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At Saint-Gobain Recherche, we are attentive to you and to what you are looking for in a career.
“There are no typical careers at Saint-Gobain Recherche. Each case is unique, and each career path is ‘made to measure’ on an individual basis,” says Marie-Claire Parent, Human Resources Manager at Saint-Gobain Recherche.
Through regular interviews with your direct superiors (the annual performance review and the career development interview) you can let us know where you see yourself in the near, medium or long term and share your ideas and aspirations for the future.
You can also request an interview with Human Resources at any time to refine your objectives and make sure they are feasible.
Possible careers with Saint-Gobain Recherche and the Saint-Gobain Group
No career path is static, predefined or even limited to a personnel category. Career development depends on aspirations, abilities and the opportunities available within the company or Group. It may mean broadening the scope of your responsibilities, changing jobs, departments or locations, or even switching to a different field.
The breadth and depth of our areas of research and our many contacts with the different specialties in the Group’s many businesses work to your advantage.
3,82% of the total wage bill
This is the amount which Saint-Gobain Recherche will allocate for the training of employees in 2013.
A research engineer in the field of thin films, Ramzi was offered the position of R & D manager for the "coated glass" platform for products for the residential market.
An opportunity he seized.
"As a research engineer, I was working on several studies simultaneously covering glazing for thermal insulation," Ramzi explains. "As such, I was in direct contact with my group leader as well as with the R & D platform manager for residential market products who was keen to receive my results."
When Saint-Gobain Recherche asked him to take on this position, he already knew the extent of the job and accepted.
"After two years as a research engineer, I wanted to be closer to the ground. The platform manager's role is to make the link between the products developed in R & D, the studies undertaken, the reality of the market and the manufacturing sector. I like to know the requirements of the marketing or industrial divisions. We can use this information to come up with new ideas for research and know in what way products need improving and what direction our research should take... "
And, to ensure a smooth take-over of the role, he is assisted by his predecessor. "We've worked together for six weeks. He has done a great job in training me by showing me the major elements and passing on his knowledge." Finally, he benefits from training on the project manager's role which allows him to be aware of all of Saint-Gobain Recherche's project management processes and to learn about management concepts.