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Berlin Packaging Overview

Chicago, IL
501 to 1000 employees
1898
Company - Private
Business Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Silgan Plastics Corporation
Chances are you enjoy products supplied by Berlin Packaging every day! We are a Hybrid Packaging Supplier® of plastic, glass, metal containers, closures, and dispensing systems. We are a $2.3 billion dollar company with 29 consecutive years of ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to increase the net income of our customers through packaging products and services. We work to increase customer revenues, lower customer costs, and improve customer productivity.

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Berlin Packaging President and CEO Andrew T. Berlin
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  • "Love Being Part of A Motivated, Talented Team"

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    I have been working at Berlin Packaging full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The first company I've worked for where there are no weak links. Everyone more than pulls their weight and strives for success. A genuine sense of team, people genuinely like and respect each other. Compensation and benefits are great. Seems like there are plenty of opportunities for advancement. Excellent senior leadership.

    Cons

    Long hours. A little too quiet in the corporate office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Hiring for traits and attributes, not necessarily the person with the most experience is working!

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Berlin Packaging Photos

Berlin Packaging photo of: 2017 JP Morgan Corp Challenge with our Chicagoland Berliners! We crushed it!!
Berlin Packaging photo of: Our Kansas City Branch supporting Red Nose Day to end childhood poverty
Berlin Packaging photo of: The Florida BU participated in our annual Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk this past weekend. This was a timely event to raise money and awareness as March is MS Awareness Month. We raised a record $800!
Berlin Packaging photo of: Our Qorpak Division formed a team to participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Pittsburgh on Mother's Day 2016!
Berlin Packaging photo of: Our employees sporting their Red Noses to raise money to deliver the basic needs of kids living in poverty
Berlin Packaging photo of: Berliners participated from offices in Bolingbrook, Lisle, Streator,
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Berlin Packaging Interviews

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    Senior Supply Chain Interview

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    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Extremely time consuming. Wanted references to complete lengthy questionnaire early in the process, required to complete a multipart assessment and was "interviewed" by their Due Diligence team which felt more like an interrogation. They stated that they wanted to move Fast, yet a month would pass with 0 communication. The end result was no role offered, and post decision feedback by XPO through the recruitment firm was lacking. In fact the rationale given for not being selected was something that was known upfront through a simple resume review before the process even began. Apparently wha is important to XPO is bringing in "high fliers" who can make a splash in a press release, rather than someone who can deliver. A waste of time.

    Interview Questions

    • If you had to list some adjectives or phrases that sum you up, that get to your essence, what would they be?   Answer Question
    • When you look in the mirror, what do you see? How do you view yourself in your professional business life?   Answer Question
    • What are your biggest strengths professionally?   Answer Question
    • What do you enjoy most about your work?   Answer Question
    • Name 5 reasons for your professional success?   Answer Question
    • What do your subordinates think are your strengths?   Answer Question
    • What have been some of the biggest mistakes you've made, and what did you learn from them?   Answer Question
    • What do your subordinates think are your weaknesses?   Answer Question
    • What have been the biggest frustrations or failures of your career?   Answer Question
    • Describe your character   Answer Question
    • What was your favorite job? Why?   Answer Question
    • What would you consider leaving you current position?   Answer Question
    • Have you ever had any significant problems with your employers?   Answer Question
    • Who was your favorite boss and why?   Answer Question
    • Explain why you left each of your jobs and wether you resigned or got fired.   Answer Question
    • In an ideal world (which obviously doesn't exist) describe your perfect job, your fantasy job.   Answer Question
    • Can you name 3 of your biases?   Answer Question
    • What are your working habits like? Describe a typical day and a typical week. What kind of hours do you usually work? How much do you travel?   Answer Question
    • In a scale of 1-10, how much do you want this job?   Answer Question
    • How would you rank yourself in terms of honesty?   Answer Question
    • Have you ever done anything unethical or illegal that you haven't been caught for?   Answer Question
    • Due Diligence Team asked 1 hour of questions initially via a video conference and then participated in other face 2 face interviews as an "observer". So many invasive questions were asked, as well as the same question rephrased multiple times. Rather interesting approach, and one that to me indicated a lack of trust for people.   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • Learn about our values and company culture directly from our employees in Kansas City: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQFUa

    Berlin Packaging - Kansas City Branch Story

    The Berlin Packaging Kansas City Branch talks about our company culture and what it means to them to be a Berliner.

  • We are fortunate that our company picnic was on the grass at Wrigley Field. One of the many benefits of being a Berliner. Find out if you are the right fit for our team. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQtjP

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Berlin Packaging Awards & Accolades

  • ISO 9001:2008 Certified, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), 2016
  • Crain’s List of Chicago’s Largest Privately Held, Crain's Chicago Business, 2016
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