Greif Employee Reviews

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Very Driven Company with Stretch Goals
PLANT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Mount Sterling, KYJuly 23, 2018
Greif is a driven company. It expects a lot of its employees and offers recognition for successes. Greif has established a Company Vision and all actions and decisions are geared to achieve that Vision.
Pros
Established Vision; Autonomy as Decision Maker
Cons
Top Heavy at Corporate Level, lean in the plants
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Laborer/Production (Current Employee) –  Bradley, ILJuly 18, 2018
A typical day of work at greif starts off with a morning safety meeting, self evaluation or rating and discussion about how the previous day went and what can be done to improve for the next day as far as safety and production goes which is good to keep employees gaged and involved! You always pick up on something new as machines malfunction theirs opportunity's to learn either how to fix a problem or troubleshoot it and become more valuable and useful. Management is short staffed so it puts a burden on others to do more. The hardest part of the job is working through the heat and enduring the excessive walking for 12 hours.
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Productive
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Beaumont, TXJuly 12, 2018
I don't have a review. I enjoyed working for the company and it was a great experience and I would love to work for them again if an opportunity were presented to me.
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Secure and Stable Job
Warehouse Associate/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Alsip, ILJuly 8, 2018
- Awesome working environment
- Quick-paced but helps time move along faster
- Supportive and great coworkers as well as the management team
- Overall, a good place to work.
Pros
Paid Breaks, Access to Vending Machines, Overtime Opportunities
Cons
Can get hurt on job if not careful
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stress
Sr. Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Warminster, PAJune 26, 2018
very stressful place to be. Management is terrible working tons of hours extended shifts weekends ect. No advancement hiring temp workers no training programs
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Safe place to work.
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  La Porte, TXJune 18, 2018
Great place, great benefits, great environment. The company has great incentives for the safety program and this keeps employees really engaged. Work-life balance possible. No weekends.
Pros
Great safety culture in place
Cons
Can get extremely hot in summer
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Great place to work
Business Partner Master/Collections Specialist (Former Employee) –  Delaware, OHMay 21, 2018
Greif is a great place to work. They are very good about offering training for their employees. They have benefits including tuition reimbursements. The only negative is competitive pay. They did competitive wage checks with other companies but not very often.
Pros
Personal chef cooks lunches twice a week, personal barber available, company events that include families, beautiful campus to work on, very scenic and safe.
Cons
Gender pay gap
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Early is on time and on time is late
Production Manager and Production Scheduler (Former Employee) –  New Orleans, LAMay 1, 2018
Early is on time and on time is late, the pace is great and the company do great training on and off site.Safety is first and management has an open door policy.
Pros
excellent work enviroment
Cons
Na
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HR is biased due to inappropriate relationship with Supervisor
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Alsip, ILApril 6, 2018
Very toxic stressful environment. Can't reach out to HR for assistance because she is biased due to an ongoing relationship with IBC Supervisor. Very unprofessional and she runs plant management. Change of mangement is desperately needed!
Pros
None
Cons
Toxic work environment at Alsip steel plant
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My advice to you is STAY AWAY
Supervisory (Former Employee) –  Alsip, ILMarch 15, 2018
Very fast paced environment. Long hours every day. Unreliable equipment. Lack of leadership from the top; lots of great ideas, but no direction or solutions offered; just fix it! HR is useless and vindictive and is at the root of the problems in this facility.HR is not to be trusted. Backstabbing supervisors who are "very close" to the HR person and get promoted or transferred instead of terminated! This is a sinking ship...STAY AWAY!
Pros
Good Pay
Cons
No personal life. No leadership. Vindictive HR department; revolving door
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Management and leads.
General Laborer (Former Employee) –  Alsip, ILMarch 14, 2018
They treat outsiders wrong and there friends with the upmost respect. A lot of favoritism to people they know they don’t wanna see you susceed........
Pros
Easy work
Cons
Management and team leads don’t wanna see you win.
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Productive warehouse
Winder Operator (Former Employee) –  Deer Park, TXJanuary 9, 2018
A typical day at the Greif warehouse checking all orders demanded before assembly start up time. What would follow were daily safety meetings, and groups would share safety tips from past days to ensure quality production. On the floor everyone had there designated spots, and waited for tubes to come down the assembly line to add whatever it needed. I learned a lot of safety procedures, and really enjoyed the culture for everybody was helpful all the time. The hardest part of the job had to be turning in orders on time, and the constant change of heat and cold from seasons. Overall I enjoyed working there, and I would wish now that I had never left.
Pros
Great long hours
Cons
Short breaks
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Band spinner operator
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJanuary 3, 2018
At Greif I operated a band spinner forming bands for the tops and bottoms of steel a fibre drums manufactured for various companies and military contractors.
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Was very rewarding starting up a new manufacturing facility.
Production Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Alsip, ILNovember 1, 2017
Oversaw and directed the daily set-up and execution of container production operations during a period of fast-track growth. Responsible for planning and coordinating the development and growth of the new IBC department while meeting goals for order timeliness, quality and adherence to customer specifications.
Participated in the successful IBC certification process to qualify products with United Nations and Department of Transportation regulations/standards.
Pros
Dedicated management team
Cons
Night shift
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Not the best nor the worst place to work.
Warehouse Lead (Former Employee) –  La Porte, TXAugust 1, 2017
This place offers a lot of hours but be careful its a very fast paced environment and has a lot of demands but=t if you can handle it then you'll be great here
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Not very family friendly
Maintenance Supervisor/Lead tech (Former Employee) –  Florence, KYJuly 25, 2017
Compensation was good but work hours as well as one weekend a month off leaves little time for family. Managment is good as well as benefits. A little more time off would be a huge plus.
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This was my favorite place I have ever worked
Quality/Continuous Improvement /Safety Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Greenville, OHJuly 18, 2016
The chance for advancement at Greif is great. I did all production positions there. The 22 yrs I was there I was able to go from production to the chance to take Operational Excellence Training and be involved in the transformation of lean manufacturing. I then became the Process Improvement Project Associate.
Pros
Union shop
Cons
No exceptions for attendance
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Great Place to work
Maintenance Electrician (Current Employee) –  Alsip, ILApril 28, 2016
Greif is a great place to work, the benefits are in line with other companies in the area. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for a job, specifically mechanics and electricians.
Pros
Good Pay, 8 hour shifts, decent benefits
Cons
Working Saturdays often
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Old factories, too much travel
Electrical Project Engineer (Former Employee) –  Florence, KYFebruary 24, 2016
Corporation had a pattern of buying older companies and converting to container manufacturing without spending necessary capital for reliable equipment. Instead, would send in my group to 'band-aid' or just get equipment to work.
Pros
Variety of plants, personnel, opportunities.
Cons
>90% travel, demanding production schedules to try and work around, personalities.
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Days could be hectic
Production Associate (Former Employee) –  Bradley, ILOctober 29, 2015
It was a nice job. The schedule was fantastic, but the job itself could become a mental headache just do to the fact that no one the floor has a set position besides the shift leader.
Pros
Time off
Cons
Everything else
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