"At Owens Corning, our people and products make the world a better place"
TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Owens Corning is a great place to work as an intern, according to a
of employers and interns by career website Vault.com.
The producer and marketer of insulation, roofing and fiberglass
composites ranked 27th on the list of the top 50 internships
in the United States.
“At Owens Corning, our people and products make the world a better
place,” said Tracy Bolander, director of talent management. “We advance
this purpose by recruiting and investing in top talent from universities
across the country. Interns are the pool of future leaders of the
company. We’re pleased to be recognized by Vault and by past interns as
a great place to gain early-career experience.”
Vault surveyed more than 5,800 interns at 102 organizations. About 600
organizations were invited to participate. Current and former interns
were asked to rate and review their internship experiences on several
Quality of life – covering culture, hours, work-life balance, and
Compensation and benefits
Interview process – application process, requirements, number of
Career development – meaningfulness of assignments and training
Full-time employment prospects
Owens Corning ranked 21st in the quality of life category and
was the leading manufacturing company in this year’s ranking. Responses
from past interns at the company included:
“Hands on experience with a team that wants you to win”
“Come to learn and treat the entire program as a job interview,
anything can happen afterwards”
Owens Corning employs about 130 interns each year, spread across its
U.S. operations and functional teams. These include communications, EHS,
finance, HR, information systems, manufacturing, marketing, sales,
science and technology, sourcing and supply chain.
“Our people leaders put a lot of time and energy into creating
meaningful, impactful assignments and roles for their interns. There is
a high bar to secure an internship at Owens Corning, followed by
exciting and challenging work with important outcomes,” Bolander said.
“Hard work is balanced with the expectation our internships are well
rounded experiences as well. To that end, the interns, as a whole, are
given opportunities to engage with the local community, with mentors and
with senior leadership. A highlight of the latter for headquarters-based
interns is the annual intern-leader softball game at Fifth Third Field.
“Many of these young men and women will return for full-time employment,
often through our rotational development programs. The expectation from
there is accelerated growth into leadership positions where they will
continue to drive our company’s growth and success,” Bolander said.
Vault has been publishing an annual internship directory since 1993. It
only evaluates programs where at least 10 interns returned
questionnaires. Vault is a comprehensive resource for employer,
university, and internship program rankings, ratings, and insight. Vault
provides users with in-depth information on employers, industries,
interviews, and available jobs and internships. It partners with
employers to help build their brands and assist with recruiting efforts,
and with universities to help their students with employment placement
and career selection.
About Owens Corning
Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation,
roofing and fiberglass composites. These products and systems save
energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings, and
– through glass reinforcements – make thousands of products lighter,
stronger and more durable. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted
2014 sales of $5.3 billion and employs about 15,000 people in 26
countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 61 consecutive years.