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Panolam Industries Reviews

Updated Jan 11, 2019

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  1. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panolam Industries full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I thoroughly have enjoyed my time working for Panolam. A commitment to serve our customers, our communities, and our fellow employees, is resonated from leadership, down through each department, and creates an organizational culture that makes you proud to be apart of. Great environment and great people!

    Cons

    I have no cons fortunately!

    Panolam Industries2017-09-04

    Panolam Industries Response

    September 28, 2017Talent Manager

    We are thrilled to read your positive comments about Panolam's commitment to service. We are working to continually improve the service provided to our customers. We are proud of our company's participation in several fundraisers including walks to raise funds for MS and breast cancer ...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Panolam Industries full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are good Pay is solid Opportunities for advancement Continuing education

    Cons

    Company morale low but rising People not held accountable for their responsibilities

    Advice to Management

    Continue trying to bring up company morale. Don't focus on just throwing money at the problem, create a culture that cares. A lot of production employees just want recognition / appreciation for their time and efforts.

    Panolam Industries2019-01-11
  3. "FSM"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Panolam Industries full-time

      Pros

      Product was respected in the industry. Strong brand recognition. Pay way OK.

      Cons

      Company culture. Management style. Overemphasized reporting.

      Advice to Management

      This was several years ago and I've heard things have changed. If not, focus needs to be placed on improving the culture.

      Panolam Industries2018-08-16

      Panolam Industries Response

      August 23, 2018Talent Manager

      Thank you for your feedback regarding your employment several years ago with Panolam Surface Systems. Panolam has focused in the past and continues to move forward with creating a respectful and collaborative culture with a management team that provides opportunities for employees ...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Field Sales"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Panolam Industries full-time

      Pros

      Panolam is a great company with great people. The field sales team are a very positive group of people who work very hard. They are a very helpful and respectful group of people who work well together. This new team approach has taken five years to achieve with the help of new leadership. In addition, Panolam has invested in tools and training such as Salesforce, 4DX/ Steven Covey , Color Marketing Group etc. With...

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      Cons

      Vacation time is two weeks until you reach five years.

      Advice to Management

      Change the vacation benefit. This position requires a fair amount of traveling and seasoned sales folks who most likely have been in their field for many years. Taking a position at Panolam requires going backwards in vacation time. More vacation time would help with employee life work balance. We are required to be away from our families for days at a time for our job. It makes sense that you would give back some...

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      Panolam Industries2018-03-28
    • "So Far So Good"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Panolam Industries full-time

      Pros

      Been here 6 months. Cliquey but the money is good.

      Cons

      Work can be either out the door or non-existent. Not much room for growth.

      Panolam Industries2018-02-28
    • "Laborer"

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        Former Employee - Laborer in Bangor, ME
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I worked at Panolam Industries full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        It was a good income

        Cons

        I traveled around alot for work.

        Panolam Industries2018-03-01
      • "Good Opportunity for the Right Individual"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Panolam Industries full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Flexibility and autonomy are great benefits to working for Panolam.

        Cons

        Salary is on par with industry average. Bonuses are fantastic but difficult to attain. Distribution can be challenging as well perception in the marketplace. Have seen consistent improvement since I started here, company is on the right track.

        Panolam Industries2017-12-08
      • Helpful (4)

        "True Talent is Being Squandered"

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        Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Panolam Industries full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        -Benefits package is very good -Expenses are reimbursed in a timely manner -Investments and improvements are currently being made to the CRM, including a recent addition of a CRM administrator who is making the software more useful and more user-friendly. -Investments recently made into strategic selling tools and training

        Cons

        -No process in place for training a new sales representative. It is encouraged that you read the internal 'playbooks' for answers to product questions before you reach out to anyone within the organization for help. -Extremely difficult to meet the combination of field requirements and reporting requirements that are asked of you. It is a stressful environment, as a result. -It is company-wide culture to compare sales...

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        Advice to Management

        -This company is made up of talented, creative, experienced individuals. You should know - you hired them! Tap into them. Treat them as invaluable resources. They are more than numbers on a spreadsheet. They have ideas and contributions that will elevate the corporation. -Create consistent processes for training and coaching. -Develop high quality sales tools including innovative samples and presentation pieces with...

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        Panolam Industries2017-12-12
      • Helpful (1)

        "Great Company Values"

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        Current Employee - Sales in Shelton, CT
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Panolam Industries full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Management is outstanding; they really seem to care about their employees & about upholding the right values to meet their goals.

        Cons

        Tech adoption could be better.

        Advice to Management

        Continue to interact with employees the way that you do!

        Panolam Industries2017-10-18
      • "Not much for positive input"

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        Former Employee - Machine Operator in Auburn, ME
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Panolam Industries full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        One does get a 40 hour week in and insurance is a little cheaper

        Cons

        Mandatory overtime and pay not up to standards

        Advice to Management

        Be more on hands and treat your folks like they actually exist

        Panolam Industries2017-10-22
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