Anchor Hocking

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Anchor Hocking Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
13 Reviews
2.2
13 Reviews
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    Engineering Specialist

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    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Lancaster, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Lancaster, OH

    I worked at Anchor Hocking full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work analyzing customer breakage complaints. Running QC tests and reporting on results.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons. It was a good experience working at Anchor.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    marketing department

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anchor Hocking

    Pros

    Few other opportunities in the Lancaster area. They make products we all use and there is brand recognition.

    Cons

    Incompetent managers, promotions for friends, ignoring or outright hiding glaring safety issues. Very impoverished area. Pay is average to below average. Raises are scarce. Don't try to use FMLA you'll be let go. Don't report OSHA violations you'll be let go. Don't question your manager you'll be let go. Many supervisors drink at work or appear high in meetings. Working at anchor is not a smart career move, invest your job search time and effort elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run the company like a business not a fraternity. There are good hardworking people who could add tremendous value to the product and the processes, but you refuse to make sound decisions. Where is the legitimate business plan? Where is integrity in hiring, promotions and firings? Where is the clear vision and path for the future? Cutting corners with government regulations will only close your doors forever. Mark and his buddies are simply greedy and will reap what they sow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    underpayed, overworked

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Lancaster, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lancaster, OH

    I worked at Anchor Hocking full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    better than no thing at all

    Cons

    lack of notice and understanding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give a hoot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Watching the place spiral down into total obsolescence.

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Lancaster, OH
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Lancaster, OH

    I have been working at Anchor Hocking full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best pay in the area.

    Cons

    Bosses who know nothing about the departments they are in charge of. Cronyism, worst absentee policy i have ever heard of. Lack of communication between labor and management. Antiquated equipment. Lack of proper maintenance on machinery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try working with people instead of firing or disqualifying people. Listen to the people who have been running the machines for decades instead of going with whatever you think will work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Was a great company until it was taken over by a PE firm. A shamble of what it was. People are bailing out.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anchor Hocking full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Used to be good, now they don't care about associates

    Cons

    Dictatorial Management, no communications, no regard for achievements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Truth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Anchor Hocking

    Pros

    Union shop but very weak union

    Cons

    Extremely poor Management team, and the Holding Company that owns the company will not put any money back into the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Not your average 24/7 manufacturing facility

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Anchor Hocking

    Pros

    The work is steady and not overly demanding.
    Hot end work is decent pay and a very good department to work in. The hot end apprenticeship is a decent program and teaches you a lot.

    Cons

    There is no communication. Management is constantly stabbing each other in the back. QC has 4 salary managers on daylight to oversee 3 to 4 employees and all managers have different answers to your questions which leads to being reprimanded 3 times for listening to one. The finishing department scheduling play favorites and bumps you from crew to crew making your weekends off few and far between. Quite a few managers are verbally and mentally abusive as well as physically at times. You will constantly get forced over 4 to 8 hours depending on your department due to a lack of staffing. Most aspects of basic OSHA safety are not known by management nor are they followed within the plant. Departments are run with shoestring budgets resulting in faulty equipment and safety issues. Shipping department is decent to work in although cold in the winter. Promises a drug free work environment but it is far from that. Bottom line: if you have a life or are close to your family this is not the place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Crack down on the drug use during work hours.
    Improve communication between managers and management and hourly employees. Trim the fat in management and do away with the favoritism. Work with the employees to make it a happier place to work and the employees would care more about their jobs which would result in higher output and a higher quality product.

  9.  

    Very challenging environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, OH

    I have been working at Anchor Hocking full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Can make a difference daily to improve quality and performance of glassware. You can do almost anything here with minimal supervision.

    Cons

    Too many non value people making decisions that impact only them and not thinking of the bottom line of the company. There isn't a concrete hierarchy of decision making here. I take direction from too many different people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build infrastructure within the operations area through training and succession planning. Employees do not have any chance for advancement in the company. If you get hired into a position, you are essentially there until you either quit or find another job outside of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    nice envorment to work at

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, OH

    I have been working at Anchor Hocking

    Pros

    easy going and still ablr to get the job done with very little problems

    Cons

    alot of dust from the tow motors

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    good and bad as with anything and everyone

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    Current Employee - Selector/Packer in Lancaster, OH
    Current Employee - Selector/Packer in Lancaster, OH

    I have been working at Anchor Hocking

    Pros

    money, insurance, i like being around people with different personalities

    Cons

    favoritism is my utmost concern..all employees are not treated the same in the same set of circumstances

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everyone makes honest mistakes, these need to be considered when discipline is administered

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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