About Saint-Gobain Italia

"Developing new materials and services for the house of the future." Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and CEO In brief . €43.2 billion of sales . Around 193 000 employees . Presence in 64 countries . 12 research centres and 101 development units . European or world leader in all of its activities. With a long international history, which began in France in 1665 when the Royal Glass Works was established, the Saint-Gobain group is now the world leader on habitat and construction markets, providing innovative solutions to save energy and protect the environment. This year Saint-Gobain celebrates 350 years of history.

Facts & Figures

Industry Construction, Manufacturing
Number of employees 3562
Number of active countries 64

The Research

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The employee offerings of Saint-Gobain Italia

This is a selection of the Employee Offerings that this company offers to (some of) its employees.

Communication Channels

  • Formal sessions (e.g. one-to-one meetings between employee and manager)
  • Works councils
  • Forums/blogs on Intranet
  • Instant messaging
  • Social media
  • Employee surveys

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Job rotation programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • On-the-job training
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

  • Employee discounts on company services/products
  • Shift premiums
  • Meal subsidies/canteen services
  • Subsidy Medical Insurance
  • Overpay

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Flexi-time working
  • Part-time working
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Reduction in company travel
  • Employer contribution for child care

Networking Activities

  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Organising weekly drinks or other social event (by staff association)
  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Seasonal social events

Onboarding Activities

  • Use of internal/external social media (networks) to chat with current employees
  • Meeting with HR to explain procedures
  • Check-in meetings at specific intervals
  • Meeting with manager regarding job role, tasks,expectations
  • A role-specific introductory training programme
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Internal social media (network) experience sharing
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions
  • Follow-up session one year after joining

Career and succession management

  • Job rotation
  • Training programme
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • Job enrichment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Laptop
  • Mobile Telephone
  • Car/travel allowance
  • Company car
  • On-site parking

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Employee debt support
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Health screening programme
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Nutritional information programmes