Saint-Gobain Containers

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Updated Mar 2, 2014

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3.6 8 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Saint-Gobain Containers President and CEO Joseph R. Grewe

Joseph R. Grewe

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Retired after 31 years

    Manager, Plant Engineering (Former Employee) Dolton, IL

    ProsPrivileged to have worked with many great professionals both salary and hourly. This company is dedicated to success and to providing quality products to the customers. Company is very active in improving safety, environmental compliance, and energy performance.

    ConsLife in any production facility is demanding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry your best to improve the work/life quality balance.

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

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    Good multinational company to work for in a recession proof industry

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company provides career growth opportunity and relevant training on a regular basis. The senior management is easily approachable and professional.

    ConsWork life balance is a major issues for certain job positions in both corporate and plant environment, and the company has not done enough to tackle those issues. Vacant positions take a long time to be filled.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on recognizing the employee wok life balance issues and take proper steps to fix the problems

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Big Mistake

    Manager (Former Employee)

    Proswell established company and #2 largest glass container supplier in US

    ConsBad work/life balance. Salary in production must be in plants for all holiday shutdowns (if there is a shutdown) and they wont tell you if there is a shutdown until a week prior to it. Horrible if you want to see out of town family.
    No accountability, alot of finger pointing, no team players, constant atmosphere of people degrading each other, many salary positions open which causes many managers to have to take on an overwhelming amount of responsibilities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFill the open positions, improve work/life balance, look at the assets you have in house.

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

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    so so company

    Senior Test Engineer (Current Employee) Garden Grove, CA

    Prosyou can get many connections. huge company. many different locations.

    Consdoesn't care about employee. sometimes, feel like we are money cow for french

    Advice to Senior Managementbetter take care of people or they will leave

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great

    Checker (Current Employee) Dunkirk, IN

    Prosthe benefits are good, the pay is good

    Cons7 day swing shift is a long time getting to 1 day off

    Advice to Senior Managementchanging the 7 day work may help absentism

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to learn many facets of work!

    Applications Manager (Former Employee) Bristol, England (UK)

    ProsGlobal reach
    Recognizable brand
    Network

    ConsOrganizational politics
    Heavy and slow bureaucracy
    One bean is counted by several counters

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of dotted lines and focus on results of down line rather then worry about boss of the boss of the boss of the boss of the .....

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsStable company with strong employee loyalty.

    ConsSalary not always competitive and desirable locations limited.

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

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    Fine.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice people

    Decent salary for non-college educated people

    ConsUnpaid overtime is the rule not the exception for non-union salaried people.

    Rules are made constantly but not enforced. Rules are broken to suit the needs of a few, at which time new rules are made.

    Job responsibilities cross lines - sometimes not sure who is doing what.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need to take care of the 3 sentences in the CONS, and learn how to give clear cut and consistent direction to ALL, not just a few.

    Hire people when warranted instead of just dividing up theworkload

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