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Johns Manville Reviews

Updated January 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Ownership structure is remarkable - JM is a Berkshire Hathaway portfolio company (in 10 reviews)

  • Great salary and great benefits package (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior Management can be out of touch (in 4 reviews)

  • Long hours with deal with itchy fiberglass (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Johns Manville full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Challenging work environment, interesting job, good management. They take great pride in taking care of their employees, and they try really hard to take care of them.

    Cons

    Old school manufacturing environment. Change comes hard for management. They don't understand the younger work force. Dress code is rather high for manufacturing company. They don't allow work from home.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Former employer many years ago"

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    Former Employee - Forms Coordinator
    Former Employee - Forms Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Johns Manville full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent incentive programs to encourage an individual to always better themselves; opportunities for advancement after one year in current position

    Cons

    Occasionally a supervisor will hold you back from advancing in the company as was the case with me for 10 years. I finally had to sneak around her when she was on vacation and go above her head in order to advance in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Watch for those individuals who do not allow there subordinates to advance in the company.


  3. "Alabama is not that place."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phenix City, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phenix City, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice communities to leave in. Traveling to near by various cities is numerous and at ease. I am from the area and some of my family works with me. Makes it a little more fun environment.

    Cons

    The pay scale for this plant is not justified to the rest of the family. The plant is at it rebuilding stages. Infrastructure is under construction.

    Advice to Management

    Be open minded on employee issues and concerns. Provide the safest work environment possible. Have more supervisors to employees evolvement


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Job!"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Hamlet, IN
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Hamlet, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Johns Manville (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people and the pay.

    Cons

    Job got hectic at times and very long hours in the summer time.


  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Professional in Etowah, TN
    Current Employee - Professional in Etowah, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Financially in great shape. Plant generally have low turnover and well trained. Safety is high priority company wide.

    Cons

    Fast pace manufacturing, Somewhat of a "sink or swim" approach if you are starting in a new position.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Exec. Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Denver, CO

    I worked at Johns Manville (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work and life balance company.

    Cons

    Can't think of any at this time.


  8. "EHS manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment, large focus on EHS, good pay, great co-workers

    Cons

    Upward mobility is tough past division leaders


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Best Job I've Ever Had"

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    Current Employee - Middle Management in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Middle Management in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Open communication between departments makes job easy and fun. Real sense that company values it's employees, proof is in long years of service of most employees. Strong interest in developing high performing employees.

    Cons

    HR and senior leaders change performance process every 1-2 years, makes for uncertain benchmarking achievements. Interest in acquisitions, but doesn't fold them in very well.

    Advice to Management

    Come on down, walk the floor, get to know the staff.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "My Past Experience Review"

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    Former Employee - Material Handler in Hazleton, PA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Hazleton, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Employees To Work With, Solid And Steady Work Environment.

    Cons

    Dusty, Dirty Environment In A Fast-Paced Facility.

    Advice to Management

    Have More Flexible Scheduling And More Employees To Help In Certain Areas.


  11. "Think carefully"

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

    Pros

    None none none none none

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees. Management wonders why morale is low and how to keep employees from leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging. Support and enable employees. Stop promoting employees who are related to someone working at Johns Manville.



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