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Essel Propack Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  1. "Printing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danville, VA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Essel Propack full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, 12 hr shifts are good to have multiple days off.

    Cons

    There's video cameras everywhere with the immediate supervisor watching everyone most of the time. Hard to get overtime.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company ever!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Press Operator in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Press Operator in Danville, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Essel Propack (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with some good people

    Cons

    Company doesn't care about employees, insurance goes up every year. Pay raises are like winning the lottery...good luck with that!

  3. "Key Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Essel Propack full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great customers and great people at Essel. The company has a grand vision of shifting their business toward more higher margin markets and continues to work toward achieving

    Cons

    Challenging industry with a limited customer base consisting mainly of large CPG companies who hold significant leverage over their suppliers. Although there are only a handful of major competitors, all are vying for the same client base making this a low margin business.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core business and continue to work on and invest in processes and systems that enable you to consistently deliver the quality and quantity demanded by customers. Once the core business (toothpaste tubes) is right, then invest in and build up capability that will pave the way into the higher margin categories.


  4. "Good Manufacturing Job"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager Supply Chain in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager Supply Chain in Danville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good processes, nice facility.

    Cons

    Disjointed HR evaluation process. Not a terrible process, but slow and doesn't allow for kpi-driven evaluation.

    Advice to Management

    More emphasis on overall business and not just the manufacturing component.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Essel Propack as a Process Technician"

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    Current Employee - Process Technician in Danville, VA
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Danville, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Essel Propack full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is OK if you're young.

    The experience is excellent and will look good on a resume.

    The atmosphere and people you see on a daily are hard working and never give up.

    There is always something new to learn.

    The hours are good. You work 48/36 hours with weekends on and off.

    Cons

    Machine parts/equipment/supplies (Web, boxes, caps) often are not readily accessible on the line.

    Upper management has some key problems with organization. The supervisors can't and should not be blamed for their bosses mistakes.

    Just about every line in the factory is trashed on the Essel side. Machinery is dated, and disgustingly dirty/covered in dust.

    Often as a Process Technician you will need to help repair equipment/do things that the maintenance department should be doing.

    If something goes horribly wrong, you are blamed for not knowing how to fix it. This is a problem because the fault is in the hands of the employer for not providing training (see below).

    Training at Essel is limited. There is no trainer, and you will have to let people know your job title more than once so they know where to place you for training. Often you'll be placed in sorting for weeks on end before someone in management finally notices and decides to pair you with a PT on a line with some experience and HOPEFULLY you are paired with someone that actually cares about their employment.

    You often need to do the Process Assistant's (POA) job. Boring and pretty strenuous as you stand in place for up to 12 hours searching for quality defects, keeping boxes on the conveyor into the packer, and keeping caps (if shotgun caps) loaded onto the rail.

    Paperwork is redundant and never reviewed.

    At Essel you fix things with a bandaid instead of a permanent fix.

    SO MUCH WASTE. The company is NOT the definition of lean manufacturing at all.

    Safety is not a priority at Essel Propack. The door safety functions are never functioning as they should and lockout/tagout is never used when repairing machinery.

    Advice to Management

    Having been in a factory setting for limited time, I can't really find my place in giving advice. I recommend better methods of organization. Urge employees to keep work kanbans clean and completely tidy. Make your presence on the floor more obvious. Take the jobs of upper management. Insure that machinery is permanently fixed instead of having PT and POA's apply band aids. Work smarter, not harder!

    Oh, and buy another pair of crimpers for UEB pin replacement. There is two pair and one pair is severely broken. Have it readily accessible along with knife blades for the AMS and internal/external bands.


  6. "Good people, challenging environment."

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Danville, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essel Propack full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has tremendous potential to lead it's industry in the US. There are some very good people in the organization. The work is very fast paced and challenging. Culturally diverse.

    Cons

    Cultural mix sometimes creates communication challenges. Production oriented culture of company makes it less tolerant of change and customer adaptability. No effective on boarding process in place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep production focus on core oral care business. Work to become an easier company to do business with by shifting to a more customer-centric culture focused on improving the overall experience of the large CPG customers. Initiate externally focused initiatives to this end.

    Implement a balanced growth strategy into adjacent categories that involves the expansion of infrastructure (people, process, systems and capital) with a targeted business development effort.


  7. "I am Associated with this company from long time"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Essel Propack full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Market leader in oral care. have string expertise in the area of lamination

    Cons

    Work life balance and location of plant is pretty far from nearest city to it.

    Advice to Management

    At least try to give 5.5 working on unit level to all HOD's to reduce iteration rate and improve job satisfaction

  8. "Big brand with zero structure"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Manager in Mumbai (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Essel Propack full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brand name within that industry.

    Cons

    Pathetic work life balance.
    Creepy bosses with zero tolerance towards human empathy.
    Complete absence of any processes

    Advice to Management

    Get down to the lower rungs and set systems and processes before its too late


  9. "Not a great experience , as expected from Market."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Vasind (India)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Vasind (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essel Propack full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Huge learning opportunities.

    Brand name

    Reputation in the market, as Essel is an early player in Laminated Tubes.

    Cons

    Apathetic attitude of senior management towards towards subordinates.

    Worst HR management.

    Advice to Management

    Improve policies for lower level employees.

    Improve work ethics.

    Your C&I department needs attention.


  10. "Manager Human Capital"

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    Former Employee - Manager Human Capital in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Manager Human Capital in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essel Propack full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The organisation's will to transform future outlook, bang on business strategies, powerful product

    Cons

    Remote locations hence excessive travel and large contractual work force

    Advice to Management

    Need to tweek working culture in order to capture vast knowledge of ageing senior employees to be converted in system, frameworks and process to help younger workforce and reduce man dependency


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