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PPG CEO Michael H. McGarry
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  1. IT Support Analyst

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    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!

  2. great company

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      Former Employee - Chemical Operator 

      I worked at PPG full-time

      Pros

      willing to give you hours great learning experience awesome leadership

      Cons

      move your schedule a lot

    • It’s ok

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      Current Employee - Shipper/Receiver 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at PPG full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Long hours lots of work

      Cons

      Low pay long hours too much planning

    • Development Technician

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at PPG full-time

        Pros

        Good insurance. Company provides specialized foot ware.

        Cons

        Little to no upward mobility for technicians.

      • OK job

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        Former Employee - Credit Representative in Strongsville, OH
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at PPG full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Pay was pretty good overall

        Cons

        Very disorganized, computer software programs were not great for collections and credit people.

        Advice to Management

        Talk to your employees more, see what they need to do their jobs

      • Great Place to Work for Years

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        Former Employee - IT Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at PPG full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Good people, strong reputation in Pittsburgh, above average benefits.

        Cons

        Current CEO (McGarry), Cost cutting efforts, inability to grow the company organically

        Advice to Management

        Decide whether you want to be a company that grows or is stuck in a perpetual mode of cutting costs to meet current profit expectations. It's probably not possible to do both in the short term.

      • Helpful (1)

        Needs new leadership

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        Current Employee - Sales Representative in Nashville, TN
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at PPG full-time for more than 20 years

        Pros

        Good benefits, large product portfolio

        Cons

        High pressure environment, lack of industry knowledge at corporate level. Not a good sign when a company has to hire outside consulting firms every 3 to 5 years.

        Advice to Management

        Experienced industry professionals need input on leading architectural coatings group instead of using outside consultants. Treat entry level employees better and pay them more to develop a strong bench.

      • I have been worked at PPG for one year

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        Former Employee - Product Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
        Doesn't Recommend

        I worked at PPG full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        a big global company.

        Cons

        management is not well. people who do works will not get promotion. the result is no innovation.

      • Helpful (1)

        Sometimes Good, Sometimes Bad

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        Former Employee - Territory Sales Manager 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at PPG full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Company car, car is used as personal vehicle, company gas card, good benefits, quarterly bonus if you hit your targets, coworkers are usually fun to work with, decent vacation and PTO.

        Cons

        Required 50 hour work week, bad communication from corporate to territory levels, unrealistic expectations from corporate, salary may not reflect the value of the position, corporate doesn't take into account personal circumstances, a lot of mistakes made at corporate level and it's the Territory Manager's job to fix it. NO ROOM FOR GROWTH IN THIS POSITION.

        Advice to Management

        Have better salary/incentives if you're going to have a required 50 hour work week. Improve communications to lower levels of the company. Treat and value your employees or else people will continue to leave for competitors or other jobs.

      • Too much dead weight

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I worked at PPG full-time

        Pros

        Good pay, lots of overtime.

        Cons

        Long hours, poor employee culture.

        Advice to Management

        Get rid of dead wood.

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