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Ingenia Polymers Reviews

Updated May 29, 2018
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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

    I have been working at Ingenia Polymers full-time (Less 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.


  2. 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
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ingenia Polymers full-time (More than a year)

    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Work anywhere else"

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

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

    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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid if you can"

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

    I worked at Ingenia Polymers full-time (More than 5 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 this company at best could be a stepping stone for you to get some experience but only if you don't have any and are having tough time finding a job.
    5. Salary : 2% inflation rise, every year and that's it, but they will still make you go through the blood sucking process of writing your own review, so the managers could fool themselves in the meetings about having an appraisal process.
    6. You could very well be discriminated here especially in Houston Plant based on your gender, race, national origin or anything that the management might think they could leverage against you.
    6. Bottomline, Houston plant - AVOID AT ANY COST, Other places- depending on your situation and role, they are alright places to work at. Departments other than manufacturing are not too bad to work at.

    Advice to Management

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


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Best company to work for! PERIOD!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ingenia Polymers full-time (More than 5 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 awesomeness here is that they will only give you the most minimal of training. Again, this might sound negative, but you will be delighted and so much more prideful after you have taught yourself the skills required to make plastic and even more prideful when you have taught yourself the skills require to make plastic that will actually pass quality inspection! You will also learn patience and amazing negotiating tactics such as threatening to quit if you want a raise because they make sure, and I mean they really really make sure, you want that raise. The HR department will have you figuratively ripping out your hair with their special way of thinking but this will further strengthen your resolve, or if you are smart, your desire to find another job.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    SMDMF


  6. "Decent job"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Channelview, TX
    Former Employee - Operator in Channelview, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ingenia Polymers full-time (More than a year)

    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


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ingenia Polymers full-time (More than a year)

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Operator"

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

    I worked at Ingenia Polymers full-time (More than 3 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves 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. Ultra-High turnover rate. They let go of good people. I've seen many bright minded people let go. They want total submission from their employees. The sap system still hasn't been fully implemented and it's been two years. I mean this place is a total mess. there is a total divide between employees Working in the plant and working in the office. No one cares about this place. The owners come few times a year and it seems like they even don't care about this place. All they want is money in their pockets. They careless about how this company runs.

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "expierence only"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    you will get a title that you can put on your resume but thats about it.

    Cons

    management does not see you as a person but a number. they know they have a high turnover rate and they don't care. They try to get every second of work out of you. no future there unless someone retires.


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