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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Reviews

Updated December 1, 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
  • The corporate office has the best company culture in terms of teamwork and work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • That allows everyone to be engaged in the work environment and everybody is really friendly as well (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance can be improved (in 5 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. "Overall Business"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive Leadership
    Growth
    Strive to be the Best

    Cons

    Multiple IT systems for Sales, Operations and HR management


  2. "Great for the right person"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Akron, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for single people trying to advance your career.

    Cons

    Work life balance is non existent. It's work balance and life when you get there.

  3. "Solid Five Star Company Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The corporate office has the best company culture in terms of teamwork and work-life balance. It requires self-driven individuals who can rely on little guidance to get the bigger objective done, which is both interesting and a challenge when there isn't a hold up in the process. I have never been micro-managed; not once and that kind of respect builds respect in return.

    The entry level pay for most positions is above market value and the staff is by and large very talented. The culture is very diverse in terms of nationality and it is not uncommon to hear conversations in several different languages in any given day.

    The corporate office is fairly modern and comfortable.

    Long term business company; company directors tend to look to the future and plan a good strategy.

    Cons

    Personal growth, recognition and guidance in career can be poor, although there has been a clear effort to try and improve this recently. Limited commitment from (SOME) management on processes can lead to frustrating underutilization as projects stall - silo effect limites other management from taking up the mantle.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize fast moving individuals and utilize the asset that they are; not with menial tasks, but real value added activity - it's a loss for the company and it builds attrition. Better guidance from management and support for training would be welcome.

    Truly curve behavior by promoting and enforcing the Principles - some employees deliberately stand in the way of things because of personality issues, this does no one any good.

    The company culture offsets any negative qualities, because it is a phenomenal place to work and the corworks just make it better. It's relaxed, but productive and I hope it never changes.


  4. "Just Livin' the Dream!"

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    • Senior Management
    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

    Entrepreneurial spirit. Not too political. Great company culture. Trusting atmosphere with ability the to be flexible with work schedule (not always the case...depends on your role, site and manager). A lot of growth opportunities. Ability to meet and interact with people from all around the world.

    Cons

    Could use more vacation days at the start. Also more volunteer hours. Lack of diversity in top leadership roles. A lot of initiatives get passed down from the very top and can feel like a lack of focus at times.

    Advice to Management

    Growth is awesome, just remember we need to maintain a culture and atmosphere where people want to be and can be passionate about what they do.


  5. "Internships"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics as an intern

    Pros

    Some pros are
    - the company likes to promote from within so there is always an opportunity to advance
    - the people are great to work with
    - there is constant exposure no matter the level you are at
    - had constant access to managers

    Cons

    - approval process can take forever
    - constant change in management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "R&D Engineer"

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

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance, family-like culture, manager support at R&D department.

    Cons

    Too many senior employees and activities should be diversified.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Large company invested in the career of its employees

    Cons

    Small fish in a big pond

  8. "Saint-Gobain"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, high impact, and employee development.

    Cons

    Coordination between multiple groups can be difficult and work life balance could be improved.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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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

    The people are very nice and easy to work with. They maintain a good balance between work and fun that makes coming to work enjoyable.

    Cons

    Things can move very slowly at times in a big company and performance plastics is no exception.


  10. "Great Place to Work but Upper Management Needs to be more Transparent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a fun place to work!

    Cons

    More communication between management and their employees...

    Advice to Management

    Talk to you employees about changes you want t


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