Team Leader/Operator (Current Employee) – Canandaigua, NY – January 7, 2019
Average place to work. There are some opportunities for advancement but will quickly cap out the possibilities!!! Constantly switching management around. Used to feel like we(the hard workers) had a voice and a goal but lately we are feeling underappreciated and voiceless!!!! Seems like the underachievers and the "do bare minimum" so called "workers" are praised and rewarded while us real workers(that ARE holding the fort down) are used and abused and simply, dismissed. New bosses are trying to change the morale but it is/will be a hard road to travel down. On a higher note, I really enjoy the duties of my job and the equipment I work with. I also love 99.9% of the blue collar people I work side by side with. I would really like for Pactiv bosses to lead with positive reinforcement and to employ at least 1 Supervisor that is down for the wellbeing of the hardworking man/woman.
Nice breaks, free product give aways(holiday times)
Only 2 unpenalized sick days a year, medical benefits are very expensive
operator specialist (Current Employee) – Canandaigua, NY – December 31, 2018
Canandaigua plant has changed a lot in the past 8 to 10 years. It used to be a desired place to work because of the benefits and pay. Now pay is offset by the high cost of benefits high deductible, high out of pocket health insurance. Plus you are punished for having a spouse who can get insured elsewhere, if you are a smoker, do a circus act to for points to get reductions in what you pay for health insurance. No appreciation for hard work or ability to do your job. Could go on and on no longer the CHOSEN SPOT to work.
work is very stressful fast paced .the hardest part of the job is working with adults who act like kids,also most of the focus is on the dicipline basicly your only good as your only good as your last mistake and your best is not good enough .best part is knowing my job well .the culture a lot of the time is inmature at best.
Packer (Current Employee) – Mineral Wells, WV – December 3, 2018
Very hard work on your feet 12 hours a day, everyday. Constant moving. If the line breaks down, you are expected to do something else, sweep the floor, make boxes, whatever as long as you are constantly moving. It takes at least two weeks to get over the worst of the pain. Your feet will hurt. Your back will hurt. Your shoulders will hurt. Your neck will hurt. Everyday I have bruises. They tell you to take Ibuprofen before you get there and after you go home. It doesn't help. I can barely walk when the shift is over. It is also boring. Packing stuff into boxes all day long. But I think about other stuff so I'm not as bored as other people. The actual supervisors are rarely around. I guess they make rounds all over, but I don't see them much. Most co-workers are nice and hard working too. A few are goof offs. The pay is laughable compared to what we have to go through. Watch your hours to see if you are paid right. Whatever the temperature is outside, it's almost that inside. Winter is very cold inside, summer is very hot. It's noisy, but you get earplugs. You only get 1 break between your lunchtime and end of shift. We need at least 2 breaks after lunch. I wouldn't be surprised if they get a union there.
Machine Operator/Assembler (Former Employee) – Canandaigua, NY – November 20, 2018
Pactiv has a family of coworkers who seek to teach new employees on all safety procedures and regulations pertaining to the company. The people there are very respectful, patient and firm at enabling packagers to work fast, diligently and safely to become a machine operator. They reward hard working, positive individuals who seek to become one of their many best employees. I have personally received much respect, love and humor while working along with great individuals.
Great startingstarting pay rate, programs too numerous to mention, provides all safety equipment whenever needed.
Can be very hot in the summer time, commuting to and from requires transportation.
Publicly Traded to Privately Owned...and IT Sucks!
Leadership (Current Employee) – Frankfort, Illinois – November 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.
Safety Gift Card Incentive & Company Store shopping..
Lack of competent management, no training, low company morale
Analyst II (Current Employee) – Lake Forest, IL – November 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.