I worked at O-I 1972 -1976, Juggling work & college. Working there starting as a packer leaving as a Y110 operator. It was hot in summer, you couldn't have ac because the machines were heated to melt plastic beads to blow or injection molded bottles. Great group of fellow workers about the best I ever worked with. By far better than any office I've been in. Of course you had a couple of rats, like all companies have, untrustworthy garbage of society. We socialized after work and played sports outside on the property. Pay was alright at the time, benefits were good, pension plan. Then in the early 1980's the plant closed. I'm looking fro workers that were there in the early 1970's . I now like just down the street from the plant. Small World.
good pay & benefit pkg.
Some jobs were hard, you had to hustle but everyone carried their weight.
Journeyman Electronics Tech (Former Employee) – Brockport, PA – April 25, 2016
O-I Brockway was a very good company to work for, unfortunately after they quit building machines my opportunities for transfer or advancement disappeared and I was forced to retire. A typical day of work was either rebuilding mechanical mechanisms or wiring machines. I learned a lot about teamwork, how to earn respect and give it, and a lot about how to get the most out of people. Management for the most part were good at their specialties. My co-workers were good people as O-I tried to hire people who were productive and intelligent. The hardest part of the job was Company-Union relations. The most enjoyable part of the job was having a job I was able to support my family with.
Selecting (Former Employee) – Windsor, CO – June 18, 2016
The only good thing about OI was the pay and benefits. Employees were treated very poorly by management and the HR department is extremely biased and racist. Very rarely is good work appreciated and unless you are buddy buddy with management there's no possibility of advancing in the company. Don't apply unless you're capable of taking no pride in you're work!
Senior Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – January 2, 2017
Management yells and curses employees. Atlanta facility was not profitable for 10+ years. Plantation environment, with restrooms that are nasty and have been for years. You would only use the restrooms standing up..
Hourly employees rate and manager bonuses
Very negative environment for employees, unprofessional management, poor quality work life and a 1960s work environment..
Well established, large company. Experience is dependent upon your supervisor and team. Lots of internal movement with Regional Management and a new CEO. Company changed a lot over the time I was there in positive way but the trickle down takes a while. Company is still working on diversity at the top.
Hands-off management, Strong team, full job security
Training and career advancement process is by Department and still receiving improvements
Quality Control Lead (Current Employee) – Tracy, CA – April 4, 2016
work unsupervised , with out breaks at time ,meeting production goal, rotation shifts change to short ,, must work week end s and holidays , working in heat at time above 100 degrees with no air conditioning units working.
rotation shift turn around to short weekly. work in hot, and uncomfotable heat
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Florence, KY – November 28, 2016
Although it has been many years since i worked for OI, I was happy there and only left because we moved to Florida. I did all secretarial work for the Plant Manager - also handled all insurance work for the salaried staff. I was in charge of petty cash and we had many audits in my time there - the most interesting thing I did for them was enter an entire Union Contract in a personal computer - during Union Negotiations, I was at the hotel and when changes needed made, I entered them into the computer. We were one of the first companies in Northern Kentucky to have personal computers.
Glass Bottle Manufacturer (Current Employee) – Tracy, CA – November 15, 2016
The work environment is very fast paced and incredibly innovating. Working in this environment has sharpened my critical thinking and decision making skills. Interpersonal communication skills is extremely important in this career.
Great place to work, with good benefits, competitive pay, and good people
Glass Selector (Former Employee) – Williamsburg, VA – January 23, 2017
Tedious and repetitive work. Housekeeping duties and machine maintenance required on all machinces in my work area. Always was busy in bulk operations or carton assembly work. Kept assembly line full of product and always operable; for case packer operations.
Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – August 3, 2016
I learned how to make glass,check quality, measures and especifications, a lot of good co-workers and few good managements, and the hardest part of my job it was don't have good tools to do my work (always said no money to buy) and the most enjoyable part of my job, when I saw the bottles (good bottles) in the stores or winery full of liquid and ready to sale
CARTON ASSEMBLER (Current Employee) – Vernon, CA – September 26, 2016
The supervisors and employees are friendly to work with. The job itself is very tedious, very repetitive, but over all enjoyable. The hardest part is the lifting. The machines are simple to figure out and easy to get control of. For what this job pays just to start the work is worth it.