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  1. "It adequately pays the bills and there are opportunities to learn new things and move up with the proper motivation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Back Tender in Massillon, OH
    Current Employee - Back Tender in Massillon, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It pays well and it's a steady job that lead the way to success with the proper motivation

    Cons

    The schedule can be very demanding and the line between safety and production is often blurred

    Advice to Management

    Help make the employees feel more valued and involved


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Plant Superintendent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Plant Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety as an above all priority. Continuous improvement learning and training.

    Cons

    The work/life balance is non-existent at the Management level. Currently the senior management team is struggling to get all headed in the right direction.

  3. "Company rebuilding"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Delaware, OH
    Former Employee - Vice President in Delaware, OH

    I worked at Greif full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, large multi-national footprint and quality products.

    Cons

    Still a lot of change occurring.


  4. "packing,and driver forklift,and shipping"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Fork Lift Driver, and Shipping, and Packing in West Hazleton, PA
    Current Employee - Fork Lift Driver, and Shipping, and Packing in West Hazleton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    my best reasons to work is working and shipping

    Cons

    I took a blow to the finger miniki last 3 days without going i got fired

    Advice to Management

    none but i can leand


  5. "metal parts"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Production in Buffalo, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Greif full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    decent pay for members working

    Cons

    so so management only care for themselves

    Advice to Management

    learn how to get along with employees


  6. "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Greif full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall good people. Provided the opportunity to take on new projects and challenges. Good work life balance. Pay and benefits were average.

    Cons

    "Good ole boy" network when it comes to upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term success and value your employees for their contributions, small and large.


  7. "Good Company Lacking What It Takes to be World Class"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company operates in an ethical manner
    Generally speaking, nice people
    My manager was a great guy

    Cons

    Very conservative company, averse to risk-taking and very set in its ways
    Financial future of company is not promising
    Company is backwards in some areas of business, ie lacking effective IT tools for managing the business

  8. "Becoming "center-led""

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great and nice people ! In the past, more individual autonomy/space to drive results. Great market position and customer relationships

    Cons

    Frequent changes of direction, very internally focused (lots of internal reports and presentations), moving to centralization with little understanding of the business in HQ. Strategy 20 years behind

    Advice to Management

    HQ is not "closer to the customer". Growth needs innovation and investment


  9. Helpful (1)

    "stepstone for NA global Co."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Asia (Philippines)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Asia (Philippines)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    With excellent global standard. A good stepstone where you can adapt yourself to a global company.

    Cons

    High work load with salary under average. Work place is far away from downtown. Do not care for employees. See no hope but cost cut down unwisely since transformation. These make the company be a training camp for other good company. Can't keep a professional middle-management team. Then as chain reaction loosing experienced staff.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on your staff


  10. "not fair salary"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    this can be a good learning experience or stepping stone but not a career choice.

    Cons

    long hours, no raises, hard work is not recognized

    Advice to Management

    employees need better compensation for their hard work


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