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Saint-Gobain NorPro Reviews

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  1. "Employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional in Stow, OH
    Current Employee - Professional in Stow, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain NorPro (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. A lot of opportunity for advancement if you work hard. Has a sense of family.

    Cons

    Large corporation, can have both positives and negatives.

    Saint-Gobain NorPro Response

    May 18, 2016 – Director of Human Resources

    Thank you. We are proud that you are satisfied with your work environment. We are fully committed to employee development and appreciate your response.


  2. "Ugh! This is Rough."

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

    Pros

    Environment is relaxed and understanding of your personal life. Pay is generous and supervisors readily allow time off to address medical or family needs, assuming that the time is made up.

    Cons

    This is not a team-oriented work place. We have departments of employees, each with their own very discrete job functions and rarely do they overlap with others in the same department. By observation, teamwork is something that exists in middle and senior management, but not on the shop floors or in the labs.

    Benefits are mediocre. Many are very old-hat and don't really appeal to a younger demographic.

    There is a lot of "walking knowledge" throughout the organization. Not much is written into policy or for any succession planning and that leaves us at a real loss.

    Succession planning appears "too scary" for anyone to address, or at least those I've asked, and as a result, nothing is done. The culture is reactive vs. proactive, and "do something, apologize later" vs. "ask permission to do something." Project management is very shoot-from-the-hip and slap-shot vs. carefully planned and orchestrated.

    Saint-Gobain uses WCM, but this site struggles to implement it in a meaningful way.

    Not many people here willing to "tell it how it is." We lack a certain strength in character

    Advice to Management

    To senior management: Get someone who is good in public relations. Every time there's bad news (layoffs, etc.), it's rarely delivered well.

    If any of the above seems untrue, then we, as an organization, need to do better in communicating metrics and efforts for projects, programs, and problems instead of letting employees do the guess work and post their frustrations on something public like Glassdoor. Because by then, it's too late - the review is posted.

    Saint-Gobain NorPro Response

    Aug 4, 2016 – Director of Human Resources

    Thank you for your honesty. We as group are working very hard to improve our communication, transparency and succession planning. The team is engaged and is very passionate about employee ... More


  3. "OK place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Stow, OH
    Current Employee - Research Associate in Stow, OH

    Pros

    NorPro is a pretty good place. Most of the people are very nice and NorPro itself generally makes good money and gives bonuses.

    Cons

    Saint-Gobain, the parent company, is a pretty mediocre company. It does not seem well managed and the benefits package is pretty mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    The problem isn't NorPro's management, but further up the chain of command