About Saint-Gobain

Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building and high-performance materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2014 sales of €38,3 billion, Saint-Gobain operates in 66 countries and has nearly 170,000 employees. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities.

Facts & Figures

Industry Construction, Manufacturing, Transport and Logistics
Number of employees 2458
Number of active countries 64

The Research

Certification is only awarded to the best employers around the world: companies that demonstrate the highest standards of employee offerings. The Top Employers Institute’s research assesses all critical areas of the Human Resources environment, certifying organisations that can demonstrate they are continuously optimising employee conditions and leading the way in the development of their people.

The employee offerings of Saint-Gobain

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

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • International exchange programmes
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Peer support 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
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Career and succession management

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

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • Burn-out recovery programme
  • In-house doctor
  • Confidential adviser
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • Health screening programme
  • Smoking cessation programme
  • Weight loss programme
  • On-site flu vaccinations

Networking Activities

  • Organising weekly drinks or other social event (by staff association)
  • Online chat/instant messaging
  • Personal online profile/social media
  • Seasonal social events

Compensation and benefits

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

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Compressed working hours
  • Flexi-time working
  • Job sharing
  • Part-time working
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Telecommuting/working from home

Communication Channels

  • Employee surveys

Onboarding Activities

  • Pre-Employment package (after contract is signed)
  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • Employee handbook that specifies HR policy and regulations (hard copy or online)
  • 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
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions

Secondary benefits

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