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Hoffer Plastics Reviews

Updated May 26, 2017
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  1. "There are two sides to every story the truth is in the middle"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hoffer Plastics full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The atmosphere embraces and lives for family & integrity. They care about us. They try to help us be healthy and they gave us raises when the company is slow.

    Cons

    Employees who have bad attitudes are allowed to stay. The ones who leave write bad or untrue posts here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep training us to be the best plastics company we can be and thank you for caring.


  2. "Machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in South Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in South Elgin, IL

    I worked at Hoffer Plastics part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It s a great place to work

    Cons

    I don't have anything to say about this company

  3. "A caring company that values family and performance."

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    Current Employee - Contributor in South Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Contributor in South Elgin, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is positive and healthy. All the factories are air conditioned and we get wellness checks each year.

    Cons

    People do not leave so promotions do not happen as quickly as they do in companies with higher turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to live, work and breath the family culture. We see our President walking around and checking in with us each day. I have even seen him on a Sunday night.


  4. "Their website indicates a family run company that cares about employees, don't be fooled. They are a group of people th"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation are above average.

    Cons

    Constantly watched, no value placed on you as a person. Will stab you in the back if it suits their purpose.

    Advice to Management

    Wouldn't matter, they don't take advice even if they pay for it.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance Position"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in South Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Maintenance in South Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At one time, a very good family-run business. Very friendly, almost too much so for the work at hand. very generous with company equipment.

    Cons

    Hoffer was a great place to work but as the pressures of foreign competiton rose, it became a less desirable place. Maintenance manager was not receptive to any type of input from workers, much to the detriment of morale and efficiency.

    Advice to Management

    Adopt a team atmosphere with good feedback.
    Don't be afraid to ask for excellence and compensate in return.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Pass on this company."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good and overtime is not required for salaried people.

    Cons

    Management is horrible since Robert Sr. passed away. William has no idea of how to run a company and is either hiring consultants or hiring people to manage the company for him. Good people are being let go and incompetents kept on who hate the company and bring morale down.
    The 3rd generation of the Hoffer family is now on board. They have a lot of power but work part time, just more reason for morale to be down.

    Advice to Management

    The general tone from management is that you should be happy you have a job. Start looking to make people happy, get rid of all the people who hate the place or stay because they've never had another job or don't want to drive more than 2 miles.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Things could be much better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Available overtime, company not afraid to spend money to improve facilities

    Cons

    Very poor communication in day-to day activities, management very closed-minded and set in their ways, poor level of expertise in management.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a significant culture change at Hoffer, one in which it truly is a "team effort" and not just a rubber stamp. Employee feedback should be nurtured and used at every level and expectations of employees should be much higher along with compensation to match. Most levels of management are far too ingrained in protecting their positions rather than doing what should be done.

  8. "Automation technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great family company, always looking out for their own. Doing what is best for the company and employees. Very family orientated.

    Cons

    Communication is lacking at times. Done supervisors have very little patience for other employees, and always wanted to push blame on someone else.


  9. "No loyalty"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hoffer Plastics full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were above average for the area.

    Cons

    Absolutely no loyalty to employees. Fired a large group of long term employees on one day and then had the audacity to allow a newspaper to print an article about how they never have layoffs.


  10. "Machine Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall the job isn't that hard. The people are nice and the benefits offered are worth working here.

    Cons

    When work is slow they will send you to other plants. Also sometimes it might even get so slow they'll ask you to take vacation or company leave!


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