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Updated Apr 24, 2018

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Pittsburgh Glass Works Chairman and CEO James D. (Jim) Wiggins (no image)
James D. (Jim) Wiggins
3 Ratings
  1. "I actually liked working here,would go back in a heartbeat!"

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    Former Employee - Production in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pittsburgh Glass Works full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    2-2-3 12 hr shift I liked, double time after 60hrs=bills getting paid+then some, some jobs easy than they should be, co workers were friendly, helpful.$.50 raise every 6 months

    Cons

    Long drive, too strict of point system, especially when you got to drive through all those stoplights in Evansville, no vision insurance, favoritism with some supervisors, especially line 8 7pm-7am, job duties changing everyday, Jan and July OT by seniority, go to website to do your health insurance, felt like couldn't get help from HR, really not advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees equally know which ones work hard for you and which ones slackoff, then go from there!

    Pittsburgh Glass Works2015-01-25
  2. "Unrewarding"

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    Current Employee - Production Associate in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pittsburgh Glass Works full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Write your own check by working overtime. Paid breaks, overall easy work. Some fellow workers were good people. Some management was caring, but not many.

    Cons

    Not much money if you don’t work overtime, but 12 hour schedule allows for plenty of time off, if you want to be broke. There is no advancement or opportunity for betterment.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people and not just your numbers.

    Pittsburgh Glass Works2018-04-25
  3. "Production Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Tarentum, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pittsburgh Glass Works full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is a good learning experience for an entry level Supervisor.

    Cons

    Raises are small. Not much vertical movement available. Rotating through 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift every week is hard on your body. Starting vacation doesn't compliment the 7 day schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some money upgrading the hardware and software in the plant. Offer some kind of continuing education. Try to improve the quality of life for your Supervisors, we keep the place running.

    Pittsburgh Glass Works2016-02-17
  4. "Good if no other options"

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    Current Employee - Production in Evansville, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pittsburgh Glass Works full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pay is decent for the area (Evansville, IN), and the availability for overtime is constant. The 12 hour shifts provide ample off days if that's what you want too.

    Cons

    The company really does not care about it's employees. We're owned by a holding company, who knows nothing about making glass, and only care about the bottom line. I guess this is true about most companies, but this particular company makes no attempt to hide the fact. I don't use medical, but according to other employees it sucks. No 401k match. Also, job training is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the needs of your employees. And train them properly.

    Pittsburgh Glass Works2015-07-27
  5. "Grinding, Soul Crushing Work"

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    Current Employee - Production in Creighton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pittsburgh Glass Works full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overtime is almost always available for line workers. Some supervisors are competent and pleasant. The work is not exceptionally difficult.

    Cons

    Upper management ignores nearly all ideas and suggestions from lower levels or appropriates them without due credit. Don't expect to have a social life if you work here. The work can be very repetitive and employees usually put in long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone who works for you is an idiot (not to say that there aren't any). You can pay your line workers an hourly wage for their hands, but all it takes to get their minds is even just a pretense of consideration. They'll care if you care.

    Pittsburgh Glass Works2015-05-01
  6. Helpful (2)

    "clowns trying to lead clowns"

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    Former Employee - Production in Crestline, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Pittsburgh Glass Works full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    good place to work.the comedy relief happens many times a day.these clowns haven't a clue about manufacturing,but it sure is fun!

    Cons

    12 hour shifts leave little time for R&R.management looks down their funny round red noses at under paid,under trained workers.

    Advice to Management

    take some real business classes.go to any collage and hire all new H.R.people.

    Pittsburgh Glass Works2014-08-27
  7. Helpful (2)

    "You are only a body to fill a spot."

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    Current Employee - Production in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pittsburgh Glass Works full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    lol....... yeah right.......Can't think of any. 12 hour, shifts 4 crew rotation, be ready to give your life to a co. that don't care about you or your family.

    Cons

    Turnover rate high, not only in the office but on the floor as well. Always working with new and un-trained people. Co thinks you can take anyone off the street and they can do the job, with out training. Most supervisors have less than 2 years time in the plant. Don't need to learn there names...they are not there that long....

    Advice to Management

    Get some management !

    Pittsburgh Glass Works2014-07-23
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