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Pilkington Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Large Global organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pilkington full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Popularity of products, good steady working hours, competitive benefits

    Cons

    Poor communication with management, lack of employee growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to pay more detailed attention to operation supervisors and how they interact with the employees and there working hours compared to everyone else.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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    It's a job

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Quality Associate in Niles, MI
    Former Employee - Quality Associate in Niles, MI

    I worked at Pilkington full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You had a lot of overtime. I moved up to quality associate after 6 months of being there.

    Cons

    They will look for any reason to fire you. You are replaceable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    was ok at first but then took a bad turn

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    Former Employee - Worker in Rossford, OH
    Former Employee - Worker in Rossford, OH

    I worked at Pilkington full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    the job had consistent hours and pay

    Cons

    management was not good at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    care about your employees more

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The Pilkington experience

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Pilkington full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some great hardworking folks from top to bottom. Company continues to develop standard operating procedures. Has made great strides in cutting the fat as much as possible.

    Cons

    Very tough industry in which to maintain stability.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pilkington full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Many long term employees. Locations all over the world.

    Cons

    Company reorganizes pretty much every fiscal year. Employees are moved to another position without being given any choice in the reassignment

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pilkington can grow on you, but it might not be the right fit for you!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurinburg, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Laurinburg, NC

    I have been working at Pilkington

    Pros

    Pilkington has an good pay package and decent benefits.
    The people you work with are friendly.

    Cons

    They do not like to pay you based on your experience, which can create an unfair advantage for someone who has been in other industries working.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to eliminate some of the good ol' boy practices at the manufacturing sites. You are leaving the real talent out there. Maintain your workforce by loosening those purse strings.

  8.  

    slave drivers

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    Former Employee - Glass Cutter in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Glass Cutter in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I worked at Pilkington full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    would not even consider this company again

    Cons

    your just another brick in the wall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    theres to many of you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Well paid but the company is suffering due to bad management over the years.

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    Current Employee - Process Operator in Saint Helens, South East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Process Operator in Saint Helens, South East England, England (UK)

    I have been working at Pilkington full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is excellent, plenty of time off. Relaxed attitude to discipline.

    Cons

    Old fashioned union values, poor leadership and commincation. No clear direction in where the company is heading. Decisions seem to be reactive rather than proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better channels of communication needed between employees and management. Health and safety enforcement is poor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Got worse after change

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at Pilkington full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    One of the best salary ranges in the region
    Health and safety are main priorities
    New plant
    Good career opportunities for production employees

    Cons

    Limited career prospects for office
    Low chance of salary increase due to recent acquisition
    Top management won't share innovative culture
    No trainings
    Constant money saving mode

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can't advise much as I know that top management is dependant on the decisions of the acquiring company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Hard work but great fun

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    Former Employee - Call Centre Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Call Centre Team Leader in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Pilkington full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great training and lovely staff, you never knew what was going to be happening next.

    Cons

    Staff turn over was very high

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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