Berry Plastics Group Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
56 Reviews

3.2
56 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Working in a plant and getting to know the people (in 3 reviews)


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

  • The only downside is that it is in Evansville, Indiana and that the product is plastic packaging (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Berry Plastics Corporation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN

    I have been working at Berry Plastics Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A great team environment through out company - The corporate headquarters is very involved in the local community of Evansville Indiana - I am proud too work at such a great team oriented company.
    It is a very family oriented company

    Cons

    Career paths are a little murky when it comes too guidance from management. But this very from dept too dept.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company lots of room for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Line Packer  in  Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Line Packer in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Berry Plastics Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity to advance if you work hard and great benefits.

    Cons

    Working every other weekend and 12 hour shifts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall I enjoyed my time at Berry Plastics. great place to work

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator  in  Coon Rapids, MN
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Coon Rapids, MN

    I worked at Berry Plastics Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Forward thinking corporation that was always looking for innovative ideas for new products to keep the company growing in a positive direction.

    Cons

    The benefits of this company were satisfactory to my needs. My one concern however was there wasnt any room for advancement really.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needed to step up the training process to insure safety and productivity! If there had been less emphasis on numerous meetings and more leadership maybe we would still be in business!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Average Company To work For

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    Former Employee - Quality Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Berry Plastics Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    secure work force, nice people to work with in plant

    Cons

    Demanding corporate, long hours, bonus structure questionable, hard to move up in corporation, no real raises only cola.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open more opportunities for advancement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    a learning experience

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    Former Employee - Material Handler  in  Bettendorf, IA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Bettendorf, IA

    I worked at Berry Plastics Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    a chance to learn different jobs

    Cons

    keeping up with the constant changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not a truthful company

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    Current Employee - Utility Or Handyman  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Utility Or Handyman in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Berry Plastics Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The money was fair the people were friendly.

    Cons

    There a fake people in management and some is fair

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A good place to work!

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    Current Employee - Production Team Leader  in  Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Production Team Leader in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Berry Plastics Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are good, lots of training, good manufacturing experience.

    Cons

    Wished it was more opportunity for advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The Design Center

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    Current Employee - Associate Industrial Designer  in  Evansville, IN
    Current Employee - Associate Industrial Designer in Evansville, IN

    I have been working at Berry Plastics Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The design team at the Berry a Plastics Design Center are treated very well. It is a very young group with plenty of opportunity to move up.

    Cons

    The only downside is that it is in Evansville, Indiana and that the product is plastic packaging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move the design center away from corporate headquarters and you'll keep good talent around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love working there

    Former Employee - Machine Operator  in  Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Edison, NJ

    I worked at Berry Plastics Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    it was clean and nice

    Cons

    keep busy and moving clean

  11.  

    Top management talks a good talk but really just a cut-throat corporation

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    Former Employee - Production Manager
    Former Employee - Production Manager

    I worked at Berry Plastics Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company does a good job of re-invest money into the plants. Top management is treated well with stock options and good pay. They buy up other companies to expand - expansion is not due to good business practices.

    Cons

    After acquiring the company I worked for they ran our plant into the ground and now it's closed. Management did not understand our business and would not listen... the my way or the highway mentality and all it got them was an under-performing plant that is closing.

    In hindsight, the fact several customers left us after hearing our company was being acquired by Berry Plastics, saying they simply would not do business with them, should have been taken more seriously.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no advice they would listen to, Berry Plastics is the 100 lb Gorilla and does things their way... which is exactly why some customers choose not to do business with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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