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Saint-Gobain Abrasives Reviews

Updated May 4, 2018
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Saint-Gobain Abrasives President, Saint-Gobain Abrasives Patrick Millot
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Pros
  • "salary, good people at the site" (in 5 reviews)

  • "This isn't a great company to work for" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "That says it all about management, work culture, work life balance in India" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Very poor pay, extremely slow growth within the organisation, demotivating work attitude" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Any avai"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plasma Torch Operator in Northampton, MA
    Current Employee - Plasma Torch Operator in Northampton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for

    Cons

    Not a bad company to work for


  2. "Research Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Relative stable job environment; have all common benefits; sense of corp. responsibility; conservative and not take big risks; not make big mistakes.

    Cons

    May be too conservtive at times; could be a bit more innovative and take more risks.

    Advice to Management

    think about how to develp in the new ear and time, which is so different from hundress of years and even decades ago.

  3. "attention"

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    Former Employee - Mounter in Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - Mounter in Carol Stream, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    company has lots of good benefits

    Cons

    human resources activity is terrible,poor management

    Advice to Management

    corporate should get rid of present management and human resources.they are firing good employee for simple reason and not making enough production for on time delivery.management is letting company production efficiency down.so this two people should be out first.

    Saint-Gobain Abrasives Response

    Jan 9, 2018 – Director, Human Resources North American Operations

    Thank you for taking the time to provide this review. Unfortunately, there are times when we have to end the employment relationship with an employee. This can happen for multiple reasons, which... More


  4. "Love to Work Here"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is super nice, helpful and its a true sense of family. Everyday is something new and your always challenged with a new task. Every person is willing to lend a hand, they say hello when passing you - just a great place to work.

    Cons

    Not a single con comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing - I think management is great, they check in but also leave you to do your work. Trusting that you will do a great job - even provide constructive feedback and positive kudos when you've done something good.


  5. "Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carol Stream, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Team work is taught to the operators

    Cons

    Too many bosses no accountability

    Saint-Gobain Abrasives Response

    Jul 17, 2017 – Human Resources Manager

    Thank you for your comments. We agree that team work is a critical link to our success. We achieve this by empowering our associates and encouraging collaboration at every opportunity, which means... More


  6. "CSR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Stephenville, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Stephenville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Abrasives (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This isn't a great company to work for. Nice benefits for being a college student (including tuition reimbursement) and the things I learned while working at this company have been very useful in my career now. I am so greatful for my time spent in Stephenville

    Cons

    Very high pressure for error free data entry. Any "error" made on an order resulted in almost a demerit and was a very stressful process.

    Saint-Gobain Abrasives Response

    Jun 8, 2017 – HR Director

    Thank you. We appreciate your open and honest feedback.

    Incorrect data entry can result in our customers receiving the wrong product and lead to overall dissatisfaction with our services... More


  7. "Finishing Operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many different jobs and employees at the operator level are awesome to work with. The pay at entry level is competitive and they match up to 6% of your salary in your 401k.

    Cons

    Lower level management is not very knowledgeable of the operations taking place. They also show no interest in anything other than numbers. Double standards in some cases. The shift differential is a bit low compared to some places in the surrounding area.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Quality Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Travelers Rest, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Travelers Rest, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Business outlook is positive. The culture is positive.

    Cons

    Several layers of management, giving multiple, sometimes conflicting efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Management was good.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Market Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Buffalo, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    salary, good people at the site

    Cons

    Too big to move. Old fashioned work culture. Big boys club.

    Advice to Management

    be more open. think outside of traditional.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "National Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Abrasives full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fair employer and great people work there.

    Cons

    They don't change or adapt very quickly.

    Saint-Gobain Abrasives Response

    Feb 29, 2016 – Vice President and General Manager

    Thank you for your employment with Saint-Gobain Abrasives. We do work with great people! While at times we may not make decisions as quickly as everyone would like, we are attempting to manage change... More


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