Pilkington North America

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Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Good Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pilkington North America

    Pros

    New experience everyday. Management is good to work for.

    Cons

    Hot environment, Brining change to the plant is hard.


  2. Process Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pilkington North America full-time

    Pros

    Compensation is pretty good for the industry. Hourly guys are great to work with and there are alot of opportunities for process improvement.

    Cons

    Not much room for career growth. A lot of the salaried guys are set in this area and do not plan on moving anytime soon.

    Advice to Management

    Show respect to your colleagues and reports and they will respect you. Be prepared to do hot work as it is a part of the job on the Hot End.


  3. Solid Company and Challenging

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at Pilkington North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, good hours off on weekends

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive compared to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Incentive to the future of employees.
    competitive pay.


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  5. Operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Lathrop, CA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Lathrop, CA

    I worked at Pilkington North America (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Lots of hours, rotate schedule

    Advice to Management

    Work with the employees to trudlu understand the happening of the line of production instead of just text book methods.


  6. Maintenance Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pilkington North America full-time

    Pros

    Management is good. Chirstmas is spent at home.

    Cons

    Weekend work, although some may like that. being on call after hours.


  7. Good company, but shut down lathrop, ca plant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pilkington North America

    Pros

    Good company, pay, benefits, hours

    Cons

    shut down Lathrop, ca plant
    Closest to go to in ohio


  8. It's okay

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Franklin, IN
    Current Employee - Production in Franklin, IN

    I have been working at Pilkington North America

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

    Pros

    Yearly raises, paid time off, union

    Cons

    No communication, incompetent people put in important positions, seniority based

    Advice to Management

    Get your stuff together and listen to the people


  9. Lead

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

    I have been working at Pilkington North America

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

    Pros

    Great steady hours and benefits, have the ability to learn various aspects of customer service relationships. Matching 401K plan, global company

    Cons

    Poor development for employees without a training platform. Management not supervised closely enough to question issues or concerns. Under paid.

    Advice to Management

    Show more interest in the values of the employees and their personal and professional growth.


  10. Great company that gives you the tools you need to succeed.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Niles, MI
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Niles, MI

    I worked at Pilkington North America full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great management group that knows all the process. their willingness to help you succeed. the plant floor is above average in cleanness.

    Cons

    A little above average pay scale. Although the company does help you succeed there is some favoritism toward some people over others.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that wall between the office and the production floor has doors. so make yourself seen and listen to your employees.


  11. Great opportunity, but not a long term option.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Improver
    Former Employee - Process Improver

    I worked at Pilkington North America full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Emphasis on safety, great sense of camaraderie, close knit team, fascinating manufacturing process.

    Cons

    Plant locations are not in the most attractive of locations, usually isolated from the rest of civilization. Management is hit or miss. Culture of most of the workforce was negative, which made it hard to make a good impression. Few exeptions, but mostly a lazy workforce. Safety was overly emphasized such that it some "safe practices" became ridiculous and over the top, overshadowing more important ones like wearing kevlar and safety shoes/glasses. Job responsibilities quickly became overwhelming, and the extra time spent completing objectives go unnoticed. There are also few opportunities for lateral job changes, and fewer for vertical, unless you want to move to another location, usually again in a less-desirable area.

    Advice to Management

    Take it easy on the safety. Don't let the stupid actions of one person ruin it for the rest of the group. Do a better job of recognizing the small things people do. Take the time to realize when people are overwhelmed and don't hand out additional roles/titles that are unnecessary.



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