Owens Corning Internship

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4.3 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (44 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great experience with great people!


Uppers

Everyone was very helpful, and I felt that I learned a lot during my time there.


Downers

There wasn't anything that stood out as a negative.


Advice to Potential Interns

Great experience in the manufacturing field, but they encourage you to get to know the other business they have as well.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great opportunity to dive into real world projects and begin making a difference as an engineer.


Uppers

Support of everyone in the company.


Downers

Sometimes difficult to work on projects assigned due to various manufacturing reasons.


Advice to Potential Interns

Listen more and talk less. There is a lot of knowledge to be obtained from everyone in the company.


Advice to Management

Allow overtime if projects require.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

"Experience of a life time" I had the opportunity to travel somewhere different and gain work experience and contribute to the company.


Uppers

The people, the pay, the location, the projects, and just the pure experience of the company. So far this was my favorite internship.


Downers

the environment can be tough at times it is hot in texas and in a manufacturing plant. Most manufacturing plants your going to get dirty and sweat so it was expected and i didn't mind it at all.


Advice to Potential Interns

Take the opportunity to experience the manufacutring side of engineering as well as the company itself. You are treated as an equal there and they like to involve you with everyday activities.


Advice to Management

I dont have many suggestions other than adding more location possibilities which is difficult to do.


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4.9 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Professional Development


Uppers

We were introduced to many leaders of the company. We were also given lots of feedback on our performance on the job and in the program. We got to participate in many other activities outside of work as well, such as a softball game and volunteer opportunities.


Downers

The headquarters in Toledo hinders the company from recruiting some talent.


Advice to Potential Interns

The office culture is very laid back. It is easy to meet and form connections with the other interns as well as full time employees. Every person I interacted with during the experience was nice and happy to help me in any way they could. They also gave me honest feedback and advice for my career.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

kicked ass


Uppers

Rewarding work, great Co workers and company


Downers

Too short should be longer


Advice to Potential Interns

Look past what you are assigned to do, ask for more work and talk to people from other departments


Advice to Management

Don't apologize for the area of toledo, own it and show why it's great.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Amazing internship with vast knowledge and real life experience


Uppers

I did real life work that an employee would have done if I was not there and if I needed any help, someone would stop to teach me.


Downers

Fellow interns living arrangement was far away from the city life and was hard to interact with them.


Advice to Potential Interns

If you want a true corporate life experience, you should pick Owens Corning.


Advice to Management

To give more valuable feedback. I was given such great feedback for so long and then I was not offered a position in the developmental program, but another change to intern again.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Challenging Experience of Fun and Growth


Uppers

Development focused Challenging work Engaging and very much supportive culture Great amount of candid feedback.


Downers

Misaligned expectations for what is desired in a candidate for full-time offer.


Advice to Potential Interns

Ask the question up front, "what are you looking for in a full-time hire?" One answer will be, "we're looking for good coach-able people with leadership potential. We can teach content, such as technical knowledge, but we can't teach good character & leadership." This isn't enough, ask them to be more specific. Also, show executive presence in all that you do, from day to day work and through presentations.


Advice to Management

Be open with what you are specifically looking for in a person for a full-time hire position. Be attentive to the people that genuinely pursue that standard and attentive to those that fake it and will wash out in 3-5 years time.


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5.0 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Challenging, Unstructured Internship Leads to Exponential Professional and Personal Growth


Uppers

Work - challenging, unstructred. It really pushed me to learn the business quickly. I was making influential business decisions that were ultimately affecting the companies bottom line, which was very rewarding. In addition, the interns were made sure to be integrated into the company. I never felt like anyone was "weighed down" by helping the interns - the energy and excitement about us was great. I enjoyed the high expectations that were set for us.


Downers

The intern hell week was a really difficult week (not that I didn't like it...it was just hard :-)). It was a LONG week, that was both mentally exhausting and difficult to manage at times, however I felt that all of the intern leaders prepared everyone as well as they possibly could.


Advice to Potential Interns

The opportunities at Owens Corning are limitless. The leadership programs following an internship are unmatched.


Advice to Management

working hours should really not be set as specific as 8-5...yes, it is an internship, but if we want to leave early on Friday (like most other people do), that should be allowed. I know the managers received an email about that this summer, and I don't really think it was necessary.


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4.8 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Most Rewarding Summer in My Life


Uppers

I was able to go on a business travel experience out in California. I was able to really develop my analytical skills through the continued use of microsoft excel. I got to extend my professional network.


Downers

I didn't like that I didn't really get to talk with any material planners at the plants or suppliers or anything like that. I was mainly just stuck behind a computer screen all day performing data analysis on microsoft excel spreadsheets.


Advice to Potential Interns

It's a great company to work for, compensation is great, and the opportunites are great.


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

A chance to see if I fit the company and if it fits me.


Uppers

I was able to work on projects with real meaning.


Downers

I did a lot of data entry that was thoughtless and time consuming.


Advice to Potential Interns

They are working hard to find the best ways to develop new employees and if you tell them what would help you they will try to make it happen.


Advice to Management

There needs to be a better structure of what an intern should be doing their first three weeks while they are still learning about the process.


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