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"Great experience with lots of opportunity to learn and gain experience"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Pittsburgh, PA
Current Employee - Systems Analyst II in Pittsburgh, PA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at PPG full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Focused on advanced education and diversity, both culturally and gender. Allows you to express ideas and attempt to make them a reality.

Cons

Reward programs are there but not utilized in the best manner. A lot of middle and tiered management, which in turn creates a lot of silos and loss in productivity.

Advice to Management

Implement programs to reduce the silos and tribal knowledge. That will cut time in reinventing the wheel.

Other Employee Reviews for PPG

  1. "Completely abysmal, you're just an expendable number."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sylmar, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sylmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPG as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with are nice and there's always someone willing to help. You'll also get access to the company cafe, which has decent enough food and low prices, but during high traffic hours you'll have to wait half of your allotted time for lunch to get your food.

    Cons

    You'll soon come to find that you're completely expendable; the site that I work at used to be called Sierracin and PPG acquired it six or so years ago. All workers before that time were grandfathered in and kept their pay and benefits, all new workers are "hired" through a company called Staff Management MX who are seemingly a proprietary business with an on-site office. There's no interview processes, just a series of tests that have nothing to do with the positions you're being offered (which aren't explicitly stated either), which will take 2 or 3 weeks to get through so results can be evaluated. From there you're randomly put into one of the four plants and given a task, depending on your shift you're paid $10.00, $10.35 or $10.50 an hour respectively.

    Your pay increase is 25 cents every 3 months for the first year, and after that you get 25 cents every six months until you reach $12 an hour. When you hit $12 an hour you're capped and it will never increase regardless of how long you work, some of the workers I've talked to have been there nearly 10 years and they're stuck at $12 an hour. The only way to earn more money is actually be hired directly to PPG.

    Being hired by PPG is a whole other set of flaming hoops to jump through. You have to take an additional 4-hour test off-site on your own time and then PPG will only consider hiring you. It's not a guarantee and you'll be competing with everyone else that's a contracted employee for that spot. Good luck. Oh, and you'll also be given a pay cut to just above minimum wage if you are chosen. Enjoy working your way through the ranks!

    The people are very nice, but they'll be the first to tell you it's not worth working here. Co-workers will champion you when you begin looking for other work and be happy for you when you tell them you got an interview. The older workers, who were there before the acquisition, won't be shy in telling you how PPG is running the company to the ground and how poorly the new hires are treated. Oh and how there used to be a Union that PPG pushed out by coercing the employees and fooling them into thinking that they'd be "taken care off."

    Your supervisors can be nice, but they're straight to business. If you're talking to long to someone they'll point it out, some of them can be frustratingly anal-retentive and it's usually about how you do your job. The irony here is that they were hired into their positions and none of them "moved up through the ranks" from your position, so they literally haven't don't any of the jobs or operations that they supervise. You'll begin to treat the supervisors like the Gestapo when they come around and make yourself look busy so you don't have to interact with them.

    Advice to Management

    I wish I could give advice to the upper management but they've made it quite clear they don't care for their bottom line so it wouldn't really matter. The only people that know how to do the work are treated incredible poorly; lower than dirt and this should be changed.


  2. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Community involvement
    Tuition reimbursement
    A lot of promotions are from within
    Great people

    Cons

    Meager annual increases
    Limited flexible schedule opportunities

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