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"it was good till company was bought out"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lake Forest, IL
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lake Forest, IL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

benefit and good people and opportunity

Cons

now no work life balance it just cutting people and just more work and work

Advice to Management

bring more people and do some with benefit

Other Employee Reviews for Pactiv

  1. "I have learned a lot and still learning new and interesting things about my job."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator/Forklift Operator in Temple, TX
    Current Employee - Machine Operator/Forklift Operator in Temple, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pactiv has a really good benefit program. Pactiv treats all of their employees fair and equal. Theres is room for advancement at Pactiv.

    Cons

    The only downside to working at pactiv is the rotating shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Please take into consideration of the employees when you change shifts.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Running on empty..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Starting salaries competitive
    Pactiv owns Hefty brand which still resonates in consumer product market
    Impressive corporate offices
    Running on momentum from past successes, and continuing acquisitions
    Significant penetration in a variety of markets should maintain corporate health in the near term

    Cons

    Top management seems to be a limited clique of good old boys and sycophants who are most adept at lining their own pockets. It is an atmosphere of arrogance, hypocrisy and callous disrespect toward the work force.

    In my experience, employee morale below the VP level seems non-existent. Since acquisition by Reynolds, a number of mid-level managers not already fired are seeking to get out as quickly as possible. Several senior level executives, including the former President, have already taken their millions and run.

    Hundreds have been fired by the corporation whose web site touts how much it values its employees. The company is being gutted as the experience and talent that actually did the work is being dissipated, and there is no end in sight.

    Big on buzz words like "lean manufacturing" and "kaizan," many agree that this is just lip service with no true buy-in or understanding at the corporate management level. Talk of employee education, development and empowerment is just that - talk.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with some minimal degrees of honesty and respect. Determine if Pactiv is to be a functioning manufacturing concern or a blue light special to be pieced out to the highest bidders. Put the focus back on quality in your people and products, service and value to your customers, and not just cost cutting.

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