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Owens-Illinois Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay for a person without a college degree (in 14 reviews)

  • Good Benefits And Strong Union Support (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Senior management making decision without consultation (in 9 reviews)

  • With that being said, work/life balance is terrible (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "New Challenges every day"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Every day is a new challenge at O-I, you never get bored. Good work environment. Good salaries and benefits in all areas.

    Cons

    Fast pace, market conditions and need for high efficiency demand extra efforts in terms of free time.

    Advice to Management

    Continue working on increasing innovations and new products. Explore more the market of high value products.


  2. "High Performance workers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Every day is a new challenge. Good place for dedicated people.

    Cons

    Hard Market conditions that become treats for the company.

  3. "human resource specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    life/work balance is good

    Cons

    but not very good pay


  4. "Maintenance Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Strong, large Company that has many levels you can advance through

    Cons

    Multiple Unions that vary from location to location for North America, must relocate frequently to advance


  5. "OI"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Planner
    Current Employee - Production Planner
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's Great place to work

    Cons

    Management cannot agree on who comes first, manufacturing or the customer


  6. "Good Work, But Company Lacks Innovation"

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    Current Employee - R&D in Perrysburg, OH
    Current Employee - R&D in Perrysburg, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, reasonable hours, generally nice people to work with, glass containers are a beautiful product to work with, company has global impact and reach.

    Cons

    Old-school company that really struggles to adapt to new ways of working. Very risk-averse and short-term focused. Commercial, and marketing teams have little drive to innovate and sell value -- there is little to no crossover with the technical teams. This industry is in a slow, gradual decline.

    Advice to Management

    Management is currently "playing it safe" by focusing on cost and high-margin, lower volume products -- a path that ultimately leads to decline. How are you going to save the company from the advances of cans and plastic that slowly eat away little bits of market share every year?


  7. Helpful (1)

    "None"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Not many, most of the people left in Technology have no hope of advancement because the jobs have been outsourced.

    Cons

    Outsourced most of the Information Technology department to Poland. Doesn't care about experience, just looking for youth. No commitment to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Jan, you shouldn't assure people that things are fine and then let so many people go. There is a value to experience, there is a value to keeping things local. I have never been so disappointed in a company in my life. I really think that it will blow up because I don't think the plants will want to deal with people in Poland. I guess we will see.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Perrysburg, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Perrysburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, excellent team members

    Cons

    Out sourced most of the business service center in 2017 leaving many of my co-workers unemployed, leaving all of us unsure of our future with the company.

    Advice to Management

    None...


  9. "Operator"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Winter Haven, FL
    Former Employee - Operator in Winter Haven, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company to work for opp.

    Cons

    Good working place for people with positive attitude

    Advice to Management

    Change nothing


  10. "Forklift operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Good pay benefits. steady work.

    Cons

    no room for growth. Advancement based on seniority.


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