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Pactiv Reviews

Updated February 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay even through most temp services (in 15 reviews)

  • There were good benefits to be had (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Mooresville, NC
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Mooresville, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    able to work without micro management

    Cons

    temp of warehouse varies greatly

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Great Benefit Pkg"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pactiv full-time

    Pros

    Good Training, cross training, benefits are great.

    Cons

    compensation, location, internal opportunities


  3. "Territory Sales Manager"

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

    I have been working at Pactiv full-time

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with. Great benefits and sales perks

    Cons

    Large company with alot of moving parts.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Extrusion operator"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Extruder Operator in Canandaigua, NY
    Current Employee - Extruder Operator in Canandaigua, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, good money, different places within to choose from.

    Cons

    Crappy old equipment, rule changes, stretching of staff across a lot of work, management constantly cutting corners


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kinston, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kinston, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pactiv full-time

    Pros

    The pay was good and they had a good 401K which matched 100% up to 6%.

    Cons

    Old equipment and you must relocate if you want real career growth.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Packer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    you get to learn new systems, and meet different people

    Cons

    you have to find someone that has the ability.

    Advice to Management

    need to keep employees with skills


  8. "Corrosive culture - stay away!"

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

    I have been working at Pactiv full-time

    Pros

    Very efficient manufacturing platforms and expertise in food service packaging. Strong customer base and market leader in food service packaging.

    Cons

    Company is run by maniacal leadership and is extremely hierarchical. Any contrary opinion is not tolerated and employees who challenge the status quo are swiftly eliminated! Company is run week to week through finance spending countless hours over spreadsheets with no long term plans or strategy!

    Leadership has a short fuse and is barking out orders to his BU leads who in turn follow orders without any questions or push back! Only results matter at whatever cost and hence employees are urged to bypass processes and systems and claw each other's eyes out.

    There is rampant favoritism with the in crowd getting promoted over the deserving. For example the supply chain lead does not even have a college degree and is semi literate!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, they have great ideas but are afraid to challenge the status quo. Invest in training and systems. Hire more talented people.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Manager looking elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Constant work in the plant. Always changing and adapting. Good place to cut your teeth if you're up for a challenge.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover. Voluntary retirement leave positions unfilled. Politics are extreme and unless you look out for yourself you will get run over.

    Advice to Management

    Go public and have respect for your employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fork lift operator"

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    Current Employee - Lift Truck Operator
    Current Employee - Lift Truck Operator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pactiv full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good 401k match, good overtime possibilities.

    Cons

    Extreme cold temperatures depending on time of year.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "No stability"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with upper management and buisness units. Training was very good, the best I had, I learned a lot my time there and I was able to grow my knowledge base.

    Cons

    Reorganization seems to occur ever few years. No stability. I was hired right after a reorganization occured. Then after 2 years Pactiv was going through another one. That is when I decided to look else where. Then I heard recently they are going through another one. Workloads unrealistic for one person.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate work evenly, hire temps rather than full time employees if going through reorganizations every few years.



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