Owens-Illinois
2.9 of 5 47 reviews
www.o-i.com Perrysburg, OH 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 8, 2014

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34% Approve of the CEO

Owens-Illinois Chairman and CEO Al Stroucken

Al Stroucken

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28% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good place

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Toledo, OH

    ProsGood pay, hours are very flexible

    ConsNo advancement in the company

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    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Production Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Tracy, CA

    ProsHad full control of my department. I was not held back from making critical decisions. Plant operated by consensus not a one way . Most employees were easy to work with and wanted to learn and do their best. Plant manager would recognize and praise people for their efforts.

    ConsCorporate making too many changes. Restructured the work force and job requirements. Lost several key people during this time and talent

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to focus more on training to strengthen the work force

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good stepping stone company not long term career

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Toledo, OH

    ProsPeople are friendly. International company you get to work with people all over the globe .

    ConsYou are 15% under paid. Company doesn't show loyality to employees they let go people with no warning or reason.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou cannot attract or keep good people because of pay scale. In addition trust in management is not there. I left the company because I was not going to put my livelyhood in your hands trust goes both ways. In addition my salary went up 18% moving to another company. Unless things change, good people will perhaps come but they will certainly leave for better conditions. This company could be a great company and would attract the best engineers and scientist if it respected its employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for the most part.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe Pay and Benefits are acceptable.

    ConsOld outdated building and equipment, parts not always readily available so inefficient modifications are made and left.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more aware of whats really going on. Preconceived notions and guesses are not productive.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Long hours, good pay for an industry with no growth.

    Quality Manager (Current Employee)
    Muskogee, OK

    ProsChallenging, opportunity around every corner in the plant. Lots of room for improvement, which can be fun if you like a challenge. Additionally, the pay is above average.

    ConsAt the plant, you are working almost every holiday. Vacations are difficult to take. Plan on working at least 1 weekend a month, on top of 50 hours per week. Loud, dirty environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis company rewards those who are best at fire fighting and can get immediate results.

    If you are a systemic problem solver, it will be difficult for you to succeed at O-I.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be an excellent company

    LSS (Former Employee)
    Perrysburg, NY

    ProsSome great people that sometimes is useful in teamwork.

    ConsPoor leadership, a lot of traveling, low tech plants, sometimes there is no support at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out while you can

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard to keep

    Batch and Furnace Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Lapel, IN

    ProsSalary is one of the best values + 12% bonus at the end of the year.

    ConsToo many hours to work, work/life balance impossible

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Packer (Former Employee)
    Muskogee, OK

    Prosgood benefits, decent salary, nice co workers

    Constoo many young people in manager positions that don't know anything about the job. They can't get older experienced people to take them because there is no incentive. They have worse health insurance, have to wait till 65 to retire or lose pension money, they do get bonus but they have to spend more on insurance benefits so where do they gain? If you want quality people in management positions you need to have a better package then the hourly and they keep cutting theirs. They work long hours, I have seen some managers in there from 6 am till 9 or later at night if things aren't going well.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop hiring idiots to run the company. They need to have more than a bean counter attitude to run this co. They need to know something about glass and how the process works. Fix things, you can't keep spending overseas and not fixing your base in N.Am. You have tanks ready to fall in and you keep pushing back dates to fix them. Someone is gonna lose their life if they fall in.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Company - Bad Management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Toledo, OH

    ProsGreat co-workers, good benefits, nice work environment

    ConsPoorly managed at the top, lots of downsizing, people can be treated unfairly and HR does nothing about it, no bonus for non-mangement employees, the leadership has made some poor management decisions that resulted in the need for staff reductions, in some cases leaving lots of "chiefs" and no "indians" to what needs to be done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Senior Leadership needs to look at better ways of cutting costs vs cutting people to save money. There is a lot of waste in travel and other expenses, at the end of the year, people will put through all kinds of expenses for things they don't really need yet or things that could be done over time just to be sure they use up the budget for that year so the budget doesn't get reduced.

    You need to replace your HR Director - she plays favorites and the HR team has no real credibility. She often gossips about other employees with one of the other HR Directors and neither one of them can be trusted. They are like two peas in a pod - where you see one, you see the other.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGlass is Life, Product that is beautiful, Mission

    ConsThere are no cons to working for this company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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