AptarGroup Reviews

Updated May 30, 2015
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AptarGroup President, CEO, Director, and Member of Executive Committee Stephen J. Hagge
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  1. IT Consultant - former client

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SAP Business Analyst
    Former Employee - SAP Business Analyst

    I worked at AptarGroup

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice people that take care of their employees and consultants. Flexible work hours - they seemed very concerned about work/life balance.

    Cons

    There was a tendency to reject new ideas. Every plant thought they were special and unique. Some direct conflicts between different parties over what their legacy systems provided and what the replacenent should do.

    Advice to Management

    Highest upper management seemed to be disinterested in establishing clear guidelines for the project. They said the right things but did not follow it up with actions. Consequently, I believe they missed out on taking full advantage of the new software that was implemented.


  2. a company for your work life

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - O&C
    Current Employee - O&C

    I have been working at AptarGroup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good and friendly environment, everybody knows what must to do and you can talk with your chief if yu have some problem

    Cons

    nothing to say, after 5 years I haven't cons

    Advice to Management

    good and friendly environment, everybody knows what must to do and you can talk with your chief if yu have some problem


  3. Accounting Intern - Aptar Beauty & Home - Stratford, CT

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Stratford, CT
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Stratford, CT

    I worked at AptarGroup part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very flexible with students. Management is patient when training their interns. Work is challenging, but provides excellent learning opportunities for entry level accountants.

    Cons

    Deadlines can be a bit stressful, especially on new projects.


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  5. Overall a great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AptarGroup

    Pros

    They have a good retirement package

    Cons

    promotions, very hard to increase your pay

    Advice to Management

    think about. generational. Hiring bring in young talent and nuture them


  6. Good People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AptarGroup

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good group of people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of advancement

    Advice to Management

    Upper Management needs to value the employees more.


  7. Good job, room to advance if you show initiative

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator/Production Inspector in Mukwonago, WI
    Current Employee - Machine Operator/Production Inspector in Mukwonago, WI

    I have been working at AptarGroup full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The job pays well compared to other companies in the plastic injection molding industry and if you show interest and are a good worker there is opportunity to advance in the company. There is very little turnover and most of the senior management has been with the company for over 20 years and most started in entry level positions.

    Cons

    If you are going to be working on the production floor the hours are long (12 hour shifts). Also, as a production floor employee, I feel that it is very difficult to get the mangers to take floor workers ideas for improvement seriously. The plant feels like it is segregated by office workers and production floor workers. Also the HR department is awful, the worst I have ever worked with, they are rude and rarely get things done correctly the first time.

    Advice to Management

    The management should take ideas for improvement from production floor workers more seriously, I mean we are the ones that spend 40+ hours a week on the floor, we have a lot of good ideas.


  8. Values employees and good opportunities

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AptarGroup full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Headquarters is located in Crystal Lake, making it an easy commute, and love the people that work there. One of the best things about the company is that everyone is very friendly.

    Cons

    Pay is a bit low for what the market is, at least in the IS department, but this seems to be getting better.


  9. Rating of Aptar Pharma Facility in NY

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Congers, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Congers, NY

    I have been working at AptarGroup full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience working here with the people. A very clean and well organized facility far more better than an actual pharmaceutical/ drug manufacturing company. Coworkers and peers too are very friendly.

    Cons

    Salary/ pay is not at the par as compared to other pharmaceutical/medical device/packaging companies. Expect around the less than average rate. Insurance benefits are not the great either.


  10. Helpful (1)

    A great company. If there were advancement opportunities I would have stayed

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Crystal Lake, IL
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Crystal Lake, IL

    I worked at AptarGroup

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    HQ is still very much a family feel. It's a F1000 company that hasn't forgotten that employees are key to its success.

    Cons

    In some departments, it's difficult to advance simply because people rarely leave Aptar. If you arrived at the right moment, you'll have a long and great career.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that there are opportunities for advancement. Talk to your managers not just your directors to find out their thoughts.


  11. Helpful (1)

    A good experience at an international company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Congers, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Congers, NY

    I worked at AptarGroup

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Able to work autonomously; no micro-managing. High level of responsibility and management allows you to take control. Management is available when needed. Pay was very good although every penny was earned. Good opportunities for traveling abroad although you're flying coach. Excellent opportunity to work with varied cultures.

    Cons

    Not a high level of trust between co-workers. Small office environment with a "fishbowl" feel. No women in executive positions. Cultural differences can cause tension, and drama-loving employees can exacerbate these differences.

    Advice to Management

    One of the biggest fallacies corporations fall prey to is promoting an employee based on how well he/she performs the current position and/or length of time employee has been with the company. It's remarkable how many excellent managers work within Aptar, and it's remarkable how many mediocre managers work within Aptar. Aim higher with your management team; ensure consistent excellence. You've got very talented people working for you; don't allow politics to determine who climbs highest.



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