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Paragon Films Reviews

Updated October 5, 2017
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  1. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture and environment is great, co-workers truly care about each other.

    Cons

    Not many advancement opportunities for someone looking to move up quickly.


  2. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Paragon Films part-time

    Pros

    Friendly employees and good experience

    Cons

    Most of the operators do nothing

  3. "Broken Arrow / Dreadful In Disguise."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paragon Films full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of the long time employees are hard working and will teach you everything you need to know to advance.
    Was originally a family company with values.

    Cons

    The company starts everyone with a week or so of "safety" training. (a whole lot of old safety videos) This is where the concealment starts. The company preaches about its values. They say they put family first before work & how you should love one another. Throughout the company there's tons of quotes to build onto this concept.

    After you are done with a week or so of "safety" training, they won't allow you to use the tools you need to get the job done. Everything needs to be "signed" off to be used. Although long term employees will sign it off without hesitation because they are tired of carrying the workload.

    The company sets different job descriptions with different pay but it's the same job.

    Extrusion Assistant
    Packaging Specialist
    Line Operator
    Maintenance Line Operator
    Senior Line Operator

    ^ All production the same job although some people get paid more to do much less.

    (Guy/Girl) at the top (decent pay) don't have to work because of job security if the machines go down the company won't have anyone to bring them back up. Doesn't really want to teach anyone anything so they can keep job security.

    (Guy/Girl) in the middle (mediocre pay) try to learn as much as they can on their own to become apart of guy/girl at the top. Doing the guy/girl at the tops work and only teaching the bottom guy/girl enough to keep production going.

    (Guy/Girl) on the bottom (dreadful pay) gets the brunt of the workload. Gets no real training gets everything signed off because the guy/girl in the middle can push more of the workload onto them.

    Guy/Girl on bottom have few options:
    1) Start learning enough to become a guy in the middle and pushing your workload onto someone new.
    2) Continue working 12 hour shift primarily doing the blunt of the workload
    3) Quit the job and be relieved of all the stress this job puts on you.

    Company has a hard time figuring out why it has large turn overs.

    Advice to Management

    How to rid yourself of turn overs. Less hours, Train employees yourselves. If you assume you can't take on the job of training staff, you can't just push it onto someone else you need to assume they don't have the time either.

    Get rid of your safety sign offs on tools for the job, employees already disregard them.

    Combine production together into one job title description/pay.


  4. "Backstabbing company"

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

    I worked at Paragon Films full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits but pretty low pay for any employee that is not a manager.

    Cons

    Upper management is a "do what I say, not what I do" company. Lying and backstabbing are a must to keep your job even though they preach different. Don't tell the truth or you will be blackballed for life.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, follow your core values, don't keep everyone out of the loop.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not So Great..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broken Arrow, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broken Arrow, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Paragon Films full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good quality product. Good benefits, but does not outweigh the bad situation.

    Cons

    The most unsafe, poorly lit, unkempt, unorganized, and poorly maintained facility I have ever seen. Change is very slow, most likely due to the bare-bones staffing, which is hard to retain due to the low pay. Good people are used until they are used up. Total lack of work-life balance, hypocritical upper management, and nepotism runs rampant. Asking questions or working on changes that affect family members can get you in deep trouble. The labor workforce is enthusiastic and engaged, but I feel sorry for those that think it is the greatest job in the world when there are workplaces that are so much better. Good luck.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "production manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broken Arrow, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broken Arrow, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Paragon Films (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits, great production people,

    Cons

    turnover all the time, if you don't tell on other people you wont be promoted, upper management is do as I say not as I do.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Disappointed was nothing like I was led to believe. Not unusual for temporary employees to work 12 hr shifts without a b"

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    Former Employee - General Labor
    Former Employee - General Labor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Average pay for similar businesses benefits slightly above average.

    Cons

    Understaffed employees routinely work through breaks machinery runs poor at best disheartening as one employee put it.every employee I spoke with had no job satisfaction just a job.

    Advice to Management

    You may not get an honest answer from people living in fear of job loss. Don't take things personally and don't be to proud to ask for help no disrespect intended.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "shipping and receiving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Paragon Films full-time

    Pros

    a lot of hours sometimes

    Cons

    pay isn't good for the work


  9. "Great Family Run Business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broken Arrow, OK
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broken Arrow, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, growing company, expansion options, competitive pay and benefits. Has a family feel.

    Cons

    Firing happens for the smallest of reasons. Management isn't always living up to the company values for their teams. Complete lack of training programs and advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Do as you say. Treat everyone with respect and follow through with promises. Get back to what "sets" Paragon apart from the rest of the industry


  10. "Good Company but not great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Broken Arrow, OK
    Current Employee - Production in Broken Arrow, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun company, good benefits

    Cons

    Women in production area not recognized

    Advice to Management

    need to be able to be recognized for raises and advancement