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Updated April 21, 2018
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PPG President and Chief Executive Officer Michael H. McGarry
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  • Work life balance when in a finance role (in 23 reviews)

  • Upper management did not have a real feel for what the day to day operation really was (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Augusta, GA
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Augusta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open communication,innovative ideas and suggestions are welcomed and encouraged, good incentives

    Cons

    Started to be somewhat micro managed

    Advice to Management

    Make more training available


  2. "A good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. Great leadership. 3 weeks time off the 1st year. A brand you can stand behind.

    Cons

    Pay was a bit on the low side. Base pay was okay but the bonus structure needs work.

    Advice to Management

    Lowes/Home Depot division - You really needed to incentivize your territory sales representatives to sell more. Treat them like true sales representatives and give a true bonus that is not capped. The current bonus structure needs to be looked at by top management. It's a win win for both. You will also attract better qualified sales representatives.

  3. "Great Audit Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PPG (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management and would love to work for them again.

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  4. "Production Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylmar, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sylmar, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PPG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is very fair.

    Cons

    They do not appreciate middle management. High turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your #1 resource more....(The people who work there.)


  5. "Good benefits and perks, low-stress, long-term growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PPG full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to new technologies.


  6. "Business Operations Inter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PPG (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great place to learn about paint and contracts
    -professional
    -Safety, very strict on lifting and very good at providing boots, gloves, etc.

    Cons

    -Mundane
    -Not exactly business oriented, a lot of industrial paint stuff.


  7. "Stable job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PPG full-time

    Pros

    Perfect for gaining factory experience.

    Cons

    Management fires people for petty reasons.

  8. "Account Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Development Manager
    Former Employee - Account Development Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPG full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of one other than the pay was decent, and the benefits were not that bad all things considered.

    Cons

    Mid level management was horrible and allowed the stores to do pretty much what they wanted to do. My job was to bring the customers in and for the store manager to insure they were taken care of, but that never happened.

    Advice to Management

    Tighter supervision of the store managers and intense training on how to take care of your customers. Make the store managers realize that the customers are priority one and the reason that we are there.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Company out of touch with their business"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPG (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Many good, hard working, resourceful people on the front lines of this company. People who are dedicated and a joy to be around.

    Cons

    Management that motivates poorly, overlooks qualified people, promotes on the basis of personal preference over performance, and is demeaning to their subordinates. They tell you that they want your honest input, but as soon as someone voices their opinion they are labeled as having a negative attitude or not a team player.

    Advice to Management

    You had a naval commander speak at one of the national meetings several years ago and he told the story of how he turned that ship from one of the worst in the fleet to one of the best in the fleet. He did it by servant leadership that really cared about people. You would do well to hire and promote those type of leaders instead of leaders who only care for themselves and want to be served.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very good professional company."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PPG (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large distribution network. Very strong R&D department. World wide company. Management moves from country to country. Willing to produce special products for each customer.

    Cons

    Stay current on everything. Not willing to go outside of it’s comfort zone to grow business. For being the largest coating company in the world they do not lead in any segment. #2 in most categories.


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