Tier sheet loader , forklift driver (Current Employee) – Plant City, FL – December 11, 2017
Plastipak packaging, Inc have taught me alot in these past few months and working through this company i was taught to drive a forklift. The hardest part about the job was the hours but i still managed to make it there everyday. The most enjoyable part was the coworkers that worked the same shift because they were also hard working and helpful.
FORKLIFT OPERATOR (Former Employee) – Alsip, IL – December 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.
Bad management/No room for growth and development
No supervision and you able to do whatever you want. Which can be bad.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Macalla – December 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
Health insurance off 15day a month
buy your own tools when they have too many maint men
Blow Mold Maint Technician (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – October 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.
Technical Support (Current Employee) – Jackson Center, OH – October 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.
Production Technician I (Current Employee) – Champaign, IL – October 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.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Medina, OH – October 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
Process technician (Current Employee) – Medina, OH – October 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).
Horrible place to work, Unless you're a great butt kisser.
Process Technician (Current Employee) – Pineville, LA – October 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!!!
Area Leader (Former Employee) – Romulus, MI – October 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.
Material Handler/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) – Modesto, CA – October 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.
They appreciate your work; free water cases giveaways