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PPG Reviews

Updated April 26, 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. "AutoBody"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Account Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  3. Helpful (2)

    "not bad lots of ot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Blender in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Blender in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good money for some one with no schooling

    Cons

    lack of leadership people chose who they really want to train. supervisors has no ideal whats going when it comes to training.

    Advice to Management

    network other cultures


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  5. "Administrative Sales Reporting"

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

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

    Pros

    Quiet, clean environment and close to home.

    Cons

    They do not hire administrative assistants as permanent workers.


  6. "Filler"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Filler Production Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Filler Production Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPG (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The salary and the job was easy plus good hours

    Cons

    Not a good work environment

    Advice to Management

    Bad Management


  7. "progressive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Safety and Environmental Representative in Trophy Club, TX
    Former Employee - Safety and Environmental Representative in Trophy Club, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PPG (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They are on top of their game with technology and research. Great focus on quality.

    Cons

    During the time I was with them, they were overly structured and it limited career progression.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Chicago Region"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Delivery Manager in Gardner, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Delivery Manager in Gardner, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PPG (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good entry level job to learn the coatings business

    Cons

    Poor leadership in Chicago, too many people in charge and no one knows whats going on!

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what PPG wants to do. It changes every 6 months.


  9. "Territory Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with Lowe's associates to drive sales. I loved the flexibility that the job offers. This is a great position that can lead to further opportunities with other companies.

    Cons

    Micro manage sales force. Trying to push sales by doing things that take you away from the paint isle. The company forces you to work 30 mandatory Saturdays many of which revolve around holidays in the summer.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the best people and then allow them to push sales with out all the micro management. Get rid of
    middle management layers and pay your sales people that are in front of the customers more. Match on 401k before 5 years. The 401k program does not attract top tear candidates.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  11. "."

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

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

    Pros

    Some really good people and managers.

    Cons

    Engagement varies by department / manager.


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