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"Use to be great under 90's leadership team -- now it's a disaster."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good people still hanging on to memories of the good old days.
Saint Gobain still has some good businesses, if you can find a way to get out of CertainTeed.

Cons

Management completely frozen and incapable of making any meaningful decisions on strategy.
Complete disregard for the value of their employees.
Manufacturing plants were built under the false premise that bigger is better, now you have huge under-utilize plants that are inflexible and very expensive.

Advice to Management

Company must have enough autonomy from European parent to make its own decisions on key strategic initiatives.

Other Employee Reviews for CertainTeed

  1. Helpful (1)

    "No growth for women"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    CertainTeed has a great brand, incredible products, wonderful people, and in some cases a decent work-life balance for its employees.

    Cons

    If you are not a white male it is very hard to advance. There is a Women's group that helps with mentoring and navigating the male-dominated culture, but it is never enough. With very few exceptions, the talented women leave because they cannot move up in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Try a less biased approach when developing talent.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, cyclical industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Sr. Management was responsive to HR Leadership to how manage talent being key to company success

    Cons

    When economy got tough French parent company tended to micro manage CertainTeed even though CertainTeed had shown relative success in downward spiraling market.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on talent as compettiive advantage. Continue to drive innovation

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