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Owens Corning Reviews

Updated April 23, 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 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance a challenge at times (in 15 reviews)

  • The pay is below market value, and health care benefits can be a near joke (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Holy Toledo"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "warehouse tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


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  5. "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "machine operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


  7. "Happy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Leader in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Leader in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Owens Corning full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture is amazing, safety is very important, great pay and ability to promote within, active in growth and development for their employees

    Cons

    Corporate org structure is frustrating as one may need to go thru various levels of people before getting something approved

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more

    Owens Corning Response

    Nov 11, 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled to receive your positive feedback on our culture and stance on safety. Your feedback around our org structure is equally as ... More


  8. "Marketing Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Holland, OH
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Holland, OH

    I worked at Owens Corning (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved it!! The Marketing team was great to work with.

    Cons

    No cons!

    Except walking from parking lot!

    Owens Corning Response

    Nov 11, 2016

    Thank you for the review! I am so glad you enjoyed your time with us!


  9. "Regional sales manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good ,honest. Company. They follow through wil all plans made and really do listen to everyone's opinion. Bonus's are very generous.

    Cons

    Long days which include nights and weekends. It was hard to have a life outside of work. Any time off was met with much resistance.

    Advice to Management

    Have more patience with new sales people we bring on board. I felt like we let people go before they got comfortable with the sellling process. Also a draw for the first couple of months.

    Owens Corning Response

    Nov 22, 2016

    Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience, and you provided some very valuable feedback for us to think about.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Nepotism Owens Corning (OEM Business) Louisville"

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


  11. "inventory clerk/recieving"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipping/Receiving Clerk in Woodruff, SC
    Current Employee - Shipping/Receiving Clerk in Woodruff, SC
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good company and benefits. stable company

    Cons

    could be better pay scale and employee interaction

    Owens Corning Response

    Oct 2, 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to write a review!



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