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Safety, Quality, and productivity core values.
Group Leader (Current Employee) –  Malvern, ARNovember 14, 2018
I’m absolutely fortunate to have gotten promoted and exposed to so many segments of the compay. I was mentor by truly high work ethical managers. Pactiv is an employee of choice.
Pros
Company Store
Cons
Only one facility In Arkansas
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2.0
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Publicly Traded to Privately Owned...and IT Sucks!
Leadership (Current Employee) –  Frankfort, IllinoisNovember 13, 2018
There is a lack of management across Production & Extrusion Departments. The current Plant Manager doesn’t like females or minorities. They’ve eliminated positions & left many positions that need filling vacant. Some employees just don’t care to succeed or make their teams better & more efficient. This makes it harder for the employees that do. Overall company morale is low. They do allow employees to shop for discounted product from the company store.
Pros
Safety Gift Card Incentive & Company Store shopping..
Cons
Lack of competent management, no training, low company morale
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3.0
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Average Company
Analyst II (Current Employee) –  Lake Forest, ILNovember 13, 2018
There are pockets of competence in the management ranks that are minimized by a short-term focus. Financial performance has lagged compared to prior years, and this has a disproportionate impact on working-level morale as pay stagnates and work responsibilities expand. To its credit, upper management tries to communicate via quarterly presentations, but overall day to day communication and focus about company performance and goals is lacking.
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1.0
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good pay and benefits but a negative working enviorement.
Setup Mechanic (Current Employee) –  Bridgeview, ILNovember 12, 2018
Good pay and benefits along with 8 hour work schedule Monday through Friday but no loyalty from management to the employees causing poor moral company wide.
Pros
pay and benefits
Cons
management and moral
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3.0
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Productive
Operator (Former Employee) –  Malvern, ARNovember 11, 2018
Management is not helpful at all. Rules change whenever they want them to for example for certain people they like. Overtime is forced. The training is terrible
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4.0
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Great work environment
Operator C Specialist (Former Employee) –  Malvern, ARNovember 8, 2018
was operator c made sure line was running smoothly and that right product was being run some team work great pay bad mandatory overtime on days that were supposed to be off
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4.0
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Easy if you do your job
Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Mount Carmel, PANovember 7, 2018
Work went smooth all the time do your job and you'll have an easy day people were a joy to be around. Vacation time is in hours so it makes you have less vacation time.
Pros
People
Cons
12 hour shifts
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3.0
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Very fast paced all the time from start to finish.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Bolingbrook, ILNovember 4, 2018
It's was a good place the first few year's. After new management everything turn and want backwards. But on behalf of that the people there were good and hard working people that helped each other.
Pros
Very u standing work force.
Cons
Benefits
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3.0
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Nice work environment but some of the worker are rude
machine operator (Former Employee) –  Bridgeview, ILNovember 1, 2018
Was going to be a machine operator great environment for meeting new people also excelling within the company it easy to learn basically easy to read how machine operates very professional company.
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4.0
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Excellent experience
Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Manager (Former Employee) –  Industry, CAOctober 31, 2018
Very busy facility and the team was very supportive. The staff on all three shifts were very enthusiastic about safety on the job. It was a pleasure working with supportive management.
Pros
Supportive management
Cons
long hours
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2.0
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People on the second shift are friendly
Lift Truck Operator (Current Employee) –  Temple, TXOctober 29, 2018
If you are a female or a black person, and or lazy this is the place for you. If you fit the criteria I just mentioned you don't have to worry about being productive or even follow the safety rules or any rules for that matter and have complete job security. unless you get hurt then you get fired. No joke.
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3.0
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A fast paced working enviroment
Line Worker (Former Employee) –  United StatesOctober 29, 2018
Working at pactiv is fast paced, all work no play, you will only like working at pactiv if your a hard worker that does not mind being on your feet a full 12hrs.
Pros
Paid lunch with 2 breaks
Cons
A long walk from public transportation
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5.0
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Productive
Line Packer (Former Employee) –  Temple, TXOctober 27, 2018
Peoples at pactive are so nice and friendly and lots of fun to hang out with plus they pay you every week with a minimum wage of 10.00 an hour and lots of overtime.
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2.0
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I didn't mind working at Pactiv
Packer/Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Mineral Wells, WVOctober 25, 2018
I didn't mind working at Pactiv. I went through Kelly services. I was being trained to operate a line. I don't mind working, I just want to be treated fairly.
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5.0
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Cafe gratis
Operator C (Former Employee) –  Temple, TXOctober 23, 2018
Un ambiente laboral bajo presión pero con compañeros muy capacitados
Pros
Seguro médico
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1.0
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Bad place to work
Packer/EHO (Former Employee) –  Huntersville, NCOctober 20, 2018
It is very cut throat. Management doesn't care about the emergencies you have. They have their favorite people that get away with anything they can. They bully the ppl they don't like.
Pros
Free cups and straws
Cons
Short breaks if you get them
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Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Covington, GAOctober 20, 2018
It’s a heavy load the people talk to you any kind of way it a lot of favoritism team leads don’t know their jobs Unit manager letting some people get away with certain stuff
Pros
Free lunch tickets
Cons
Three 30 minutes lunch breaks
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4.0
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Great Pay - Horrible Management
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Red Bluff, CAOctober 18, 2018
Management at Pactiv in Red Bluff, CA play favorites. If the managers do not like you then you will be treated unfairly. Overall I loved my job, the actual work that is.. The people you work with are either really nice or they are "IN" with the boss so they treat you like dirt. Also, its rotating shifts.
Pros
good pay
Cons
poor management
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1.0
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Stay away from this hellhole
Production Operator (Current Employee) –  Canandaigua, NYOctober 16, 2018
Management has no clue what’s going on.
They fire the best workers and advance unqualified people.
Plays favorites and gives power to people that should never hold it
Can’t trust payroll with your checks, they short your hours CONSTANTLY.
Mandatory overtime almost every month, then they short your hours and act like it was an honest mistake, but it happens almost every pay period.

I could go on for days. This place won’t be standing in 10 years all because they can’t focus on the employees instead of the money.
Pros
Literally NONE
Cons
Too many to list
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3.0
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Great learning about different types of plastic.
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Beech Island, SCOctober 16, 2018
This job would be a pretty good job if everyone worked together to get things done. People that have been there longer then you will try and put everything on your plate as if there not in the same position as yourself. For the type of work I feel that the pay rate is not enough.
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