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Updated August 2, 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 24 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. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Experience. Best company I’ve ever worked for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PPG full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not much micromanagement
    Fair pay
    Great benefits and bonus opportunities
    Company car, phone, laptop
    Opportunity to build many relationships within the work place

    Cons

    Laid off due to market change within the Lowe’s account. I can’t think of any cons to the territory manager position. Maybe stubborn Lowe’s associates?

    Advice to Management

    You guys were the best. Really taught me a lot on how to build relationships that turn into partnerships


  2. "R/D Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PPG full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for learning

    Cons

    Overall a good place to work

  3. "Open opportunities and motivation for learning with previous supervisor."

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Monroeville, PA
    Current Employee - Quality Control Technician in Monroeville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly, engaging with everyone who works in the company

    Cons

    Time for promotions is slow, job changes are slow.


  4. "Wasted Time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at PPG full-time

    Pros

    Not having to work Weekends

    Cons

    low rate of pay, refusal of moving up in company


  5. "Great Place to Work but lost in Management Changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Executive in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - National Account Executive in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vision and Solvent for future security

    Cons

    Rotating leadership from other industries with no knowledge of marketplace.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Management has no clue, morale is low as can be and you should never expect a raise because the Cleveland site is broke."

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    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    401k match, 3 weeks vacation

    Cons

    Vacation black out dates during the summer. From June to September NO VACATION to meet customer needs. Long hours 10-12 hour shifts. Management will not respond to you and will often ignore you entirely unless your one of the few chosen ones. If your mother or father didn't work here before you, you will not get anywhere. All the junior level supervisors completely ignore the main management because they don't know how to manage. Pay increases every year don't beat out inflation and bonuses are non existent because the company isn't doing well.

    Advice to Management

    Give me chances who actually have intelligence outside of paint. It'll only help you. I can't tell you how many people don't even know basic math around here that are in leadership positions. Maybe take a look into why everyone leaves here and you are always understaffed. Why could that be?


  7. "Conservative Manufacturer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPG full-time

    Pros

    Lots going on in IT

    Cons

    Not enough money or people to do what management asks.

  8. "Production technician"

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

    I worked at PPG full-time

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, great vacation days

    Cons

    work 6 days a week, disorganization from management, promising more than production capacity and putting pressure on production workers.


  9. "Dicey"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PPG full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No longer the leader in paint, so room for growth.

    Cons

    Downsizing and cutting employees because of competition


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Disorganized, unwilling to change, poorly managed."

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers
    Decent vacation
    Paid holidays
    Good places to eat nearby

    Cons

    Unorganized
    Management has no clue
    Low pay
    Data problems everywhere

    If you like fixing other people’s, not knowing who to contact for help, and having people “pass the buck” then this is the place for you. Management even at the department level has no clue what the people under them actually do, upper management could care less about anything other than profit but they will never make any of the changes needed to actually grow the business. Our competitor, mops the floor with us on just about every level, internally and with their sales approaches. (Former competitor employee) Field staff is terribly under trained, not to mention unmotivated by our poor bonus structure and we don’t even give them access to all the information they need in order to sell correctly. There are layoffs, and we are closing stores left and right. Now, maybe I’m wrong but don’t we need stores to be open in order to sell paint???

    Corporate office, has a new and exciting system problem every day of the week, and SAP only works 50% of the time. Our data is horribly outdated, and the way the system is set up, if one person changes something incorrectly it flows to every department.

    The company could do very well, but the amount of changes needed to be made in order for that to happen, is staggering. It would take almost entire restructure to even come close to the #1.

    Advice to Management

    Please, please, take the hit and make the changes needed to actually be successful in the paint business. If you don’t know what those are, ask your employees! It seems like you’re the only ones who don’t have a clue here.


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