Republic Plastics

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, fulfilling work, and an opportunity to grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Lead in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Production Lead in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    Anyone can start at the bottom and work their way up. Satisfying work that provides a product wanted and needed by the public. Work schedule, only work 7 out of 14 days.

    Cons

    If starting or raising a family, night shift poses some difficulties.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A catastrophic accident is surely waiting to happen. ( Again )

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Extrusion Department in McQueeney, TX
    Former Employee - Extrusion Department in McQueeney, TX

    I worked at Republic Plastics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were excellent ! Although improvements have been made, the overall condition of this facility is generally good. Pay is better than average & most full-timers will go out of their way to answer questions or show a simpler method. Teamwork is encouraged throughout.

    Cons

    Republic has a temp. agency that places employees in different positions daily. No matter what their skill level. Twelve hour shifts & minimal breaks ( if any ) do not allow for proper rest. Training for new employees is not supervised by management. The facility is HOT ! Summer time the facility stays between 85- 120 degrees; Winter, well there isn't much winter in South Texas. The facility is bearable from Nov. - mid Feb. The points system for tardiness needs to be revised. To many younger employees ( kids ) just there to collect a check. Although horse play is not acceptable, conversations between coworkers is discouraged, regardless of the topic. Taking too long of a lunch or restroom break results in being written up. A skilled employee or one with credible ideas wont be heard. Giving a month in advance for vacation is not always accepted. If your a prior service military or civil service don't bother. Management does not seem to want or have the need for veterans. Quarterly meetings usually do not mean anything other than a poorly planned lunch. True results are far & few in-between. In a very short time there were too many " near misses " With the use of high pressure systems, qualified mechanics are lacking. Working in the plant could possibly result in fatalities if safety issues are not addressed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because an employee has been with the company for a long time does NOT mean they are leaders. People skills do not come easy to everyone. Too many chiefs & not enough indians. Proper security measures need to be addressed. Ie: 50000 gallon fire cracker waiting to be lit !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, good focus on results, nice life balance

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

    I worked at Republic Plastics full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay for small to mid sized manufacturing company. Mostly great people to work with. Upper management never rests on its laurels, always trying to improve.

    Cons

    A little too much disconnect between sites. Expectations could be a little clearer up front. Business dynamics make for a fairly dynamic work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure talented people know there is a career path for them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent place to work if you are expecting slightly above minimum wage pay.

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

    I have been working at Republic Plastics

    Pros

    Interesting hours. 12 hours on for two or three days and then two or three days off.

    Cons

    People here are treated like prisoners. Not even allowed to go into the parking lot to get something from your car. Might as well call it Republic Prisons. Suspensions are handed out for being sick and for having a bad attitude. There is no such thing as paid work leave for a death in the family. Cell phones are not allowed on the floor. Not even for emergencies. Since the business is seasonal, employees take a pay cut during the down season. This is a very unprofessional outfit.

    Doesn't Recommend

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