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Pittsburgh Plate Glass (PPG) was founded in 1883 by Captain John B. Ford and John Pitcairn. This Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based firm is a supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, and specialty materials worldwide. PPG helps customers in transportation, industrial, consumer products and customer markets to enhance more surfaces in more ways. PPG partners with GIVIT for the ‘In It Together’ campaign. On October 12, 2020 PPG debuted PPG ENVIROCRON Max extreme corrosion polyester powder topcoat. Michael H. McGarry is the Chief Executive Officer of PPG. PPG operates in more than 70 countries around the world with around almost 47,000 employees. PPG is one of the supreme coating companies in the world by revenue followed by AkzoNobel. PPG was the world’s first plate glass plant to power its furnaces with regionally produced natural gas. Pitcairn served as a director of PPG from its start, its president from 1895 to 1905 and its chairman from 1894 until his death.

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Over $10B
Large
Multiple locations
Chemical Manufacturers, Chemical & Petrol Wholesalers
1883
What departments PPG Industries employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation28.8%
Sales Managers & Supervisors21.2%
Computer / IT11.4%
Scientists9.6%
Administrative7.9%
Management - Other6.2%
Engineers5.6%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do PPG Industries employees have before joining?
Years of experience at PPG Industries: Newcomers: 21%, Experiencers: 15%, Experts: 21%, Veterans: 43%. PPG Industries employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did PPG Industries employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before PPG Industries: ICI Paints, Lowe's, PPG. Typical PPG Industries employees have worked at ICI Paints.
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ICI Paints
Lowe's
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What industries did PPG Industries employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of PPG Industries: Retail - Building Material & Supply Companies, Chemical Manufacturers, Colleges / Universities, Chemical & Petrol Wholesalers, Niche Manufacturers. PPG Industries employees most likely come from a Retail - Building Material & Supply Companies industry background.
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Where did PPG Industries employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at PPG Industries: Small: 27%, Medium: 11%, Large: 62%. Most PPG Industries employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at PPG Industries study?
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Where did employees at PPG Industries study?
Duquesne University
Penn State University
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at PPG Industries?
Time employed at PPG Industries: <1: 7%, 1-3: 20%, 4-8: 33%, 9-13: 15%, 14-20: 10%, 20+: 15%. Most PPG Industries employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does PPG Industries rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at PPG Industries: 74.5% Male and 25.5% Female. Age ratio at PPG Industries: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 32%, 31-40: 29%, 41-50: 19%, 51-60: 14%, 60+: 6%. PPG Industries rates - 0.5% less female than the industry average. Most PPG Industries employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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How does PPG Industries rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at PPG Industries: high. PPG Industries ranks high for career advancement which is above the industry average.
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Director Latin American Operations
Alpharetta, GA - November 29, 2023
PPG, Manufacturer of anti-corrosive coatings
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Professional growth
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Salary & Benefits
4
Work-Life balance
4
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
After developing Latin America for Ameron International, a manufacturer of Protective Coatings (anti-corrosive) for 14 years PPG bought us out. Initially I was excited thinking that PPG would build on the Ameron partners we had developed in 17 countries. Instead, very foolishly in my view, they fired the Ameron international team, myself included, and with it lost much of the market we had developed. It was a huge disappointment.

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For people who buy into the PPG philosophy they apparently offer a satisfying career.
From my short time with them I judged them to be arbitrary and non-objective.
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Paint Technician
Oak Creek, WI - October 3, 2022
Terrible job
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Salary & Benefits
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Work-Life balance
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Recognition & Support
3
Culture and Values
Bad safety precautions, poor training programs, whole plant just dramas. Would not recommend working with ppg. Especially with the pay not being great for the physical labor you have to do.

Pros and Cons
Paid lunch
Bad training
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gender breakdown at PPG Industries?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
gender ratio is 25.5% female, 74.5% male.
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When was PPG Industries established?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
1883.
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What industry does PPG Industries fall under?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Retail, Pharmaceutical/Bio-tech.
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What’s PPG Industries’s yearly revenue?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
over $10b, i think
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What companies are similar to PPG Industries?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Domo, Dow, DuPont, Microsoft Corporation, Sherwin-Williams, Synchrony, Valspar.
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How long do people usually work for PPG Industries?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
4-8 year(s).
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what kind of companies did PPG Industries employees work for?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Large companies before PPG Industries.
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what are the chances of career advancement at PPG Industries?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
i think high.
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Top future employers of PPG Industries employees?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Axiall, a Westlake Company, Nippon Electric Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Works, PPG, PPG Architectural Coatings, Sherwin-Williams, Valspar, Vitro Architectural Glass.
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Where did employees work before joining PPG Industries?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
ICI Paints, Lowe's, PPG, Sherwin-Williams, The Home Depot, The Kraft Heinz Company, University of Pittsburgh, Valspar.
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How old are PPG Industries’s employees in general?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
21-30, 31-40.
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Where did most of PPG Industries employees go to school?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Duquesne University, Penn State University, Robert Morris University, The Ohio State University, University of Pittsburgh-Bradford.
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