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Review averages

  • 165 employees say

    Excellent (55)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (35)
    21.212121212121%
    Satisfactory (43)
    26.060606060606%
    Subpar (32)
    19.393939393939%
    3.16
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

Reviews for PPG Industries, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

3.16 Employees say
1.00 Applicants say

Company Culture

Good people in the local facility, difficult company culture

Freedom to work independently

A lot of oversight and questions about previous period performance

Gender Equality

Some opportunities for females but still not equal

Work-Life Balance

Improving but difficult with 24/7 operation and limited experience in the workforce

Handicapped Accessibility

Not applicable.

Challenging Work

Difficult to predict and navigate with limited resources and available metrics

Suggestions for improvement

  • More diversity and freedom to accomplish forward progress is needed. While bottom line cost is important, one needs to view the whole picture and incorporate quality and value into the purchasing equation.

What I like about the company

The workplace is friendly and employee activities are present, though not in abundance. Good work is recognized and rewarded frequently. Local management is caring and willing to fix what needs to be fixed.

What I dislike about the company

Fairness is not always present. The workplace is very male dominated and fairly dated in its general culture. This is slowly changing with worker turnover. Corporate mindset is not geared toward the facility and there are many solos that inhibit forward progress.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
4.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    PPG Industries, Inc.
  • City
    Lake Charles
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered

Company Culture

Corporate associates are not connected with the sales and/or store side. Huge disconnect between, sales and operations. Terrible company culture.

Support from management

Management is constantly looking over their own shoulders, they spend so much time protecting themselves that they never have time for anything else.

Teamwork

You are on your own, do not count on anyone to have your back or to help in any way.

Freedom to work independently

They speak on this as if you have the freedom to do business your way, but your hands are tied.

Internal Communication

Communication doesn't exist at all.

Gender Equality

Mens club

Attitude towards older colleagues

I was a part of a "reduction in force" along with 6 other "senior" sales leaders. All of us had 25 plus years with company. You tell me, how they treat older colleagues?? Not good.

Career Development

You're on your own.

Overall compensation for your work

Not good.

Office / Work Environment

Terrible

Environmental Friendliness

Terrible

Work-Life Balance

They care about one thing-WORK.

Company Image

What image?

Job Security

Terrible company for this.

Handicapped Accessibility

Don't know, but cant imagine its good.

Workplace Safety

Risky.

Challenging Work

No direction given, hard to be challenged when you don't know the direction of the company.

Inclusive / Diverse

None.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Change in upper management.

What I like about the company

Nothing.

What I dislike about the company

Upper management has no connection to customers, sales teams, stores. Make decisions based on strictly numbers.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
1.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
1.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered
  • Company
    PPG
  • City
    Pittsburgh
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Distribution/sales

Company Culture

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.

Teamwork

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.

Internal Communication

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.

Gender Equality

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.

Career Development

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.

Environmental Friendliness

I’m more than one case the place felt pretty hostile. It could be a big bummer.

Work-Life Balance

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.

Company Image

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.

Job Security

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.

Handicapped Accessibility

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.

Workplace Safety

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.

Challenging Work

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.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Ppg
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

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Review averages

  • 165 employees say

    Excellent (55)
    33.333333333333%
    Good (35)
    21.212121212121%
    Satisfactory (43)
    26.060606060606%
    Subpar (32)
    19.393939393939%
    3.16
  • 1 applicant says

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    100%
    1.00

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