Ardagh Group Reviews in Fishers, IN | Glassdoor

Ardagh Group Fishers Reviews

Updated Dec 9, 2019

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2.6
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Production Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Fishers, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ardagh Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary, flexible, good benefits, relaxed.

    Cons

    No bonus last year or upcoming year, they seem to only care about their shareholders. Not the people putting in the work. Management fly's too high above and skips the detail.

    Advice to Management

    Come on back down and trust the people who know the job working in the trenches.

    Ardagh Group2018-09-12
  2. "Good money, some good people, the remaining is not so good"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Fishers, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ardagh Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent pay and benefits. Good team in Fishers.

    Cons

    This is a European company with workers in North America. The balance of decision making is done primarily in the EU, secondarily in Chicago, and lastly in Fishers. There is no balance between work and home. Management style is rather confrontational - the one thing that is constant from management is that they are smarter than you. It's good to be challenged but this goes way to far. It gets old. Teamwork... overall is rather suspect. Favoritism exists in a lot of places. Very little loyalty to existing employees. You do not go here for a career.

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    Advice to Management

    Eventually, you have to treat North American employees as equals. Good pay will only cover for bad or mismanagement for so long. The talk about values is just that.

    Ardagh Group2019-12-09
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Go Elsewhere To Work"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Manager in Fishers, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ardagh Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    New office in Fishers is modern and comfortable.

    Cons

    Work / Life Balance is non-existent No reward for contributions to company No recognition for contributions to company Excellent atmosphere for politicians but not for contributors Hiring from outside rather than promoting from within Employees from previous owner being picked off one by one and gotten rid of No incentive to do good work Little support from management to effect positive change Flexible hours... means coming in an hour early and little to no flexibility

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    Advice to Management

    Get your heads into the game and start treating your employees better before you have no one with skin in the game left to make your profits.

    Ardagh Group2019-02-27
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fishers, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ardagh Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were good. Most of the people were friendly.

    Cons

    Communication from upper management was non-existent. Employees are expected to work long hard hours but the status and plans of the company are never communicated. Employees are not recognized for their contributions to the company, which has caused employee morale to become very low.

    Ardagh Group2018-06-25
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Corporate Headquarters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fishers, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ardagh Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    New Fishers, IN office is very nice and has a hip vibe. Pay is good. Work is challenging.

    Cons

    This company will never be voted top employer to work for if voted by its employees. The only consistent communication received from human resource is which lunch food truck will be in the parking lot every Thursday. Current HR hiring practice is to look outside for promotion vs. internal with more weight given to outsiders. Work life balance is very poor depending on the department you are in. Instead of rolling... out an employee friendly flexible work schedule it goes by department or supervisor which of course is very inconsistent. This company had zero empathy to employees adversely displaced with the relocation of its headquarters from Muncie to Fishers. It's unfortunate in that young or new hires may never truly understand the close knit culture that once existed before Ardagh purchased the company in 2014. There used to be company wide annual holiday parties, fundraisers for the community, promotion of volunteerism, sports leagues, volleyball at lunch, Indy Mini Marathon teams, tuition reimbursement, and career advancement initiatives. Most of this is non existent now or not given much thought it seems. Atmosphere is somewhat smug now. Gone is the day of the company CEO walking up to you asking about your family or wishing you a Merry Christmas.

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    Advice to Management

    All new positions should be posted and existing employees should be given priority. More flexible work schedules should be looked at instead of the willy nilly department based policy thing going on now. Help empower employees to gain the education, training or skill sets needed to get promoted instead of just writing off older employees. If these exist it's certainly not well communicated or advertised.

    Ardagh Group2017-06-26
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