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Owens Corning Reviews

Updated September 20, 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 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Employee less than a year."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good atmosphere, most fellow employees are very nice and helpful. Challenging and rewarding.

    Cons

    All employees should handle communications with more care and consideration.

    Advice to Management

    Top managers need better training in communication.


  2. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Area Sales Manager in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Senior Area Sales Manager in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Owens Corning hires great talent and it is a pleasure working with so many great people. We have a phenomenal culture with allows us to work hard and have fun too! There are a ton of resources and once you figure out how to use them, you will become the expert in your industry.

    Cons

    Being such a big company, it is hard to find your way around. I don't mean literally, I mean figuring our who your go to people are. Once you do, the sky is the limit

    Advice to Management

    When hiring and developing talent, one needs to make sure that the retention policies are in place. I have seen a number of colleagues move on to other companies, which has slowed down the pace I move at.

  3. "Fiber Optimizer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay. A lot of days off but the trade odd is 12 hour swing shifts.

    Cons

    Physically demanding. Management seems to have no idea what it means to be a good leader. Communication is awful. No incentives to do your job well.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with FOP's about process issues. Understand what realistic performance measure are and what they are not. Example: do not expect 4 minute hang times and 90 oe when the operators are dealing with so many process issues that are out of their hands (guards breaking ends, bushings burning off, main idlers wrapping, the list goes on).


  4. "Behind the curve"

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    Current Employee - Director in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Director in Toledo, OH
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some decent people to work with

    Cons

    Product line falling behind competitors
    Executive management slow to make and communicate decisions on strategy and product development initiative
    OC moving from an innovation to an acquisition-focused company

    Advice to Management

    Many redundancies in S&T including management and entire innovation groups.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    Great safety culture, Good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Nothing really bad to say about OC


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poised for greatness"

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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

    OC is a people driven organization with a recipe for success.

    Cons

    Everyone tends to be workaholics


  7. "Experience at OC"

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

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    Heavy focus on leadership and personal development

    Cons

    Slow movement on growth in a very cyclical industry (Building Materials)

  8. "Good Job for short term"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Granville, OH
    Former Employee - Buyer in Granville, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    401 K contributions are very competitive. Bonuses are normally 7-10 % of annual pay. Nice % off of stock options.

    Cons

    Indirect personnel always want to "HELP" which in turn creates a lot more work and no value in the end. Just seems to slow things down

    Advice to Management

    Weed out indirect job titles.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gastonia, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Shift Hours for ops tech.

    Cons

    Management could be a lot better than what it is.

    Advice to Management

    Open door policy should not mean that you tell what was or is said, and from whom


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kearny, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kearny, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    The pro-You are offered benefits, 401k, sufficient time for breaks, the lady in HR is very nice, and helpful
    There is OT available.
    There are a few management changes that are going on right now on for 2nd and 3rd shift. The new managers are very knowledgeable and helpful, esp on the 2nd shift.
    There are a lot of great co-workers.

    Cons

    The location-Kearny: The favor Spanish speaking staff over others. It's not hidden either. It's not fair and rather uncomfortable. The job bidding process policy is not adhered to.
    The OT is available. This is a pro and a con. The pro is extra money. The con- It is a last minute decision and it could be mandatory or optional. When it is mandatory, you do not have time to inform your family.
    The job states that it is swing shift. It is not. There is a set shift 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. The thing is you can work 13 days straight and 1 day off sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    We aware of the culture in each plant. Just because someone has been there for a long time, doesn't mean they are doing a good job. That one person in management can ruin the culture of a place. Have a survey, do a walk around and talk with the people that are doing the work. You can figure out where your real bottlenecks are or who they are.
    There are discriminatory practices in Kearny, you should be very aware. Have confidentiality talks with staff, excluding the current plant manager, so there will not be any type of retaliation, and you will receive honesty.


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