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great people great atmosphere

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Current Employee - Customer Account Representative  in  Lake Forest, IL
Current Employee - Customer Account Representative in Lake Forest, IL

I have been working at Pactiv full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great co-workers to work with

Cons

lack of opportunity in other departments

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lacking strategy, waves of layoffs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL

    I have been working at Pactiv for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It used to be a great company before 2008.

    Cons

    Company lacks strategy. If it has one, it is certainly not communicated to the employees. Waves of layoffs, coinciding with hiring of high-level management. Very few employees left to do the actual work, resulting in overworked, scared work force with low morale. Disrespectful management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a strategy. Please. For the sake of your employees. Aren't they your biggest asset? If not for the sake of your employees, then for the sake of your reputation. Because it's quite negative and has been for years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Depends on your manager

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Lake Forest, IL

    I have been working at Pactiv full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Challenging work with great co-workers. Opportunity to stretch into new skills. Pay is normal to slightly above normal for the industry and benefits are ok.

    Cons

    Limited infrastructure to support employees. Little training and limited growth potential. Pockets within the company have good morale, while others have really poor morale, very dependent on who the manager is and how supportive they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to develop people and look for opportunities to train managers, directors on how to interact with their personnel.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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