Silgan Containers

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Silgan Containers Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
29 Reviews
2.5
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fun, loving, and versatile place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance and forming operator in Union, MO
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance and forming operator in Union, MO

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If I would have known that I was going to love working at Silgan, I would have filled out an application when I turned 18.

    Cons

    I wish people could see how good we got it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. I definitely give you 5 stars.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad

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

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and job stability

    Cons

    Employees are overworked most of the time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good pay but overworked

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

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

    Pros

    Job Stability and good pay

    Cons

    Didn't like the swing shift hours

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Steady work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in Savage, MN
    Current Employee - Employee in Savage, MN

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady work, pays good, 401k match is good.

    Cons

    heat, noise, work nights and days, weekends on a rotating schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great career growth opportunities

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

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    For those who are hard-working and put forth the effort, there are opportunities for career growth. Talented group of people to work with. I'm very pleased with the decision I made years ago to work at this Company.

    Cons

    I don't know of any cons.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Hostile corporate takeover

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Kingsport, TN
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Kingsport, TN

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    When it was Portola Packaging, there were plenty of good things to say, but after the takeover, not anymore.

    Cons

    Incompetent senior leadership, Corporate staff will not look you in the eye. Very dismissive of personal life, and you are expected to serve the company and company alone. Naive and Childish HR department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forget about it, they are self made geniuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It was a decent experience.

    Former Employee - End Sorter in Rochelle, IL
    Former Employee - End Sorter in Rochelle, IL

    I worked at Silgan Containers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay. Room to grow.

    Cons

    Long hours. 12 hour shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be a little bit more involved with bottom employees, and also reward and/or show appreciation for hard work and accomplishments to improve employee morale and productivity in the work place.

  9.  

    One of the worst places to work for. Only the Corporate Flagship factory in Short Hills, CA, has anything good to say

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - No Thanks in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - No Thanks in Edison, NJ

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay for senior employees, takes 5 years to get to 100% pay. You start at 70% and no pension.

    Cons

    Supervisors are taught to be hostile, actual classes. They are trying to break the union. They are writing hundreds of write ups in my plant alone, so that they can get rid of the people who make 100% pay and that have pensions, and vacation time. This will save the Corporation money, now and down the road. They want to hire 70% workers for the first 5 years and no pension just 401k. They have wrote hundreds of procedures and this is how they are going to fire you. They are treating employees so bad that they actually put up signs stating no Firearms in Plant. You cannot use your cell phone, take pictures, record any audio, they don't want you to leave the building even though you don't get paid for lunch, and they have camera's that they claim are for security, you know like watching you go to the lunch room, or bathroom. Basically folks, don't come here we are under total lock down, and they don't want the outside world to know. They are willing to break the law, if it means saving money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What comes around, goes around.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Shocking

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

    I worked at Silgan Containers full-time

    Pros

    Free parking, close to freeways, HSA accounts that are pre tax dollars, friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Quick changing business enviroment - no real care for peoples lives
    No diversity. This is the good ole boys club

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Jeans on Friday, relax and smile

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Lyons, NY
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Lyons, NY

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Production management training program great place to start your operations career. Financially stable company. Company tends to perform well in a good and poor economy. Lots of opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Depends on the plant you work at because they all have their own culture. Long hours and many weekends worked without comp days. Medical insurance is terrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall management is not perfect but does a good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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