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
Electronics Technician (Current Employee), TX – November 13, 2013
Pros: work with a wide variety of obsolete to high tech equipment
Cons: lack of training, low compensation, lack of advancement opportunities, very little overtime.
Working as an Electronic Technician in the glass division is rewarding and frustrating at the same time. There is basically zero training - you are just thrown into a facility that covers hundreds of acres and learn as you go. If you want to work hard and excel, or if you want to hide out and never progress you are able to do so and there is no difference – more... in pay. It is a great place to get some trial by fire experience, but the advancement opportunities are few and the compensation is not that great. That being said, I have learned alot and have worked with some great people. Management is just concerned with the bottom line and does not invest in their employees. – less
Senior Technician (Former Employee), Springdale, PA – November 9, 2013
Pros: free lab coats, safety equipment, good health benefits.
Cons: my last 10 years with the company, was spent in a department that did not value their employees.
My history with PPG Industries was an enjoyable one for the first 26 years. In 2003, I took a position within the company that was life changing. The management was not fair to anyone who did not have a four year degree and we were treated like second class citizens. Though I had been a loyal employee and rather enjoyed my employment with PPG during – more... those 26 years, this last department squelched my creativity and one by one, the jobs of those without degrees, were eliminated. – less
Porter Paints (Former Employee), Greenville sc – October 29, 2013
I enjoyed this job because of the interaction with customers. I enjoy selling!! The best part of this job was actually going to the customers job site and helping them determine what steps they needed to take to get the job done in a sufficient manor for both the painter and their client.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee), Chicago, Illinois – October 28, 2013
Pros: fosters team work
A typical day is anything but typical. From day to day you are always working on something different. You are always on your toes and always busy. But when you need assistance someone is always around to help. We have a good team who is willing to help out any one of us. I would say the hardest part of the job is keeping it all together, on the right – more... track to meet that goal at the end of the day. – less
Not a bad place to work just dead end unless you want to move all over the place
N/a (Former Employee), N/a – October 16, 2013
Pros: good hours
Cons: terrible pay for promotion!!!
Learned a bunch about paint but got tired of same scene all day long every day! As a company it's self it is behind the competition! Ppg just bought out akzo Nobel. But it seems the other way around! Ive never seen a company buy out another one and implement the others polices! Pay structure could be a lot better! Ppg can hire someone off the street – more... with no experience and pay them more then someone with experience! Was actually told to quit and hire back to make more money! – less
Filler/Batchmaker/Forklift Operator (Former Employee), Alexander, AR – October 16, 2013
Started work at 9pm Finished at 5am. I learned how to make paint and fill the buckets with paint using a Neupak machine. My co-workers were all friendly king of like a family. The job wasn't really that difficult.
Industrial Mechanic (Former Employee), Fresno, Ca – September 26, 2013
Pros: while in maintenance you get to learn a lot and encouraged to build unique projects.
Cons: the union and management are in a constant power struggle and the workers suffer.
It is a union job so slackers get rewarded while the ones that work hard and want progress get punished with more work. Some management will step on the back of your neck in order to get a step ahead and make themselves look better.
Regional Account Manager (Current Employee), Denver, CO – September 1, 2013
Pros: self management, flexible schedule.
Cons: lack of opportunity for advancement.
A typical day at work starts early in a Home Depot store driving sales to contractors and DIY customers. I then train all associates in paint and stain related products, interact with store management and discuss sales plans and promotions. During my time at PPG paints I have learned about product launches, retail management, cost estimating, inventory – more... control, merchandising and sales strategies. The management at PPG is autonomous and allows its sales force to work in a self directed manner. Our instruction comes via email and through a Sales Force Automated application on the computer. I normally work alone within the stores but interact with numerous managers / assistant managers within the Home Depot. The hardest part of the job is usually during product launches due to the vast amount of merchandising and resets required. The most enjoyable part of the job is the constant interaction with contractors and customers within the Home Depot. – less
• work-life balance is great • management is pretty good -- they give you authority to get your job done • co-workers were fantastic -- best team of people I've worked with • worst part of the job -- not many opportunities for career advancement