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Owens-Illinois Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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Pros
  • This company has good pay and benefits (in 16 reviews)

  • Good Benefits And Strong Union Support (in 10 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. "Shift Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Perrysburg, OH
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Perrysburg, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The plan year round company events.
    The health care is good and lower then average cost per month for employee

    Cons

    R&D department job security is on lower end of scale.

    Advice to Management

    Keep setting your yearly goals but make sure you have more than one path to that goal. Do not stick to the path were you need to climb never ending wall but back up and take a different direction.


  2. "Electro-Mechanic"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Large company in the industry

    Cons

    Poor decision making on the part of someone to allow glass into bottles and get audited

    Advice to Management

    Do the right type of inspection for the sake of the customers

  3. "Poor management"

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

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

    Pros

    This company has good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The management team is very poor. They allow employees that have been there for a lot of years to get away with anything. Employees that work a lot of overtime (" They are on the clock, work isn't really happening") sleep out in the open and management does nothing. When someone says something about it they make it harder on the employee that really is working! Almost 2yrs there and constant chaos. Always running out of glass, furnace operators not held accountable. Very poor p.m. program. At the time I was there, over a million dollars of held ware in the warehouse. Building is extremely old and has asbestos signs all over the plant. They have covered up a bunch of it but still there.

    Advice to Management

    Go to classes, get rid of the dead wood and praise the people that do work and perform well at their duties. Get rid of the good ole boy attitude and issue discipline where it really needs to be.


  4. "Good Benefits, Good Pay, hostile environment at the manufacturing plant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Streator, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Streator, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits with good 401k matching, pay is good for the area,

    Cons

    Money is being invested in equipment in the Streator plant but money needs to be spent in training the management team on workplace respect. The actions of the management team is that of 20 years ago in how they treat their subordinates.

    Advice to Management

    You could motivate people more by listening instead of yelling and degrading your team. This starts at the top of the management team at the Streator plant.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Heinous Leadership and Enterprise "Plan""

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Perrysburg, OH
    Current Employee - Analyst 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

    The only Pro's are that there are great people to work with at the company, the benefits are good and pay is competitive but in all honestly very similar if not better at other companies of the same caliper in the Toledo metro area (Dana, OC, The Andersons, etc).

    Cons

    Company as a whole is very short-term focused, GLT and managers fail to look at the big picture, experience is irrelevant to hiring managers. Honestly, my quality of life has improved massively after leaving this company

    Advice to Management

    Simply put: Wake Up. There are two things that Management -- the GLT in particular -- care about: EBIT and Stock Price. They will do absolutely ANYTHING to get those two numbers up including outsourcing to to Europe and or Latin America based off studies done by firms that have no idea of how the company really works. Leadership will also lie to employees about what is going on behind closed doors about the future of the company. Everyone is scared about the future of the company and it doesn't help that the CFO and CEO lie to employees on a daily basis. Transparency is needed for this company to "survive" in this dying industry. To Leadership reading this, do yourself a favor and look up "Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe" by Simon Sinek and think twice and re-evaluate what you're doing to those just so you can get your bonus.


  6. "Operator"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Auburn, NY
    Current Employee - Operator in Auburn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Steady work at a good rate

    Cons

    Struggle to get things corrected when wrong


  7. "New Challenges every day"

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    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.

  8. "High Performance workers"

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    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.


  9. "human resource specialist"

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    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


  10. "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


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