62% would recommend to a friend
(419 total reviews)
39% approve of CEO
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- "Very difficult to keep a work life balance working 7 days per week." (in 16 reviews)
- "Lots of OT, poor management" (in 13 reviews)
- "Long hours and very Tiring" (in 10 reviews)
- "The new CEO is awful." (in 7 reviews)
- "Heavy favoritism in the headquarter location, outrageous bonuses paid to senior leadership while the rest of the company is either laid off or doesn't make anything." (in 7 reviews)
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Updated Nov 29, 2023
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- 5.0Oct 24, 2023Senior Talent Acquisition PartnerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsDallas, TX
This is a great company, very flexible and truly cares about all the things that matter most. Stable and growing company
Flat organization, not a lot of growth in titles1GAF Response3w
Thanks for sharing your review with us. We appreciate all your hard work and feedback, and will pass your thoughts along to the appropriate team regarding growth opportuinties.
- 4.0Nov 29, 2023Marketing ManagerCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearParsippany, NJ
Great 401K. 2 days remote.
No long term incentive comp. Limited career paths. Very flat org structure create no opportunities to advancement.
- 2.0Nov 2, 2023AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Great benefits, co workers are very nice, great work life balance, career development is encouraged at every stage of one's career
GAF would have been the best place to work for if it didn't have a bad office culture. If you work hard and try your best, that will never be enough. The people who talk to just talk are usually looked upon favorably. Some people also have a problem with looking down on others, this individual is not a manager but on the same level as I am and he continuously talks to me and others like we are below him. Since he is more of a talker, he is given credit usually for the work that we do as a team sometimes. Other members of the team and I did a lot of the work in the backend to get everything set up but once it came to presenting he seemed to want to take up everything on his own to put his face on it even though we had mentioned that we would have liked to present in some way. Eventually he was the only one given praise for this initiative once it concluded and all of our team sat next to each other and did not hear any of this praise. It just felt so unfair. The rest of the team felt as if he wasn't taking any of our suggestions into account either, and even passed some of our ideas as his own. Aside from that, he is always favored and given more opportunities and I am left with no response or hanging for a long time when I ask for more projects. I ask others around me for feedback if I'm doing anything wrong and it feels like no one wants to be honest with me. Is it because I'm not a man or what? Idk but all this favoritism, and this one co worker looking down on me is really killing my mental health here. If you're not about all that extra office politics then I would stay away from this company. I feel so miserable hereGAF Response3w
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- 2.0Nov 24, 2023Maintenance MechanicFormer Employee, less than 1 yearTampa, FL
Good Pay and overtime opportunities
Poor training unsafe work practices clear expectations not communicated
- 1.0Sep 16, 2023Senior System EngineerFormer Employee, less than 1 yearParsippany, NJ
Good PTO and benefits but that is about it.
The Okta and directory team is not a bright team at all. I pulled these guys out of a big whole they dug themselves into by not knowing any form of automation language and trying to manage over 25k users and computers manually. Whole year I built solutions for which I never got credit for, the team, specifically the manager were intimidated by my skills so every time I did something amazing they took credit for it telling everyone else outside of the team that it was their idea and code but these guys were not able to write 2 lines of code themselves. No shame no intellect and the manager is complete idiot with no guts to learn something that way he can tell is his idea instead of stealing it away from somebody else.4GAF Response2mo
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- 2.0Jul 9, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsParsippany, NJ
GAF as a company is a decent company. Decent pay, benefits, and events. However……move on to the cons portion of this review.
New CEO must go, Back in office 4 days in Sept, and possibly 5 days come January. Unfairness is what upsets me a GAF. How can it be ok for some departments to work fully remote and for others they need to be in the office. Especially when they do the same it’s just a matter of residential vs. commercial or Corporate vs. plant. How is it ok for certain people to make an exception for and not others?? I’m not saying we shouldn’t be in the office a few days a week but why do we need to go back to 4/5 days a week?? The 3/2 models was working for my group and if it wasn’t it’s because managers of other departments weren’t enforcing it. If GAF cares about their employees maybe you should consider their mental health/stress . We proved during Covid working remote can be accomplished. The remote employees get to take advantage on cost savings on expenses which isn’t fair either.6GAF Response5mo
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- 2.0May 31, 2023Sales SupportCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsParsippany, NJ
Really great coworkers. Alright benefits.
Upper management does not care for their employees, just the tax break GAF gets for getting more people back in the office full time. For a company that once had perks for all employees (people who work long hours, show loyalty, and bend over backwards each and every day for the customer), employee morale has been gone into the gutter. New CEO John Altmeyer and his team have, in mere months, taken away and drastically altered even the smallest perks we once had, leaving a trail of disillusioned and upset employees. Half of the company is remote. Saving money on gas, childcare, daily cost of living, etc, while the rest of us are told to get back into the office at some point this year full time. Our cost of living is much higher than those remote with no higher salary. In the SAME company. Don’t let some of these other reviews fool you, there is NO flexibility when it comes to remote days. It’s actually worse than when I started near 10 years ago. Your child is sick? Use a vacation day. You have a repair person coming to the house that you can easily work still? Must use a vacation day. Zero flexibility and quickly going back to the Stone Age. Very rarely do we actually have an in-person meeting that requires coming to the office. Good luck finding new talent.11GAF Response6mo
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- 4.0Nov 16, 2023Sr. Business AnalystCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsParsippany, NJ
Salary is competitive. People are friendly and helpful. Lots of work, never bored.
Company culture has shifted slightly but it’s still a great place to work.
- 1.0Aug 23, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
None, this place will destroy your mental health and quality of life real fast. Good luck taking time off to take advantage of even having health benefits.
I have never worked for such a disaster of a company!!! The new CEO has absolutely DESTROYED the morale and quality of life of GAF employees. Errors given to employees in certain departments while others face no repercussions for mistakes. Supervisors can't be bothered to assist their teams when short, departments are unwilling to assist other departments when needed, no one can communicate on any level, there is no sense of working together, major issues are NEVER resolved just "we're working on it", horrible work flow structure, and you are never good enough or doing enough. Do yourself a favor and work literally anywhere else. This place is a catastrophic disaster.11
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GAF has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 490 reviews left anonymously by employees. 62% of employees would recommend working at GAF to a friend and 54% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -11% over the last 12 months.
62% of GAF employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated GAF 3.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.0 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.