TOLEDO, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Owens Corning is a great place to work as an intern, according to a national assessment 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 factors including:
- Quality of life – covering culture, hours, work-life balance, and flexibility
- Compensation and benefits
- Interview process – application process, requirements, number of interviews
- 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
Owens 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.