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FORKLIFT OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  Alsip, ILDecember 14, 2017
Plastipak is a great company if you are just starting off, but,if you have the skills to do better and make money it can be and bad ideal. Managements at the company is horrible. Everyone does what they want until it time for a audit. They will work four days four to five months out of the year. Short checks for four to five out of the year. Overtime is only available three months out of the year, which mean the money does not adds up annually. The people there that has been there for a while will not train you properly due to there Job security. The pay is horrible, Raised every year is 34 cent and under, and you has to be perfect to get that. Management is good when corporate comes in the building. Basically every man for themselves on a everyday basic.
Pros
Bad management/No room for growth and development
Cons
No supervision and you able to do whatever you want. Which can be bad.
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Pay environment and work mcalla al
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  MacallaDecember 5, 2017
Pay could be a lot better as they have you buying your own tools out of pocket. To work on there machines that constantly breaks down. You have to keep the machines running with minimal downtime. You also have to do quality on bottles that are produce you have to constantly watch a temporary associate to make sure there doing there job you are constantly running from a quality lab to your work station to the palletizer If the machines called sydel break down you are expected to fix it as fast as possible. Even tho they have 15 maintenance men on first shift. And 2 on nights. Which is crazy for a plant that small overall atmosphere is kinda weird overall you are expected to do multiple jobs for one check buy your tool box by a certain date and you have to wear a bright yellow shirt for 90 day probation period Wich sucks because your singled out.... overall. Good job till you find something else
Pros
Health insurance off 15day a month
Cons
buy your own tools when they have too many maint men
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Very Productive
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Jackson Center, OHDecember 1, 2017
Very busy place to work very hot and humid but theres a lot of money you can make in this place, unlimited over time and all even double time as a temp
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Nice manufacturing company to work for
machine operator / palletiser (Former Employee) –  Westland, MINovember 27, 2017
Be to work on time and stay woke make sure you do all the quality text on time follow directions and be respectful try to pick up more days if you can
Pros
Every November you get a bonus
Cons
Short breaks
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Dose not pay competitive to hours worked
Process Technician (Former Employee) –  Plant City, FLNovember 27, 2017
Will be forced to work more than 50 hour a week with no over time. Force to come on short week for 4 hour to work with no pay during the four hours..
Pros
unlimeted extra time to work
Cons
cutt throat horrible managment. Cant retain employess forcing other to pick up the slack
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good place to work if you're not looking to
Supervisor/Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILNovember 25, 2017
Don't make a career out of this place I was good enough to train supervisors not good enough to move up management yells and swears at employees and downgrades them
Pros
A lot of hours
Cons
Steady work
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No consideran el empleado
Operador (Former Employee) –  Plant City, FLNovember 5, 2017
El empleador no tiene beneficios y trabaja mucho bajo presión
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Maintenance atl ga
Blow Mold Maint Technician (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAOctober 27, 2017
Horrible cut throat place.
Poor management.
Maintenance manager (I use this term loosely) doesn't have a clue.
Expects employees to run multiple machines , with no help.
Lack of training , management just don't care.
Cons
Management
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work life
Injection Technician (Former Employee) –  McCalla, ALOctober 23, 2017
The job is not the best as far as a work life and family life balance..they are also being micro managed and the place seems to have to many other employees who think they need to be in charge
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Constantly going
PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) –  McCalla, ALOctober 15, 2017
You are moving from the time you get there till the time you leave. If you have any medical issue as I do, this is not the place. It is not there fault, it is mine. Great co workers though
Pros
good health benefits and great hr dept
Cons
alot of walking, standing stooping and climbing
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Very easy place to work
Technical Support (Current Employee) –  Jackson Center, OHOctober 12, 2017
Plastipak is a factory job. I know most people go eww but it is a very easy place to work at. They are a very reasonable company that tries to make sure the worker is taken care of. They are very big into safety.
Pros
Everything
Cons
Nothing
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Fast paced enviroment with great co-workers
Process Technician (Current Employee) –  Victorville, CAOctober 11, 2017
Quality checks to ensure products are within specification. Trouble shooting machinery and loading and unloading of raw material. Working with good co-workers makes day go by much smoother.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Short breaks and health care
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Best Manufacturing Company I've worked For.
Production Technician I (Current Employee) –  Champaign, ILOctober 10, 2017
The rotation hours works well with my family schedule. Management does what they can in order for you to learn and advance in the company. Enjoy the people I work with. Safety is #1 which is nice to see.
Pros
Pay, Hours, Benefits, 401k, Advancement.
Cons
Lunches are only 30 minutes.
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productiion
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Medina, OHOctober 10, 2017
material handler i stocked color concentrates for all 10 lines to produce plastic bottles with the use of a forklift dumped trash and garbage into trash compactor i got along good with management the hardest part of the job was compacting cardboard and paper
Pros
great picnics
Cons
health care
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hostile work environment poor management
Process technician (Current Employee) –  Medina, OHOctober 9, 2017
I enjoy the work I do here but not the environment I have to do it in. some operators that have disciplinary issues are given too many chances and are a virus the rest of the staff. everyone is at each others throats (management seems to promote this).
Pros
job security
Cons
too much overtime, poor management, short staffed
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Factory work
Utility Worker (Former Employee) –  Champaign, ILOctober 6, 2017
This job is okay. I just didn't care for the 12 hour shifts. Otherwise, you stay busy majority of the time unless a machine goes down, then time tends to drag.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Too much down time
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Horrible place to work, Unless you're a great butt kisser.
Process Technician (Current Employee) –  Pineville, LAOctober 4, 2017
The management is horrible, we lose more people than we take in. They love to say it's a family company but don't by into it. No extra overtime pay but they'll start having mandatory overtime when they notice their bonuses are gonna be low. They love to stretch people as thin as possible and don't I repeat don't learn everything because they will use you to do every job possible and not pay you for it or advance you. The only way you will ever do good at this company is by alot of butt kissing. Honestly don't see how this company has made it 50 years. ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE JOB!!!
Pros
Going home
Cons
Overall horrible company
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Ok Job not a career
Area Leader (Former Employee) –  Romulus, MIOctober 3, 2017
It was ok for a few years. You're enticed with more Vacation time. The attendance policy has gotten better but its still a bit of a pain. Management makes promises and Never follow through. Also they are a salaried company and pay straight time for overtime. You're compensated but it doesn't come close to time and a half for double the hours. Show up, try to do what they ask and you'll keep the job as long as you need. There are good people there.
Pros
Good coworkers occasional free lunches
Cons
lousy management, minimal overtime compensation
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Pay was ok, work was never stressful
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Modesto, CAOctober 2, 2017
As a former material handler, my job was very simple which mainly involved sit down forklift operating. Rarely any hard labor, sometimes weekends off with some OT per two weeks which wasnt too bad. The pay was okay and the benefits were great, but there are better paying jobs out there. If you get certain amount of write ups, you will get a small if not no annual raise which can be up to 7%. Don't lie to your bosses, be honest, admit your mistakes (we all make mistakes) and you shouldn't have any issues with them. You start off at $14.50 plus an extra shift pay per hr up to 75 cents if on graveyard.
Pros
They appreciate your work; free water cases giveaways
Cons
Pay was okay
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very productive
Production Technician (Former Employee) –  McCalla, ALSeptember 28, 2017
arriving 15 min before shift to go over where the prior shift left off on work order,. Making sure bottles was right. Its hard when you have new temps and a lot of change overs
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