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A very friendly work environment
Packer (Former Employee), York, PAJuly 17, 2014
Pros: friendly and happy environment
Cons: 12 hour shifts
The people who work there are friendly and helpful. The schedule made it easy to plan family events and vacations because you always know when you're days off are going to be. Management is helpful and easy to talk to.
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Terrible Place To Work
Blow Mold Operator (Current Employee), Mt.Home, NCJuly 7, 2014
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: dishonesty
This is a place that will steal from you, cheat you out of benefits, point blank lie to you, break federal law and then tell you its your fault. This is a place that needs a union and I generally do not support unions, but this company needs one.
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Steady Employment With Limited Advancement
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Casa Grande, AZJuly 6, 2014
Pros: pay. most of the job duties were easy. friendly coworkers, good teamwork.
Cons: mandatory overtime. mandatory meetings on days off.
The 12 hour shifts were nice because you were under the assumption you'd only have to work 3 or 4 days each week. Unfortunately mandatory overtime typically negated the chance of having a real weekend. 60 or 72 hour weeks were a norm for months at a time, depending on sales and rework.

Hourly staff was very friendly, most were very cooperative and – more... helpful when it came to teamwork, and most of the shift supervisors were respected and well liked. Upper management often would request constructive input from hourly staff, but upon getting feedback, would dismiss their ideas. Quality was stressed above all, but many times the actions and demands of management made it clear that quantity was more important.

Mandatory meetings on off-days were bittersweet. Though it was nice to chat with coworkers and enjoy cooking out on the patio, it would've been nicer to actually enjoy the day off by not having to go to work.

Pay started low, but increased quickly within the first year. Final pay rate of machine operators and maintenance technicians was fair. Stress level depended highly on which production line you were working that night, and if any of the other operators called in sick. – less
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No room for error ,underappreciated employees
Blowmold Operator Tech (Former Employee), Bradenton, FLJune 9, 2014
Pros: great pay
Cons: worked 6 to 7 days a week for a solid year
Not a fun place to work for, learned to operate blowmold injectors, management never seemed to care much for the employees just the bottom line, co-workers were good guys
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overall a good company to work for besides the old equipment it was a good job
Downstream Operator/Temp (Former Employee), las vegas,nvJune 4, 2014
Pros: good staff, good training
Cons: needs new downstream equipment
very good company with room for advancement,typical day you come in have a meeting to find out what downstream you will be working once all jobs are delegated by the night manager you go to work.how to produce plastic bottles.management was very good always there to answer whatever question,my co-workers were very good helpful open fun to talk to,hardest – more... part of the job downstream 2 and 3 always breaking down the most enjoyable day was final bell to go home after a hard 10hr day of work – less
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Fast paced and demanding
Production Lineworker/ quality Control (Former Employee), Berkeley, MOMay 29, 2014
Pros: safety adcentives
Cons: concrete floors
Enjoyed working there for all those years. The people were like my extende family and we worked together to get the job done..
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Say one thing, do another
Employee (Current Employee), York, PAMay 29, 2014
Pros: coworkers are nice.
Cons: out of date tech, poor culture, out of date management, not an employment destination.
The company talks about "talking straight" but this only applies to certain people. Management is not accountable. They will tell you things are one direction and then change abruptly without notice.

This company is going through layoffs, restructuring and doing a lot of "right sizing". Expect nothing.
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Line Operator (Former Employee), Hammond, LAMay 16, 2014
exercise daily .safety first. love working wit a team.there are no hard part for me
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Dependable, on time all the time, honest, work well with others
Forklift operator (Former Employee), Muskogee, OKMay 7, 2014
I really liked this type of work, the people I worked with we're very good people, we had a good time together, the day always seemed shorter because of this. I learned how to run a palletizer, and box maker, I also learned to work the assembly line. management was always there to help you with any problem you might have. what I disliked most about – more... the job, The bottles we're constantly falling off the line. – less
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Good job and a good company
Injection Molding Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee), Henderson, NVMay 1, 2014
Pros: good pay, benefits and advancement potential if willing to relocate
Cons: long 12 hour shifts, boring work
Loud work environment
Easy job for the money
Long boring shifts
Prepare to begin working night shift
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Graham Packaging
Buyer (Current Employee), York, PAApril 17, 2014
Buyer for Resin. HDPE, PP, PCR, Post Industrial, Colored PCR, Regrind. Plastic Pallets and Bins
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Layed back
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Richmond, CAApril 1, 2014
Best thing about this jopb was the Individual projects . Just do your job and go home .
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it's a job
Shift Mechanic (Current Employee), Joplin MOMarch 24, 2014
Growing company with potential once management realizes it.
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productive
Quality Assurance Technician (Former Employee), Houston, TXMarch 12, 2014
good company to work for very fast paced and time sensitive.
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Horrible and miserable place to work for.
Label Operator (Former Employee), Hammond, LAFebruary 20, 2014
Typical 12 hour day was long and miserable. The company does not have all their marbles in a row. The front office only cares about their selves and overall the company turns to black white when a situation is at hand.
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Was temp job
Forklift operator (Former Employee), Modesto CaFebruary 20, 2014
Move product, load and unload trucks
Nothing
Strict
Friendly
To many people telling you what to do
When your shift is over
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Fast paced and clean place to work
Shipping and Receiving (Current Employee), Bradford, PAFebruary 12, 2014
Cons: short breaks, sometimes no breaks.lack of communication by management
Usually a busy and hectic day. Have to check and make sure that no loads are going to be late. Make sure that the lines have enough material to stay running and stock them up as the day goes on. The job that I am doing I have been doing for 14yrs so there is not much more to learn. Some of my co-workers work together as a team but some also don't communicate – more... with you if they don't get their way. The hardest part of my job is trying to keep up with all the lines while unloading conveyor and loading and unloading trucks. – less
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factory job and factory outlook
Palletizer Operator (Current Employee), Evansville, INFebruary 3, 2014
good work schedule, good benefits and good vacation hours

the hardest part is being on your feet for 12 hours a day
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Everyone is expendable.
Lowest one on the totem pole (Current Employee), York, PAJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: at least it's a paycheck
Cons: everything
Huge turnover of employees. Management is arrogant and you will be insulted and degraded every day. HR manager tells you they are doing you a favor by making you pay more for healthcare this year. Performance Reviews are a JOKE! Raises are not based on performance anyway - they already have in the budget how much everyone will get and you get 1.5 - – more... 2% my friend. They treat hourly people like they are stupid and incompetent. The Corporate building is: 1. freezing or 100 degrees, no midway point 2. sidewalks are not shoveled before employees arrive at work 3. When it rains hard the parking lot floods and they don't tell us our cars are drowning out there. – less
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productive
Packer/Pack Lead (Current Employee), Iowa City, IAJanuary 21, 2014
I think its a good place to work but we lost a big chunk of our business so they decided to close the plant

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About Graham Packaging

People can't keep their hands off Graham Packaging. Graham designs, manufactures, and sells blow-molded plastic containers for a slew – Read more