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Updated May 16, 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 6 reviews)

  • "No room for new hires to advance unless the old timers retire or die" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Amazing opportunity for top perforners"

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    • 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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    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. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GAF full-time

    Pros

    Great people, Incredibly friendly, clean working area, very structured

    Cons

    No room to be promoted without higher degree


  4. Helpful (2)

    "High pressure"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Michigan City, IN
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Michigan City, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GAF full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good money, incentives, and benefits. The hours aren't bad either

    Cons

    Supervisors and management Are not as cool to work for as they come off. Of you're a favorite or worked there a while they are ok but the second miss hap occurs orthey believe toy aren't working fast enough, they are right I your face asking a million and one questions. Then the next higher up will comeand do thesame thing and so on until you have 4 guys up there with you giving you dirty looks and conversing to see if your story changed even a little and will pin it on you as an operator of you forget a detail once.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating employees like criminals being interrogated. Some mistakes happen and some things are unavoidable even when you're on top of everything.learn to trust your employees and their decisions better and address differences in a less public setting and more professionally.


  5. "CIO as my mentor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Intern in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Executive Intern in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Okay, for small community of people. Claiming to be the best in roofing industry, generated hype.

    Cons

    The CIO is unproductive, relation based by race and lacks innovation aspect of IT.

    Advice to Management

    Just think out of box, embrace multi-racial culture, where innovation is lacking. Have a backup for every role, including yours.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GAF full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great counterparts who are very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Arrogant company that has major problems with upper management. Upon giving two weeks notice, company refused to pay for final two weeks and made exiting extremely difficult. Egotistical Manager who is more concerned about his compensation then the team members that make his exorbitant compensation possible.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of cancerous Vice Presidents and replace with others within company that are looking out for the best interest of GAF and not their own agenda.


  7. "Great place to work, learn, and advance your career"

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    • 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

    Great benefits, people, and culture

    Cons

    Large organization can make progress slow

  8. "Production"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great organization structure. GAF takes pride in always being ahead of the curb and innovation.

    Cons

    Needs better work life balance.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Compny"

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    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


  10. Helpful (2)

    "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


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