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I worked at Saint-Gobain as a contractor (Less than a year)
Excellent in-house design staff. Very knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to help you out and get the job done.
After years of not being budget conscious and taking the time to design collateral pieces and needed with designers mainly running the in-house agency, the pendulum has shifted to the other side and the account managers are now running the ship, which translates into micro-managing, breathing down staffs necks and nickel and diming projects.
Advice to Management
Give your employees room to work. Sometimes a two-sided sell sheet takes as long as a 10 page brochure. Just because you can’t internally charge more for the sell sheet, doesn’t mean you should watch the clock on how long it takes to create. An agency (in-house or vendor) is the sum of all it’s projects. If you take a bath on one project, you make it up over the course of all your other projects.
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Saint-Gobain (Valley Forge, PA (US)) in February 2013.
Position came to my attention through a contracting company.
The interview went well (almost two good) in that both sides were excited about what we could all bring to the table. It seemed rather easy. No hard questions.
In retrospect meeting my teammates should have been the red flag. The supervisor did not speak highly of the team and before I met them, I was asked to not ask specific questions, as they were probably concerned for their jobs. Should have, could have, would have.