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Former Employee - Tech Manager in Fresno, CA
Former Employee - Tech Manager in Fresno, CA

I worked at Pactiv full-time

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

Pros

Good place to work at

Cons

Hard to be promoted without relocating

Advice to Management

Look for new products

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  1. Helpful (4)

    If You Have Another Job Option, Take It

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Lake Forest, IL

    I have been working at Pactiv full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have a job (w/meager benefits considering how successful the company is)

    Cons

    First and foremost the people I work with have experienced the scorched earth called the Pactiv/Reynolds merger. Most of the trench warfare workers have all been with the company less then 18 mos. Management (if they've were lucky enough to survive the buyout) is cold and self-serving. Mid-management level is so ill-equiped to manage themselves let alone a team of people. The atmosphere is abusive, but it is known, accepted and tolerated.

    Advice to Management

    I would not waste my time offering. They know what the problems are but are more concerned about appearances than doing what's right.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Overall Pactiv is a good place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Finance in Chicago, IL

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    compensation is above industry average
    location is not bad if you live on the north side of Chicago
    benefits are in-line with the industry
    corporate location has on-site cafeteria

    Cons

    career development is lacking, as is opportunities to network outside the organization
    lack of flexible work schedules limits work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Seek fresh thoughts/experience in the ranks of senior management. Old guard is slightly out of touch.


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