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Saint-Gobain Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is great and I have plenty of work to keep my days busy (in 23 reviews)

  • company has Healthy work environment (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • In some departments You will have no work life balance in this company as there arent enough resources (in 8 reviews)

  • Thre is no Cons for this Company (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Radome Assembler"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Radome Assembler in Puyallup, WA
    Current Employee - Radome Assembler in Puyallup, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love this company because it is a whole package. Their team environment is highly collaborative, they have a good benefit package, and have profit sharing bonuses every year.

    Cons

    The pay is not transparent and not equal around the plant with many people working the same job and receiving wildly different rates that don't even seem to reflect skill or experience level.

    Advice to Management

    Transparent, fair, and equal pay opportunities.


  2. "Do not work here"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden Grove, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location, nice place, great co-workers, work is challenging

    Cons

    Too much corporate BS, understaffed, management clueless, people leaving

    Advice to Management

    hire qualified staff, get rid of "management team"


  3. "Maintenance Tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Faribault, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Faribault, MN

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Growing company. Very clean inside .


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  5. "Great potential"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality in Portage, WI
    Current Employee - Quality in Portage, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits start day 1. Overtime available. Clean factory. Many good changes coming. Education reimbursement. Many shifts available. Job rotation. Great future potential

    Cons

    Forgetting about off shifts. Just because you have been employed for a long time doesn't mean you get special treatment.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those that you are assisting in education expense.


  6. "Large company, easy to get lost in the mix"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    very large company with a great name to stand on

    Cons

    very easy to get lost in the mix


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Very Disappointed in the Company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden Grove, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people I worked with were hard working and dedicated to doing a good job. The work environment was pleasant as well.

    Cons

    The company is too driven by short term sales projections - it frequently lets people go when sales are slow. I was let go with no warning after almost 10 years of highly productive employment and told that my position with the company had been eliminated as a cost cutting measure.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of talk about what a great place to work the company is. Saying so and making it so are two different things. Certainly the potential is there but the company needs to work on loyalty to its employees. A large company like this one should be able to weather temporary down turns in business without the periodic reductions in force.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Slow Moving Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, MA
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are friendly and salaries are competitive.

    Cons

    Everyone is concerned about their own agenda instead of working as a cohesive unit. Things in the plants take forever to get accomplished. Management sets impossible standards knowing you can't meet them but wants you to try anyways but then you are judged off missing the dates.

    Advice to Management

    Work with the teams for long term improvements instead of the short term projects that are quick fixes and not solutions. Give realistic expectations.


  9. "Clearwater SG was the worst company I ever worked for by far."

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    Former Employee - Production Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Production Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saint-Gobain full-time

    Pros

    Most production employees are hard workers & helpful. Otherwise I don't have any other pros to list about the Clearwater site.

    Cons

    Upper management, WCM Lead and Production Mgr. very weak in my opinion, which is shared by probably most production employees and lower paid salary employees at site.

    Advice to Management

    The product is great at Clearwater site but leadership & WCM, Engineering are very weak!!


  10. "SAP Security Consultant"

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    Former Employee - SAP Security Administrator in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - SAP Security Administrator in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Saint-Gobain (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As already having experience with Saint gobain with last 5 years

    Cons

    to get chance on working different role


  11. Helpful (4)

    "No support for EHS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EHS Manager in Hoosick Falls, NY
    Former Employee - EHS Manager in Hoosick Falls, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saint-Gobain full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great folks on the manufacturing floor! Department managers work well together.

    Cons

    Upper management is not transparent and not willing to spend on EHS compliance. Upper management sees themselves as above the regulations. #1 priority is optics not Safety as they profess. When you cannot get approval for First Aid training and the closest emergency response is 20 minutes, there is something wrong with priorities here!

    Advice to Management

    Think about the wellness of the most precious resource, YOUR EMPLOYEES! not the almighty dollar.



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