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Updated March 16, 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 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Pay, Mind-numbing work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Crew Person in Waxahachie, TX
    Former Employee - Crew Person in Waxahachie, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, simple work, plenty of overtime opportunities, and friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Too many lazy co-workers. Some of the trainers literally fell asleep on me at times, and they admitted to sleeping on the job. Work itself is very boring, which explains the sleeping but still makes it hard to get through 12 hours.

    Advice to Management

    Better rotation to avoid boredom would help a bunch, and seriously do something about the people that take advantage of the union rules.

    Owens Corning Response

    Jan 16, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to voice your opinion. We value your feedback on the length of shifts, and it helps us to better understand some of the challenges our employees face.


  2. "Sr Financial Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    Endless possibilities
    Be Your own boss
    Stretch your capabilities

    Cons

    Work/life balance
    Risk averse sometimes
    Analyst turnover

    Advice to Management

    Don't skimp on the need for "do-ers"

    Owens Corning Response

    Jan 16, 2017

    Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review about Owens Corning. We are so glad you have feel that there are so many opportunities available to you as you build our your career path.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership development"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Owens corning LTO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - LTO in Newark, OH
    Former Employee - LTO in Newark, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Double time overtime, automation no touching anything

    Cons

    12hr shifts everything is based on seniority

    Owens Corning Response

    Jan 16, 2017

    Thank you for the review! I am happy that you enjoyed your time with Owens Corning.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Oh what a difference a new leader and team can make."

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

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

    Pros

    Some managers are great. Others are simply new and create a huge disparity amongst employees. I've had numerous great experiences and one bad with a new leader, new HR, and a new business. My career was advancing quickly and has since stalled. We aren't looking for outcomes but looking for doing it as prescribed. We've lost that entrepreneurial spirit.

    Cons

    Poor oversight into parity in work/life balance and performance management.

    Advice to Management

    I've had 10+ years of a dream job all to be turned around by 1 role that I can't get out of. If this hadn't happened, I could see myself staying another 20 years.


  7. "Great People."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time

    Pros

    People are great. Incredibly smart. Wildly supportive.

    Cons

    Slow to change. Process.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Holy Toledo"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great corporate headquarters campus on the river in downtown Toledo. Great local restaurants plenty of activities outside of the building. Experience interfacing with some of the better technologies such as SAP and Cisco.

    Cons

    Heavy dependence on outside contractors will lead to lack of internal knowledge. Long-term employees are not open to change. Frequent outages at the plants. Control freaks at the Director level. Employee development is lip service. Quarterly reviews are excessive and I doubt HR reads the content. HR puts too much emphasis on feedback from other leaders in deciding where you go in your career path (tick someone off and you've had it!). Mentor program is a joke! Meetings consume 85% of your time!

    Advice to Management

    Cast a wider net for Senior Leaders and put a program in place where they don't get sucked into the OC Culture. And speaking of culture, the meetings should be limited to 15 minutes and attendees should be required to stand - NOT SLEEP, read emails, or shop online!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "warehouse tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gresham, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gresham, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Owens Corning full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good people good pay clean plant

    Cons

    management is not in the know on day to day plant operations

    Advice to Management

    be on the floor more


  10. "Recommend"

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

    Pros

    Solid vision for the company, which includes how we help our communities. OC encourages employees to make a difference in the company and in the community. OC is a global company that gives you the opportunity to work with fellow employees around the world. Competitive compensation & benefits.

    Cons

    Some functions will require relocating in order to gain the necessary experience to advance in your career.

    Owens Corning Response

    Jan 16, 2017

    Thanks so much for writing a review. We appreciate you providing us with valuable feedback.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "machine operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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