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Updated March 17, 2017
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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 20 reviews)

  • Very good benefits package and incetives to stay (in 28 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 29 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager/Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Business Analyst in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PPG (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Mature PMO, strong mentorship program, professional friendly work atmosphere

    Cons

    None worth noting on this site

    Advice to Management

    Continue to mentor staff and grow the company


  2. "AutoBody"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Owner in Utica, NY
    Current Employee - Owner in Utica, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Own my own business. Local to my home. Flexible hours. Time off when needed. Very lucrative if skills are good.

    Cons

    Lots of hours. Mounding stressful environment. Physically demanding and harmful chemicals. High skill of physical injuries.

    Advice to Management

    Don't worry about competition. Keep doing what you do. Love your work, respect your clients and be honest at all times.


  3. "Account Development Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Development Manager in Centerville, IN
    Former Employee - Account Development Manager in Centerville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PPG (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    PPG is without a doubt the best company I have ever worked for the culture, technology, innovation an industry leading company in the chemical and coatings industries. Exceptional ability to recruit, hire and retain the best professional talent pool of employees I have ever been associated with professionally.

    Cons

    Absolutely none! Only the fact that I no longer work at PPG! Great company!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


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  5. "Great employee development"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee development and retention is highly valued. Co-workers are generally fantastic. Teams communicate well. Very good benefits package and incetives to stay.

    Cons

    Managers are unaware of performance of team and relationships between subordinates. It is hard to be motivated when performance is rarely observed or recognized. Hard to change processes that are already in place.

    Advice to Management

    Be consistently engaged with your employees, aware of their performance and take their opinions into account. Be willing to change processes even if they are assumed to be working well.


  6. "Intern Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Intern Process Engineer in Oak Creek, WI
    Current Employee - Intern Process Engineer in Oak Creek, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and really good atmosphere. They really pride themselves on company culture and improving their employees.

    Cons

    I do not have many downsides because I will be working there this coming summer for 3 months. They are organized and will know soon.

    Advice to Management

    None yet because I have not started working yet. Maybe give interns a higher pay in areas where the cost of living is higher.


  7. "Ambitious and reliable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlisle, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Career based with opportunities and understanding.

    Cons

    They are selling their business.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the current employees for those reapplying


  8. "PPG Aerospace"

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    Current Employee - Production Worker in Huntsville, AL
    Current Employee - Production Worker in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Awesome benefits and great salary for the actual work you do! Cant beat it...

    Cons

    Its still a plant industry..the gossip and the hooplah is still the same..


  9. "Awesome part time job"

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    Former Employee - Field Service Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Field Service Representative in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best job I ever had

    Cons

    Very little. Home Depot staff, not always helpful.?


  10. "Technical Sales and Service Representative"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Technical Sales & Service Representative in Troy, MI
    Current Contractor - Technical Sales & Service Representative in Troy, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for Growth
    Freedom and Flexibility; No Micromanaging
    Laidback Office Environment
    Always a different Challenge; Opportunities to Troubleshoot
    Included in Bonuses even as a contractor

    Cons

    2 years+ as a contractor
    Middle-Management taking Credit for your work, but I guess that's expected in the corporate environment.
    Only 1 raise in 2 years

    Advice to Management

    Secure great employees quicker than 2 years if possible


  11. "Labor"

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    Former Employee - Laborer in Berea, KY
    Former Employee - Laborer in Berea, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work days 6 months out of the year

    Cons

    Bosses and the long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like you appreciate there hard work.


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