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Owens Corning Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Operations Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Poised for greatness"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "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)


  4. "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.


  5. 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


  6. 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.


  7. "Analyst"

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

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    Strong solid stable growth company

    Cons

    Depending on segment, can be limited

  8. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can advance up the chain ladder

    Cons

    Time management can be challenging


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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


  10. Helpful (3)

    "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!


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