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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unhappy place to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rexam

    Pros

    great environment and good people

    Cons

    lack of integrity on the part of managers and up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell employees the truth the first time. When they find it out after the fact, and have been mislead, all faith is lost

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay for the pay

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Rexam full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay & bonus structure.

    Cons

    Poor benefits for salaried employees. Cronyism is rampant. People are told they are denied promotion because they are too valuable in current positions. Policies are applied haphazardly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a much better company before it was acquired by Rexam.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I have been working at Rexam

    Pros

    Challenging, some very talented people work at Rexam in BG. The facility is very nice and the equipment is state of the art.

    Cons

    Bottom line driven, do not really care about the employees, just a front for business as usual. Revolving door and high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refine the diamond you have and stop growing through acquisition. The potential of the existing assets are incredible. Figure out what to do with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rexam Needs To Bypass "The Clique" in the Franklin Indiana Plant

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    Current Employee - Getting Something Done in Franklin, IN
    Current Employee - Getting Something Done in Franklin, IN

    I have been working at Rexam

    Pros

    Rexam is the 800 lbs gorilla of packaging. Rexam has some super competitive products in the Pharma packaging sector. Rexam's former OI plastics knowledge base continues to be a beneficial force. The Franklin facility works with employees in most any family, medical or personal situation as far as time or working around issues. The low turn over at the Franklin facility provides a degree of stability.

    Cons

    Rexam's purchase of OI has allowed some unsavory elements to take advantage of the situation in Franklin. Education, Job Performance, and Experience are irrelevant at the Franklin facility. A small clique with limited outside experience, formal education or technical knowledge controls the facility. Recognition for a job well done is non existent. Age, Sex, and Racial discrimination are arguably rampant. I am a white male and uncomfortable with this. If you like "nepotism" Rexam Franklin is the organization for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please avoid the organized tours of the Franklin Facility. Visit the plant "unannounced" on Friday afternoons preferably so you can see how the plant management is noticeably absent from day to day operations.

    Ask workers at Rexam Franklin questions, WITHOUT PLANT MANAGEMENT (the clique) present. The plant management has been known to punish people for giving honest answers to senior managers after they left.

    Please insist that senior plant level managers achieve some degree of education before achieving the title of "manager". Most "managers" in Franklin do not have any more than a High School education, while their subordinates often have associates, bachelor degrees, and are continuing their education. Achieving any level of education in Franklin is actually a counter productive career move.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for short-to-mid term, poor on staff development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rexam

    Pros

    Very pleasant office environment and great people to work with
    Great place to work if you are planning a stay in the same position for years to come or are happy to make several sideway moves

    Cons

    Very low turnover which means little oportunities to move up.
    Very having on middle management who don't enpowered enough
    Poor on innovative ideas to develop staff and keep them motivated
    A lot of micro-management which is hopefully changing with new management taking over in 2013
    Poor communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Coming up with innovative ideas how develop staff even in a low turnover environment

  7.  

    Ok as an employer as long as you just get on with your job. However they are very strong on micromanaging.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luton, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Luton, South West England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Rexam

    Pros

    Head office is a nice environment. Free lunch and coffee.

    Cons

    Pay is below average for a company of rexam's size. Getting out at 5pm is difficult as the traffic congestion is bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop centralizing everything and give people some freedom to do their job. The leadership team in Luton should stop wasting money on travel and hiring private jets as this sends out the wrong message.

    Doesn't Recommend

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