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Graham Packaging Reviews

Updated April 14, 2018
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Pros
  • Good pay, nice co-workers, air conditioning (in 18 reviews)

  • Great place to work good benefits (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management does not care about the people that work for them (in 12 reviews)

  • 12 hour shifts, can't be late or miss a day for initial 90 day probation even though they will have you working every day (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Graham Packaging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, NH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Graham Packaging full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and people. A lot of focus on making sure safety is a top priority. Good team atmosphere. The plant management is really only one guy, but it works out and everyone gets to be heard and contribute ideas.

    Cons

    Very inconsistent scheduling. We only have one customer which causes the plant to stop production without any warning.

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort into finding sales in the North East to keep this plant from shutting down.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altavista, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altavista, VA

    I have been working at Graham Packaging full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management is easy to work with and fair
    plant cares about safety

    Cons

    you can be asked to work Long hours

    Advice to Management

    keep up good work

  3. "Do not work for this company"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Current Employee - Human Resources
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Graham Packaging full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Absolutely just a paycheck. Ask why people are leaving the company. How many people were let go in the past few years.

    Cons

    Terrible management. Low employee morale. Benefits are like most companies mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourself. You are the reason why people are not motivated and unhappy.


  4. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Graham Packaging full-time

    Pros

    Safety is a priority here

    Cons

    Lack of communication and information between shifts


  5. "Internship Contract"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Graham Packaging full-time

    Pros

    Was taken on as intern.

    Cons

    There was no permanent hire.

    Advice to Management

    Consider interns for permanent hire.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Admin Assistant, Safety Coordinator, QA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Graham Packaging full-time

    Pros

    Good people work there
    Good pay

    Cons

    High insurance
    Not too much of managerial support


  7. "If you need a job go for it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Graham Packaging full-time

    Pros

    Good co workers, two more words

    Cons

    Hot, benys, management, rules only apply to those who management doesn't like, getting worse.

    Advice to Management

    start from the top down let them go

  8. "drivers"

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    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Shipping and Receiving in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Graham Packaging full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    best company end a good job

    Cons

    any where every where

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Racine, WI
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Racine, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Graham Packaging full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paychecks clear. three more words.

    Cons

    Management uses employees as stepping stools.

    Advice to Management

    go elseware


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Atlanta Plant"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Graham Packaging full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay rate and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Management is favoritism to employees and they don't go by the hand book, when placing employee by seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to step up game, because you will never have good employees with the management you have today, Treat people the way you want to be treated, Don't just throw managers in position that don't have management experience.


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