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GAF New York City Reviews

Updated March 30, 2017
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  • Family atmosphere, great work environment, great work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Good pay, fair policies, good benefits, great safety program, consistent work (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Happy to be here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supportive manager, beautiful office space, challenging work, benefits, generous 401k, room to advance, reputable brand, given tools to succeed, open door communication

    Cons

    Health benefits don't cover spouse if they have access to their own benefits, hair follicle drug test is a nuisance


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Contractor - Performance Engineer in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Contractor - Performance Engineer in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GAF as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice facility, modern office, gym, nice cafeteria...

    Cons

    Heavy Traffic all around the area.

  3. "Customer Sevice"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Cool perks. Team building activities.

    Cons

    Could have a better career path structure

    Advice to Management

    Want your employees to have career growth, even if it is in a different department


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Discouraging place to work"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Wayne, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GAF (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful office, great coworkers, good location, gym on-site, good cafeteria, good 401k

    Cons

    HR is the pits! Managers motivated by personal profit rather than corporate welfare or project outcome. Lots of contractors who come and go - can't they ever hire anyone already? Morale is abysmal. Resources are scarce. And did I mention that HR couldn't possibly care less about you and your concerns?

    Advice to Management

    Hire employees in the first place, or hire the good contractors, so we get some permanence around here. Review managers more based on project outcome in terms of quality, not just $$. And for heavens' sake, please replace your lousy HR Department!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Just ok place to work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GAF full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good 401k......opportunity for those who get it.

    Cons

    Dedicated employees are not given enough opportunity to move within the company....morale is low amongst the majority.

    Advice to Management

    Give the regular people a chance.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Well-Run - Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of room for advancement - in any department.

    Cons

    Budgets sometimes too restricted to really try something bold.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to determine more of their own direction.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Logistics Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Logistics Analyst in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Descent pay and gym on site.

    Cons

    Horrible experience by far, feels like working in a plant except you are actually in an office setting. No direction in what is expected meaning training does not exist, what makes things even worse is that without any formal guidance upper level likes to micromanage and looks over your every move. The younger and older staff are treated very differently. Not a long term place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees better and remember that the people make the company, so spend time and resources to establish good pleasant relationships with them

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Good company but mgmt is not responsive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are genuinely kind and nice. GAF as a whole is a good company.

    Cons

    Always in work overload with no mgmt support or direction.

    Advice to Management

    Need to align job positions and depts correctly.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "CSR --- run as fast as you can"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, new building, gym

    Cons

    They let go of most of their senior staff members due to "performance", replaced with kids in their early-mid 20's who management can abuse. Very high stress level, HR is awful, they have the tendency to lose job applications. You get penalized if you are 3 minutes late, yet supervisors are constantly asking for "volunteers" to stay an extra hour, infact even asked employees if they really needed to use a scheduled vacation day since many departments are short staffed.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your good employees, or else they will leave without hesitation. New management is needed ASAP for customer service.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Low Slope Enrollment Representative in Haledon, NJ
    Former Employee - Low Slope Enrollment Representative in Haledon, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money, location and I love the work

    Cons

    Management turnover and new system shut down the Certified Contractor Program.

    Advice to Management

    show you value your employees


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