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Pactiv Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits and salary with time (in 18 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Company is in a constant state of change with regular changes in upper management (in 9 reviews)

  • Lack of Communication amongst team and other employees (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Packer"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Operator in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get 40 hours a week guaranteed

    Cons

    They short your check a lot

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent on keeping track of hours

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company I ever worked for"

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

    I worked at Pactiv full-time

    Pros

    Most of the associates and operators were good people

    Cons

    Poor management, work ethic was the worst, no respect for females, and people pay checks were messed up every pay day

    Advice to Management

    Need to clean house and get a new management team. The plant and asst. plant mgr are totally lost in managing a team. Stop loading all the work on supervisors, process and automation management and stop being lazy and do your jobs you were hired for.


  4. "Life at Pactiv"

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    Current Employee - Material Handler/Forklift Operator in Romeoville, IL
    Current Employee - Material Handler/Forklift Operator in Romeoville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary with time

    Cons

    Rotating shift,and gift card deduction.

    Advice to Management

    Could have a better starting salary.


  5. "N/a"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pactiv full-time

    Pros

    Fast worker and good environment

    Cons

    There were no cons at pactiv


  6. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of Good to Say. Management are very good people. Work-life balance is fair. Lots of opportunities for young people.

    Cons

    very little bad to say. pay and vacation is a bit low. a bit more focus on giving back needed.

    Advice to Management

    More Focus on Green Products. More Focus on Buying up Competition.


  7. "Wal Mart"

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    Current Employee - Pactiv in Covington, GA
    Current Employee - Pactiv in Covington, GA

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

    Pros

    good people to work and good exercise

    Cons

    I don't have a downside I like to work for my family

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Life was miserable,people were chattle and everyone was a cost reduction center."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Their are no best reasons unless you are starving. if you want some postive feed back
    The only thing I can say is the pay check did arrive on time. Trouble is everyone is a cost reduction object when management screws up.

    Cons

    Managment was the most incompetent bunch of selfserving fools that I ever encountered.their motto try blaming everything on some scapegoat to save their butts.

    Advice to Management

    They would not be capable of understanding. Generally the place is too far gone to ever recover. Start with the basics of decent human relations and get rid of the clerks that run the company.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Master Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Master PLanner
    Current Employee - Master PLanner
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, exempt employees are easy come easy go, depending on the position - flexibility to work from home, cafeteria and gym on site at corporate office, and that's it

    Cons

    No proper manager to look up to, horrible paid time off - you have to work here for at least 5 years in order to get just 15 days off, sink or swim environment where unless you get incredibly lucky to have a good boss and a great team, good luck figuring out everything on your own, no proper training for almost every position, HR is absolutely terrible and is incredibly unhelpful, no mandatory training or awareness for Managers in any department to properly educate them about Federal and State laws on caregivers, paternity and maternity leave, sick elderly, childcare etc. Important life responsibilities are viewed as a big disadvantage and will be the reason why you won't advance. If you are not willing to take on your boss's and team workload and say you can do it all while working yourself to the bone - this is not the place for you... and if you are - don't count on being properly acknowledged for it

    Advice to Management

    Invest in proper training for all employees in all departments, especially Managers. Learn to appreciate good, hard-working people, those are the one's who are smart and should move up in the company, instead those are the people who are actively looking and leave. Most importantly - allow for more paid time off. This is 2017 and people balance life and family obligations everyday - allow for that flexibility and family time to be there.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Machine Operator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pactiv full-time

    Pros

    The pay. They pay more than other manufacturing companies

    Cons

    The job is tedious. Management isn't very bright.

    Advice to Management

    Get an education


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