General Laborer (Former Employee) – Temple, TX – August 19, 2017
BUSY. The work is demanding but its work none the less. the highest issue I had is the work environment, summer heat only made conditions worse. The long time employees have mentioned that working for pactiv was there last choice and stuck there because they have no choice when it to comes to family. Not an advocate for the company. just how I can describe it. 12 hour shifts and working around dust and fumes can make employees sick. Lack of advancement. poor management. You are on the move from start to finish. I had very lack of training.there was nothing enjoyable about it.the job is not for everyone. fast paced. even though safety was a concern you can still get hurt. I was a temp worker didnt see myself get hired on.
Packer (Former Employee) – Stockton, CA – August 14, 2017
The work is demanding but itswork nun the less. The highest issue i have had is the work environment, and the summer heat only made the conditions worse. The long time employees have a number of times have metionef that working for pactiv is there last choice and a stuck there because they don't have much choice.
Pactiv was alright to work for until my 90 day probation period ended and it was time to hire me, management keeps delaying my advancement in the company, and has discriminated against all the hard work I have put into my time with the company. Management has no respect for the people who go in everyday and work hard, but promote those who slack off and try to mess up the person who is doing the right thing.
Wages and Hours
Poor Management, Lack of advacement, Lack of respect.
Fun, but lacking in training, too much guess work on the maintenance side of the house
Line Mechanic (Current Employee) – Temple, TX – August 13, 2017
Never worked on these types of equipment before. finally figured it out thermoforming and nip rollers, but the job could have been a lot easier with the proper guidance or maybe a good manual to start with.
If you like fast paced and challenging environments this is a good fit for you. It is physical labor and long 12 hr shifts. This job is not for everyone. Even though safety is always a major concern you can still get hurt if you're not paying attention. Hardest part of the job would be finding a rhythm when packing the various products. No two lines run the same and there is a lot you have to pay attention to. Multitasking is a must. If you want to be trained for a higher position you often have to fight for it. People are supposed to be willing to teach new skills.
Its a very hot building and no ventilation its not a very clean for food product. The pay should be more for this job don't like they do not give over time and need more safety coordinators for heat stress in the building.
Operator (Former Employee) – Mineral Wells, WV – July 19, 2017
This is the worst place to work. It's hot, management is horrible. They don't care about their employees. No room for advancement. Supervisors do whatever they want including harassment, threatened you, people have gotten hurt and they covered it up so the plant could look safe. harassment from supervisors. They will fire you then make up whatever so you can't get unemployment. If you ever worked there you would never eat anything that comes out of their containers. Honestly the place needs shut down, it's unsafe, dirty and the employees are treated horrible. They always know when they have inspections so they make the plant look passable but as soon as they leave it goes right back to a dirty plant that makes food containers!! They constantly have to hire people because the place is unbearable. Now they are even hiring people back that worked there before because they are running out of new people! But don't take it from me go work there and see the sideshow going on in mineral Wells Pactiv plant.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – July 17, 2017
My experience at pactiv wasn't so great. The workplace was very hot and humid, coworkers weren't so friendly, everyone hated their job. As a starters job it's okay as far as learning how to work in bad work conditions, it makes other jobs seem easy.
Unit Production Manager (Former Employee) – Malvern, AR – July 17, 2017
Pactiv manufactures food packaging and has a history of developing its technical leadership from within. I started straight out of college and had great mentors in the Malvern factory and other locations. Large manufacturing company with many locations that allow for career advancement if you are willing to move to small towns across the country.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Temple, TX – July 13, 2017
The pay is decent, the work isn't too heavy but the hours are terrible and the conditions can be very dangerous. You will find it difficult to get a promotion but they will keep employees for years and years if you're willing.
just like any job depends on who you are and who you know as to how your treated
Operator (Former Employee) – Canandaigua, NY – July 13, 2017
Not bad job but some supervisors let a lot of things go depending on who you are and who you know. I enjoyed the work but they let people stay that can't do the job and let others go for minimal reasons.