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Pittsburgh Glass Works Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Feb 9, 2018

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2.8
44%
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Pittsburgh Glass Works CEO James D. (Jim) Wiggins (no image)
James D. (Jim) Wiggins
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "All the employees are good people, and it's easy work(in 8 reviews)

  • "good honest work with decent pay(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The office couldn't keep anyone in upper management for longer than a year or two(in 7 reviews)

  • "Long hours with little recognition for above average work(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "OK Company"

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

    I worked at Pittsburgh Glass Works full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers were very friendly and nice

    Cons

    Upper management made some questionable decisions

    Advice to Management

    Don't skip corners

    Pittsburgh Glass Works2017-08-31
  2. "Sinking Ship"

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

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

    Pros

    The health benefits are relatively affordable.

    Cons

    You will be expected to live at your office and it will be necessary in order to keep yourself afloat and just get by. It is nearly impossible to move up the job ladder, you will become stuck and driven to work until you've lost your sanity with little to no reward or recognition. PGW Management is extremely disorganized, they leave their employees lost and confused, making their job much more difficult than... actually helping. In my office, no one liked each other and could be described as a "dog eat dog" setting which became very toxic. The office couldn't keep anyone in upper management for longer than a year or two. The company is going through its 2nd buy out in a year to a Mexican company who is already closing down 1 facility. It became very apparent that they are losing money fast. It is a sinking ship that is becoming unsalvageable.

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    Advice to Management

    No amount of advice could possibly help.

    Pittsburgh Glass Works2018-02-09
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  4. "Bad Upper Management, Lots for New Engineers to Learn Here"

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    I have been working at Pittsburgh Glass Works

    Pros

    Never a dull day with new things to get involved in everyday. Friendly and supportive co-workers. Nice salary and decent benefits

    Cons

    Upper management has no clue. Corporate is never any help. No respect from Upper Management Incredibly high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Really listen to the people working and maintaining your equipment. Spend money where it counts: preventative maintenance.

    Pittsburgh Glass Works2017-04-11
  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. "Former Branch Manager"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pittsburgh Glass Works full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This job, yes I meant job, not career, was something good to put on the resume. Learned a lot about how it is to work for a bean counting upper management. Insurance was pretty good.

    Cons

    Absolutely NO support from upper management. When problems arose that were above my head I was instructed to reach out to fellow managers by my territory director. Mg td seemed to have no idea of what he was doing.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more support offered to the managers on the front lines who are responsible for upholding the company image.

    Pittsburgh Glass Works2014-12-11
  7. Helpful (2)

    "An absolute disgusting company to work for!!!"

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    Anonymous in Crestline, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pittsburgh Glass Works

    Pros

    It is a weekly paycheck and the union is slowly improving.

    Cons

    Holidays? What are those? While all of upper management spends all of the holidays off with their families, you will be at work. Overtime is forced so much, that you are lucky if you get your days off, off. Completely incompetent supervision that gets constantly shuffled around. The plant manager is a bully with zero respect for anybody at the plant, especially production employees.

    Advice to Management

    Shape up because soon, you are going to ship out. Treat your production employees way better than you do, or else the extremely high turnover rate is just going to continue.

    Pittsburgh Glass Works2014-10-16
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Broken Business Model"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evansville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If there are any pros to this job, it's the experience to add to a resume and the abundant amount of problem solving you will need to do.

    Cons

    Short sighted upper management and antiquated policies. You are required to turn a turd into a diamond and receive nothing more than a "counseling" session because you didn't allow upper management to take the credit. I would advise anyone seeking a job here to look elsewhere. The pay is not worth the chaos that envelops your well being

    Advice to Management

    All of upper management needs to realize that they are not always right. Open your ears, help develop your supervisors and nurture your workforce rather than ridicule and publicly humiliate them everyday. The only way this company will be as successful as it wants to be is to get rid of the top guy, Wiggins, award management that actually solves problems rather than award management that always accepts praise when... not warranted.

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    Pittsburgh Glass Works2014-06-21
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