Berry Plastics Group

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Berry Plastics Group Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
73 Reviews
3.3
73 Reviews
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Jonathan (Jon) Rich
33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The design team at the Berry a Plastics Design Center are treated very well (in 3 reviews)

  • Working in a plant and getting to know the people (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management doesn't communicate very well (in 4 reviews)

  • No sick days, goes off of a point system (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - IT Developer in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Berry Plastics Group

    Pros

    Great benefits, company has great vision, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Grinder/Material Hander/Fork Lift Driver in Alsip, IL
    Former Employee - Grinder/Material Hander/Fork Lift Driver in Alsip, IL

    I worked at Berry Plastics Group

    Pros

    Treat you like family I miss them.

    Cons

    Berry Plastics will train you.You will be a success.No cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Berry keep doing a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Steer Clear

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

    I worked at Berry Plastics Group

    Pros

    Independence, some training provided could be better.

    Cons

    Micro management, always looking over your shoulder. Heartless
    EBITDA is the only important element. Make it or you are in trouble

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Life as an operator

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Evansville, IN

    I have been working at Berry Plastics Group

    Pros

    Good money, plenty of chances to move in the plant.

    Cons

    21 day straight work schedule, 12 hour shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better family life/work balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    learning skills of a machenic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Machenic in Hot Springs, AR
    Current Employee - Machenic in Hot Springs, AR

    I have been working at Berry Plastics Group

    Pros

    has good benefits. An hav advanced 3 times in 4 years

    Cons

    Working 12 hr days with rotation of weekends

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix gaguages to do checks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Company continues to grow and has gone public.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Sarasota, FL
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Sarasota, FL

    I have been working at Berry Plastics Group

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits at the manager level!

    Cons

    More concerned about the bottom line than employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take better care of the entry level employees. This will improve quality, safety and bottom line.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Too many chiefs, not enough indians!!

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

    I worked at Berry Plastics Group

    Pros

    Most people are easy to get along with, in spite of the pressure to do more with less. I liked the twelve hour rotational shifts better than the eight hours that generally turned into tens @ 6 & 7 days per week. Pay was pretty competitive for the specified work positions. Paid birthdays!! (eight hours, only, regardless of shift hours)

    Cons

    Rule updates tend to be knee-jerk reactions to anything management has an issue with handling. Often times, people are expected to do jobs above their pay scale and, without fail, it goes unrecognized at times of promotional bids. Middle management does nothing to protect their subordinates & everything to pass the buck. Some even create a hostile work environment. Training, in all positions, consists of yelling at people and/or telling everyone what an idiot you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot repair six years worth of damage in six weeks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    What can sometimes be a good thing, can turn into just the opposite. Large corporation employment is one of those things

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Berry Plastics Group

    Pros

    The support of a large corporation (financial, equipment, etc) is great at Berry. There is support for new additions to the facility and equipment.

    Cons

    When Berry acquires a new plant, they need to have a smoother transition for management. This would avoid any time where there is uncertainty and indecision.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Generally positive but also disturbing

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

    I worked at Berry Plastics Group

    Pros

    Free rein to work autonomously, speak freely, and suggest/implement improvements.

    Cons

    Corporate management seemingly has little long term business strategy and too many of the leadership team, in a certain business segment, demonstrate a viable grasp on taking care of business in the short term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication to employees has much room for improvement.

    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    A learning experience.

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

    I worked at Berry Plastics Group

    Pros

    Good people who like to work hard and play hard. Generally fair play for everyone involved in the production setting. Some people genuinely want to improve and grow the business.

    Cons

    Management lacks the social responsibility to pursue an appropriate work-life balance for every employee. The mandatory overtime at some facilities locks the lower level workers into a system of commitment that can only be broken with higher hourly wages to offset the dollars earned from excessive hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I legally cannot offer advice and/or speak of Berry Plastics in this regard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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