Production Worker (Former Employee), Vandalia, IL – May 27, 2015
Pros: excellent wages and benefits.
Cons: hard work
Learned a lot through the years. Fast paced and multi-tasking work environment that benefited from team work. I met and worked with a lot of good people. The position was factory production worker. I worked a lot of overtime and the pay and benefits were excellent. When the factory closed, I went back to school.
I did not approve of the CEO because they did not relate to their employees and they made judgement calls thousands of miles away. They purchased the factory for the business and closed the facility. The management that worked at the plant were people minded and I liked them.
Plastics Technician (Former Employee), Memphis Tennessee – April 22, 2015
Pros: Clean place.
Cons: Lack of talent related to machine process, also lack of trust between management and the production floor.
The Memphis Graham plant was not a bad place to work overall. I did notice a lack of drive and support from everyone in management except the plant manager at the time. When there was an issue it always seemed to be someone else's problem, leads were no where to be found and those who did care about what was going on started giving up due to lack of support. I will say that they were very good at house keeping and started implementing some great procedures to make individuals accountable for their work area's cleanliness and organization.
It was a great place to work before they moved to Mexico.
Extruder Operator (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – April 22, 2015
Pros: 12 hours daily was enjoyable
Cons: Healthcare became more expensive
The environment was fast paced and a great place to work. I would set machines with product to be managed by the machine operators. I would keep management of the machine product levels. I enjoyed all the team members including management. They brought a closeness to everyone there. They would schedule occasional outings where we could all unwind and make it a fun place to work. I learned various positions and would sometimes mandate other positions I have learned. It would sometimes get the best of me when trying to hookup railcars to either load or unload, being that the connections to attach to the railcars would be extremely heavy and I would have seek help from one of my team members. It would of been more enjoyable if Graham Packaging did not move to Mexico.
Production Specialist (Current Employee), Port Allen, LA – April 15, 2015
To whom it may concern' The job is not bad, not a whole lot of money made, co-workers are good people, hardest part sometimes working by yourself, management are okay, you learned how to work safe, best part of the job, payday!
Machine Operator (Current Employee), Casa Grande, AZ – February 12, 2015
great company a employment destination i would recommend this company if you have prior expiercence i have learned alot here developed many skills and made new freinds at this company management is great
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee), Houston, TX – February 11, 2015
Pros: good location
Cons: no support for employees
Job is seasonal, management is weak.no replacement parts.The management at this location is more concerned with their earnings than those of the workers.Most of the workers are dedicated to their ork but don't get the respect they deserve.
The Lack of organized leadership has lead to the classic problem of too many chiefs and not enough indians. They also exhibit the ianability to fix machines that have had issues for an extended period of time, and I mean years not months.
Sidel Operator (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – February 4, 2015
Pros: offsite activities
Cons: really short breaks
A typical work day consist of operating a Sidel machine an producing top quality bottles at a rapid pace.I learned how to get the best out of my Sidel everyday.The best management team an wonderful co-workers,
Automation Mechanic (Current Employee), hazleton pa – December 15, 2014
Cons: management is terrible
responsible for all equipment (allot) no one cares and just runs everything into the ground including people. high turnover,no training,no raises,no respect. Management is so bad, they don't no what they're doing. up to the people to get it done and management takes credit. everything there is junk. everyone crying. what a sad place.
Quality Control (Current Employee), York, PA – November 19, 2014
Pros: it's easier to think of all the negatives.
Cons: poor bonus program, raises are insignificant our non existent, corporate management flip flops with the wind, a lot of cyaa
People don't leave good companies if they are treated well and compensated appropriately for their good work. Constant turnover at corporate and at the plant management levels. If you are a slacker and you know the right people then you have it made. The people that work hard and care get slammed with extra work and ridiculed if they can't get everything done. There are certain facilities that are amazing to work for and with because their managers still care about their employees and those facilities are very productive. Unfortunately those managers continue to leave the company because of the increased stress and unproductive busy work. There are only so many ways you can tweek the same spreadsheets. The number of controllers assigned to the business units is excessive. I feel bad for them because they are usually locked in conference rooms for weeks at a time to get the budgets ready to meet unrealistic goals. The company has really gone downhill since it was bought out a few years ago.
Nice Company to work for with skill building and there was opportunity for growth until downsizing.
Extruder Operator (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – November 10, 2014
Used propane forklift to load trailer at warehouse. Prepared pallets by following prescribed stacking arrangement and properly tagging pallets. Recorded numbers of units handled an moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets. .
Molder Technician (Current Employee), Harrisonburg, VA – October 27, 2014
Pros: compensation and benefits
Cons: everything else
Cluster of management pulled from different areas of expertise, none of which having anything to do with this company or the processes involved with it. No training, unclear expectations, lack of regard for safety.