Customer Service Rep (Former Employee) – Wayne, NJ – March 27, 2018
There was nothing really out of the ordinary in working for GAF. It was a more or less typical office environment. In my department, there was very little downtime as the phones were constantly ringing.
I worked there for over two years and it was the worst environment. If you are a yes man and do not have opinion or ideas this place is for you. They value you as a tool not a person. Management is horrible. They think they are better than you and WILL NOT value your opinion. No room for advancement. Grunts will stay grunts and only people in management are the ones with a bachelor degree. More than likely you will be more suited for the management position than you actual manager.
Pay is great. Hours suck! If you have a family or life count that out working at GAF working 7 days a week 12 hours shifts. All kinds of money but that doesn't keep your family together. When I started I was money hungry, when you spend more time at work than you do with your family is a problem. Money can't buy by your family, kids, significant other. People there are good people some will text you other don't give you the time of day.
Company is focused on improving business and operational processes and keep abreast of system wide approach to improve operational performances using LEAN, JIT and TMP strategies as use in automotive supplier mfg. operations. Mgmt. is highly focused in ensuring employee involvement and safe working environment at al times.
Very diversified range of product mfg. technologies
Territory Manager (Former Employee) – Millis, MA – January 19, 2018
Factory rep selling into all levels of distribution managing a three state region for the oldest American Roofing and ventilation products producer in the US. Handled anything and everything in relative to the distribution and application of the companies products.
Production Worker (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – January 4, 2018
This place has gone in the toilet since this new management team has taken over with everything there is no interest to come to work every day and I do mean every day Monday-Sunday So if you want no life and like being treated like a number get get a job at gaf they'll love you ! But if you want to be treated like a human being with a life outside of gaf run away far away. Sorry if I tell the truth and how I feel . But last time I checked it's a freedom of speech!!!
Money if you want to work 80hrs a week
1. Management 2. Lack of knowledge running this place 3. Being treated poorly
I worked in the marketing department and did marketing analysis. Employee's at GAF either did not do their jobs at all or did very poor quality work. No one seemed to get along. There was a lot of fighting while I was there. There were many complaints to HR dept. regarding things that were happening. Culture is non-existent. Marketing databases were never updated, data was years old and had never been updated. Their idea of marketing is junk email. That's it - just junk email. I analyzed the activity around the junk email - ridiculous.
Line Lift Driver (Former Employee) – Garden City, GA – November 17, 2017
Good job with great benefits and opportunity for overtime. I enjoyed the closeness and team work of my peers. The work fluctuated over the years and eventually I was laid off. I would not have otherwise left.
Boiler/stills operator (Current Employee) – California – October 13, 2017
The company offers good salary and the human resource department is good at handling internal issues. I am not crazy about the unavailability to rotate shifts as I never get a weekend off unless I use vacation but all in all, it is a good company.
Robot/Ato Operator (Former Employee) – Fontana, CA – September 21, 2017
very demanding and fast pace company, poor management techniques, low morale employee participation, good organization techniques, cleaning. reliever for brakes sometimes took forever to give employee breaks.Schedule days off were taken with out your approval meaning you had to go back to work on your schedule day off.
not much to say
rotating shifts, schedule days off were taken away with out your consent.
GAF is a 24/7/365 company that produces roofing shingles. Quality is taken seriously with checks performed by each operator. It gets cold in the winter and very hot in the summer, but that is common in the manufacturing business.
Dry-end operator/Re-wrapper (Former Employee) – Michigan City, IN – July 14, 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 – March 27, 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 – January 7, 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.