The location I worked went through several managers because they just didn’t care about the location and it caused a severe lack of loyalty as well as always forcing he employee to teach a manger who has no idea of what our responsibilities where.
Support from management
This is where the company fails. The managers where never truly on your side. They would tell you to your face how they support and want what’s best for you but I’m the end they were just as quick to throw you under a bus then some petty coworker would. The managers and higher ups are truly the worst part of this job.
The team I started with and the time I ended with are very different. The time I started with worked well together to achieve a common goal on providing the best care for our costumer as we possibly could. Now poor management ran most of that team off so the team I had towards the end of my stay there was awful. Most seemed more interested in what they could do to make someone else look bad instead of how we could work together so we all looked good.
Freedom to work independently
This was my favorite part for majority of my time with ppg. Our Division was made up for people who could work without being needed to be told about daily duties. We got done what was needed and we did it without someone barking orders at us. At least till the end. A supervisor towards the end of my stay with the company w Old micro manage us to death. The worst part is he truly didn’t know what we did on a day to day basis so his instructions almost always caused us to slow down not speed up.
This varried from manger to manger but for the most part being kept in the loop was not something that came easy. For the most part information and what is expected of you is something you’ll find out by then yelling st you when you don’t do it.
I’ve had both male and female coworkers as well as managers. The managers all sucked but the cow workers where fine. Haha
Attitude towards older colleagues
As I’ve said before the team I started with was amazing and I would have given 5 stars to. But management ran literally all of them off. The team I ended eh would have been a two so I kinda met in the middle giving them 3.
The location I was in was essential a black hole. Once you joined this team you didn’t leave unless you left the company or knew someone high up. I was in the same place making the same money for nearly four years.
Overall compensation for your work
For how easy my job was I was paid pretty fairly. Now some of the new employees got shafted and wouldn’t be paid as much as the rest of us. Pretty sad.
Office / Work Environment
I worked in one of PPGs many warehouses and the overall environment for us was pretty bad. We constantly had to battle ants and other small critters that wanted what we had. It was pretty gross and with no cleaning staff they forced cleaning into us.
I’m more than one case the place felt pretty hostile. It could be a big bummer.
The job isn’t super demanding and overtime can be a possibility which I love. For the most part my lowish score is because of where it is located in terms of my home. It was kind of a long commute.
Honestly it depends on who you ask. Companies that don’t do business with PPG seem to have a high standard of it. But if you asked the company we worked with and managed there chemicals. Very few would have a kind word to say about how it’s run. It was let very customer focused. It also wasn’t very employee focused so not sure what this companies focus is ok.
Once you’re hired full time you are pretty set. PPG has several rules to make sure firing you is very difficult as long as you show up to work.
Stairs lead to the front door so that’s a no go for wheel chairs.
Large ramp in back would make it possible to get in but would not be fun-easy.
Large shelves would make someone in a wheelchair nearly impossible.
Overall unless you’re 6foot and in decent conditions I’d stay away for your sake.
On one hand they preach to everyone how safety is there number one concern. On the other hand management would give you the impression they just wanted the job done. Regardless how. I found myself slowly lifting a forklift while another employee stood on the forks so we could reach something on a high shelf. Now managers would often tell you how it was dangerous but I’m the same sentence applaud you for doing what was needed.
Extremely easy. As long as you aren’t afraid of lifting a few things with some weight you’ll be fine.
Inclusive / Diverse
I worked with a wide variety of people of all races and genders. That was a good part.
Suggestions for improvement
- Managers that truly care about team. Not someone who just wants to use the location as a stepping stone onto better things.
What I like about the company
At this point not much.
What I dislike about the company
At this point just about everything.