Owens-Illinois Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Owens-Illinois Chairman and CEO Al Stroucken
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Pros
  • The pay is good, and the employees are easy to get along with (in 6 reviews)

  • Being a fortune 500 there is room for growth and many locations worldwide to work or transfer to if you so chose (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management constant shuffle (in 5 reviews)

  • Lack of communication between departments, management, hourly (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great benefits, crazy schedule!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay.
    Ability to advance.

    Cons

    Seven day rotating shifts.
    Any advancement means you will be in an on call position.

  2. Electrical Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Perrysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Perrysburg, OH

    I worked at Owens-Illinois

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work field
    Opportunities for travel

    Cons

    Poor benefits/compensation
    Difficult to advance
    Frequent cutbacks/layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with decision making information. Actually evaluate internal candidates for positions. Decide on a management style and stick with it for more than one year.

  3. Once upon a time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens-Illinois

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I would have to say that salaries are more or less competitive

    Cons

    One of the worst managed companies in the US, a lot of traveling, no teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Give the chance to people that can

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  5. Good people, poor management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Perrysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Perrysburg, OH

    I worked at Owens-Illinois

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People in general tried to do their jobs and meet their goals and objectives. The Perrysburg facility is maintained very well.

    Cons

    Management is a mess. Too many in the management level that will not express their opinions to their superiors for fear of getting fired.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what the direction is then follow it.

  6. Fantastic place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens-Illinois

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management is easy to talk to.
    Goals and direction of company were very clear.
    The management here really cares about their workers and have your back.

    Cons

    Very little chance for advancement, not enough work in some offices.
    While goals are clear, they change almost constantly which is confusing.

    Advice to Management

    Be more firm with direction.

  7. Completely different company from 5 years ago

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Perrysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Perrysburg, OH

    I worked at Owens-Illinois (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart well respected and talented engineers. Decent benefits.Many opportunities in project management.

    Cons

    The culture in this company has changed 180 degrees for the worse in the past 5 years. There is a lack of vision from management. The company goes through so many changes it's impossible to sustain focus. Senior management completely turned-over twice in the last five years and with each time came change in direction.

    Few opportunities for growth as an engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Hire senior managers with a solid value system and a clear vision.

  8. Different company today relative to work life balance and leadership that just 8 years ago.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Relatively respected in peer circles

    Cons

    Lack of leadership with clear and sustained goals. The axiom is to wait 6-8 weeks and new goals will come down the line.

    Advice to Management

    Get clear with, and stick to our 3 year plans. Get investors a return on their investment instead of reinvesting so as to pad your own bonuses.

  9. a good place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Perrysburg, OH
    Current Employee - Engineer in Perrysburg, OH

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    talented co-workers, easy-going collegues, have great opportunity to learn new things.

    Cons

    no growth. the pay is ok as compared to other companies in the same industry.

  10. a good work experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finished Product Supervisor in Windsor, CO
    Former Employee - Finished Product Supervisor in Windsor, CO

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the pay is good and the interaction with other employees

    Cons

    major budget cuts and stop thinking about the people

    Advice to Management

    don't forget about the people that's the thing that makes everything work

  11. College degree required to be a maid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Facilities Specialist in Perrysburg, OH
    Current Employee - Process Facilities Specialist in Perrysburg, OH

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois 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

    The pay is good, and the employees are easy to get along with.

    Cons

    Management needs to improve communication skills and not listen to hear say. Working a swing shift is not fun, takes your personal life away. Hope you like to use your college degree to clean in an industrial environment.

    Advice to Management

    People with college degrees are not motivated to clean in 100+ degree rooms, management needs to communicate with shift leads better.

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