Pros: there is nothing beneficial about working for plastipak that you can't get from another employer.
Cons: massive work load, improperly maintained equipment, terrible management, awful environment/culture
Want to work for Plastipak? Be prepared to deal with a terrible workplace, expensive health insurance and tons of overtime with no time and a half. I worked 50-74 hours a week nearly every week for Plastipak for Four years. It was the most terrible experience I have ever had from an employer. I would have to write an essay to put all the terrible things about this place into words. You will work long hours, including holidays and weekends. Want to take a holiday off? Vacation is based on seniority, so if somebody with more seniority than you asks for it off, you won't get it. You will be forced to work between 16 and 52 hours of overtime per month (depending on what season it is) and you won't be paid time and a half. You are paid based on salaried non-exempt status so every hour you work for Plastipak will be straight time. The terrible working environment fosters a culture of employees with deplorable attitudes because they all hate their jobs. Much of the equipment at the Westland plant is antiquated so it requires a great deal of maintenance to meet the ridiculous production demands that are scheduled. Unfortunately, the equipment doesn't get the maintenance it needs. This results in operators being forced to deal with problems they aren't trained to handle. Operators are forced to perform their own quality checks AND run machinery as well. This workload proves impossible to keep up with if your machinery is running at an efficiency rate of 30%. If I could give Plastipak a rating of zero stars, I would. I could go on,but I think anybody reading this gets the hint. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR. LOOK FOR WORK ELSEWHERE.