GAF Reviews | Glassdoor

GAF Reviews

Updated February 20, 2019
133 reviews

Filter

Filter


3.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
GAF President and CEO Jim Schnepper
Jim Schnepper
21 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • "Work/life balance there isn't one" (in 8 reviews)

  • "no room for advancement, management do not care about the employee" (in 6 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. "Overall very good. Great benefits"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GAF full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I believe benefits and compensation are fair.

    Cons

    Long hours, well sometimes at least.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up.

  3. "Exciting Changes Happening in IT"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - IT Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GAF full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    GAF is transforming its technology organization. The company is making significant investments in its people, technologies, and partnerships. From a people standpoint, GAF IT is training and coaching its employees in agility and utilizing new frameworks for digital development and delivery. There are boot camps offered, coaches available and a clear roadmap for employee development. IT is also forming partnerships with leading digital providers to jump start solution delivery and help employees accelerate their skill building. This is an exciting time for IT and the organization.

    Cons

    With change comes uncertainty and fear of the unknown. The technology leadership team must keep their eyes on constant communication to the broader IT organization so that they all see and understand the vision and roadmap.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward. Keep investing in developing the people, technologies and partnerships that are needed in today’s digital age and make our customers and us successful, but don’t forget to share the vision and engage the broader IT organization along the way. Let them know the great things you are doing.


  4. "GAF is a building manufacturing company that has been in business for a long time and is currently expanding."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Established, Lots of room for career growth

    Cons

    Management lacks compassion for their employees

    Advice to Management

    Company for be more focus on its employees


  5. "Lack of TRUST at the top!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GAF full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, solid co-workers that care but don't like the unclear leadership the past 2 years

    Cons

    Political environment, rumor, innuendos, lack of trust and an cancerous undertow that continues to hold the company back as OC and CTD pass us with innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your own advice and messaging...do what you say at the quarterly address as the bs is getting old.


  6. "On the Verge of Greatness"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Strategist
    Current Employee - Senior Digital Strategist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GAF full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Engaged, energized leadership, real foundational change is happening
    - Organization is in the process becoming something truly great
    - Opportunity to have a real and extraordinary community and social impact
    - Now is the time to join GAF

    The past two years at GAF have seen more positive change than any other time in my experience with the company. From creating a positive culture, to transforming the way the business operates and addressing real foundational challenges head on, a great company is emerging.

    Cons

    - level of change can be unsettling, but benefits are clear and multiplying

    Advice to Management

    You are on the right track. Stay focused, keep going, keep driving - it's working. It will take the strength of everyone to achieve the vision.


  7. "Laborer position Minneapolis, MN"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laborer Front End in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Laborer Front End in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good and the co-workers are helpful.

    Cons

    Work/life balance there isn't one. Plan on not having a summer. They work 12 days on and 2 days off every spring thru fall. Management and supervisors are aweful. Into the blame game rather then fixing the problem. Expect to work 16 hr days on little to no notice. If someone calls in to work the least senior person has to stay and cover for them. If you like money and having no life then this job is for you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees who actually do the job. Be open to suggestions and improvements.

  8. "50/50"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great for most part. Company is on verge of being world class but it’s going to be a rough transition. Market leader

    Cons

    No control over earning potential, work life balance is tough. Not much upward mobility opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Uncap and dollar one commission for reps. Like you do for agents
    Stay ahead of the competition- Product innovation is needed now.


  9. "Good Pay, Bad Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Manufacturing with 8 hour shifts, lots of OT

    Cons

    Lots of OT, poor management

    Advice to Management

    Stop arguing over who's fault it is and work as an actual team to solve the problems. Fully staff the floor and try and keep a Supervisor for more than a month.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Disrespectful behavior is ignored by management"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GAF full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    401K, credit union, on-site gym and Flextime

    Cons

    Poor health benefits plan & very poor management staff

    Advice to Management

    You need to open your eyes to what goes on in the work areas! As a proud lesbian I was harassed by an individual after exiting the woman’s restroom. This individual thought it was funny to crack a joke about me when I walked by, then laughed loudly and then coworkers laughed as well. Being that this person sits right outside the restroom, a good day at work for me is when they are out of the office. That’s sad. I thought about going to HR, but after learning that the coworker who laughed at their joke was a manager, what was the point? I learned that I’m not the only person who suffers from these types of jokes and laughter. They are known to be loud, obnoxious and most people find this disruptive behavior very distracting and annoying. But yet, GAF management does nothing but bury their heads in the sand!!!

    Train your middle management to respect employees, monitor their employees behaviors and end the free for all bad behavior that goes on. It’s embarassing to you as a company!!! All people are created equal, should be treated equally and do have equal rights that should not be checked at the door in order to come to work each day.