Quality Assurance Analyst (Former Employee) – Winchester, IN – May 12, 2016
Working with many other people, sometimes it was extremely hot. I learned a lot about Quality and SOPs. The management was very laid back and interacted with most other people. Good people to work with, met a few really good friends there. The hardest part of the job had to be dealing with the Hot End of the factory because they always wanted to argue about defects we turn in. I really enjoyed working at the factory and almost everyone I worked with.
good pay, benefits, and people. Payed lunch
Hot, and sometimes cold with snow and rain would come in the roof.
IS MACHINE OPERATOR (Former Employee) – Dolton, IL – September 6, 2016
Unstructured Mangament that point fingers and not investigate, very disrespectful to union employees. Dolton plant is very UNSAFE, it has a history of being the worse in the company with everything!!!!!
$ is good!
Swing shift no life, unstable enviroment, non-communication, very disrepectful
Customer Account Coordinator (Former Employee) – Chesterfield, MO – April 4, 2016
This company does not provide adequate training. You are pretty much set up for failure. The "lead" doesn't know how train or manage a department. Everything is fine in the beginning and then the nightmare begins.
Great pay. Benefits
Culture is a mess. Small office and the training is horrible
Inspector/Utility/Line Flow (Current Employee) – Simsboro, LA – November 6, 2015
This job is complex and somewhat intense. Being an inspector requires a lot of attention to detail. Inspection of thousands of bottles/jars under light sensitive area. Everything is operated by multiple machines which detect and reject flaws and defects. Close observation and monitoring is mandatory.
Palletizer Operator (Former Employee) – Dolton, IL – September 4, 2015
The job is repetitive in that the palletizer machine cycles, on average, once every 35 seconds. There are many items to observe and correct if need to maintain uninterrupted product flow. After a period of observing I was able to identify critical areas during the packaging process and accomplish my mission with minimal effort. As with any function there are times when my efforts needed to be stepped up to maintain production flow. Concentration and attention to detail was key. Best part of the day was quitting time after maintaining satisfactory flow for the entire day and pass along a clear process to the following shift operator.
Free lunch was a nice benefit and as much overtime as I required.
This company provides great pay as well as great benefits. The swing shift can be very challenging to parent of small children. As far as job advancement its very hard to move up the ladder because positions are always being filled quickly.
Worldwide leader (Former Employee) – Ardagh Group, Lincoln Il – May 14, 2015
I regularly arrived at work early so I had time to talk with those employees who worked the 11PM to 7AM to understand what issues they had during the shift that we could address with day shift employees and managers. Through out the day, I would make several tours of the plant to again, gain a better understanding of any outstanding issues. Both hourly and staff employees were always focused on process improvement and the results in the areas of productivity, quality, and safety. The greatest pleasure I received from this job came from the one on one engagement I had with each and every employees.
Ardagh was your typical shift work factory setting. Management was horrible; they had zero people skills. Most of the co-workers were great. The compensation was well above average, as were the benefits.
This plant has state of the art automated equipment and plenty of job security. The hourly employees and leadership team have done a fine job building the team, production, safety, and reliability structure that a new plant needs.
hot end / cold end worker (Current Employee) – Sapulpa, ok – October 1, 2014
Must be on your toes every day ! one slip and you will get burn. Some one is always worried about your assigned position , personal business and pay . Supervisor and department heads or not to be trusted keep ears and eye's open.ever one out just for them selves . NO TEAM WORK ! it's just bs..talk.
A typical day at work is filling pallets with empty cans for 7 hours. I learned how to run a palletizer, drive a forklift, supervise the palletizer floor. The management supported anyone who wanted to learn more and advance themselves in the company. My co-workers were great, if you didn't know how to do something they would help you until you could do it yourself. The hardest part of the job was hen we had to check full pallets of cans for defective cans, you have to check each and every can. The most enjoyable part of the job is when you meet and surpassed your quota.