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Rexam Needs To Bypass "The Clique" in the Franklin Indiana Plant

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Current Employee - Getting Something Done in Franklin, IN
Current Employee - Getting Something Done in Franklin, IN

I have been working at Rexam

Pros

Rexam is the 800 lbs gorilla of packaging. Rexam has some super competitive products in the Pharma packaging sector. Rexam's former OI plastics knowledge base continues to be a beneficial force. The Franklin facility works with employees in most any family, medical or personal situation as far as time or working around issues. The low turn over at the Franklin facility provides a degree of stability.

Cons

Rexam's purchase of OI has allowed some unsavory elements to take advantage of the situation in Franklin. Education, Job Performance, and Experience are irrelevant at the Franklin facility. A small clique with limited outside experience, formal education or technical knowledge controls the facility. Recognition for a job well done is non existent. Age, Sex, and Racial discrimination are arguably rampant. I am a white male and uncomfortable with this. If you like "nepotism" Rexam Franklin is the organization for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please avoid the organized tours of the Franklin Facility. Visit the plant "unannounced" on Friday afternoons preferably so you can see how the plant management is noticeably absent from day to day operations.

Ask workers at Rexam Franklin questions, WITHOUT PLANT MANAGEMENT (the clique) present. The plant management has been known to punish people for giving honest answers to senior managers after they left.

Please insist that senior plant level managers achieve some degree of education before achieving the title of "manager". Most "managers" in Franklin do not have any more than a High School education, while their subordinates often have associates, bachelor degrees, and are continuing their education. Achieving any level of education in Franklin is actually a counter productive career move.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1.  

    Enough is enough

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at Rexam full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment. Very interesting technologies, tools and knowledges to learn. Great people unless they were forced to follow up the "Rexam Way". Impressive attempts to bilding up top-down 2way communication with the employees. Good pay.

    Cons

    Absolutely corrupted integrity of the core management team in some of the local offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start doing of what you declare. Stop to lie. Be humanly honset at least. Don't set on fire the people who do care about the company benefits prior to your manager's benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lean highly efficient manufacturing company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Luton, East of England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Rexam full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Large amount of freedom to fulfil job function
    Good amount of training and personal development
    Market competitive salary

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be poor
    Not a lot of perks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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