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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Worcester Reviews

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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
  • Work-life balance, family-like culture, manager support at R&D department (in 10 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. "Performance Plastics"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management team! Lots of autonomy. Strong business respected by customers. Well supported by upper management. Lots of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Like most businesses today, quick to reduce workforce during economic downturns. There was a disconnect between Sales, R&D and manufacturing at times.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Difficult for career growth"

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Northborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Northborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Corporate responsibility, Reasonable benefits and salary, Gender diversity

    Cons

    Management lacks focus, little opportunity for growth, lack of HR engagement

    Advice to Management

    Take some effort and implement methodologies to identify your valuable resources and encourage them for growth. Promoting gender diversity is good, but it should not happen at the cost of everything else!

  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Charlton, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Charlton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, Great team based work space

    Cons

    Their are no cons to working at this company


  4. "A GREAT PLACE to WORK, learn, and advance your professional and personal life"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Northborough, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Northborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong, stable, financially secure company
    Proud history, and global recognition
    Innovation culture
    If you love to see the world, this company has opportunities for you!

    Cons

    Nothing in particular....I am required to travel quite a bit in my position, but that can be a big plus for many people...

    Advice to Management

    Nothing in particular...I am required to travel quite a bit, but that can be a big plus for certain individuals

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Jul 23, 2014 – Talent & Development Manager

    Thank you for your review. We agree that Saint-Gobain has a rich history and are excited to celebrate our 350th anniversary in 2015! In Performance Plastics, we love to build on this foundation of... More


  5. "A n excellent global company with diverse technologies, products and structure"

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    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Northborough, MA
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in Northborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - very diverse in technology and culture
    - Broad range of technologies - scientists heaven
    - opportunity to develop self and others
    - sense of entrepreneurship

    Cons

    - like many companies this size, sometimes may be too buraucratic
    - frequent changes, but this could be good sometimes
    - not for the soft hearts
    - may be too risk advert in information sharing and partnership with external organizations/suppliers

    Advice to Management

    - find opportunities to make SG easy to work with.
    - vacation policy is outdated.

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Jul 17, 2014 – Talent & Development Manager

    We appreciate the time you took to submit your review and believe that our diverse culture helps elevate Performance Plastics’ in every aspect! People Development is one of the eight pillars in our... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A Fun and Innovative Company to Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Northborough, MA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Northborough, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company really cares about its employees and it shows. The employee moral is high, innovation is great, attitudes are great... all leading to a great working experience. Everyone is committed to doing quality work and proud of what they do. It makes for great teamwork and a great environment.

    Cons

    Being a large company, sometimes management can seem a bit disconnected. However this has improved greatly over the last few years for the positive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the innitiatives to create a great place to work. PPL has improved greatly over my time with SG and I look forward to the continued improvement.

    Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Response

    Jul 9, 2014 – Director of HR

    Thanks for the great feedback on our culture and work environment! We are working hard to make sure that our managers take the time to sustain their connections and relationships within their... More


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Stay away from this company!!!"

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    Current Employee - Working Stiff in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Working Stiff in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everyone including management is really unintelligent; makes an average person really stand out. If you cant stand women or minorities its a great place... very little diversity here.

    Cons

    No values, lots of punch lines like world class and continuous improvement. Lots of talk but nothing gets done. The culture SUCKS! watch your back at all times... Its all about seniority here, education and experience counts for nothing.

    Advice to Management

    They all truly belong here since they'll never survive anywhere else.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Ok experience"

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    Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Northborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Northborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It is a job, ok?

    Cons

    Large international company with many branches

    Advice to Management

    Keep the talent by treating them we'll


  9. "Good Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Northborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Northborough, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work enviroment, Dynamic Projects

    Cons

    Matrix organization and fast paced working schedule


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It is just okay!"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Worcester, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    overall flexibility and good benefits

    Cons

    not easy to grow with the company especially as someone who has only BS. Don't feel sense of belonging. Too crazy about everything.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate people to grow and be easy going.


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