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Updated February 17, 2017
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PPG President and Chief Executive Officer Michael H. McGarry
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Pros
  • Work/life balance has been good, but this is largely based on the managers/departments I've worked in (in 18 reviews)

  • Very good benefits package and incetives to stay (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance when in a finance role (in 21 reviews)

  • Way too many upper management positions that are filled with brown noses (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Nope"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PPG full-time

    Pros

    met some great people there.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, they preach safety buy really want you to do what it takes at all costs.upper management treats you like a dog. Very belittling.

    Advice to Management

    Mean what you preach. Actions speak louder than words. Star rewards is a joke, we don't live on stars, reward us with adult cash!


  2. "Territory Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PPG full-time

    Pros

    Fun people to work with

    Cons

    Terrible pay, micromanaged, overrated


  3. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PPG full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job security if you keep performing. Great 401k match and benefits. You can retire from here if you really don't care about competitive market!!!

    Cons

    Do not recognize talent, to much uptight, minimum to no pay raises even if you get excels throughout your career. Pays almost 15 to 20% lower than market value. Do not care for home grown talent !! Engineers be ready for on calls all the time which is not a big deal but your boss will never show up on call.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees and compensate them better if not more than the market then at least be reasonable


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  5. "job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Help Desk in Strongsville, OH
    Former Employee - Help Desk in Strongsville, OH

    I worked at PPG (Less than a year)

    Pros

    close to home and that was about it

    Cons

    Terrible place to work terrible supervisior

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your supervisor


  6. "Sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with your schedule for the most part, some of the people are good to work with as well. Nothing else though.

    Cons

    No room for growth. They treat the lower employees like untouchables, the only people who ever get raises are upper management. What you start out at is what you stay at no matter how much more you are expected to do. I work in one of their larger stores in the USA and started out as a sales associate, now I am the assistant manager but I still have yet to see any pay increase or appreciation for the work I do. They don't give any raises, even if you've been with the company for years, the last assistant manager worked here for three years and still wasn't awarded a raise. I would not recommend accepting an entry level job here, you'll regret it!

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about your overheard bonuses and give raises to the people that earn them.


  7. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PPG (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    None I can think of currently

    Cons

    Terrible to employees. Very out of date. Big company with old fashioned mentality and horrible management at every level, especially wanna be mid level.


  8. "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Johnson City, TN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Johnson City, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees at the store level are great to work with. A lot of talented people working hard to get the product out the door. Support staff are a big help as well.

    Cons

    Level of pay for reps and managers are a joke. If you figure the hourly pay for a manager he makes less per hour than the assistant Mgr and sore associates. Decisions are made for territories with out talking with local management. Middle management is too scared to speak up for the stores. YES MEN ALL THE WAY. PPG doesn't care about the people only the almighty dollar. Corporate says that they have a responsibility to their stock holders How about a little responsibility for your employees.

    Advice to Management

    SGM's listen to your managers and reps. They are in the market everyday and know what's going on. Then don't be afraid to stand with them and fight for what that market needs and what is right.


  9. "Inside sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Really great people inside the stores to work with

    Cons

    Stores are dreadfully understaffed in most cases, in some, there is only one employee working every single day by themselves.

    Advice to Management

    upper management has extremely ineffective communication with the operations in the stores. It always seems they do what benefits themselves instead of what actually works and makes sense.


  10. "Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only pro is job opportunities do to high turnover rate

    Cons

    Long hours 65- 75 per week.
    Poor pay
    Unrealistic expectations with one or two employees.
    High turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Hire new management


  11. "Too many favoritism"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, learning experience, and flexible (when they feel like it) remember, you will have to work the time you missed or you'll get written up for it. There are no sick days or personal only vacation time and your vacation time won't double until 5-6 years are up. That's right when you first start you get 1 week then in 5 years you'll get only 2 weeks. Nice how they cheat you out of some time off from work. So don't get sick or have any personal issues.

    Cons

    Doesn't care what you, make you work long hours, promises are always broken, too many things directed in the handbook when it's not, and always plays favoritism with some employees due to being family member or a friend. Constantly talk about a budget but never want to fix the important things like the roof in the building that is constantly leaking and smell of mildew. They will email a person about a job opening before its posted and let them know they got the job before a interview was even done.

    Advice to Management

    If a person has the qualification for that position then give them a chance and stop hiring friends and relatives. recognize the people that work there including the temporary employees. stop spending money on lavish items for managers and supervisors and giving the junk computers and messed up equipment to the employees that are working to make this company better. Also when a employee gives you a suggestion. Don't tell them that if they have a problem to retired. This is very unprofessional. This company should be run like a place of business not a republican convention.



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