Silgan Containers Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
52 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
2.3
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Thomas Snyder
26 Ratings

Pros
  • 4 on 4 off schedule is nice if you actually get your days off (in 3 reviews)

  • Decent wages and 4 on 4 off schedule when they dont force you in (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is inexperienced and they treat all employees like children (in 7 reviews)

  • We get forced to work most holidays incuding Christmas because coporate sells more cans than we can ever make (in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

52 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. process Technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Woodstock, IL
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Woodstock, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    4 on 4 off shift. Normal Production facility

    Cons

    Management had no contact with the workers

    Advice to Management

    People who are on the floor make or break your numbers. Treat them with respect and put a bonus system in place.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Find something else!!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Work/ life balance was good.

    Cons

    - terrible benefits - diversity was almost nonexistent - most of the day everyone was pretending to be busy - coworkers were anti-social and talk behind your back. - no matter if you slack off or work hard, the potential to move up is very low. - lack of talent primarily due to the above causing mgmt to hire a lot of temp workers.

    Advice to Management

    Make Friday jeans day like every other company and promote diversity throughout company.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Indiana plant

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

    I have been working at Silgan Containers

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

    Pros

    Showed me how a company can have total disregard for employees and their families

    Cons

    No work / life balance!!!!!! Hostile work environment. Mgmt yells, belittles & just plainly a BULLY!!!! Upper management is even worse! Luckily it's a union plant. Also, stop hiring friends of workers. I know people who would have loved to interview for a couple of open positions, but job never was posted. New hires are friends of current employees.....talk about favoritism!

    Advice to Management

    Benefits suck, pay even worse! Supervisors expected to work well beyond their times. Same ole BS.... Good ole boys club! Favoritism is BIG HERE! If you one of the few people a supervisor likes, you can get away with anything.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (1)

    Under appreciated, technical debt dinosaur and not challenged

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Web Applications Developer in Oconomowoc, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Web Applications Developer in Oconomowoc, WI

    I worked at Silgan Containers (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The twenty word minimum is forcing me to type something, but truthfully -- there are some good people "stuck" there. It was good meeting them.

    Cons

    Not flexible hours. Management who only cares about their position but not their team. A raise that was laughable.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to their team. Fight for their team. Support their team. Be part of the team...


  6. Overall, my experience was fantastic. I learned from who I believe to be- the BEST in the business.

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

    I worked at Silgan Containers full-time

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

    Pros

    It's a class act. Smart colleagues. Elite technology. Very methodical. Paternalistic for the most part. Meaningful work.

    Cons

    Sometimes their own biases can get in their way of doing the right thing with People.

    Advice to Management

    It would be for them ALL to value the differences in people. I would also suggest that they mix it up a little. A mix of all generations, gender, ages, and more at the executive level can only lead to new and innovative ideas. Lastly, I would suggest that they not leverage positions or titles for personal agenda.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Interesting.. Good old boy system in full effect.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Silgan Containers

    Pros

    Stable.. Once in you are stable OK pay.. Could be higher for experienced employees Some training.. Willing to train in new areas

    Cons

    benefits stink.. Health and dental are a horrible package Hours.. Consistency is not easy to come by in the company. Promote on accomplishments not on the good-old boy system.

    Advice to Management

    start to care a little more about the employees and the benefits provided. The minimum is not enough anymore.


  8. ok

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Silgan Containers

    Pros

    Good company pay.benefits, cool employees

    Cons

    long hrs, not enough family time. So it can hurt your family life..which sucks


  9. Good old fashioned American company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Woodland Hills, CA

    I have been working at Silgan Containers

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

    Pros

    Stable and secure company with lots of opportunity for professional growth and for building long term career. Multiple locations across the US and management is willing to relocate. State of the art manufacturing plants. Nice, down to earth folks. No nonsense manufacturing company.

    Cons

    Wages, salaries and benefits are x-below average. Tight budgets barely leave fat on the bone.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate staff by recognizing with meaningful acts those who go above and beyond the call of duty.


  10. Helpful (6)

    Its like pounding a square peg into a round hole...

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Being able to clock out each day

    Cons

    Extremely stressful place to work. No parts to fix any machines, not even bolts. More time is spent on searching for parts that we do not have. Hard to breathe many times inside plant. Constantly exposed to toxic fumes and upper management plays dumb when it is brought up. Silgan in Edison cannot even keep an HR rep hired. It is no wonder when you deal with the upper management like they have here. They have meetings about issues brought up on this site yet all we get is the email address for the plant manager...gee...thanks. I could rather submit a complaint to animal excrement and would get better results. Complaints fall on deaf ears and this place is sinking fast. Recent upgrades = Less production and working every holiday. Forcing good employees to look for careers elsewhere. Constantly running understaffed and forcing employees in on holidays. Extremely HOT in summer time and very cold in winter. Employees are punished for upper management mishaps. No incentive to give 100% each day. Broken heater/AC in breakroom more than it actually works. Locker rooms and bathrooms stink like you know what and bathrooms are rarely cleaned and kept up....and the locker rooms are NEVER cleaned. I'll stay away thanks.

    Advice to Management

    The employees are who make the company run, NOT upper management. Thanks for the microwave and cheap elementary school cafeteria table. Maybe upper management should concentrate their efforts elsewhere other than our lunch room (which is the least of our problems). Listen to employees...there is a reason people have resorted to this website and not someones e-mail address.


  11. Pleasant work environment

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

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    very encouraging friendly management that willing to help you succeed in any way possible as long as you do your part and put in your effort. Lots of room to learn many new and different things.

    Cons

    better lunch options on special occassions :)

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work



Showing 52 of 52 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.