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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Reviews

Updated June 21, 2018
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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Senior Vice-President in charge of the High Performance Materials Sector Laurent Guillot
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance at times" (in 11 reviews)

  • "That allows everyone to be engaged in the work environment and everybody is really friendly as well" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life balance can be improved" (in 5 reviews)

  • "It's a very large company and sometimes change takes time" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Application Engineer-Automotive Seals"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Farmington Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Accommodating and supportive work culture, abreast with modern manufacturing technology, amazing cross functional work culture

    Cons

    No cons experienced so far!


  2. "Northboro R&D Center"

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    Former Employee - R&D Group Leader in Northborough, MA
    Former Employee - R&D Group Leader in Northborough, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very good place to start career. encouraging environment with strong research culture. one of the closer place to traditional way of industrial R&D. very wide range of industrial product and problems to solve. enough room for self-driven folks to learn and try new things. collaborative in general.

    Cons

    Too much politics and fight for control from different fraction and country. your career can be destroyed if you are not aligned correctly. Flush out mid- to senior level management team every a few times already over 10-15 years.

    The businesses that composed of the innovative materials section are all relatively small and not suitable for larger company's R&D environment and style. but the R&D arm functions and structures more like French style of traditional R&D. the actual value brought in for the company is not certain.

    director level managers are more evaluated by political power than technical expertise. move often R&D directors among totally different fields and business just because big boss / general manager moved. lack long term vision and strategy as a consequence.

    Advice to Management

    need to find where the values are and how people are delivering the value. make up your mind who you want to manage the place.

  3. "Employee Engagement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits for all employees

    Cons

    Large company with a lot of paperwork


  4. "Market Development Manager"

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    Current Employee - Market Development Manager in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Market Development Manager in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Forward-looking, innovative and driven team approach. Strong holistic focus on the entire business, including employee well-being, not just cost or quarterly results. Innovative products backed by world-class R&D and a willingness to invest intelligently.

    Cons

    None at this point in time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Talk the Talk doesn't Walk the Walk"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Portage, WI
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor in Portage, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They talk a good game at first

    Cons

    Tons of open positions, always hiring, high turnover, Management are NOT on the same page - stay away !

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't understand simple procedures and concepts, always looking to fire somebody, won't take responsibility, Management not accountable but always looking to point fingers. Management creates a toxic culture and divides the workforce.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "large company mentality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, great benefits, great if you like large slow responding companies

    Cons

    Hands are tied by the Saint-Gobain way. Customer's are left with the consequences.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting business and markets that impacts millions of lives and promotes safety and well-being to our customers. Company places high value in safety, ethics and social responsibility. Overall a great team of committed and hard working people. Lots of networking opportunities for career growth.

    Cons

    Current performance is not up to par and is impacting customer satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work towards a new culture of more openness and engagement with employees.

  8. "Embracing the Changes !"

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    Current Employee - Planner/Scheduler in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Planner/Scheduler in Garden Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Evolving, growing company with a bright future and promising new management and direction !

    Cons

    Still in the process of changing "old thinking" and outdated hierarchy.

    Advice to Management

    Good Job shaking the tree and revolutionizing the outdated thinking and culture that has existed here for the past thirty years..


  9. "Saint-Gobain PPL"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance at times. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Communication and consistent policies being followed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees more and improve communication.


  10. "Great work culture!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Overtime available most of the time, Good supervisors and managers.

    Cons

    Not much of career growth.


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