Greif Reviews

Updated May 22, 2022

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3.6
65%
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Greif President and CEO Peter Watson
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  • "Less training for new employee.(in 4 reviews)
  • "No chance for progression, bad management, union is useless(in 4 reviews)
  • "Long hours but it’s a job(in 3 reviews)
  • "Hyper focus on lowering SG&A metrics has drained the company of experienced technical and commercial leadership forcing the remaining middle management to compromise customer satisfaction, facility maintenance and equipment re(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good

    May 22, 2022 - IDK in La Porte, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good pay breaks no water bottle lunch is short

    Cons

    Work hard no time off ever cheeddar

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  2. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    One Big Family

    May 6, 2022 - Office Coordinator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Greif truly offers the organization and benefits of a large corporation, with a local, and family like culture. Most of the employees have been with them 10-25 years. Every single person from the warehouse staff to the VP over North America was welcoming, personal, and professional. Great benefits, competitive pay, and they truly want to mentor, educate, and promote within.

    Cons

    Only con I can mention is that they have a strict attendance policy, point system (at least in the production/warehouse facilities). Which is a pro for those that adhere by it and want to succeed.

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  3. 2.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Poor management

    Apr 28, 2022 - Machine Operator in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The management are generally pretty understanding. And there's lots of friendly faces

    Cons

    All the managers here are serverly lacking in something or another. Whether that's in people skills or communications. Common sense or time management skills. It's a mess, and they don't care if they negatively affect their employees, or if the machines are all missing half their parts. Only that orders are filled.

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee

    Very unorganized

    Apr 28, 2022 - Production 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Decent pay with no experience

    Cons

    Management is very unorganized and equipment is old and wore out.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Decent

    Apr 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Needs some cleaning improvement improve

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good place to work

    Jan 13, 2022 - Stacker in Concord, NC
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good pay, amazing benefits, hard to beat the 401K, thats why I'm still here.

    Cons

    Prepare to work non stop 12 hour days, weekends and alternating shifts. You may work 7am to 7pm one day, and 11pm to 11am the next. Runs round the clock, prepare to forego family time and weekends. Don't bother making plans. And management could care less about getting a fully staffed shift trained properly. They'd rather hire a new guy every 2 months and not train them so that way every is forced to continue working relentless 12 hour days till their deathbed.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great company

    Mar 7, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of really nice people

    Cons

    Would be nice to have an employee stock purchase program

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee

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    Apr 8, 2022 - Production 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It’s a job I guess

    Cons

    Long hours but it’s a job

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee

    good company

    Feb 14, 2022 - Core Recutter 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They care about employee saftey, decent pay

    Cons

    a lot of overtime needed if behind.

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Lack of Leadership

    Mar 25, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits were average to slightly above market

    Cons

    Management was slow to adapt to changing conditions.

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Greif Reviews FAQs

Greif has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 281 reviews left anonymously by employees. 65% of employees would recommend working at Greif to a friend and 45% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -4% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Greif employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Greif. This rating has decreased by -12% over the last 12 months.

65% of Greif employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Greif 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.2 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Greif to be compensation, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be culture, management, career development.

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