PPG Reviews | Glassdoor

PPG Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
638 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-time Part-time

3.1
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
PPG President and Chief Executive Officer Michael H. McGarry
Michael H. McGarry
104 Ratings

638 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • good starting pay but low hours cool contests and decent work life balance (in 21 reviews)

  • Very good benefits package and incetives to stay (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance when in a finance role (in 22 reviews)

  • Upper management does not seem to care about how employees are treated (in 32 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chillicothe, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chillicothe, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Daily tasks are very repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Place staff in departments that fit the individual.


  2. "Long Term Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paint Processor I & II in Oak Creek, WI
    Former Employee - Paint Processor I & II in Oak Creek, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Opportunities, Well Managed.

    Cons

    Chemical hazards, union lock, standing on concrete long periods

  3. "Mixed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Finance in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Finance in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PPG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexible with good pay and benefits

    Cons

    once you reach a certain level there are politics and special circumstances that make it difficult to move forward.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Its good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Support Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very great corporate structure, focus on development and training. Managers do not micromanage

    Cons

    Salary and benefits can be better in comparison to other companies in the region


  5. "Death trap"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delaware, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Delaware, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Retirees usually pass away 5-6 years after retirement due to chemical inhalation for years.

    Cons

    Management and union officials encourage nepetism and are unreliable at best.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees more.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Sales is underpaid and not promoted enough."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Territory Sales Representative in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Car, Cell, and Star rewards program and feedback is well crafted but has room for improvement. Middle managers can be rough.

    Cons

    No raises. No big opportunity. Too many extra hours. Convoluted sales process. No team spirit. Confusing management. Strategy is weak and customers see it in prices.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees.


  7. "Don't care about employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Production Specialist II in Alexander, AR
    Former Employee - Production Specialist II in Alexander, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at PPG (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, vacation, some employees

    Cons

    No advancement, management, no family life, turnover

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to production workers

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Territory Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Territory Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a car and a cell phone

    Cons

    The job isn't what you think it is


  9. Helpful (1)

    "team leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PPG (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large well funded company. management usually fair and equitable.

    Cons

    recently have reduced new hire pay scales


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Poor company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company car. Health Insurance , Good friends with some.

    Cons

    Bad management, No help in the field, 1 Territory manager (ME) in the Chicago area . Under paid compared to other companies. Poor company relationship with Lowe's . PPG has less product in stores and never gets a fair or equal price to other companies in lowes. The other paint companies have more sales reps so they can cover and out sell. I could keep going. Just know, You'll be set up to fail.

    Advice to Management

    WAKE UP


Showing 638 of 695 reviews
Reset Filters