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Owens Corning Reviews

Updated May 23, 2018
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  • Work life balance could be better (in 18 reviews)

  • Long hours and you never really get to "leave" work (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Quality Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Quality Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people from the management to the people on the floor. I worked at the Cleveland TN facility. We all helped out each other. Front office staff got our hands dirty and helped out on the floor when needed.

    Cons

    I honestly don't have a bad thing to say. I only left to take a job closer to home which turned out to be a mistake.

    Advice to Management

    It's been a while since I've worked there so things may have changed but management was great when I was there.


  2. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is rewarding and opportunities are plentiful. Fast paced environment leads to high expectations, but you are compensated accordingly.

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a struggle, but it's an exciting, growing company to work for.

  3. "Great company with growth ambitions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Owens Corning defined values to do business by and truly lives them. There are many opportunities to develop oneself.

    Cons

    The company could be a bit corporate which isn’t always supporting innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Advice to Management

    It would be great to empower people more, and equippe them to take more decisions and accountabilities themselves.

    Owens Corning Response

    Apr 19, 2018 – Owens Corning Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. The feedback you provided is valuable because we are always looking for ways to improve.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate BS strangles the life out of you."

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    Former Employee - Customer Support (Not Customer Service) in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Support (Not Customer Service) in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You can wear jeans at the world headquarters. That's about the only Pro to this company.

    Cons

    The executives say they are there for their employees but they are not.
    If someone leaves or transfers from your department, no one is hired...they just distribute the workload. When I started we had 10 people in my department. Then there were 3...and the 3 of us were doing the jobs of 10 people with 3x the workload from when I started. They didn't care but wanted everything perfect. We were way overloaded and worked tons of hours on salary. No overtime at all though the 3 of us were working 12-15 hour days. It was extremely stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, lead by example! Appreciate your employees and give credit when credit is due! Stop the Corporate BS! And millennials are NOT everything...take some advice to your long term employees. We're not all stuck in a rut, we embrace change too you know! Kills me to know that you don't change things until a millennial brings it up though a long term employee said the same exact thing the year before. SMH!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "k"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    Safety is a real priority

    Cons

    Empathy is rare, urgency is king


  6. "Diverse, Innovative, Environmentally Responsible"

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    Current Employee - Information Technology Lead in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Information Technology Lead in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Visible and audible diversity... the world headquarters is a microcosm of the globe
    * Innovation highly encouraged and taking place daily
    * Environmental responsibility evident from pulling into the parking lot and seeing the solar panels, to the way office trash is collected, and how production waste is handled.

    Cons

    Some beaurocracy, which is normal for publicly-traded companies of this size.

    Owens Corning Response

    Apr 19, 2018 – Owens Corning Representative

    Thank you for sharing your feedback!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company - Big Company - REAL Big"

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

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    You get paid what you're worth and the work life balance is excellent here. Medical office, gym, cafe, credit union and market on site which is very convenient.

    Cons

    Not many except for some of the leadership - literally don't know how a few of these people were given the opportunity to lead people. It's embarrassing.

    Advice to Management

    We've heard you're de-jerking the company (ridding the company of the jerk leaders). Keep that promise. I'm awaiting the announcement of one in particular.

    Owens Corning Response

    Apr 19, 2018 – Owens Corning Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. The feedback you provided is valuable because we are always looking for ways to improve.

  8. "Great culture, working in the business can be a grind"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great culture that focuses on relationships and networking, very competitive salary & benefits, many job opportunities for advancement and development, highly intellectual workforce, global experience, flexibility to work from home when needed

    Cons

    Working within the business can be an extreme grind and hard to take a break or vacation or ever be detached. Knee jerk reactive short term decisions to meet current results targets.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your people and everything else will come.

    Owens Corning Response

    Apr 19, 2018 – Owens Corning Representative

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We take reviews seriously as we are always looking for ways to improve.


  9. "OC"

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

    I have been working at Owens Corning (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Most days are very good

    Cons

    Some days can really drag

    Advice to Management

    More transparency on key objectives

    Owens Corning Response

    Apr 19, 2018 – Owens Corning Representative

    Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate you taking the time to leave a review!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stable Company"

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

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good vacation policy and multiple benefit options to choose. Can offer flexible work schedule for certain jobs. Company matching for 401k

    Cons

    Not consistent with managerial styles. Employee ratings not standard across departments. Seem to always be trying the latest and greatest management tools without mastering one first.

    Advice to Management

    Need to bring all managers to a standard level to ensure consistency within the organization. Every plant is different in how they meet their objectives, but should be more similar across similar business units.

    Owens Corning Response

    Apr 19, 2018 – Owens Corning Representative

    Thank you for writing a review. I am so glad your experience has been mostly positive. The feedback you provided is valuable because we are always looking for ways to improve.


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