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Updated January 22, 2018
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Pros
  • Family atmosphere, great work environment, great work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, great co-workers (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Not really a con; my advice is to work smarter not harder when trying to maintain work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Not a ton of room for advancement or movement into management (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing opportunity for top perforners"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is a meritocracy and rewards performance. Supportive management team that encourages success in all its employees. Your ideas can come to life here. Creativity is encouraged and supported.

    Cons

    Tough commute if you live in Manhattan. Wish they had flex hours set up. They are considering this and it will make it more attractive for people who commute from a distance. Traffic is terrible around the office HQ.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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

    I have been working at GAF full-time

    Pros

    Pay very well and have little perks like tool allowance and new boots etc.

    Cons

    Non union company which is sometimes a disadvantage

  3. "Commercial Territory Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GAF full-time

    Pros

    Great company with excellent corporate benefits. Freedom and support to achieve goals. Inspiring sales organization with continued training and opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Annual sales plans a bit too aggressive limiting salary growth year over year. Management can be too focused on own goals, not looking out for those that increase their salaries.

    Advice to Management

    In our current economy, all employees should be able to maximize their compensation. Because of the current management, what myself and other Territory Managers feel is that there is too much emphasis to make management excel leaving the sales force lacking compensation. Great sales organization with expectations unrealistic.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Bad Compny"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Freelancer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Freelancer in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no Pro's working for this company it's a very bad business

    Cons

    They Hire to Fire with in a short time frame , no leadership there at all

    Advice to Management

    Poor Leadership leads to Poor Judgement


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience working with the team through the hire process!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They are very professional and organized. Received a consistent and positive message regarding the company from everyone I met. Overall, the best hiring experience of my career.

    Cons

    I really don’t have anything negative to say about the experience. Everyone went out of their way to be accommodating and provide candid answers to any questions I had.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "HR Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture, values, and learning environment...
    Encouraged to grow and be independent
    Amazing leadership from the corporate to plant level
    Constant growth and opportunity
    All employees equal; no silos

    Cons

    There are no cons to working for such an amazing company

    Advice to Management

    Keep leading like you know how


  7. "Leaders"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety in an absolute requirement. Care for their people. Demanding but fair.

    Cons

    Difficult to move from one market group to another.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being the best in the industry.

  8. "Customer service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GAF full-time

    Pros

    nice co-workers, at least the younger ones.

    Cons

    no room for advancement, management do not care about the employee


  9. "Growth Opportunity, Supportive Corporate Office"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager
    Current Employee - Logistics Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Logistics is one of the best departments to work for. They have an amazing leader and support team in place. If you're in corporate, they have a lot of nice fringes like an in-house gym, credit union and a really nice café. Excellent 401K matching program.

    Cons

    Medical and overall Benefits package is just ok- a little pricey compared to other jobs. There's a very heavy legal department that makes a lot of decisions- slows things down on processing time. Very heavy on male leaders, but moving toward changing that.


  10. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment and learning experience

    Cons

    below average starting salary in the internship


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