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"Decent place to work, maybe going downhill"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Plant Controller in Memphis, TN
Current Employee - Plant Controller in Memphis, TN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Depending on your role the work-lift balance can be either good or bad. Jobs at HQ in Toledo are probably worse for that than at a plant or in the field. Pay levels are fair, but there is a need to negotiate that and benefits are OK.

Cons

Systems are not top notch and implementation of new ones is done very poorly. As mentioned work-life balance at HQ is not great for many roles. Union environment at some facilities can make life difficult when it comes to asking for things to get completed, but most folks are flexibile. Lots of old-timers holding on to the way things were need to get with the program and realize the world has changed.

Advice to Management

Make note of all of the people leaving the company, there is a reason. Clarify pay system for everyone so that transparency can help those that don't get a raise annually or even every other year.

Other Employee Reviews for Owens Corning

  1. "Good company that could be great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Conservative midwest company that does not take risks
    World class technology, systems and people
    Financially sound in attractive industry structures
    Will be around for another 60 years

    Cons

    Constantly reshuffles the deck. Believes that org structure changes are good for the business and they constantly move people around.
    Too many vice-presidents, especially HR.
    CEO is well liked but he hires poorly. He likes to be the smartest guy in the room.
    Very political company. You need to be constantly on guard.

    Advice to Management

    Stop reorganizing the company every 18-24 months.
    Keep the focus on safety as leadership in this area has been exceptional.
    Help the employees to feel appreciated. Everyone is normally on edge waiting for the next restructuring. Change can be healthy but don't under-estimate the impact on productivity


  2. "Good people and pay, one of the best employers in the Toledo area"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation
    Work/Life Balance
    Flat organizational structure allows interaction with Directors, VP, and C-level employees
    Global presence
    Intern Programs are well structured
    Community involvement/charitable giving

    Cons

    Matrix organizational structure makes it difficult to push initiatives through
    Flat organizational structure reduces opportunities for promotions
    Interviews with internal candidates are not always conducted for open positions
    Limited financial support for continuing education
    Lack of training
    Retaining talent

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees who want to pursue continuing education and/or professional certifications. This would help retain high performing talent. It would also motivate employees to pursue additional training.


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