Silgan Containers Reviews

Updated June 26, 2014
Updated June 26, 2014
25 Reviews

2.2
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great career growth opportunities

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

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time for 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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3.  

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

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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 for 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
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  5.  

    Shocking

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  6.  

    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 for less than a 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.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company

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    • 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 for 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Same stuff different flies.....

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    Former Employee - Supervisor  in  Oconomowoc, WI
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Oconomowoc, WI

    I worked at Silgan Containers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Coworkers, some of the management, the pay

    Cons

    Micro-management, the Student Training program, old school management ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They would never listen anyway

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a Bad place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor  in  Maxton, NC
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Maxton, NC

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

    Pros

    the company will take care of you if you are doing a good job

    Cons

    there is A LOT of extra hours that are required without compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investigate the hours your supervisors are actually working and compensate them for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Coater Attendant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coater Attendant  in  Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Coater Attendant in Menomonee Falls, WI

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

    Pros

    None, None, None,None , Ok pay . It's a union shop so there is alot of longtime employees with lots of experience. Was a stable full time job.

    Cons

    Long hours ,unorganized ,Very stressful ,unappreciated , extremely hot . Management under qualified but thinks they know all. Don't work with employees. No team work or communication .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Career progression is like standing in quick sand.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor/Management Trainee  in  Toppenish, WA
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor/Management Trainee in Toppenish, WA

    I worked at Silgan Containers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Silgan has several locations you can work in if you are willing to live in less than desirable cities.

    Cons

    Very hostile to workers with families. Plant upper management talk the talk when visitors from headquarters arrive and then ignore company directives after visitors leave. Front office affairs are allowed and it creates very uneasy work environment. No support from upper management. Floor personnel are more informed than Supervisors. Project management is done with cowboy engineering, which end up costing twice as much money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in to why a plant has 11 Management Trainees hired in 4 years and only one is still there. There might be something wrong happening.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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