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Owens Corning Reviews

Updated September 24, 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. "Great Company - slow processes"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Intern in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, where employees come first. Market leader with great future outlook.

    Cons

    Everything requires multiple meetings, that are often unproductive.


  2. "process tech"

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits, great opportunity for advancement

    Cons

    hours and shift rotation are hectic at times

  3. 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.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delmar, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delmar, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and coworkers are great

    Cons

    Management is clueless on business sense and people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your people skills you are also human.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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).


  7. "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.

  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. "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)


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