Saint-Gobain

4.0
saint-gobain.com
353 Years Old
Courbevoie, France
Industrial Manufacturing
10000+
Private

Reviews' Summary from 173 reviews

4.0 / 5

Job Security

3.9

Company culture

3.9

Skill development

3.9

Work-Life balance

3.8

Work Satisfaction

3.7

Salary & Benefits

3.6

Career growth

3.4

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Saint-Gobain Reviews

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Team mates - Good
Training - Good
Job security - Terrible
Career growth - Poor
Salary - Poor
Appraisal - terrible, monopoly decision of Dept heads
Politics - Is there
Learning - Good
Work environment - Good
Innovation - Good

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I had worked in Saint Gobain (Formerly: Carborundum Universal) at Palakkad, Kerala, Plant for 30 years. Worked in different fields. Joined as Typist and retired as Grade II Staff. Worked in Admin dept from 1980 till 2002. Then shifted to Marketing till retirement.

The main Nightmare in the company is: Policy Deployment. The overall result of hard works of subordinates is the benefit for the dept head. My boss in marketing was a Hitler like man he did not like me. I scored best result from my area of India South and Western areas.. But the mark given to me is between D & E (E is for exit). Consequently I was getting the same for 4 years and at certain point I was asked to quit the job by my Hitler boss. The then MD did not allow me to quit and he gave me another opportunity to continue. Will you agree... for my 30 years of service, I got a gratuity of only Rs.4 lakhs including PF??? While other colleagues got more than ten lakhs...???

The main draw back : Appraisal is not reviewed by the main Plant Head or Corporate Heads.. What the respective dept head decides is final. This is a very poor system. When a dept head has vengeance on his subordinates, he refuses to accept what all supporting documents produced to prove about the year's results and decides marks on his own.

Nobody is there to know the grievances of each department. The dept head may be a culprit with poor quality and he tortures his subordinates. But subordinate has to cry himself and nobody from higher side is there to hear his grievances.

For example: My boss made me to clean his spit (pan parag) and I did it and my hands became red. Again during a international market meet took place in Kochi, I was beaten by my boss several times before the other colleagues.

What all I have written are true upon God. I am now 65, struggling to run the family. My wife is a heart patient. I am struggling with my two daughters. I have a debt of 8 lakhs .. Who will help me to survive further?


Work

Admin/HR/Marketing as Grade II staff (Process Leader-II); now retired

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Monday to Saturday

Job Travel

I have to travel within city

Work Timings

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (strict)

Facilities

Cafeteria

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Saint gobain Gyproc is MNC company where Working with safety is highly focused, there is Special team to build there plants and they have reach knowledge of there product

Dislikes

Saint gobain Gyproc India plants are managed by rigid Indians whos boss lloves flattering person in under of them, theree is very bad politics they want all person to recruit who will be always in his favour and hate those person who is not with them this is about higher managment
Now for regular employees means senior and juniors post their superior want to put all juniors and seniors in under their foot they didn't share product knowledge, they didn't want to give knowledge and expected there junior employes like sir rajnikant who can do everything as shown in films
Managers are working since 20years haven't knowledge of plants they only like to work like copy and paste they even don't use there brain in that copy paste they are collecting all data not for process improvement but they collect it to msg or for showoff to there GM,/MD they even not follows sops or is or astm methods

Work

My work is like direction less and finding no future who loves to get knowledge from work, work here is like bunch of sheeps walking beside leader and if he falls in hell you also have to fall

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Rotational Shift

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Work Timings

6:00 AM to 2:00 PM (strict)

Facilities

Free transport

Cafeteria

Soft skill training

International relocation

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A professional place to work with lot of exposure to international business aspects & work culture , it was a great opportunity to be a part of a multi lingual & cultural team , i was a part of a team that produced a worldwide corporate film & many such international work related opportunities get opened up here

Dislikes

Compensation is decent , but growth from one level to the other is slow , work pressures to deliver & perform is high , therefore difficult work life balance , though the company endorses work life balance as an important aspect of once life , but it has still not been able to achieve the same probably because of stringent deadlines & delayed decision making process

Work

My work was very hectic as i was handling the compleet communication of all products across verticals , but i learned a lot of self discipline to achieve the targets & challenges set before me , but i trust when i meet challenges my adrenalin is at its to

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Monday to Friday

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I have to travel within country

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flexible

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Open culture and easily accessible senior management.Growing group in India hence lot of new oppertunities.

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The policies are applied differently for different people based on who is seeking.While this is not Global culture of company or in India in Group but this division has this culture mainly driven by powerful HR team which does not trusts it's employees fully.E.g. if two different people are relocating within the organisation the rules and benefits may be completely different for both and it depends on individual how he extracts more as many policies and not transparent.

Work

Very challenging role with too much travel and consistent pressure of nos.Thankfully it's all delivered but others may find it difficult. Work life balance is pathetic.

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Working Days

Monday to Saturday

Job Travel

I have to travel within country, international travel.

Work Timings

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (strict)

Facilities

Free transport

Gymnasium

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Culture, work environment, work life balance

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Salary is less and can vary a lot at same level. intention is to hire a p person at a lower salary and lower grade and then push him for that first minor promotion for at least 3 years. salary correction is a joke. growth prospects are less, career progression is slow. HR policies are person dependant and can be manipulated easily. No clear career progression eve n for so called identified high performers and high potencials...

Work

Slightly challenging, needs to provide 100% which is a motivational factor. But becomes monotonous after 3-4 years and specially less opportunities within for another role.

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Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I have to travel within country

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flexible

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Cafeteria

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The company's overall experience is good, some highlights which i was like is safety on top priority, culture, environment, peoples, learnings, etc.

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Work pressure is very high, they expect work of 3 people's from one man. Management doesn't understand everyones unique strength. They doesn't appreciate individuals effort.

Work

In short, I have to check Quality of row material, In process product quality n final product quality as well as report same to senior authority. Prepare my self ready anytime for extra hour duty for supporting to company. Study the process and improve i

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Working Days

Rotational Shift

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

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flexible

Facilities

Free transport

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Very good working style along with coluges

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For On-role employees it's a good place .
But Off-role employees it's to tuff. The off role was contracted by UDS Updater service Limited. UDS was a very bad contract company, it's a house keeping manpower services. But UDS is supplying Technician also. UDS is cheating educated and uneducated innocent peoples. Anyway SGRI is a good company.

Work

It's to different fields for experienced professionals. It's a good place to learn about MNC. For freshers it's a good place to learn.

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Working Days

Monday to Friday

Job Travel

I have to travel within country

Work Timings

flexible

Facilities

Cafeteria

Work from home

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The company is open to innovation & readily adopts latest technology. I love the fact that I am a part of a team that markets reliable, high-quality products & has a global client base. Another plus point is that my colleagues come from various cultural backgrounds, & we work happily in collaboration. I also like the employee re-hire policy here.

Dislikes

Compensation is decent, but growth is slow.

Work

My work is slightly challenging as i have to look after the Projects of Pune as well as part of Channel sales. As long as i get to work closely with the client, it'll be great learning experience.

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Alternate Saturday Off

Job Travel

I have to travel within city

Work Timings

flexible

Facilities

Cafeteria

Team outings

Education assistance

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International relocation

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Company is brand leader in this segment along with a huge potential in gypsum trade in year to come makes it more attractive and reliable for doing job .it is one of the oldest MNC.

Dislikes

Politics is prime along with favorotism .weak HR practices despite of many hr policies that company exhibits.Working culture is like orthodox typical Indian company lead by banias due to Indian people in top management in contrast to the culture what MNC have .old employes will serve here till retireme while the new enthusiast will be like migrants .

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Monday to Saturday

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1.Free transport that too AC bus
2. Brand name where everyone can recognize.
3.More technical equipment where we can learn a lot.
4. Good bonus benefit if we perform well.
5. Sports and family event
6. Third Saturday holiday every month were other industry doesn't have.

Dislikes

1. Work pressure
2. more documents oriented
3. Half rate food they are providing which is not at all good
4. Some management tool for our workplace
5. Shortage of manpower in most of area which result in work burden for individual

Work

Interesting and Hectic sometimes

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Working Days

Monday to Saturday

Job Travel

I do not have to travel. It's a desk job.

Work Timings

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (strict)

Facilities

Free transport

Gymnasium

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