About Saint-Gobain Japan

As a worldwide leader in sustainable habitat, Saint-Gobain combines its products and services into innovative solutions that address not only customers' needs but also the global challenges of growth, energy and the environment. The Asia-Pacific region has remained a priority in Saint-Gobain’s international expansion strategy, and when the Group opened its first site in the region, it was in 1917 in Japan. Our nearly 950 employees in Japan work in insulation, building and automotive glass, ceramics, plastics, crystals, abrasives and technical fabrics, supplying leading industries with sophisticated products and technical services.

Facts & Figures

Industry Automotive, Construction, Engineering
Number of employees 950
Number of active countries 15

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 Japan

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)
  • Special access to CEO/Leadership
  • Suggestions box/email
  • Forums/blogs on Intranet
  • Instant messaging
  • Social media
  • Employee surveys

Learning and development programs

  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Soft skill training programmes (e.g. feedback, time management, communication)
  • Internship programmes
  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Job rotation programmes
  • On-the-job training
  • Coaching programmes
  • Mentor programmes
  • Peer support programmes
  • Conferences/congresses/seminars (internal/external)
  • Workshops (internal/external)
  • Online training programmes (always available)
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mentor groups
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Communities of Practice
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback

Compensation and benefits

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

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Compressed working hours
  • Flexi-time working
  • Special leave for parents (above legal requirements)

Networking Activities

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

Onboarding Activities

  • Step-by-step On-boarding programme (hard copy or online)
  • 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 buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • Post-hire assessment
  • 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
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • 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
  • Mentoring
  • Coaching
  • Special assignment
  • Secondment
  • Job enrichment
  • International mobility (expatriation or short-term assignment)

Secondary benefits

  • Mobile Telephone
  • Company car
  • On-site parking
  • Group transport

Well-being programs

  • Safety programme
  • Time management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • Maintaining salary level above legal requirements
  • Maintaining employee contractual rights above legal requirements
  • Occupational Health professional
  • Health screening programme
  • Nutritional information programmes