Dry-end operator/Re-wrapper (Former Employee) – Michigan City, IN – 14 July 2017
All work and hard work, The management/supervisors on the shift really didn't know how to lead or talk to the staff to get them motivated to do the daily tasks. I believe that's why most of the material order numbers were not met at the end of the week due to the morale of the staff.
Over all good company to work for management suck always micro manage the hourly employees. Pay was excellent hours were long. Not climate controlled hot during summer cold during winter.good place to work if your a butt kisser.
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) – Mount Vernon, IN – 27 March 2017
I started with humble beginnings at this company but have quickly moved up.
The pay scale is better than any other in the area, but this likely due to the schedule. If you come here as an entry level, you will work - a lot. More than you may be willing to sometimes. If you like OT then this is the place for you. If you value your family time and weekends then it is not.
This is not a climate controlled facility, it is hot in the summer and cold in the winter. We make asphalt products which are processed at Temps exceeding 350 degrees so it is very hot in the summer.
The benefits are pretty good and there are safety bonuses and other opportunities to make additional money.
We still have people that have worked here since day 1 (40+ years ago), so you can make a career here.
It is an overall good place to work once you come to terms with the conditions and hours.
Great place to work real family oriented company that i enjoy my time there.
Lead Boiler Operator/Mechanic (Former Employee) – Dudley, NC – 7 January 2017
Plant operator maintain steaming boilers and 7.5 mil re-heaters. controlled all water /chemical treatment for boilers and cooling towers i learned a lot about welding and cutting, i think the hardest thing i had to do was curve my military critical thought process to fit in as a civilian operator, just a different sop than the military. i enjoyed working with a lot of older operators with tons of information.
The most rewarding part of my job was being able to work in a different areas each day.I learned a great deal about troubleshooting robots, changing the (X,Y) coordinates and other heavy machinery. My co-workers were very welcoming and trained me very well. The management was very involed with the employees throught meetings and also during daily tasks. The hardest part about the job was in the beginning learning all of the equipment. A typical day at GAF consists of doing monitoring an maitanance on heavy machinery to keep the plant running efficiently.
Diverse work place with hard working individuals. Management is supportive. However, some aren't on board with company goals when it came to the numbers, being open to new ideals and showing appreciation to employees when goals are meet. Most difficult part of the job was getting the union on board at times with meeting company goals, due to red tape and politics. Enjoyed working with, training my colleagues and developing personnel.
maintenance technician (Former Employee) – Shafter ca – 1 September 2015
Safety was always important and i like that. I learned alot about surface material on steel, managemant changed alot in last few years . Co-workers are a good hard working bunch . It was hard working on hot machinery with heavy gloves and face sheilds. most enjoyable times are when everyone together at company functions
started work very early making the days end early in the day
Research Technician (Former Employee) – Ennis, TX – 18 March 2015
Good company for the most part. Friendly co-workers. Learned lots of things about research and development on physical materials. An average day would consist of testing a variety of materials under research, and data entry. No real issues with the employer i can think of.
Customer Care Representative (Current Employee) – Wayne,NJ – 30 March 2014
• Construct orders in a timely manner placing emphasis on high priority loads • Provide knowledge on product specifications as well as product availability to accommodate customers’ needs and deadlines • Demonstrate outstanding teamwork skills throughout departments to meet customers’ expectations • Revise and validate orders placed electronically to confirm accurate products and quantities for southeast region • Assist with the distribution of voicemail box follow-ups to Customer Care Representatives • Configure warranty claims through compiling vital information from claimants • Guide consumers through the GAF website, delivering product information and warranty coverage
Responsible for strengthening the relationship and growing the business with The Home Depot.
Sales Representative - Michigan (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – 10 February 2014
• Facilitated the flow of building material products and executed national account sales goals and initiatives. • Developed strong relationships amongst customer base that solidified my presence in the territory. • Implemented strategic selling plans for each store location that aided in their market growth. • Managed point of purchase marketing displays, launched new product lines, and conducted training seminars for Home Depot team members.
busy alot of responability and very good managegment.. learned may diferent machines and just like anywhere most co-workers were very good management was very fair and saftey was a big part of thier company...the hardest art of the job was nothing and the most enjoyable part of the job was i loved the company and being a part of it
saftey management and of course the money was great also
not many, 3 shifts was not the best, but i got used to it.thats it
I made purchases for the Chester, S.C. plant and also acquired the best possible travel deals for our Managers. I also assisted the Regional Corporate Purchasing Manager in daily purchases for seven plants throughout the United States and traveled with her as needed. I also went to Washington, D.C. for training in a new computer program that we were implimenting in all plants. I assisted in the implementation and training with all of the seven plants located from California to Florida. I assisted in implenting yearly Blanket Orders and assuring that we received the best pricing for the Company as well as the best quality.
I enjoyed my co-workers and the most enjoyable part of the job was being able to save the Company money on purchases.
good work environment and great benefits.
i did not have any cons. i enjoyed working there and had hoped to retire there.
Excellent company with fantastic benifits and outstanding work environment
Designer (Former Employee) – Tuscaloosa, AL – 9 November 2012
The most outstanding company I have ever worked for. I made a mistake that ended my employment and I hope to find similar or better employment (if possible).
Before I made my mistake -I came home every day saying there couldn't be a better employer. Every day when I came home and my wife would ask "How was your day?" I would often answer "You know how it went. It went the same as yesterday and every day before that -perfect."
The one largest factor that made GAF the outstanding place to work that it is -"the people". I have never worked with such a close-knit group of employees in all of my past working history.
It was extremely unfortunate that I lost my job with this company -but "God willing" -I will be back in working community soon.