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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Reviews

Updated April 27, 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
  • It's a very large company and sometimes change takes time (in 5 reviews)

  • Like others have said before, the approval process for certain items can take some time, but this is very common for companies of our size (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very open and friendly staff!
    Very supportive teams.
    Has a culture of wanting people to succeed.

    Cons

    MINOR ISSUE - In my particular interactions/associations there seems to be a divide by generation. But it is easily out weighed by the items above


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, relaxed working environment, direction of company is questionable."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager in Garden Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits (401k matching, pension, healthcare, company car, etc). Great people. Management does not micromanage. Management cares about employee satisfaction.

    Cons

    Company invests time, money, and resources on unnecessary endeavors while ignoring some blatant needs. Workloads tend to be very high due to company being "lean"

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Mar 12, 2017 – Director of HR

    Thanks for recognizing the work we are doing to provide a good Total Rewards package for employees. I encourage you to share your ideas on where we should focus our attention so we build a solid ... More


  3. "Great workplace!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance, benefits, advancement within company, short breaks during work hours.

    Cons

    Nothing really. Good place to work.


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  5. "Application Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere, interesting material, great opportunity for horizontal and vertical movement

    Cons

    Parts of the job can be repetitive

    Advice to Management

    continue to listen to employees input, especially newer/lower level workers.

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Jan 10, 2017 – Director of HR

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your experience working for Saint Gobain Performance Plastics! In 2017 we plan to hold more Town Hall meetings at our locations which is an ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Facility Overall"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Portage, WI
    Current Employee - Technician in Portage, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of OT, always working on ways to improve the facility, customer and safety orientated. Lots of additional perks such as bonuses, reimbursements, dinners and employee recognition.

    Cons

    Favoritism is high, they make rules but there are so many exceptions given to people. Management is lacking. People are too afraid to hurt feelings so things don't get addressed as they should. Very much a do as I say not as I do attitude.

    Advice to Management

    In order to run a successful facility rules must be adhered to and everyone must receive the same treatment. This goes across the board to all departments and all shifts. Hold people accountable, including yourselves. We are losing good workers for the stupidest reasons and keeping horrible workers simply to have the body. That is not helping us.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Product Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Garden Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Garden Grove, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Competitive pay and benefits. People generally treated well and nice work environment. Lots of opportunities to grow with such a large company. Lots of flexibility and outstanding work/life balance.

    Cons

    Most growth opportunities require relocation, especially if you are located in California as it is far away from most of the core business. Poor annual raises (1/2% - 2% per year).


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Entrepreneurial Spirit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing and Communications Manager in Solon, OH
    Current Employee - Marketing and Communications Manager in Solon, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Most managers are trusting. There is so much room to grow between different sites and departments. I've been fortunate enough to be in a job that allows me to travel (and we have sites all over the world). Many high level managers are very willing to mentor newer employees. Investment in innovation.

    Cons

    We're still a bit on the traditional side. Decision making takes time as we're a huge organization. Diversity is lacking (especially in upper management). Vacation policy is lame.

    Advice to Management

    We need more writers, content creators and storytellers in Marketing and Communications roles. Place value on degrees other than technical ones.


  9. "SGPPL review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good steady company to work for

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better


  10. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controller in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Controller in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is very well organized for its size. Very stable workforce. It's a great environment to learn in.

    Cons

    The path to advancement isn't always clear. People in higher level positions do not leave the company so it's hard to advance your career.

    Advice to Management

    Better mentorship programs


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portage, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    True commitment to a safe workplace. Everyone does the best they can even the managers.

    Cons

    Some people just have to complain and spoil the morale on the floor. They must never have worked someplace bad.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to improve the company. Lots of area for improvement. Don't let the whiners get to you - they do not speak for all of us.


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