CertainTeed employees all hope to leave the world of sustainable materials better than it was when they started at the plant—which means managers encourage process exploration to reach big goals in less time. In addition to a respectful give-and-take in all collaborations, leaders also push teams to learn, grow, and enjoy the work they accomplish.
Life at CertainTeed contains a lot of food, education, and charity involvement. The culture revolves around learning, whether it’s in-person or electronic training, guest speakers, or tuition coverage for special classes and certifications. But it’s not all serious, since Family Days, impromptu lake meetings, and a joke-friendly environment keep people on their toes.
“You need to be ready to tackle a lot of things at once. Having a lot of positive energy is key to making good things happen.”
Plant Manager, Gypsum
“What I think is great about the Management Team is they respect the give-and-take necessary for a great team. Just because they're the manager, it doesn't mean it’s their way or the highway. They're very open to our ideas.”