Specialty Granules LLC Employee Reviews

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un ambiente de trabajo respetuoso
Recepcionista (Former Employee) –  Veracruz, Ver.September 29, 2019
En esta empresa aprendi a la facturacion, cobranza atencion al cliente ventas
Pros
salia un poco mas tarde de mi horario normal
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2.0
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Great pay! But not much else.
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Blue Ridge Summit, PAAugust 8, 2019
Excellent pay! After that not much else. Upper management is ok but is very disconnected. Front line Supervisors not so much. They apply rules and standards depending on if the employee is a friend or not. The hours are long and fluctuating, but the work isnt to hard. They also emphasize safety standards to a point. The culture is very political, and petty when it comes to the hourly employees.
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2.0
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Small company might be better now owned by GAF
Director (Former Employee) –  Hagerstown, MDJuly 2, 2019
was not there long enough to make needed changes, people that controlled data/info/work I was responsible for did not report to me so I had a hard time getting correct or even complete information.
Pros
good salary
Cons
carrot and stick operation all the way...
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4.0
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Very energetic place to work
MAINTENANCE MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Ione, CADecember 18, 2018
I would recommend. The peopke were great, a very collaborate team and people were always there to help know matter which site you called. Very much a team environment.
Pros
Wirk life balance
Cons
Need more natural disasters
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3.0
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Ambiento lavorativo e simulante
Stage programatore java (Former Employee) –  Milano Centro, LombardiaNovember 30, 2018
in generale è stato buono e la gente era così brava
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2.0
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Accounts Payable Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 15, 2018
I don't have anything to say about this company. It wasn't the best company to work at. I am hoping that they make some much needed changes to be a better company.
Pros
None
Cons
None
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poor plant management
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Ione, CASeptember 30, 2018
plant manager has favorites , treats some different, complaints to time manager - human resource but even he quit because of this pressure and craziness here. this was report to corp but no follow up. top plant manager doesn't understand what we do - he talks like he know everything but proves he know nothing making himself look foolish to staff. some managers and staff do a good job keeping the place running but there only a few. others don't have to do their work because they get away with it and only come to get a paycheck but not do anything. over time requirements all the time because they don't hire people who know how to work here.
Pros
pay is decent, some managers care
Cons
benefits are very expensive, upper plant management has favorites and no clue what is going on
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5.0
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Great place to work
Parts Person, Adjuster and Truck Driver (Former Employee) –  Saskatoon, SKSeptember 25, 2018
Worked there for years. Many opportunities for advancement. Great work environment. Family orientated. Understanding staff and coworkers. Great experience
Pros
great work environment
Cons
government job so no extra perks
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5.0
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Ambiente de trabajo muy bueno a nivel personal.
INSPECTOR DE OBRA CIVIL (Former Employee) –  Castilla La Nueva, MetaSeptember 17, 2018
El ambiente laboral muy estricto y dentro de los parámetros de trabajo exigente, comunicación y apoyo de los compañeros, unidad de trabajo y respeto por los compañeros.
Pros
Estabilidad laboral y respeto por el trabajador.
Cons
Mucha carga laboral y exigencia de informes diarios.
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5.0
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Great job
Laborer (Current Employee) –  Annapolis, MDSeptember 12, 2018
Sgi is a grest company, love the job and the people there, still currently work here and would recommend it to anyone thats looking to have a lifelong career.
Pros
Everything
Cons
Layoffs
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3.0
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Not pleased
MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) –  Annapolis, MOAugust 28, 2018
Good 'ol boy system is deeply embedded here. If you arent one of them, you can feel it. Was told that if I didnt like getting my overtime pay when it was due to me that I should go work somewhere else.
Pros
compensation
Cons
everything else
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5.0
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travaille en équipe
technicien génie civile (Former Employee) –  Préfecture de RabatAugust 5, 2018
excellent endroit de travaille
formation de dessin a Bruxelles
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5.0
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Excellent Place to work.
Senior Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Hagerstown, MDJuly 16, 2018
Management is on top of the day to day activities and supports their employees to achieve the desired tasks. Very proactive in self improvement training.
Pros
Excellent Company Culture.
Cons
None
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4.0
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The works great but the management is lacking
Intermediate Operator (Current Employee) –  Blue Ridge Summit, PAApril 23, 2018
This job was great. The people you work with are great, but you will spend a lot of time there if you dont have a family it's not bad but the swing shift makes it hard
Pros
Money
Cons
Management
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4.0
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Over all decent place to workm great pay and benefits
Paint Operator (Current Employee) –  IoneSeptember 14, 2017
Good place to work. Benefits plus retirement. Great work experience. All sorts of different things to learn. Best pay in the county i live in. Only been here 3 years and don't plan on leaving anytime soon
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3.0
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Corporate mantras and empty slogans
Employee (Former Employee) –  Ione, CAApril 14, 2017
"Family first" apparently applies only to management, who spend the least amount of time away from home.
the ability of middle managers to absorb others' credit, and repel their own responsibility is reminds me of Congress.
the company will never realize the business they claim to be until it admits that the employees are their greatest asset.
managers apparently do not know the difference between the terms supervising and delegating, and routinely pawn work off on underlings, who are unequipped to execute.
lack of employee evaluations (including supervisors) has created a "no consequence" culture, where inadequacy is encouraged; and bad-mouthing coworkers is the norm.
Pros
Paid vacations, paid lunches
Cons
Safety, process improvement, employee training=things that are half-heartedly preached, actively not practiced.
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5.0
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I was a great place to work!
Rock Technician (Former Employee) –  Annapolis, MOOctober 31, 2016
SGI really cared about its employees and worked hard to make a better work environment for them. I was very sad to leave and hope someday to be able to come back to work for them.
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3.0
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The money was good until the economy collapsed
Quarry/Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Ione CaMay 3, 2014
A typical day was 10 hours long but you could only bill for 81/2 or 9 or you would get the stink eye. I learned a lot about managing people and managing myself. A good hard working bunch of guys for the most part. Any day I spent in the mine was a good day.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management inconsistancy
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4.0
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Productive, fast paced environment
Relief Operator (Current Employee) –  Ione, CANovember 21, 2012
Learned that mining industry is a dirty place where you can advance quickly if you are willing to learn and work hard. Hardest part of the job is the physical part, where shoveling tons of material every day can wear on anyone, but it keeps people in shape and busy. As with any business, sometimes communication is an issue. Mining is definitely not for the lazy, meek, or weak in body or mind.
Pros
good benefits, 8 hour shifts, overtime is the norm
Cons
doubling back, communications sometimes lacking
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