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Updated August 30, 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 advancement, management do not care about the employee" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "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. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very friendly place with a very growth-oriented atmosphere. They make you feel like you are part of the company

    Cons

    Great place, and definitely no Cons!

  3. "They do an excellent job or giving co-ops meaningful experience."

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer Co-Op in Ennis, TX
    Former Employee - Project Engineer Co-Op in Ennis, TX

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  4. "Ok, they really talk this place up its not that great"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Watsontown, PA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Watsontown, PA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GAF full-time

    Pros

    Pay insurance .. z .

    Cons

    1 2 hours weekends no breaks not much family time at home


  5. "Great people, no room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GAF full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    Decent work environment
    Takes safety very seriously

    Cons

    Too much travel
    No room for growth


  6. "IT"

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

    I have been working at GAF full-time

    Pros

    Environment, People, culture, kind of Work

    Cons

    Leadership depending on the group you work in.


  7. "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

  8. "Laborer"

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Laborer in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GAF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is decent. 1 decent foreman.

    Cons

    Forced 16 hour shifts. 12 days on 2 days off. New hires will work on the off days some of the time. Loves to stink up the city of Minneapolis. (Call 311 if you have a complaint about the smell/pollution)

    Advice to Management

    This place will be turned into a park within 5 years.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "CIO as my mentor"

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    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.


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