About Saint-Gobain North America

For 350 years, Saint-Gobain, the world leader in sustainable environments, has designed and manufactured high-performance building materials that improve the lives of people all over the world. From the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles and the glass pyramid at the Louvre, to The Statue of Liberty and The World Trade Center, and even components that allow the Mars Rover Curiosity to seek out life on another planet, Saint-Gobain has been a part of the fabric of human history, advancement and improvement. In North America, the company upholds this rich history of innovation by making a material difference in the spaces where people work, live, play, heal and learn.

Facts & Figures

Industry Construction, Manufacturing
Number of employees 14000
Number of active countries 2

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 North America

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

Communication Channels

  • Employee surveys

Learning and development programs

  • Graduate development programmes/traineeships
  • Internship programmes
  • Job rotation programmes
  • Mentor 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)
  • Mentor groups
  • 180- and/or 360-degree feedback
  • Competency-based training programmes
  • Coaching programmes
  • (Peer) coaching
  • Mobile Learning
  • e-Learning (module)
  • Coaching
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Communities of Practice
  • Collaborative Learning Experiences (e.g. Action learning group/Team-based learning)

Compensation and benefits

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

Flexible Working Conditions

  • Telecommuting/working from home
  • Take your family/child to work day
  • Bringing a child to work (in emergency)
  • Compressed working hours
  • Flexi-time working
  • Job sharing
  • Part-time working
  • Sabbatical/career break
  • Term-time working
  • Time off in lieu (TOIL)/Time-for-time
  • Onsite nursing/feeding/mothers’ room

Networking Activities

  • Flexible workspace at the office
  • Personal online profile/social media
  • Seasonal social events
  • Special informal sessions with Executive Management
  • Sports events (e.g. sports day)
  • Online chat/instant messaging

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
  • A mentor is assigned to the new employee
  • Announcement/introduction by management
  • A tour around the organisation
  • Meeting with CEO/Executive Management
  • Team lunch/dinner
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safety policies and instructions
  • A buddy is assigned to the new employee
  • (Social) Networking events for new employees
  • Induction course (covering the organisation’s mission,vision, values)

Career and succession management

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

Secondary benefits

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

Well-being programs

  • Smoking cessation programme
  • Weight loss programme
  • Wellness programmes
  • EAP (Employee Assistance Programme)
  • Safety programme
  • Stress management
  • Ergonomic support
  • Health & Safety officer/manager
  • Personal support line
  • Preventative Occupational Health programme
  • On-site sports facilities
  • Fitness centre membership subsidy/reimbursement
  • Health screening programme
  • Rewards or bonuses for achieving or completing certain health and wellness goals/programmes
  • On-site flu vaccinations
  • Nutritional information programmes