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Perrysburg, OH
10000+ employees
1987
Company - Public (OI)
Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
For more than a century, Owens-Illinois has delivered iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. The company was founded in Ohio by Michael J. Owens when he revolutionized the glassmaking industry with invention of the automatic bottle-making machine ... Read more

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    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, reasonable hours, generally nice people to work with, glass containers are a beautiful product to work with, company has global impact and reach.

    Cons

    Old-school company that really struggles to adapt to new ways of working. Very risk-averse and short-term focused. Commercial, and marketing teams have little drive to innovate and sell value -- there is little to no crossover with the technical teams. This industry is in a slow, gradual decline.

    Advice to Management

    Management is currently "playing it safe" by focusing on cost and high-margin, lower volume products -- a path that ultimately leads to decline. How are you going to save the company from the advances of cans and plastic that slowly eat away little bits of market share every year?

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Owens-Illinois Interviews

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    Production Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    No Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Owens-Illinois (Portland, OR) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Online application, followed by phone interview, brought to facility for skills / assessment / personality test, scheduled for plant tour and final interview, Background check and drug test done post-offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Why should we hire you?   1 Answer
    • What is your greatest strength? Greatest weakness?   1 Answer
    • How long are you planning on staying with the company?   1 Answer
    • Are you willing to work 7-day rotating 8 hour shifts, as well as overtime and holidays? (emphasis was placed on overtime, mentioned they have frequent call ins which throw off their staffing)   1 Answer
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Owens-Illinois Awards & Accolades

  • Plan Sponsor of the Year, Plansponsor Magazine, 2017
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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