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Poly-America Reviews

Updated November 30, 2016
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  1. "Solid Company but Lacking In Some Areas"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Pearland, TX
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Pearland, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid company that has a good bottom line. Very stable company that will be around for several years to come. Since they are privately held, they are able to do things that most public companies would not be able to do nor attempt to do.

    Cons

    Management is always a bit lacking. People are hired based on who they know and not always with their competency. There is also some disconnection between different sectors of the company such as Sales and Engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire people based on their competency. Provide employees opportunity to grow in areas other than Production. Invest in employee continual educations.


  2. "Hard but consistent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Mechanic in Grand Prairie, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ensured job, flexibility to work extra hours, vending machines in break rooms which are deducted from your check, on site gas station

    Cons

    12 hour shifts standing up

    Advice to Management

    Have better communication with your employees and they will have a better work ethic. Schedule enough employees on a daily basis to stop extra labor by those that do show up.


  3. "hard but consistent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Poly-America full-time

    Pros

    solid schedule, plenty of opportunity for extra hours. 4on/off schedule leaves plenty of time off. it is consistent, onsite vending that is pulled from weekly check. not temp, full time from first day.

    Cons

    the environment is rough. no climate control, 12 hours shifts will drain you, advancement is iffy but doable. this is a labor job. you will work hard and there is no getting atround that, but as long as you are abel to deal with it, do what you are supposed to do, clock in/out., and just have a thick skin, this is a pretty decent job. would rather deal with this than any temp service.


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  5. "Great place."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours and overtime yes.

    Cons

    None to say at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  6. "Take my advice and pass on working for Poly-America"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Poly-America full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime. Lots of downtime. The day to day job functions are not labor intensive.

    Cons

    The training is horrible and expectations become high after only a few weeks of work. The system is monopolized meaning only a select few have the ability to troubleshoot and repair bag machines. Most workers consider this loop-hole job security. Lots of favoritism. Dog eat dog work environment. (aka lots of haters)

    Advice to Management

    Offer better training.


  7. "Packager"

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    Former Employee - Packager
    Former Employee - Packager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    co-workers well some of them..

    Cons

    lot's of favoritism,12 hour shifts if u have small children this job is not for you.. new hires go to night shift and eventually end up quitting cause of 12 hour shift just wear u out specially at night.

    Advice to Management

    Hire real supervisors and section coordinators not wannabes...


  8. "The Pay can be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Poly-America full-time

    Pros

    The offer a lot of overtime, you can call to be late or absent.

    Cons

    The hourly Pay sucks. It can be better.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the Good people more.


  9. "Reliable employement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Grand Prairie, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Poly-America full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There has not been a layoff in the 8 years I have been there including the recession. When I was hourly I was able to work a lot of overtime. I was promoted due to work ethic and taking advantage of their college reimbursement benefit.

    Cons

    Insurance is expensive. Raises are rarely given. Factory floor is extremely hot in the summer. I would recommend being bi lingual working here

    Advice to Management

    Management sometimes promotes in fighting between departments by playing the blame game. Some members of upper management promote a stressful work environment and think that your outside life does not matter.


  10. "Negative experience"

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

    Pros

    Good salary. There were a few really great co workers. A lot of talent in the trenches. Grounds look nice from the outside

    Cons

    Poor working condition even in the corporate offices. Cruel management. Many employees had great ideas but were not listened to by management

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better, they deserve respect.


  11. "UNHEALTHY HOT BUILDINGS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits package and decent pay.

    Cons

    Very hot working environment . The heat can be very unhealthy for your health. The company needs to install an A/C system in its buildings.

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE INSTALL A/C UNITS IN YOUR BUILDINGS!



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