Saint-Gobain Containers Reviews

Updated May 1, 2015
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Saint-Gobain Containers President and CEO Joseph R. Grewe
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  1. Great! Miss it!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Support Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Containers full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment and really enjoyed my time here!

    Cons

    There were no cons for me.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for the support during my time here!


  2. Good job with downfalls

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Selector in Dolton, IL
    Current Employee - Selector in Dolton, IL

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Containers full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are excellent

    Cons

    Weekly rotating shift with only 1 day off before shift changes again No work/life balance Hand-packing is a pain in the legs, feet, back and butt and if you complain loudly and aggressively enough to your supervisor they will probably place you in a different job for that day. Too much favoritism - if you're friends with management/supervisors you can write your own ticket.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everybody the same. Look into discussing with the union of course, other scheduling options to improve work/life balance Have only a few selectors to train new selectors, so everyone is trained the same way.


  3. Not for an educated person who has other options.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Muncie, IN

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Containers full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay and bonus are high. There is opportunity for training and advancement.

    Cons

    Toxic work environment at the plants. You will work many hours, than receive a phone call at 2am. No work-life balance whatsoever. Corporate is overstaffed and dictated how the plants operate without providing support for their orders. The safety culture varies depending on the location.

    Advice to Management

    Although I highly doubt the plant culture can be changed, give capital support to plant departments in addition to Forming. All departments affect the end product and, ultimately, profitibility.


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  5. Good multinational company to work for in a recession proof industry

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

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Containers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work 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 Management

    Focus on recognizing the employee wok life balance issues and take proper steps to fix the problems


  6. Big Mistake

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Containers full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bad 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 Management

    Fill the open positions, improve work/life balance, look at the assets you have in house.


  7. so so company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Garden Grove, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Garden Grove, CA

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Containers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    better take care of people or they will leave


  8. Retired after 31 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Plant Engineering in Dolton, IL
    Former Employee - Manager, Plant Engineering in Dolton, IL

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Containers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Privileged 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.

    Cons

    Life in any production facility is demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Try your best to improve the work/life quality balance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Checker in Dunkirk, IN
    Current Employee - Checker in Dunkirk, IN

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Containers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the benefits are good, the pay is good

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    changing the 7 day work may help absentism


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to learn many facets of work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Applications Manager in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Applications Manager in Bristol, England (UK)

    I worked at Saint-Gobain Containers full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Global reach Recognizable brand Network

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Get 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 .....


  11. Accounting

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

    I have been working at Saint-Gobain Containers full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company with strong employee loyalty.

    Cons

    Salary not always competitive and desirable locations limited.



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