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Updated March 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Good culture, heavy emphasis on work-life balance, solid benefits and 401k plan (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    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.


  2. "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


  3. "xxxxx"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fellow employees; my current Approving Manager

    Cons

    some upper management ----- -----

    Advice to Management

    New President since January 1 will improve working conditions, morale and attitude of all employees. Changes in HR would be welcome and appreciated.


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  5. "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent products and marketing. You can make money when the managers set up a good annual comp plan. Company car and a nominal expense account.

    Cons

    Brand has a bad reputation when it comes to supporting contractors. Middle and upper management and the corp culture are def cons.

    Advice to Management

    They aren't the kind to listen.


  6. "Horrible management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GAF full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good one of the best paying jobs in the area besides steel mills

    Cons

    Everything else management sucks all they care about is rate and production and not as much about employees at all

    Advice to Management

    Grow a pair and stand up for yourself ya pansy


  7. "OK Place"

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    Former Employee - Mainrenance Mechanic in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Mainrenance Mechanic in Stockton, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers, fun to work with

    Cons

    Sometimes too much is expected

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more


  8. "Field Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Binghamton, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Binghamton, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Your own territory, schedule and good company throughout

    Cons

    Notice the difference of miles covered by one man may be 50x larger than the next

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Exciting"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Astounding growth, meritocracy, solid values.

    Cons

    Not a good fit for those those might need a nurturing environment.


  10. "Good company; poor advancement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GAF full-time

    Pros

    People are generally nice. Family friendly.

    Cons

    Promotion a black box. Exec management been around forever.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Ione, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Ione, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GAF full-time

    Pros

    Great solid corporate co. Good pay, fair policies, good benefits, great safety program, consistent work. Provides jobs to rural area. Good location ione plant

    Cons

    Poorly run. Money waisted. Lots of dust covering the plant and nearby town. Way to many hours sometimes 30 10 to 12 hour days in a row. Change work schedule often and on a whim.



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