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Rexam Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 14 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Rexam CEO Graham Chipchase

Graham Chipchase

(6 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    You are not the only who got screwed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe roof don't leak and the parking lot is nice.

    ConsThey are full of crap with their, we care about employees bull.
    They will fire your butt for speaking up. They want silent slaves.
    The hire the guy with the biggest line of crap to lead and he fires
    anyone who has a different view.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of all the bullys, get rid of the one full of themselves.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terminated for following company H1N1 policy.

    Liner Machine Operator (Former Employee) Brookville, PA

    ProsPay was good and health care was excellent.

    ConsDon't follow own company policies, don't inform employees of certain FMLA rights.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire the &*%&%& that made the decision to fire people abiding company policy. See you in Federal Court.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unhappy place to be

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat environment and good people

    Conslack of integrity on the part of managers and up

    Advice to Senior ManagementTell employees the truth the first time. When they find it out after the fact, and have been mislead, all faith is lost

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stay for the pay

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat pay & bonus structure.

    ConsPoor benefits for salaried employees. Cronyism is rampant. People are told they are denied promotion because they are too valuable in current positions. Policies are applied haphazardly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a much better company before it was acquired by Rexam.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Buffalo Grove, IL

    ProsChallenging, some very talented people work at Rexam in BG. The facility is very nice and the equipment is state of the art.

    ConsBottom line driven, do not really care about the employees, just a front for business as usual. Revolving door and high turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRefine the diamond you have and stop growing through acquisition. The potential of the existing assets are incredible. Figure out what to do with them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Rexam Needs To Bypass "The Clique" in the Franklin Indiana Plant

    Getting Something Done (Current Employee) Franklin, IN

    ProsRexam is the 800 lbs gorilla of packaging. Rexam has some super competitive products in the Pharma packaging sector. Rexam's former OI plastics knowledge base continues to be a beneficial force. The Franklin facility works with employees in most any family, medical or personal situation as far as time or working around issues. The low turn over at the Franklin facility provides a degree of stability.

    ConsRexam's purchase of OI has allowed some unsavory elements to take advantage of the situation in Franklin. Education, Job Performance, and Experience are irrelevant at the Franklin facility. A small clique with limited outside experience, formal education or technical knowledge controls the facility. Recognition for a job well done is non existent. Age, Sex, and Racial discrimination are arguably rampant. I am a white male and uncomfortable with this. If you like "nepotism" Rexam Franklin is the organization for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease avoid the organized tours of the Franklin Facility. Visit the plant "unannounced" on Friday afternoons preferably so you can see how the plant management is noticeably absent from day to day operations.

    Ask workers at Rexam Franklin questions, WITHOUT PLANT MANAGEMENT (the clique) present. The plant management has been known to punish people for giving honest answers to senior managers after they left.

    Please insist that senior plant level managers achieve some degree of education before achieving the title of "manager". Most "managers" in Franklin do not have any more than a High School education, while their subordinates often have associates, bachelor degrees, and are continuing their education. Achieving any level of education in Franklin is actually a counter productive career move.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fair Compensation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPay and incentive programs, safety focus

    ConsPoor senior management with hidden agendas. They don't "walk the talk"

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your operating managers. Check your egos at the door.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A multifaceted organization...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere are nice people in all areas of the organization and interesting products being produced. A global organization that offers the chance to interact in different languages and with various cultures.

    ConsCareer opportunities can be limited if you are not interested in moving to other areas/ locations, as the there are not too many positions in a given area due to automation and slim staffing. Constructive criticism on your performance is never direct and requires you to read into the feedback you receive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTimely communication on work performance and clear direction, as to how the individual can provide additional value to the organization, would assist in employee retention.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience as an Engineering Intern

    Tooling Engineer Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsEasy to get along with most of their employees. Corporate setting, overall its a good company.

    ConsIt was their first year having an Internship program so they were did not had predetermined projects, but they did assigned them along my stay at Rexam.

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

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    Rexam has a family oriented atmosphere.

    Warehouse (Former Employee) Anderson, SC

    ProsThe management and office staff are very knowledgable and helpful. They all work together as a team.

    ConsThey have not followed company policies with all employees. Favoritism has been shown in certain departments and managers. Hard to get an advancement to move up the company ladder.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not show favoritism.

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