed (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, health care package. Other employees not management are friendly and helpful. State of the art IT processes.

    Cons

    The attitude that people are expendable, regardless of time spent on the job. The bullies get the promotions. Not conducive to long-term employment.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people, The employees do the work so that you can get your big bonuses, they should see some of that in their paychecks too.


  7. "A GREAT place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CertainTeed full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Beautiful new HQ
    - Work-life balance
    - Management truly cares about their employees
    - Terrific mentoring program
    - Development plans
    - Fitness center with classes available
    - Early career network
    - The focus on diversity
    - Great employee referral program
    - Benefits
    & Many other perks!!

    Cons

    The vacation policy could be updated to attract more talent

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CertainTeed full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice brand new headquarter...but in the middle of nowhere.

    Cons

    No performance oriented, you can deliver absolutely nothing if you are politically correct, from a minority and play softball you can do what most people do there "fake it"

    Advice to Management

    Go to the senior community, play golf and let the generation work


  9. "Favoritism"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Lanse, MI
    Current Employee - Operations in Lanse, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent money for area here

    Cons

    Lots of favoritism going on in Lanse plant

    Advice to Management

    Should take a look at the bridgebuilder program see whos making money off it if you're not friends with management here you're nobody


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Making Progress"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Corporate HQ employees are given the ability to work from home, on-site gym with trainers and fitness classes, competitive wages/salaries, brand-new corporate HQ, a Starbucks coffee shop is located on-site, health benefits are average or even above average for a single person, promotes skill growth for all positions, company values are taken seriously and earnestly upheld, company is overall very successful and continues to progress

    Cons

    Career advancement opportunities are limited and upper mobility is compromised as a result. Behind the times with technology (in fact, their strategies on technology are almost backward and illogical).

    Advice to Management

    Executive management at corporate HQ epitomizes and perpetuates the "ivory tower" stigma. The executive management group is out of touch with their employees, and surprisingly very disengaged from employees of all ranks. Advice to management: PLEASE review how other higher ranking executives from other large (and small) companies stay engaged with their employees. This would foster a deeper sense of belonging amongst all pillars of the company. As employees see it right now, inspirational leadership is sorely lacking at CertainTeed.


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