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Updated November 16, 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
  • Not really a con; my advice is to work smarter not harder when trying to maintain work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing opportunity for top perforners"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "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

  3. "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


  4. "Leaders"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. "Growth Opportunity, Supportive Corporate Office"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  6. "E AND I TECH"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GAF full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn and develop skills

    Cons

    Hours vary week to week


  7. "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

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Don't let the $$ fool you"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GAF full-time

    Pros

    WAS a good place to work, in late 2016 new dictator management ruined that. Good money if you wanna sell your freedom (hence the starting rate of pay trying to fish you in). Relatively safe work place for heavy industry, except for exhaustion, air quality and sanity. Finally a decent bonus program (hush money). If you like having a ball and chain around your ankle, this place is for you. No matter how much you do, it's never enough.

    Cons

    No work/family balance. Company doesn't care about the (hourly) people that make the place run. No loyalty, you're just another notch on their bed post. There's a reason why they can't stay fully staffed. The union is weak, getting strong armed by the company, benefits are below average with a laughable retirement plan (might as well plan on working till death due you part). The plant is old, machinery out dated, "run more with less" seems to be the motto. Corporate doesn't support this plant much as it's one of the smaller plants, minimal investments except to help environmental complaints from the neighbors. Salaried staff are a bunch of puppets for the "managers", if you're not a puppet you'll be forced out, CYA mentality.

    Advice to Management

    None, you don't listen anyway. Someone speaks their mind and gets it held against them, might as well hire a bunch of bobble heads. It's amazing how much one new hire arrogant manager can have such a negative impact on morale, but the company won't be able to see that because they don't want to know, all they see is what they want to see, dollar signs for the owners.


  9. "Outstanding Upper Management Team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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...


  10. "E&I"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at GAF full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and as much overtime that you could want

    Cons

    To many hours with shift changing from 8 to 12 hours per day and few weekends off


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