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Owens Corning Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Focus on work life balance is a huge plus (in 19 reviews)

  • Great people in the organization from top to bottom and many of its employees have been with the company 10 (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great schedule, good pay. I have worked for companies before and the Lakeland Owens Corning plant is nothing more then top notch. Safety policies are great and the process is fantastic.

    Cons

    I can't say there is anything negative about working for this plant. The management cares about employees and how they feel about the job tasks.

    Advice to Management

    I can only say just keep doing what you are doing. The people enjoy the job and the structure that is behind everything that is being done in the plant. Great leadership.


  2. "Missing everyone"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Production Associate in Lakeland, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. I made a lot of friends at this plant. Great training I believe is transferable to different industries.

    Cons

    Not having the opportunity to get my old job back. All the spots are currently full and I'd love to make it back. Schedule made it difficult for me to attend college so I jumped ship. Regretting it now.

    Advice to Management

    If you need good help again let me know. I will keep watching the job postings.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Management is the real problem"

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    Current Employee - Technician in Savanna Place, GA
    Current Employee - Technician in Savanna Place, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of hours if your looking for that, regular employee's are good honest people and easy to talk to.

    Cons

    Very little support, poor coomunication and terrible safety culture, would rather hide issues than adress them, work schedule changes when your off.

    Advice to Management

    The good old boy system isn't working any more might want to think about a different approach


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Dry End Tender"

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    Current Employee - Dry End Tender in Aiken, SC
    Current Employee - Dry End Tender in Aiken, SC
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a few pros about working here; pay, union, paid vacations, 401k, quarterly bonuses, yearly pay raise, safety toe and prescription safety glasses vouchers

    Cons

    The cons are wide spread but here are the main ones Management, communication, safety, unfair disciplinary practices, extreme temperature variation in the plant

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing worker safety over production and get away from the duct tape and bubblegum maintenance!


  5. "Owens Corning Loves their Employees"

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    Current Employee - Internet Marketing Specialist in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Internet Marketing Specialist in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, friendly culture, driven talent, environmental conscious, community focused, employee incentives, affinity groups, high paying

    Cons

    Quiet cubicles can make the day seem longer and tedious

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging and rewarding good work!

    Owens Corning Response

    Jul 7, 2017

    Thank you for writing a review on OC. Your feedback is so valuable, and helps us know what is important to employees!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Compensation is fair
    401K is great
    New health incentives are great

    Cons

    Benefits are not the best

    Owens Corning Response

    Jul 7, 2017

    Thank you for writing a review on our company. Your comments offer great insight. Specifically, I am glad that you like our new health incentives. We are committed to employee health and wellness... More


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Hot End Operator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Hot End Operator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place. All the the folks are great! Safe and sound place to work!! I love the company. Been to a few different plants. Contacts are great to have!

    Cons

    Nothing really wrong with it... I don't really like the shift work schedule. But hey what do you do... It's a good job and great support base otherwise

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.

    Owens Corning Response

    Jul 7, 2017

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on Owens Corning. We are thrilled to hear that you are happy with your job, and the people that you work with.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great if you're in the 'in crowd'"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Nice clean facility with lots of amenities (gym, cafeteria, convenience store, dry cleaning, credit union, and clinic).

    Cons

    This company is very political/cliquey. If you are in the clique, you will do well. Unfortunately, I was not in the "in crowd." Subsequently, I was given poor treatment by my managers and co-workers. Any good work that I did was overlooked/ignored while I was constantly reminded of every mistake that I ever made. My experience felt like high school all over again. I put up with the treatment because I was hoping to get moved out of customer service and into a better position in the near future.
    I was eventually terminated a couple of months later for "performance" issues. My termination took place conveniently around the time that the person that I replaced (a gentleman who was a part of the clique) called my manager asking for his old job back (I doubt that the timing of my termination was a coincidence).

    Advice to Management

    The company preaches diversity, but doesn't practice it.
    Don't judge a book by its cover (i.e., just because an employee doesn't have a conventional attractive appearance and doesn't suck up to management doesn't mean that he/she is automatically a poor performer).

    Owens Corning Response

    Jul 7, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review, and your advice to management. I am sorry about your experience during your time with us. Fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion is always... More


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent development, awesome pay and compensation

    Cons

    Benefits package is not the best

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on employees and their development!

    Owens Corning Response

    Mar 29, 2017

    I am so glad you feel that OC has invested in your development. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review.


  10. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Sourcing in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good base pay with good benefits. Good leadership experience and project work. Good development and exposure to all levels of management.

    Cons

    Company location. Tough to recruit talent to Toledo, OH. At times it can be too relationship based versus standardized and structured.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Owens Corning Response

    Apr 5, 2017

    Thanks for writing a review! Your feedback is very helpful.


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