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People are a commodity for Graham, the worst job i have ever had
Manager (Current Employee) –  Fremont, OHMay 24, 2017
I get up every day dreading to go to the plant. Understaffed, undertrained and budgeted to perform miracles. Corporate management is completely out of touch with what is going on at the plant floor level. Safety is promoted as the utmost priority while by the very nature of how business is done puts employees in harms way at every turn. Recruitment is very typical bait and switch tactics as well as compensation. Failure is a culture with Graham as well as underperforming personnel at all levels starting with corporate leadership and ending with production floor employees. This culture of failure is not just in one plant but all of the 6 that I have been assigned to, Graham uses all the buzz words but doesn't follow through.
Pros
plenty of good parking
Cons
Culture of Failure
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Productive Work Environment
Director, Internal Audit (Former Employee) –  York, PAMay 17, 2017
Challenging work environment, people are generally good and hardworking. An advantage is working for a global organization that has a presence in many parts of the world. Travel to some locations can be a bit taxing, but well worth the trip.
Pros
Global Organization
Cons
compliance with corporate policies and procedures
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Worst place to wirk
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Florence, KYApril 27, 2017
Yea they train you to a point but then do nothing but make you use old parts and half fix things instead of doing hints right the company is the worst I have ever worked for.
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Injection Lead/Maintenance (Former Employee) –  York, PAApril 14, 2017
Was a good company to work for they were growing and they promoted from with in when possible. They would groom team mates to advance upward in the company.
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Best job i ever worked
Machine/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Bordentown, NJApril 9, 2017
A job where all positions were made available for promotion, excellent benefits to healthcare and paid vacation, sick, and personal time off days. Everyone employed worked more than a team but more as a family. Ocean spray included employees. Manual labor where hard work never went unnoticed. Company relocated out of state and employees took severance for staying untill last day
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Production Supervisor in high speed facility
Production Supervisor/Manager (Former Employee) –  York, PAMarch 30, 2017
Fast past, schedule driven environment. Learned how to adapt to an ever-changing environment while managing multiple departments from maintenance, production and quality. Management wasn't present and for this reason culture was low. Hardest part of the job was gaining buy in from the employees, while the most enjoyable was working with the people.
Pros
Work schedule was family friendly
Cons
Management didn't care or support others.
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not what it used to be long hors constant overtime
My position is machine operator (Former Employee) –  West Chester, OHFebruary 17, 2017
was bought out by stockholders poor management tons of overtime no advancement overall you are just a body and good luck getting the increase they promise
Pros
decent pay
Cons
poor management
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Good place to work
Line Technician (Current Employee) –  York, PAJanuary 13, 2017
As a technician on a production line you are in constant motion, alert for issues that arise and coordinate with process technicians to resolve and meet the orders with a quality product and as little waste of materials as possible.

The position is challenging and rewarding when goals are met.

Difficult with respect to being on your feet for a 12 hour shift.
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The workers are great, but high turn around
Wheel Operator (Current Employee) –  West Hazleton, PADecember 18, 2016
The place is okay to work. I got lucky and actually got good training and worked with good mechanics, but the high turn around is worrisome. If you work hard, though, some managers will recognize it.
Pros
Good workers, can be fun, overtime
Cons
high turn around and little training.
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Pretty Decent just depends on what you like to do.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Port Allen, LADecember 8, 2016
Graham was a nice place to work...i just couldn't work the night shift.
Very repetitive work...If you like to work alone this is the job for you!!!
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
none
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Normal work environment
Credit and Collections Analyst (Current Employee) –  York, PANovember 20, 2016
Graham packaging is a good employer to work for however, since the corporate office moved to Lancaster, the travel expense became a problem to my financial budgeting. Looking for a closer distance from home. Thanks!
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Company with the opportunity for advancement
Blow Mold Technician (Current Employee) –  Bradford, PAOctober 3, 2016
Graham Packaging Company is a nice place to work with the opportunity for advancement through the company. Co-workers are good to work with.
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Biased and Negative enviroment
Quality Assurance Technician (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 11, 2016
Hours were altered by management after summited by employee.
Work procedures were altered on line without notifying employees creating poor integrity and moral code of ethics.
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Interesting and good company to work for.
BLOW MOLDING MACHINE OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Cartersville, GAApril 19, 2016
A typical day would be operating a blow molding machine. Feeding preforms into a hopper, doing quality checks on the bottles, gauge checks on the equipment and keep palletiser operating properly. I learned how to use complex machine computer operations. I also gained experience in quality control and inspection. There were a great group of managers. You ran and operated the machine alone so there was not much interaction with other employees. I got along with everyone I was around either way. The hardest part of the job was working swing shifts every two weeks. The most enjoyable part of the job was that it was an interesting job and you never stopped learning.
Pros
Great pay and benefits
Cons
Working swing shifts
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Great team enviroment. Enjoy working with co-workers.
Senior Plant Accountant (Former Employee) –  York, PAApril 3, 2016
Enjoyed travelling to the plant to fully understand manufacturing facilities. Audits very educational - fixed assets, raw materials, SOX audits.
Pros
Independent work
Cons
constant change in upper management
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Good Company
Warehouse Supervisor/ B/U Supply Chain Manager (Current Employee) –  Modesto, CANovember 17, 2015
Very well put together Company, solid and decent structure especially in regards to Human resources, good safety culture, very decent company in regards to Organization and procedures.
Pros
Solid Company
Cons
Healthcare
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Nice people
Downstream (Former Employee) –  West Hazleton, PASeptember 21, 2015
I enjoyed working there. I never worked with very nice people who treated you like family. They need to hire more workers. I learned a lot about the machine and was able to help others when needed.
Cons
Too many hours and days worked in a week. No bonus and no sick days.
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Fast paced enviorment. Invested alot of time in training and advancing employees education.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  york,PA.September 19, 2015
Great growing company to work for. Senior staff very easy to along with. The company's leadership has high expectations of its employees, but an even greater commitment to help them achieve.
Pros
Great people
Cons
Rotating 12 hour days.
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Production Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 20, 2015
I have worked for Graham packaging, in Vicksburg, ms and Houston, tx. I have worked the night shift for 10 years.
My co workers and I work together well. \
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Dont work here!
Forklift / Dual Forklift / Clamp Truck Operator (Former Employee) –  York, PAMay 23, 2015
They don't respect their employees. Bottom line they push safety, but the truth is production is more important to the management.
Cons
They dont respect their employees
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