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  1. "Engineering Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Lancaster, OH
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Lancaster, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Anchor Hocking full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work analyzing customer breakage complaints. Running QC tests and reporting on results.

    Cons

    I can't really think of any cons. It was a good experience working at Anchor.


  2. "No good for long term."

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    Former Employee - Selector/Packer in Somerset, OH
    Former Employee - Selector/Packer in Somerset, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anchor Hocking full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro about the company is the pay is ok. Maybe the fact you will be worked so hard and get exercise from it can be a pro too.

    Cons

    Management does not care about anything going on in your personal life, they will work you 60-80 hours every week regardless of what you have going on. My schedule would be changed from coming into work 4 hours early, staying 4 hours late, and back to normal at last minute without notice so I often made the drive to work to go right back home for a couple hours. There is realistically no way to advance, most people who've been there for years made what I was making after less than 1. They also used loopholes to get out of paying holiday pay. I worked several holidays (11pm-7am, 7pm-7am, 11pm-11am, or even 7pm-11am) and was paid regular time. They used the fact you start (usually) 1 hour before the holiday and count the whole day as the day you started on even tho 7-11 hours of it will be worked on a holiday. I believe that is extremely cheap and a bad practice to do. Also working conditions were awful, people get cut pretty bad, passing out from heat exhaustion, and getting burnt was regular. It wasn't surprising to see someone leave in an ambulance once or twice a month. Do not go to work here unless you have no other options and don't plan on making a career out of it. It's not there.

    Advice to Management

    Don't overwork employees putting them in the same spots every day just because it's a hard position and that most others can't do it. Give more notice of important things that the employees should know about.


  3. "Managment has taken the company bankrupt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Anchor Hocking full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They pay well over the normal salary ranges because they can't get people to stay. So they pay more to keep staff from leaving

    Cons

    Management has taken a super company and destroyed it by greed, removing key associates with 100's of years of experience. Replacing people with no Glass experience. They just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    Advice to Management

    Get some people in or back that know the Glass and consumer services industry. You greatest loss was not in sales but in loss of people that knew how to run a very profitable 110 year old company.


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  5. "They have totally lost their way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Anchor Hocking full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There used be be many. But company values and vision has now vanished If they manage to hire anyone that doesn't see the major issues, they do pay competitively.

    Cons

    The PE firm is bleeding them dry. All top management, even the CEO, have resigned or were let go years ago. Not a single person in management has ever run a glass company. Forget about raises, they forced employees to take a 4% pay cut. Asked to work many hours with no recognition. Management is totally disconnected from the company.

    Advice to Management

    Training is non-existent. Management is only trying to keep the company afloat.
    Consider why so many people and customers have left.


  6. "underpayed, overworked"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Lancaster, OH
    Former Employee - Engineer in Lancaster, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Anchor Hocking full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    better than no thing at all

    Cons

    lack of notice and understanding

    Advice to Management

    give a hoot


  7. "Watching the place spiral down into total obsolescence."

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Lancaster, OH
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Lancaster, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Anchor Hocking full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best pay in the area.

    Cons

    Bosses who know nothing about the departments they are in charge of. Cronyism, worst absentee policy i have ever heard of. Lack of communication between labor and management. Antiquated equipment. Lack of proper maintenance on machinery.

    Advice to Management

    Try working with people instead of firing or disqualifying people. Listen to the people who have been running the machines for decades instead of going with whatever you think will work.


  8. "Very challenging environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Anchor Hocking full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Can make a difference daily to improve quality and performance of glassware. You can do almost anything here with minimal supervision.

    Cons

    Too many non value people making decisions that impact only them and not thinking of the bottom line of the company. There isn't a concrete hierarchy of decision making here. I take direction from too many different people.

    Advice to Management

    Build infrastructure within the operations area through training and succession planning. Employees do not have any chance for advancement in the company. If you get hired into a position, you are essentially there until you either quit or find another job outside of the company.


  9. "nice envorment to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    easy going and still ablr to get the job done with very little problems

    Cons

    alot of dust from the tow motors


  10. "good and bad as with anything and everyone"

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    Current Employee - Selector/Packer in Lancaster, OH
    Current Employee - Selector/Packer in Lancaster, OH
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    money, insurance, i like being around people with different personalities

    Cons

    favoritism is my utmost concern..all employees are not treated the same in the same set of circumstances

    Advice to Management

    everyone makes honest mistakes, these need to be considered when discipline is administered


  11. "A place that cares more about their profit than any single employee."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monaca, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monaca, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is only one pro about working for Anchor Hocking, based in Monaca, Pa. That pro would be that you can actually make some money there but that is because they will work you 80 hours a week without caring.

    Cons

    You are worked like a horse, and if hurt.. they do not care at all. They care nothing if you have a personal life, it's all company or nothing. There is nothing outside Anchor Hocking. Plain and simple.

    Advice to Management

    Be more people friendly. Deal with people rather than dealing with trying to get your bonuses by making people work so hard that they become injured.


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