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Owens-Illinois Reviews

Updated January 21, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great pay and benefits with the company" (in 12 reviews)

  • "This company has good pay and benefits" (in 19 reviews)

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

  • "Long Hours, Stressfull work, Rotating Shifts" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (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. "Owens-Illinois Plant Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Assistant PLant Engineer
    Current Employee - Assistant PLant Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits. Glass Industry is on the rise.

    Cons

    Very very long hours and you will work many weekends. Texts and phone calls are constant.

  3. "Hot work"

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    Current Employee - Forming Operator
    Current Employee - Forming Operator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Great pay rate and benefits

    Cons

    Terrible management and working conditions, hot and smoky


  4. "Pay"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is ok pay is ok

    Cons

    It’s a okay place to work

    Advice to Management

    N/a


  5. "Machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits with the company

    Cons

    Poor management , poor morale among everyone.

    Advice to Management

    More communication with supervisor and employee


  6. "N/A"

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

    I worked at Owens-Illinois full-time

    Pros

    Well organized, friendly working environment, great place for self-development.

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted, strict corporate culture.


  7. "Lme electrician"

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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

    i have nothing to say that is good about this place

    Cons

    this place the union they have is very byass,the Hr manage there was a very but she quit because of the way the plant manager favor his own children over the good of the place if you are looking here don;t go

    Advice to Management

    the Hr manage there was a very but she quit because of the way the plant manager favor his own children over the good of the place if you are looking here don;t go

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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.