Company tried it's best to insure happiness on the job.
Lead Hand (Former Employee), 885 Avonhead Rd. Mississaug, Ontario. – October 29, 2013
Pros: access to intranet service within ppg over other personal.
Cons: limited to access regarding the internet.
Assign work to pickers. Print copies of shipping documents. Interact on telephone with customer service personal. Interact with shipping companies and organize shipments. Interact with management. Receive documents before allowing unloading of materials by warehouse personal. Deal with problems and solve them. I enjoyed the interaction and leadership – more... roles. Brain storming with management about improvements in regards to shipments, safety, productivity, etc. – less
Good place to work, just not a lot of room to advance.
Technical Support (Current Employee), Toledo, OH – June 20, 2013
PPG people are great to work with. We provide tech support to Chrysler on PPG paint and supplies. Inventory supplies and test paint for viscoity to insure proper flow through robots. Also test units for apperances.
PPG is a great company... Too bad they hire through temp agencies now...
Staff Management (Former Employee), Wichita Falls, TX – May 30, 2013
Pros: 12 hr rotating shifts
Cons: ppg department managrs talk to temp's like they will do anything for them, but they think temp's are below them.
I was a supervisor of temp workers at PPG Wichita Falls. I Supervised the temp workers in the Tempering department, Then I went to the shipping department. When I was injured, the company doctor said I needed a CT scan but the temp agency (Staff Management) fought their own company doctor's decision. Just a warning. If Staff Management is in charge – more... of temp services at PPG in you're area, DO NOT RISK IT!!!
PPG has tarnished it's own reputation by hiring a company like Staff Managment, but so be it....Poor PPG thinks it will help them in the long run... – less
Chemical Operator (Current Employee), Greensboro, NC – May 21, 2013
Pros: all the overtime you want
Cons: slow with hiring process if you are through temp service.
Great job that keeps you very busy and has many different tasks to learn. Management is pretty good and the co-workers are easy to get along with. Hardest part of the job is getting their, enjoy being at work, due to good working environment
Manager (Former Employee), Scotland – April 8, 2013
Cons: time taken to be made redundant
Happy to be recently made redundant ! Management at Head Office short sighted,re-active and generally incompetant. Management at local level ignorant,small minded,ruthless and generally incompetant. Great products wasted and decent staff abused by PPG " chasing the dream ". Work for PPG if you have no self respect and self worth. I repeat, happy to – more... be recently made redundant ! – less
temporary worker (Former Employee), Berea, Ky – March 20, 2013
Pros: good breaks, they supply steel toed shoes
Cons: my feet hurt; but i do have flat feet -- arch supports were important for me.
I did not get to work there very long, they filled the order and then work slacked off. I was just a temporary worker.
I did enjoy the work and the people that worked there; including the managers
The hardest part of the job was when the windshields came out of a heat treatment and the molding around the edges were suppose to be pulled off, and then – more... the windshields lifted upon trays. There is a time limit, so I was always worried/anxious about being slow . The windshields weighed about 50 to 70 pounds so it is physcially demanding-- and they were hot!
I also inspected the windshields - marked blowouts with paper clips which was a great job.
I even was put in the warehouse to put together card board boxes, and steel boxes. I like to assemble stuff so I probably enjoyed that job the most.
I learned to be fast on this job. They taught me how to pay attention to details in inspection. The people that work there like to joke around while they work and they do work hard. I miss the place, but mostly the people. – less
Low pay, no advancement, but high values and job security
Lab Technician (contract) (Current Employee), PA – March 11, 2013
Pros: good work/life balance, job security as they are "afraid to lose talent"
Cons: low pay, no/rare advancement
PPG's philosphy when it comes to contract workers is to keep them under contract and not hire them on after their contract expires (they opt to renew it under a different title to skirt the law). So far, been under contract for a year and only 1 full time position has became available (One of the other contractors who was here much longer than I got – more... the job). Pay is VERY low, think McDonalds Manager + 5 years expericence. Yes, I know this is on my contract company, but PPG is legally allowed to opt for pay raises, they just refuse to. – less