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National Gypsum Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  1. "Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Clinton, IN
    Current Employee - Operator in Clinton, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Gypsum (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Job
    Lots of hours
    Stable job

    Cons

    Low pay
    No other cons that I can think of at this time


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Its alright."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forklift Driver in Medicine Lodge, KS
    Current Employee - Forklift Driver in Medicine Lodge, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Gypsum full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, that is about it.

    Cons

    Shift work and coworkers can be bothersome.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Uncontrolled fifedoms"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Belcamp, MD
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Belcamp, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, borders on over paying for some hourly employees. Company will hire literally anyone with a pulse depending on which plant it is.

    Cons

    Plant managers with no accountability when they ask employees to lie.
    Discrimination against veterans.
    Failure to hold employees accountable for their actions.

    Advice to Management

    Control and keep an eye on plant managers. Ten years in one position allows for people to get complacent and lazy, as well as develop unprofessional habits.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Maintenance Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Pryor, OK
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Pryor, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at National Gypsum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    close to home. in business for years, inside work, not to hard.

    Cons

    management sucks, pay sucks, no chance for advancement, lie, dishonest, employees arent treated the same


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work until greed set in"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Gypsum (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a "family atmosphere" until the new CFO took over. Now it is all about the $.

    Cons

    Care about your people. You are a private company and the owner is a billionaire. SHARE

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so greedy.


  7. "Great run of 33 years but it was time to move on."

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Gypsum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    the small company philosophy and intercompany relationships

    Cons

    there ability to look outside the box - forward thinking

    Advice to Management

    stay the course


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Management, Bad Work Enviroment, Bad Divorce!!"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Mount Holly, NC
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Mount Holly, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Gypsum full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good. About $20.00 per hour. for everyone.

    Cons

    Bad work schedule,(rotates backwards), Management constantly preaches safety, but don't care, until someone is killed. (Note: We had someone killed in 2011 because, he wasn't allowed an extra lock to lockout two power stations) and promotions are solely based on who management likes, not on performance. Work conditions are extremely hot in the summer and extremely cold in the winter. Favortism is rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Keep paying well, Since the HQ surveys don't work, and only lead to early discharge. Listen to the surveys and hear all the employees to make things better and things would be much better.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Quality in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Quality in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at National Gypsum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits and they care for their employees. Even as other drywall producers were going through lay-offs the past few years, National Gypsum tried their best to keep as many employed as possible. Matching funds for the 401k when economic conditions allow, wide selection of health care plans. A whole lot of overtime pay when the economy is booming.

    Cons

    For production-related positions, the work environment can be pretty rough. Hot in the summer, Noisy all the time. Just the nature of the job. A whole lot of overtime hours when the economy is booming.


  10. "Great Team"

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

    Pros

    We work as a team, everyone is comfortable around each other and we have fun while making a quality product.

    Cons

    During periods of high demand you are forced to work without days off for a while, but that's the job


  11. "Love this place in my role"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Engineer
    Current Employee - Plant Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Gypsum full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good team work between hourly and salary. Feels like part of a team. Get to make decisions that affects the process.

    Cons

    Gets occasional call-in during major break downs. No big deal. Part of job.

    Advice to Management

    Time to implement some cost saving process such as TPM or WCM.


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