Saint-Gobain Reviews

Updated May 25, 2020

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3.7
77%
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Saint-Gobain Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Pierre-André de Chalendar
Pierre-André de Chalendar
445 Ratings
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  1. "Super place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership, focus on employees, living by example

    Cons

    I can think of no cons

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    Saint-Gobain2020-04-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Be careful What Job You Take"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Research Technician in Northborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saint-Gobain full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good people at the hourly level, some decent engineer

    Cons

    Classism from the European engineers, no room for engineers hired as technicians to advance.

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    Saint-Gobain2020-05-19
  3. "Good place to work"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Molder in Worcester, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Safety issues...and long your

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    Saint-Gobain2020-04-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of Senior Level Support"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Manager in Portage, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saint-Gobain full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great group of people at the plant level, great salary, great benefits, good development opportunities

    Cons

    Very long hours, understaffed in some areas, division leadership does not motivate people - would rather run good plant level managers down.

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    Saint-Gobain2020-04-04
  5. "Not sure"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    The expectations from management are not clear

    Saint-Gobain2020-03-27
  6. "Good place to start your career, mixed on growth"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Design Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saint-Gobain full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of product specific expertise and resources (as with most big corps) so great for people starting their career, good and decent people, good products, good benefits

    Cons

    Plant management was a mess. GM was great but had responsibilities for multiple plants so generally unreachable. Both plant manager and quality manager have since left/fired so maybe better now? Promotions seem to be dependent on manager's whims as there is no formal structure. Attempts were made to improve morale through recognition awards but seemed to have little impact.

    Saint-Gobain2020-02-23
  7. "Inspiring place to work at"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Research Engineer in Northborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people that care about both the applications and the science, inspiring environment, safety is a must

    Cons

    Benefits could be better, too many projects/person (can be stressful)

    Saint-Gobain2020-02-22
  8. "Molder/PressOperator"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain

    Pros

    Monthly profit sharing, decent pay, will work with your schedule,minimum supervision once trained.

    Cons

    Unqualified management, favoritism, company politics, no opportunity for growth( if your good at the machine/ job your doing)

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    Saint-Gobain2020-02-22
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent Place to Work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employee centered culture, committed to diversity, strong benefits overall, very diverse company, tons of potential and opportunities to find your career path.

    Cons

    401 k is only fair, there is a match but could be better. Complicated corporate structure which takes some time to learn and navigate.

    Saint-Gobain2020-01-19
  10. "Good environment"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Analyst 

    I worked at Saint-Gobain full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Chance to grow, creative work environment

    Cons

    Inherent hierarchal structure, management not as competitive

    Saint-Gobain2020-01-26
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