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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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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
  • Promoted healthy living; nutritionist on site and work life balance (the ability to work from home (in 9 reviews)

  • Good benefits, we have a pension which many companies have phased out, 401K, 11 holidays (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be improved (in 4 reviews)

  • Like any big company, there is always the red tape to get things approved and signed off which is a struggle (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Granville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Granville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Operators, job security, pay for the area. Global company has many great opportunities.

    Cons

    Site specific: Slow to improve. Not enough people to get needed work properly planned nor completed. Management is untrusting, rather arbitrarily cuts budgets, and bullies employees. These things limit technical career growth in the engineering field.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the professional recommendations of people you hire. HR should NOT allow managers to bully others. Stop some of the beurocracy and provide improvement budgets.

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    May 1, 2017 – HR Director

    Thank you for taking the time to complete a review on your experience in the Granville location. We are pleased that you see all the opportunities for growth and development in our global ... More


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Management team is weak, indecisive."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in Garden Grove, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a pension and 401k matching. Good work life balance. Company promotes safety.

    Cons

    Managers don't trust their people and vice versa. Employees are increasingly disengaged. Company is shrinking fast.

    Advice to Management

    Trust the employees to make decisions and not micromanaging. Promote from within. Gender balancing means men and women have equal chance but only women are being promoted and it's not fair.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Sr. Manufacturing Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden Grove, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of connections, global business

    Cons

    Dont treat you well, HR is a joke, when people leave they consolidate jobs and give you more tasks. They also have a weird hayband system you get stuck in when it comes to a merit increase.


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  5. "Underpaid intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in South Merrimack, NH
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in South Merrimack, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    laid back work environment, flexible hours, SOME great people, interesting product line

    Cons

    not recognised for many years of experience, no pay raise after 3+ years. treated disrespectfully by other employees at times. very underpaid for an engineering internship.

    Advice to Management

    recognise interns with pay raises when they have many years of experience in a department


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Extrusion op"

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    Current Employee - Extrusion Op in Taunton, MA
    Current Employee - Extrusion Op in Taunton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I could say only a handful of co workers that willing to help you anyways they can. Other then that it is one uncomfortable place to work at.

    Cons

    Miserable first shift lead. there are many qualified candidates that is better at leading the dept. training is a joke by the lead, minorities tread carefully cause you are out numbered. Coverage for breaks and lunchtime sometimes u have to wait forever to eat and take breaks. This place is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Please do a better job at monitoring of how the employees are being treated on daily basis.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Downhill quality"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work. Great coworkers. Vacation time.

    Cons

    The quality in the plant has went downhill fast. The management in quality is more worried about sitting in the break room visiting with other management, than getting the job done. Too many different opinions as to what good product is anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Replace some of your quality team. These products are in the medical field, and could be life threatening. Rotate people in quality like you did in prior years, and get back on track.

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Jun 10, 2015 – Vice President Fluid Systems

    Thank you for expressing your concern for the quality of our products. It’s encouraging to know our employees understand the importance of our products and the impact they can have. It is ... More


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Family-like, clean & safe working environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in Garden Grove, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    high-tech products that serves high end market products
    clean and safe environment to work
    less stressful working condition
    steady growth
    very big and well-know company (at least in Europe and B2B)

    Cons

    very steady working environment
    not much movement (promotion and change job) within departments / businesses
    slow and resistance in change

    Advice to Management

    need to invest on machineries as well as employee. employees are the one running those equipment.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Not really that good"

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    Current Employee - Service Crew in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - Service Crew in Akron, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    overtime and my boss and my coworkers

    Cons

    working weekends and upper management

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Old industrial method, Do more with less!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Portage, WI
    Current Employee - Production in Portage, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paycheck, Overtime available, Steady hours, safe.

    Cons

    Management. mandatory overtime, rules aren't applicable to everyone, bureaucratic mess, poor communication.

    Advice to Management

    Over the last couple years they've lost focus on employees and quality which the company has suffered for. Management has created a culture of "you don't matter" to employees. Current operations and management- personnel relationships need to be examined. There is no trust in management anymore.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Good people. Poor Leadership."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technical products, investment from parent company

    Cons

    Executives are removed from reality. Business units are not cohesive, lots of politics and internal competition.

    Advice to Management

    Reboot.


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