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Updated December 9, 2018
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PPG President and Chief Executive Officer Michael H. McGarry
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  1. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at PPG full-time

    Pros

    ppg has a great support network good for national guard and reserve members serving

    Cons

    for the amount of money that is made for the company they could stand to pay better


  2. "IT Support Analyst"

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

    I worked at PPG full-time

    Pros

    Room for growth and advancement, great people and culture to work in, and friendly work environment.

    Company overall has been around for a while, as far as I know is a fortune 200 company, and seems like a very stable place for a career.

    Cons

    As a 24x7 industrial company, technical support can be stressful in critical situations, as should be expected. This can also make the work/life balance difficult when issues come up outside of normal hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  3. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PPG full-time

    Pros

    Large company. Room for advancement.

    Cons

    Repetitive so it gets boring after a while. Depending on your position there can be a lot of responsibility. Night shift does all the work while people who have been there for 30 years get paid the big bucks to do nothing.


  4. "Retail Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Rome, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Rome, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PPG has competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Poor organizational structure and corporate direction.


  5. "PPG"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Implementation of the Colorful Communities program

    Cons

    Lack of vision. Antiquated management style.


  6. "Very Conservative, No Enthusiasm"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respected company, industry leader, pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Everyone keeps their knowledge to themselves, nobody teaches others. People don't seem to care about their work. Awkwardness, even between people who have worked together for years.


  7. "Coating lab tech"

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

    I have been working at PPG full-time

    Pros

    I love this place! Take care of your like how you want it to take care of you. Great benefits, 3 weeks vacation. 90% school reimbursement.

    Cons

    Mojave, ca, a few negative individuals that try to Bring you down.

  8. "Hard work for the payoff"

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Goodyear, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Goodyear, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a good honest job and if you play your cards right it can be a good career.

    Cons

    The company aggressively fights to cut every dollar they can from the overhead even if it is needed to perform your job correctly. Zero over time even for the 2nd highest sales store in the country.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the stores that pay your paychecks. The high volume high low margin stores can make or break you just as much as the highest margin stores if they are run on such a thin wire.


  9. "production worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PPG full-time

    Pros

    decent pay and benefits. Great workers !!

    Cons

    excessive over time and temperature inside plant

    Advice to Management

    Hire more workers and listen more


  10. "Great potential.........poorly executed. Progress in some areas."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PPG full-time

    Pros

    Great products with strong market positions in most of the countries we operate in.
    Exciting opportunities to combine products from multiple SBUs to drive new opportunities
    Dedicated workforce who want to do the right thing.
    A couple of Global leaders who are driving change in the right direction
    Great opportunities if you make your ambitions clear

    Cons

    All about the numbers....not the people
    Short term focus (quarter by quarter)
    "Command & Control" mode when times are tough
    Almost continuous cost cutting mode
    Poor systems making it challenging and time consuming to develop the data that leadership are always asking for
    Poor recognition of the PPG brand outside of the US

    Advice to Management

    Take a longer term view and paint the picture so as all employees understand it.
    Focus on the people...the numbers will follow.