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Plant Manager/Manufacturing Manager (Current Employee), Holland, MIMay 13, 2015
Pros: Great People I work with
Cons: Chained to desk for meetings and accounting
Planning and stratigic approach is used daily to hit desired results. I work wih teams daily to ensure we are on the right path.
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Poison
Project Manager (Former Employee), York, PAApril 22, 2015
Pros: You wake from this nightmare
Cons: People still work there!
The absurdity of bad has been discovered! If you are a professional this is the worst toxic environment you will ever experience!
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Not enough direction or drive.
Plastics Technician (Former Employee), Memphis TennesseeApril 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.
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It was a great place to work before they moved to Mexico.
Extruder Operator (Former Employee), Chicago, ILApril 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.
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safety week, having a cook out at work!
Production Specialist (Current Employee), Port Allen, LAApril 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!
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Safe enviroment to work
Production Supervisor (Former Employee), York, PAMarch 24, 2015
Graham packaging was a safe place to work, atmosphere was average for a manufacturing plant. I would give this emplpyer an average rating
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OK
Maintenance Tech (Former Employee), Hammond, LAMarch 10, 2015
OK company to work for but has lots of room for impovement. Upper management has to many cat fights and discuss their dislike of each other to floor personnel. Very unprofessional.
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free coffee
Fork Lift Operator (Former Employee), Evansville, INFebruary 17, 2015
a good place to work .it is all fully automated.the peopleand the management are decent.clean and safe place to work. you take your breaks when you relieve each other.no bells or buzzers.
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productive and fun safe place to work
Machine Operator (Current Employee), Casa Grande, AZFebruary 12, 2015
Pros: money
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
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Seasonal
Maintenance Technician (Former Employee), Houston, TXFebruary 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.
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lack of organized leadership
Injection Mold Operator (Former Employee), Fremont, OHFebruary 5, 2015
Pros: training was one of the few positives
Cons: too numerous to mention in a short space.
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.
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Fun Work Place
Sidel Operator (Former Employee), Atlanta, GAFebruary 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,
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Watch for this one..
clerk (Former Employee), hazletonJanuary 11, 2015
Pros: maybe money
Cons: back stabers, nepotism, no consistancy, no procedures, surely not a team place to work!
Company spins people constantly out the door. Very much lacks a team environment to work in. Be cautions look deeply before you jump into their water!
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stay away
Automation Mechanic (Current Employee), hazleton paDecember 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.
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Not a bad place to work.
8 hour Automation Tech (Former Employee), Hazleton, PADecember 15, 2014
Big thing is the health care is bad. Good employees, and for the most part, good management.
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excessive turnover tells the true story
Quality Control (Current Employee), York, PANovember 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.
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Nice Company to work for with skill building and there was opportunity for growth until downsizing.
Extruder Operator (Current Employee), Chicago, ILNovember 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.
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Challenges galore
Plant Controller (Current Employee), Selah, WAOctober 27, 2014
Pros: large company with long tenure.
Heavy responsibility with little authority. Multiple levels of chain of command create havoc and difficult conflicting duties.

Company has the right ideas but implements short-term and knee-jerk implementations and focuses on short term results instead of long-term results.

Deadlines come fast and furious with little regard to impact on existing work load.
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Joke
Molder Technician (Current Employee), Harrisonburg, VAOctober 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.
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stay away
end of line firklift operator (Former Employee), hazleton,psJuly 30, 2014
Pros: was a job hired through temp service
Cons: alot
Supervisor has a job to do upper management lost.plant is not capable of handling workload unless 24hr shipping.

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About Graham Packaging

For almost 50 years Graham Packaging has been a global leader in plastic packaging for the most recognizable brands in beverage, – Read more

Graham Packaging Salaries

Packer
$10.36 per hour
Machine Operator
$18.00 per hour
Maintenance Technician
$25.15 per hour
Production Supervisor
$65,000 per year
Forklift Operator
$40,000 per year