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John Lefas
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  1. "CEO"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Ingenia Polymers

      Pros

      Best place to work. Opportunities to grow fast. Good pay and benefits.

      Cons

      Be prepared to be challenged.

      Advice to Management

      Great job!

    • Helpful (3)

      "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ingenia Polymers full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The Houston site has a great safety culture. Daily STOP audits and weekly safety training create an outstanding safety enviroment. Good pay and a lot of opportunities to grow.

      Cons

      It is hardworking environment!

      Advice to Management

      Simplify work and get rid of bad apples.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Work here only if you can’t get enough from picking cans or panhandling!!!!"

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      Former Employee - Machine Operator in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Ingenia Polymers full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      I don’t have and I can not give a Pro let alone a Pros for this place. All of the bad Apples are up front and the one Canadian in the back!! Please remove these three.

      Cons

      This is the worse company you can ever work for. Besides all of the health issues that will catch up with you later in life. You have to maintain your patience from hurting upper management. The owner has no idea the level of retardation that runs his company.

      Advice to Management

      Stop micro managing, saying false lies to HR, stop lying to workers about pay, stop lying about opportunities to advice, stop pushing your work on lower level workers and stop mandatory shift work.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Work anywhere else"

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      Current Employee - Machine Operator in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Ingenia Polymers full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      The operators get a long well.

      Cons

      Management and Engineers work against operators. Company cannot keep enough workers to maintain machines and therefore work operators to the bone. There is no safety culture. Benefits are horrible and the pay is laughable for the amount of work you must do.

      Advice to Management

      Stop hiring engineers! This is a small place. Find one good engineer and let him lead the lines. Recognize that operators are the life blood of this place and treat them accordingly. You are forcing us to negotiate with the Union as of the time this is written.

    • Helpful (3)

      "Avoid if you can"

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

      I worked at Ingenia Polymers full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      People working in the plant have a good sense of humor.

      Cons

      1. Management from the owners to the middle managers are extremely cheap. Its so bad that the misery trickles down to the lowest employee. 2. Houston Plant is particularly very very bad place to work at. Canadian plants are fine, other departments are also fine to work in. 3. If you are working on the plant floor, you will be inhaling dust at alarming levels. 4. If you are career oriented and looking to grow, then...

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      Advice to Management

      The management in this company are just doing their retirement jobs. I don't think they really care about the company.

    • Helpful (3)

      "Best company to work for! PERIOD!"

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      Current Employee - Production in Houston, TX
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Ingenia Polymers full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Will always find new ways to challenge you. They will have you working on the ADDPACK lifting 110 pound drums or 50 pound sacks until you think you can't take any more. It may sound negative, but you will learn that your body and mind can take more than you thought. Plus you can lose up to 10 pounds a day in useless water weight. If your'e really lucky you will skip ADDPACK and go straight to working on extruders. The...

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      Cons

      None, as long as you choose to always look for the silver lining.

      Advice to Management

      SMDMF

    • "Decent job"

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      Former Employee - Operator in Channelview, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Ingenia Polymers full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Operators are good people

      Cons

      Dirty, low pay, not safe

      Advice to Management

      Better your safety program. Need have a safety cordinator that's not the plant manager either. Some one who actually walks the floor and enforces safety. Not just ppe but conditions of the lines as well

    • Helpful (1)

      "This place is not a good place to work."

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      Former Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Ingenia Polymers full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      The best thing is you get paid on time and the schedule is about it, in my honest opinion,the pay and benefits are decent

      Cons

      The management sucks.this place could be a great place if they would look out for there people,they don't like to give raises and lie about even letting you take the test to upgrade in pay,the pay is decent not great and you will work hard.

      Advice to Management

      Give people there scheduled raises maybe your turnover rate wouldn't be as high,remember just because someone has less education doesn't mean there lesser people.

    • Helpful (1)

      "Operator"

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      Former Employee - Machine Operator in Pasadena, TX
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Ingenia Polymers full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Great opportunities if workers are recognized

      Cons

      Horrible Management stuck on the ways things are ran at other facilities ( Canda ) for example instead of creating a new and better ways to do things . Operators and Supers have good ideas but ignored.

      Advice to Management

      Consider your operators opinions and suggestions

    • Helpful (1)

      "Do not work here."

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

      I have been working at Ingenia Polymers full-time

      Pros

      the adp system pays on time and that's about it.

      Cons

      This place is run by people who couldn't find jobs else where. I mean it's at its worst. Their plant is poorly maintained, they plastic tape their machinery. When customers come for a site visit they tell employees to not say anything to the customer when asked. The line is always broken, they are dows little b..h. I don't know how they are in business still. The employee moral is down. The plant workers are seen as slaves....

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      Advice to Management

      learn how to run a company. Live in the reality. Not in fantasy land. Treat people with respect and maybe you will see some change.

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