Berry Plastics Group Reviews

Updated March 30, 2015
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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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  1. Great place to work!

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    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. Depends on location

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    Former Employee - Production Manager
    Former Employee - Production Manager

    I worked at Berry Plastics Group full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company would generally follow through with commitments to employees.

    Cons

    Constant change of direction. Expectation to continue to take on more responsibilities without compensation. Very political in nature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a direction and stick with it. Be willing to try to keep talent rather than constantly looking how to reduce as a cost savings short term but long term detriment to the business. Use technology to help improve quality results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great

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    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
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  5. Berry Plastics is a very poorly ran company,at best.

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    Former Employee - Press Operator in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Press Operator in Kent, WA

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

    Pros

    Union shop. Good benefits,thanks to the union. Worked with alot of talented people on the

    production floor. The 12 hr. shifts, 15 days a month were great.

    Cons

    Good OLD BOY'S CLUB. Senior Management did not have clue about the printing done in Kent Wa.
    APOLLO FINANCING pulling most of the strings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What goes around,comes around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Steer Clear

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Company continues to grow and has gone public.

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    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. 1 person found this helpful

    Life as an operator

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    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
  9. learning skills of a machenic

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Too many chiefs, not enough indians!!

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    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
  11. Generally positive but also disturbing

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    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

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