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Owens Corning Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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  • Work-life balance a challenge at times (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Management Needs to Listen!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Waxahachie, TX
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Waxahachie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, employees on the floor are good to work with.

    Cons

    You will be labeled as a bad apple if you have any sort of problems at all even if none of it was your fault. Management expects you to be a yes man type employee, they really don't care about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe show a little more respect for employees instead of acting like your above them, then maybe the employees would care more to do their jobs to the best of their ability.

    Owens Corning Response

    Jan 10, 2018 – Owens Corning Representative

    Thank you for writing a review. We take your feedback seriously as we are always looking for ways to improve. A positive employee experience is a main priority at Owens Corning, and I am sorry you... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. Helpful (3)

    "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I got paid. I was exposed to a different manufacturing process.

    Cons

    Good ol boy company

    Advice to Management

    Treat women and minorities well. Keep your word.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Production Machine Operator in Brentwood, NH
    Former Employee - Production Machine Operator in Brentwood, NH
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Owens Corning (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    cant think of any since it was bought out

    Cons

    very unfair management alot of favorites and they take care who they choose no matter how hard you work

    Advice to Management

    very poor just stay away and dont waist your time


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Production supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Owens Corning (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Could be a great place to work.

    Cons

    Upper management runs the plant like a high school activity club instead of manufacturing plant.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Nepotism Owens Corning (OEM Business) Louisville"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing to note - worst professional experience ever.

    Cons

    Present and blame culture; poor executive leadership; nepotism at GM level - OEM Louisville- protective and coercive; BEWARE especially in Louisville.

    Advice to Management

    Clean it up; objectively review your nepotism policy - it may be impacting your business and retention.

  8. "Being a Dry End Operator"

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    Former Employee - Dry End Operator in Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Dry End Operator in Aiken, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay. Benefits. Overtime. Fifteen minute breaks every two hours.

    Cons

    Everything else is horrid. Coworkers. Supervisors. Working conditions are the worst. Say hello to cancer after a few years of breathing in glass.

    Advice to Management

    Look over and redo HR. HR does not represent the people on the floor whatsoever and has no idea what he is doing when it comes to handling floor situations with employees. Give more time to enjoy employees on the floor are comfortable and implement some better airflow/ac throughout the factory especially for the employees working close to the ovens.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stay Away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent wages, in town, large enterprise.

    Cons

    First and foremost - do not apply, run away as fast as you can. Working environment - hot asphalt and other materials with very high temperatures, dirt, fiberglass dust, sand, hot oil, antiquated production equipment, narrow minded people with bad attitudes.. Plant has no air conditioning so you will be sweating a lot They tell you to stay hydrated but are too cheap to provide bottled water Training for new employees does not exist, good luck becoming friends with many backstabbing employees who will rant to the bosses how bad you are regardless how hard you try.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together, sad to hear you were @ the bottom of the barrel when it came to ranking of all of the OC plants performance


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Concord, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits equal to median. No loss of duties, new ones added every day.
    You never have to get comfortable with the job.

    Cons

    No place for home life. Treat employees as readily expendable and replaceable.
    Encourage employees to fight amongst themselves in order to stay in the management's favor.
    Have a flavor of the week, sometimes of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Overturn the management. Can't improve with big talkers. Management needs to work from a premise of substance.


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