maintenance (Former Employee), York PA – September 28, 2015
Cons: management, poor decision making from management, poor structure
I was a maintenance tech that was responsible for keeping things running. i learned alot about how blow molding works more about different kinds of support equipment, management thinks they own their departments, some of the employees are good some shouldn't have a job but im not the boss either, what made the job hard is that i was consistently short and always on the run because noone wanted to fix anything the right way. learning new things all the time what good for me cause i was entertained.
Material Handler support specialist (Former Employee), York, PA – July 6, 2015
A very busy work environment with saftey first. We get free lunches and dinners constantly and free clothing apparel to represent the company. Its a very friendly work environment having room for promotions to hard working and deserved person for the job You have to complete apttitude testing to be awarded and have good attendance. There are two divisions of plant and they are worldwide. With many different people. You have to respect and be polite with good composher. Raises vary from monthy,Quarterly,or even yearly I've increased $7.00 an hour in % years
Packer (Former Employee), West Hazleton, Pa – June 18, 2015
Pros: Nice employees, decent pay
Cons: no set schedules, constantly a new supervisor
Working at Graham under Workforce Resources was not the greatest.They payed decently but I would not work for them again. The employees were nice at least. Every time you turned around they had a new supervisor. There were no set schedules, if you did not have work that day you were called. They were constantly asking people to replace the leads and work overtime. I would not recommend working here.
warehouse (Former Employee), west chicago – June 7, 2015
Pros: good people
Working with other people in a team oriented company. Giving 100% of time to achieve the training and operating goals set by the company. Helping the company to achieve higher profits while reducing unnecessary waste and keeping safety as a top priority
Would rather take a sharp poke in the eye than work for this company
Reclaim attendant (Former Employee), Findlay, OH – June 4, 2015
Pros: Only working 15 days a month
Cons: Management, overall the whole busines
Dictated by investment company, lack of good management, and treated like a dog! Do more and get less is the mentally of this facility! Some co workers and are awesome others not so much. Learned quite a bit working in several different positions and glad I was able to walk away with more knowledge. Working 12 hour shifts was hard on the feet, but nice to have the time off during the week. The most enjoyable part of the job was the paycheck on Friday.
Process Engineer (Current Employee), Hazleton, PA – May 28, 2015
I started with this company when it was CPET then OI then Graham Packaging. I was in the same plant from 17 years and advanced from level 1 maintenance mechanic to plant engineer. It was a very good place to work however I was looking to improve my self. This is the only reason I moved on to my next roll at Amcor.
Production Worker (Former Employee), Vandalia, IL – May 27, 2015
Pros: excellent wages and benefits.
Cons: hard work
Learned a lot through the years. Fast paced and multi-tasking work environment that benefited from team work. I met and worked with a lot of good people. The position was factory production worker. I worked a lot of overtime and the pay and benefits were excellent. When the factory closed, I went back to school.
I did not approve of the CEO because they did not relate to their employees and they made judgement calls thousands of miles away. They purchased the factory for the business and closed the facility. The management that worked at the plant were people minded and I liked them.
Plastics Technician (Former Employee), Memphis Tennessee – April 22, 2015
Pros: Clean place.
Cons: Lack of talent related to machine process, also lack of trust between management and the production floor.
The Memphis Graham plant was not a bad place to work overall. I did notice a lack of drive and support from everyone in management except the plant manager at the time. When there was an issue it always seemed to be someone else's problem, leads were no where to be found and those who did care about what was going on started giving up due to lack of support. I will say that they were very good at house keeping and started implementing some great procedures to make individuals accountable for their work area's cleanliness and organization.
It was a great place to work before they moved to Mexico.
Extruder Operator (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – April 22, 2015
Pros: 12 hours daily was enjoyable
Cons: Healthcare became more expensive
The environment was fast paced and a great place to work. I would set machines with product to be managed by the machine operators. I would keep management of the machine product levels. I enjoyed all the team members including management. They brought a closeness to everyone there. They would schedule occasional outings where we could all unwind and make it a fun place to work. I learned various positions and would sometimes mandate other positions I have learned. It would sometimes get the best of me when trying to hookup railcars to either load or unload, being that the connections to attach to the railcars would be extremely heavy and I would have seek help from one of my team members. It would of been more enjoyable if Graham Packaging did not move to Mexico.
Production Specialist (Current Employee), Port Allen, LA – April 15, 2015
To whom it may concern' The job is not bad, not a whole lot of money made, co-workers are good people, hardest part sometimes working by yourself, management are okay, you learned how to work safe, best part of the job, payday!