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Updated August 14, 2017
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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
  • Work/ life balance can be challenging (in 4 reviews)

  • some upper management ----- ----- (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Outstanding Upper Management Team"

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

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

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work for! The upper management team is forward thinking and will ensure the continued success and growth of GAF and their employees. Excellent compensation based on the level of hard work you provide. They listen to your ideas and do implement them. Collaboration of all the teams and the willingness of the employees to assist in needs is remarkable; everyone wants the team to succeed and will do whatever it takes to make it happen. Just an amazing place to create a career with!!

    Cons

    Not really a con; my advice is to work smarter not harder when trying to maintain work/life balance. You will love your career so much that you may lose sight of what is important in life. As long as you are organized and have good systems in place you will succeed without too much sacrifice.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be innovative and put the systems in place to ensure your team remains motivated and doesn't get discouraged for loving what they do...


  2. "HR Generalist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Loyal company, great employee relations, great safety program and benefits

    Cons

    No Cons in Tuscaloosa Plant

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with great people and culture."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers in a very team atmosphere with everyone in the company at all levels willing to help. Great pay and benefits. Largest roofing manufacturer in the world. Values hard work and life at home with family.

    Cons

    Not for people who are not good communicators, people who would rather be a desk jockey than on the road, people who can't build relationships and challenge customers, and people who have a hard time multitasking.


  4. "Could be worse"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Shafter, CA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Shafter, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, great co-workers

    Cons

    No work life balance , rotating shifts from day to nights. No set schedule to plan ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Be more firm fair & consistent .
    Vacation should be 7 days off or moreven not 5.


  5. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Network Operations Engineer in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Network Operations Engineer in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never boring, good company culture

    Cons

    Too compartmentalized no cross training

    Advice to Management

    Cross Train employees


  6. "Best Team Ever!Customer Care Department"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at GAF full-time

    Pros

    You have the ability to move up in job title and salary if you put the work in. They are big on training and provide you with the tools to improve your skill set.

    Cons

    It appears that it is a 'boys club' and middle and upper management just trade out positions.


  7. "Sales Service Representative"

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

    Pros

    Great recruiting team ,
    Hire from inside .
     A lot promotion opportunities
    Great bonus program

    Cons

    nothing - I am very satisfied with the company .

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Forced 16 hr shifts."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GAF full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wage, start at $19, $22-23 hr after 90 days.

    Cons

    forced overtime including double shifts(16hr), basically if the next shift guy calls in or is late, you stay for that shift also, they will tell you this right before your shift is done. The entire break room and locker room hasnt been update in 40yrs, dirty, old. They expect you too work 12 on 2 off, expect you to work 12 to 16 hrs a day but then dont make the break room appealing, its very depressing to be there. High turn over. the offices have asbestos in the walls, 50 yr old trim.

    Advice to Management

    spend money to update the place besides machines. its time people that spend 80 hrs a week there get treated more than slaves.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Great Company to make a career at"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Michigan City, IN
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Michigan City, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Moderate pay plus planned overtime
    Knowledgeable workforce
    Easy job to excel in if you are relatively intelligent and motivated to learn.

    Cons

    Focus for upper management is to narrowly skewed towards engineers.
    Has been on a 12 day on 2 day off schedule for going on 19 months and production does not look to slow any time soon.
    Every seemingly small project seems to need an engineer to head it which then takes multiple months to complete instead of hours.
    Many employees take advantage of the loose attendance policy leaving production short staffed during times of need.

    Advice to Management

    Get off of the 12/2 schedule for the mid summer months. The production staff would greatly appreciate this and it would boost morale.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Extremely Rewarding Company to Work For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Service Sales Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GAF offers very generous salary, commission, provides a company vehicle for field positions, and provides you with all the tools you need to succeed.

    Cons

    Not a con, but a field position is not recommended for someone who performs better under micromanagement. A self-starting mindset is a must.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


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