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Updated March 21, 2017
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  • With that being said, work/life balance is terrible (in 5 reviews)

  • Senior management completely turned-over twice in the last five years and with each time came change in direction (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Poor serior leadership"

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

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Great overall company and the people are amazing.

    Cons

    Senior leadership doesn't care about staff level workers, only the bottom line. There have been so many changes in leadership over the last few years that its nothing but one poorly executed change after another.

    Advice to Management

    Look to the staff level for direction as the current leadership don't have a clue.


  3. "Maintenance electrician"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Brockway, PA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Electrician in Brockway, PA

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, health insurance, paid vacation

    Cons

    Swing shift
    OI made a top 10 worst managed company list by forbes in recent years and still is.
    Cutting jobs eliminated pension


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  5. "the news is true"

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

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Deep market penetration & dedcated workforce

    Cons

    Management, strategy, execution, share performance

    Advice to Management

    Change


  6. "O-I"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, good hours, opportunities for intercompany moves

    Cons

    Below average pay, senior management not transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Be more in tune with employees.


  7. "Honest work for good pay"

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    Former Employee - Selector in Tracy, CA
    Former Employee - Selector in Tracy, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good opertunites for advancement
    Great hourly pay rates
    Fast paced environment
    Good retirement package

    Cons

    Non conditioned air ... Super hot in the summer and cold in the winter
    Most shifts are rotating but can advance to a straight shift

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with other management


  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Packaging/Palletizer Operator in Windsor, CO
    Former Employee - Packaging/Palletizer Operator in Windsor, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Owens-Illinois is a great company to work for. The work is very challenging, the pay is great, and the management is on point.

    Cons

    Takes a few months to learn the process

    Advice to Management

    Give new employees performance feedback more often.


  9. "Good pay, awful work/life balance"

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    Current Employee - Selector in Tracy, CA
    Current Employee - Selector in Tracy, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good for the area and type of work. It can be very boring sometimes but for the pay, can't complaint. Although I can't see myself ever really needing the union, it's there. Also there is plenty of advancement opportunies and money to be made. Straight 8 hours for hourly employees, paid lunch. Anything more than 8 hours is voluntary.

    Cons

    The biggest con by far is the ridiculous schedule for most of us. Which rotates weekly. Like.. WHY? It would be easier and more understandable if we rotated every month at very least. With that being said, work/life balance is terrible. Never heard of such a crappy scheduling system. Besides that, seniority is taken a little serious but sexism rules all. Females have it easier than males. There's favoritism like any and every company but again, there's the seniority card.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micro manage. No need it make such a simple and easy job - stressful.


  10. "Sr Payroll Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company Events
    Employees Friendly
    Flexible Work Hours

    Cons

    Unrealistic demands based on amount of work being completed.


  11. "Warehouse Forklift Driver"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Castro Valley, CA
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Castro Valley, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Owens-Illinois (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits And Strong Union Support.

    Cons

    None, good company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    utilize and develop talent that employees might have.



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