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Updated June 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 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. "Distribution"

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

    I worked at PPG full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, Small Plant, nice people

    Cons

    No room to advance


  2. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Downtime and lots of it, this would be great for a part time student looking to catch up on studies on the job when work is caught up and there are no customers. Hourly slightly higher than competition for starting wage. Benefits are decent, PTO included.

    Cons

    Downtime, boredom will consume most of your hours at work. All stores in this region are understaffed including lack of representation. Not enough reps=Not enough walk in traffic/new clients/new jobs. Not enough store heads = can't keep the jobs/new client once brought in due to lack of availability. Not enough store locations = inconvenient for any major new business.

    Advice to Management

    If your employees have a career plan in mind or speak up/apply for advancement, don't brush it off as a joke.

  3. "Decent job, seeming confusion/ disconnect at corporate level"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PPG full-time

    Pros

    There was a company car, generous bonus structure, good benefits, and the particular team I worked with was great.

    Cons

    There is quite a gulf between how corporate thought the job is done and how it actually is in reality. I was often required to conduct unnecessary trainings that were unrelated to growing sales in my territory and they had a growing obsession with posting minutiae on social media.

    Advice to Management

    A more hands-off approach will help your best salespeople be successful in their territories.


  4. "Account Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PPG full-time

    Pros

    Met some nice, hard-working people within the company.

    Cons

    Far to Operations centric rather than Sales centric. Operations needs a lot of help which is probably why!

    Advice to Management

    Encourage a sense of urgency for sales and willingness to listen to out of the box thinking, analytical skills, in order to grow the company. Far too set in old ways of doing things.


  5. "Logistics Specialist at PPG"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist
    Current Employee - Logistics Specialist
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PPG full-time

    Pros

    Was able to make many suggestions for improvements that were all put into consideration, several of them developing into actual changes at my facility.

    Cons

    The pay was horrible for the quality and amount of work that I was providing. I radically improved the storage and management of our inventory, and provided many engineering based solutions for other issues in the plant; yet I too often felt like I was not valued or respected as well as I should have been.

    Advice to Management

    Give credit to the people who actually come up with the ideas and do the work. Recognize the consistent successes of an employee and given them more responsibility and autonomy in relation to that continued success.


  6. "Decent Place"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PPG (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits
    Fun & knowledgeable coworkers

    Cons

    Poor middle management
    Little opportunity for Advancement

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring failed used car salesmen into middle management positions, the company needs to promote veterans from within!


  7. "Chemical operator"

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    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Mojave, CA
    Current Employee - Chemical Operator in Mojave, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good vacation time and sick time

    Cons

    management does not recognize employees only when batch is scrapped.

    Advice to Management

    accountability

  8. "Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PPG full-time

    Pros

    Local culture of individual businesses is great

    Cons

    Corporate culture is not so great.


  9. "Territory Manager"

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Mobile, AL
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Freedom to run your territory as your own as long as goals and expectations are met. Great support from home office. Company car.. Training

    Cons

    Pay was average
    was better when position was salary


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service nightmare"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Oak Creek, WI
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Oak Creek, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of support from management and unwillingness to listen to the opinions or concerns of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take the feedback from CSR's and change the hiring and training process. There is a reason that turnover has been so high. If you value your employees and their work and opinions, people may want to stay.


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