Owens-Illinois Reviews

Updated May 11, 2020

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3.5
73%
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71%
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Owens-Illinois CEO Andres Lopez (no image)
Andres Lopez
70 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good benefits such as subsidised PT sessions and cafeteria(in 18 reviews)

  • "Good pay,Vacation/Paid time off, Insurance, 401K, retirement/Pension plan(for some Pension)(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Difficult to manage union & senior management expectations(in 10 reviews)

  • "Very very long hours and you will work many weekends(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work with lots of advancement opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Franklin, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Received promotions regularly - almost annually. Great family atmosphere. Paid Pension plan as well as 401k and company stock. (Actually left in 2003 but that was not a drop down choice on this survey.)

    Cons

    Plant was too far from my house. Really did not have any issues with this company

    Owens-Illinois2020-04-23
  2. "manufaturing holding company HQ in the heartland"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Perrysburg, OH
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    international exposure, training opportunities, LSS shop

    Cons

    shareholder value, financial instability, vulnerability to FX

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    Owens-Illinois2020-05-05
  3. "Going downhill"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    High pay, good benefits, Good PTO

    Cons

    Dirty, Hot work environment, Unsafe

    Owens-Illinois2020-05-12
  4. "only the pay is good"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay Is the only thing keeping people Here

    Cons

    Everything else. The union here is a joke what union ?

    Owens-Illinois2020-03-05
  5. "Project Manager LSS"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager LSS in Perrysburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Community oriented leadership - supporting worth-while causes.

    Cons

    Dyslexic short-term management culture..

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    Owens-Illinois2020-02-03
  6. "Wrong turn"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay,Vacation/Paid time off, Insurance, 401K, retirement/Pension plan(for some Pension).

    Cons

    Swing work, management, biest place, not good working environment.

    Owens-Illinois2020-02-10
  7. "Good products, poor management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Unit Manager in Perrysburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company is a 100 ye old legacy company making packaging that customers want. Good being part of a company that has sustainability as a core mission.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management since her latest CEO has been put in place. Many managers and executives have no experience and perform very poorly, but are held in high regards with the good old boy network. Poor business practices and lack of leadership make potentially a great place to work very poor. A lot of turnover of good people. I would pass on this company if you have other job choices.

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    Owens-Illinois2020-02-02
  8. "Great experience"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great systems for a growing environment

    Cons

    Lay offs comes with a surprise

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    Owens-Illinois2020-01-17
  9. "I need to be ab le to contact someone who handles pensions"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Lining Machine Operator in Brookville, PA

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    pay was good for my area

    Cons

    it was hard to work under some of the foreman

    Owens-Illinois2020-01-01
  10. "Good place to work"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great exposure to high level executives, meaningful work

    Cons

    Unfortunately, positions were being cut due to a cost savings program

    Owens-Illinois2019-12-19
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