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Owens-Illinois Reviews

Updated October 10, 2018
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  • "Great pay and benefits and a weekly paycheck grest co workers" (in 10 reviews)

  • "This company has good pay and benefits" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "General Maintenance Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    I work for then for 28 year it had been good to me

    Cons

    I really don't have nothing bad to say


  2. "Selector/forming apprentice"

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    Current Employee - Selector/Forming Apprentice in Toano, VA
    Current Employee - Selector/Forming Apprentice in Toano, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benifits; except vision it sucks. Rotate swing shifts are hard but manageable. Great people. Management is decent. Many opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Rotating schedule. Hot work enviornment

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees.

  3. "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Global company with many opportunities for training and networking

    Cons

    Very poor talent retention always needing to redevelop talent


  4. "Do Not Take A Job In Waco"

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

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    average benefits, fortune 500 experience

    Cons

    Tons. long hours, paid once a month, the union workforce runs this facility

    Advice to Management

    Where to start. I would highly recommend that if you are actively seeking employment, to not look at OI Waco as a place to call home. The challenges there are larger than any fix you bring to the table starting with leadership. From the top down they only look to place blame. From the existing plant manager, to the corporate overlord. From there you need strong growth and development within maintenance. This facility doesn't perform well because of the lack of competency within maintenance. Tons of turnover, if you are in an interview ask the reason for so much turnover in almost every major discipline in the facility. I.E. Maintenance, Environmental Health & Safety, Quality, etc. The Waco facility is ran by the opinions and management style of one person in cahoots with corporate.


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    "Forming Machine Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Income #1
    Benefits
    Knowing your rotating schedule for the whole year in advance.
    8hr shift with tons of over time (not mandatory)

    Cons

    Rotating shifts and not many opportunities to get off rotating schedules unless you have seniority (unionized). Rotate between 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift weekly. Example is work 5 off 2, work 5 off 2, work 6 off 1. (That one day off can be difficult)

    Advice to Management

    Start transitioning plants to run what consumer demand wants. Glass bottles especially beer bottles are on a sharp decline due to aluminum cans and plastic bottles.


  6. "No Leadership"

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

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    There is not much to say here...

    Cons

    Extreme lack of leadership and management.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perrysburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid global business, with HQ in a small Midwest town

    Cons

    Lack of strategic vision. Multiple consultant based initiatives running simultaneous. Creates a sense that leadership is not in control.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics. Fix the capacity foot print. Grow with customers through improved quality, supply chain, and customer service. Stop wasting money on consultants that never deliver. Listen to your customers to better deliver a company mission statement.

  8. "Good if you are single"

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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

    The pay is wonderful and they provide food on holidays.

    Cons

    The management is so destructive and controversial. They will tell you the rules and regulations but then turn around and break their rules. Next, they yell at you if you break them, even if they tell you to.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better and commit to your regulations and enforce them on ALL levels of management.


  9. "O-I Worker"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Danville, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Owens-Illinois part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment and the people there were very respectful.

    Cons

    Only downside is how hot the plant gets during the summer.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "O-I Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. The people are passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    More of a challenge than a con, but costs are very tightly controlled as you would expect in a lean organization.


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