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PCA Reviews

Updated March 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, interesting projects, supportive management (in 16 reviews)

  • PCA is a great company with a lot of great people with a relaxed environment (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, would rather keep people on 12hr days then hire new people (in 6 reviews)

  • The only con is the upper management is still kind of old school (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Power trip"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PCA full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I am a former employee. Worked there for 10 plus years. People there were like family. Pay was good.

    Cons

    Saw a lot of people with 10, 15, or even more years of loyalty let go due to management issues. If you question management you become a target. Management is not based on what you know but who u know. Only way to get promoted was if you were best friends, high school buddies or family member. Saw too many people with years of experience get passed over for a supervisors buddy. Sad when employees are teaching management on operations of machines. Useless because when you need help and they dont know they blame you for not knowing how to fix the problem and repremand you for not keeping up with expectations. Also safety is preached but overlooked when production is behind. Saw many instances where shortcuts were allowed untill someone got hurt then let go for safety violation.management degrade and harass you to get numbers up but not much is done to help out. Several years ago moral was so bad and accident were on the rise due to employees not being appreciated that they did a full sweep from the top down. Life was good and pride was back but now the same situation. Needs to be wiped out again or history will repeat itself.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of youre loyal employees and promote those who will benifit the company and not because youre drinking buddies. Having a supervisor who know less than the operators does no one any good. More positive encouragement and a real training program is needed.


  2. "Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Accounting Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits were great at PCA, and I worked with alot of great people that taught me great work ethic.

    Cons

    There was not a lot of room to grow. I felt that I was stuck in my position with no room to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Give more opportunities to individuals within the company that are willing to work harder and longer for a job increase.


  3. "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lancaster, PA

    Pros

    Long on experience and hands-on know-how. Outstanding reputation which opens many doors for you. Access to some of the finest resources available in the industry.

    Cons

    Political, bureaucratic, inflexible. To take my experiences an apply them to the whole company would be wrong. It varies by location and it matter who is running the place.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Average Large Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Many caring and helpful coworkers. Decent pay for most positions.

    Cons

    Upper management that isn't trustworthy. In the company you are only a number. The company is portrayed much differently to the stockholders and in public marketing pieces than what is actual in day to day events.

    Advice to Management

    Live up to your promises and word.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Management needs significant improvement."

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    Current Employee - Hourly in Gas City, IN
    Current Employee - Hourly in Gas City, IN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hourly people are amazing. Excellent pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Management is absolutely horrible. They treat the employees horrible, and make what should be a decent job a horrible job. They have a huge turnover for the amount of money we make.

    Advice to Management

    HUMBLE YOURSELVES!! You are NOT better than the people making the money for you.


  7. "I have had a great time working here. Great job security"

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    Current Employee - Flexo Operator in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - Flexo Operator in West Valley City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, pay is great for what you do. Never have to worry about if you will get paid.

    Cons

    It is hard to take time off for a vacation. This company aslo works by a point system for attendence

    Advice to Management

    Think about your employee more.


  8. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PCA (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice people lots of resources

    Cons

    Company culture not welcoming to newcomers

    Advice to Management

    there is none


  9. Helpful (1)

    "used me"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Clerk and Administrative Assistant in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Inventory Clerk and Administrative Assistant in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They were a good company to work for but were lying to me the entire time.Stringing me along on false pretenses

    Cons

    Promised to hire me for two years the let me go w/out any warning and of no fault of my own. (Their words)

    Advice to Management

    Be honest w/people


  10. "Good place to work at."

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Helper in Trinity, NC
    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Helper in Trinity, NC

    I worked at PCA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people to work with.

    Cons

    Supervisors are not fair and do not like young employees


  11. "Hogger"

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    Former Employee - Assembler in New Kensington, PA
    Former Employee - Assembler in New Kensington, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PCA (More than a year)

    Pros

    People are easy to get along with

    Cons

    They don't want to hire on the temps


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