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Pactiv Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits and salary with time (in 21 reviews)

  • Good pay even through most temp services (in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "WAS a company to retire from, but no longer"

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    Current Employee - Computer Operator in South Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Computer Operator in South Portland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super co-workers, Great support staff, Excellent local management, The best help desk ever.

    Cons

    Sr VP considered a separate Product Development Center (for source material stream) to be redundant, abandoning the experience of a generation of engineering "aces" in the field of molded fibre.

    Advice to Management

    Use the experience you have in hands-on personnel in ADDITION to the advice of supposed engineering hardware "experts" at middle management.


  2. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good 401k plan and health care

    Cons

    Lack of training and clean data

    Advice to Management

    #N/A

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor work/life balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Most people are great to work with

    Cons

    Corporate is only interested in cutting as many heads as possible regardless of how it affects everyone else's work/life balance.

    Management has appearamce of being a revolving door

    Advice to Management

    Do not use a one size fits all attitude. Start adding benefits back and start taking care of the employees.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Packer/machine"

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    Current Employee - Responsible of Studies (Digner Whith Solid Works) in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Responsible of Studies (Digner Whith Solid Works) in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Show a industry plastic machine

    Cons

    Work in the night shift and no good salary


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Maintenance"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Bedford Park, IL
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Bedford Park, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No accountability, so no one gets fired. Good benefits. Great place to learn.

    Cons

    Management is a revolving door, especially HR. If you want to do something other than show up, you get no support from management.

    Advice to Management

    Use the available resources, do not let the tail wag the dog!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Process Improvement Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Improvement Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People on the plant floor bust their butts to make a quality product and make production numbers.

    Cons

    Pactiv has ceased 90% of their quality assurance programs & PM programs along with leaving equipment down because "the parts are not in the budget to repair the machine" all because they "need to reduce operating costs"! The name of the game is not to save money, the name of the game is to make money! you can't make money with poor quality and broken machines. Management is taking the tools away from the production workers!

    Advice to Management

    Clean house from the top down! Don't follow every new catch phrase with new programs.


  7. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always a challenge and safety is first!

    Cons

    Warm in summer due to process.

  8. "Thermo-Forming Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good salary.

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations on the employees.


  9. "Packer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mooresville, NC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    12 hours is good stand but most of rotation every 2-3 days

    Cons

    It's kinda pretty good


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Packer"

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    Former Employee - Packer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Packer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Full time work,steady paycheck,easy to get hired.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts alternating 3-4 days per week. They put you on a line to pack plastic spoons,forks,knives. Very fast paced and it's hard to get them to break you for the he bathroom.

    Advice to Management

    Better train and be patient with new employees.


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