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Updated 15 January 2019
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Saint-Gobain Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Pierre-André de Chalendar
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recognition for work life balance
    Encourage entrepreneurialism
    Opportunities within Group
    Forward thinking

    Cons

    Pace of change can be too slow depending on the business

    Advice to Management

    Encourange engagement, keep staff challenged, and provide opportunities to make a difference

    Saint-Gobain Response

    26 Jul 2018 – HR and Employee Experience Advisor

    Thank you for leaving us a 5* review! It is wonderful to get such a great review, especially from someone who has been with us for more than 10 years... it is important all our colleagues have a... More


  2. "Sales adminstrator"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Saint-Gobain full-time

    Pros

    Large company, generally good practices

    Cons

    Management were very focussed on their own targets

  3. "Great company for apprentice"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities within the group, and in different departments

    Cons

    No special cons as an apprentice as the company value the qualified students hired as apprentice

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on apprentice development and access to job opportunities in their local country and abroad, before the end of the apprenticeship


  4. "Machinist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain full-time

    Pros

    Great staff and great environment

    Cons

    Old machines, limited progression


  5. "Poor Management"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Runcorn, England
    Current Employee - Engineer in Runcorn, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good group to work with.

    Cons

    More and more expected of you by management with little or no incentive.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people well or you will lose them


  6. "Good Opportunities"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Saint Gobain is a large global group of companies and as such offers a wide range of opportunities to change both company and role.

    Cons

    The IT infrastructure is a constant frustration.


  7. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Bristol, England

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

    Pros

    Nice people & flexible hours

    Cons

    Employees were a bit laid back.

    Advice to Management

    Be more strict to implement policies.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "customer experience consultant"

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

    I worked at Saint-Gobain full-time

    Pros

    fun place to work

    Cons

    targets are hard to get at times


  9. "Great company, people and progression!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with the company for nearly 9 months now and I can honestly say its one i hope to be at forever! My role is always developing for the good, the teams and managers are all welcoming and supportive. And most of all everyone is approachable - even at a director level. I get a good vibe in the atmosphere in all offices and can see everyone has a passion to work here. I can see my future here and lots of progression!

    Cons

    Cant think of anything negative to say really.. Carry on with what everyone is doing

    Advice to Management

    Keep being positive, open and encouraging.. keeps the employees happy and motivated

    Saint-Gobain Response

    14 Jun 2018 – HR and Employee Experience Advisor

    Thank you for such a positive review! - it is so good to hear that you've been enjoying your time with us at Saint-Gobain and really great to know you want to continue your career with us. I note... More


  10. "Saint Gobain Area Sales Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain full-time

    Pros

    They Look after their people

    Cons

    Do not pay market rates