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Not a bad place to work.
8 hour Automation Tech (Former Employee), Hazleton, PADecember 15, 2014
Big thing is the health care is bad. Good employees, and for the most part, good management.
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excessive turnover tells the true story
Quality Control (Current Employee), York, PANovember 19, 2014
Pros: it's easier to think of all the negatives.
Cons: poor bonus program, raises are insignificant our non existent, corporate management flip flops with the wind, a lot of cyaa
People don't leave good companies if they are treated well and compensated appropriately for their good work. Constant turnover at corporate and at the plant management levels. If you are a slacker and you know the right people then you have it made. The people that work hard and care get slammed with extra work and ridiculed if they can't get everything – more... done. There are certain facilities that are amazing to work for and with because their managers still care about their employees and those facilities are very productive. Unfortunately those managers continue to leave the company because of the increased stress and unproductive busy work. There are only so many ways you can tweek the same spreadsheets. The number of controllers assigned to the business units is excessive. I feel bad for them because they are usually locked in conference rooms for weeks at a time to get the budgets ready to meet unrealistic goals. The company has really gone downhill since it was bought out a few years ago. – less
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Nice Company to work for with skill building and there was opportunity for growth until downsizing.
Extruder Operator (Current Employee), Chicago, ILNovember 10, 2014
Used propane forklift to load trailer at warehouse. Prepared pallets by following prescribed stacking arrangement and properly tagging pallets. Recorded numbers of units handled an moved, using daily production sheets or work tickets.
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Challenges galore
Plant Controller (Current Employee), Selah, WAOctober 27, 2014
Pros: large company with long tenure.
Heavy responsibility with little authority. Multiple levels of chain of command create havoc and difficult conflicting duties.

Company has the right ideas but implements short-term and knee-jerk implementations and focuses on short term results instead of long-term results.

Deadlines come fast and furious with little regard to impact on existing work – more... load. – less
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Joke
Molder Technician (Current Employee), Harrisonburg, VAOctober 27, 2014
Pros: compensation and benefits
Cons: everything else
Cluster of management pulled from different areas of expertise, none of which having anything to do with this company or the processes involved with it. No training, unclear expectations, lack of regard for safety.
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stay away
end of line firklift operator (Former Employee), hazleton,psJuly 30, 2014
Pros: was a job hired through temp service
Cons: alot
Supervisor has a job to do upper management lost.plant is not capable of handling workload unless 24hr shipping.
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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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People can't keep their hands off Graham Packaging. Graham designs, manufactures, and sells blow-molded plastic containers for a slew – Read more