Sealed Air Corporation Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
74 Reviews

3.2
74 Reviews
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Jerome Peribere
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The pay is good and the benefits not too bad (in 4 reviews)

  • Very good work/life balance and benefits (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Turnover in upper management was not well received among the rank-and-file (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lots of Opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst

    I worked at Sealed Air Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great upper management
    - Flex schedules
    - Opportunity for advancement
    - Travel opportunities (depending on dept)
    - Benefits (above average across the board especially maternity)

    Cons

    - After the merger with Diversey, many middle managers were left without clear direction

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to strategically grow the business, but in the future merger details should be more clearly communicated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people, not so great organization

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Account Specialist  in  Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Territory Account Specialist in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Sealed Air Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My manager and all team mates are the best. Always willing to help. They always find ways to meet your needs and costs are not an excuse. It is a global company, but feels like a small group.

    Cons

    Training is poor. No dedicated QA team to help maximize consistency. Pretty much they send you out into the wild with a couple of tools and parts without specialized knowledge. Not that it requires a lot of smarts to do the job, but it can definitely boost your confidence and your presence before the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Systematize the training process. Create a QA and training team and field certification process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Investing in the future.

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    Current Employee - Process Technician  in  Iowa Park, TX
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Iowa Park, TX

    I have been working at Sealed Air Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere, compared to other places I have worked, is very relaxed. They are very flexible and supportive as I am continuing my education.

    Cons

    The machines could use a face lift. As with most factories it has plenty of very old and unsupported equipment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company - Good People

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sealed Air Corporation

    Pros

    The people are talented and typically have excellent personalities. it is very easy to get along with people. You are able to express your ideas, and there are people who will listen. They invest heavily in innovation and there are always new exciting things to work on.

    Cons

    The compensation does not seem to be in line with similar companies / positions in some of the ares in which they operate.

  6.  

    Great Potential.. but time is running out if ......

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer

    I worked at Sealed Air Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great company with a long history of increasing value and return. Most people are nice and friendly to work with. Work schedule is flexible with freedom to work my projects and with the team from different departments. I learn and gain experience in a wide variety of packaging materials and systems.

    Cons

    Merger, buyout, cost cutting and consolidation has NOT been good to employee morale. Turnover in upper management was not well received among the rank-and-file. They live in their silos with tunnel vision. Disappointing learning & training and career advancement opportunity. Compensation has been particularly disappointing in the past few years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review compensation structure. It's at least 10 to 15 % below average, except for the executives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    1950s attitude towards employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Sealed Air Corporation

    Pros

    It's better than unemployment.....some days.

    Cons

    Poor morale and culture. No chance for advancement. 0 flexibility in work schedule. Management has a bad case of us vs. them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the middle management level and replace with team players. Stop the fake bonus program. Everyone knows that it's a scam and you can't get 100% no matter what. Promote performers and stop rewarding spreadsheet cowboys. Project managers that are straight out of college are worthless.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Very little support from management

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

    I worked at Sealed Air Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fairly easy job with lots of overtime.

    Cons

    Too much variation in how each shift was handled - creatin confusion for off-shift personnel during OT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good atmosphere poor pay and advancement opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Engineering
    Former Employee - Engineering

    I worked at Sealed Air Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Being food grade film plants the atmosphere is good. Air conditioned, clean, and well kept.

    Cons

    There is a long tradition of not promoting from within. Management turns over at a relatively high frequency and it seems the new management has very little respect for tenured employees. The pay does not keep up with inflation and the bonus program is less than honest. If they don't change the way they manage the factories from corporate they will struggle in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions, raises, and honest bonus programs are how you keep your key employees. It becomes tiring for the new managers underlings to repeat training new managers. It is also painful having to watch new management learn the hard way over and over again. The new CEO needs to eliminate people in middle management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company with room for improvement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administration  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administration in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Sealed Air Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are good and the way the allow employees to abuse the system such as fmla and sick time is great.

    Cons

    The main challenge is to run a piece of equipment that is 100% operational. There is a lot of maintenance issues.

    Moral at he shop floor is awful, at least 85% just comes in for a pay check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please send a special group of consultants to speak to all shifts.
    Ask them if they enjoy working for sealed air.?
    You will be very surprised.

    Pay increases should be based on how much can an employee do and knows about the business. You are and will continue to lose key employees that are leaving for better paying jobs.

    Rotate your plant managers at least every 5 years.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for with good benefits.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sealed Air Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Upper management keeps employees informed of company goals. Profit sharing applied to our 401K yearly.

    Cons

    I started here in 2005 at a lower salary than I was making when I was laid off in 1994. Company wide surveys, show similar views by my coworkers. Due to my personal situation, it was necessary for me to accept this position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upgrade salaries and increase the yearly raise. I was insulted by the raise I received this year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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