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Reynolds Consumer Products Reviews

Updated October 22, 2018
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  • "Swing shift, 12 hours, OT mandates" (in 5 reviews)

  • "No room for advancement and felt held back in my position" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Floor support"

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    Former Employee - Floor Support in South Boston, VA
    Former Employee - Floor Support in South Boston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reynolds Consumer Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and competitive wadges

    Cons

    Long hours and extreme heat


  2. "Good , not great"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Jacksonville, IL
    Current Employee - Operator in Jacksonville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reynolds Consumer Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, frequent raises. opportunity to advance

    Cons

    Swing shift, 12 hour shift, long days or nights

    Advice to Management

    Management to my experience is good.

    Reynolds Consumer Products Response

    Sep 13, 2018 – Human Resources Director & Talent Management

    Thank you for leaving a review. We value your feedback. Many of our opportunities are in a manufacturing environment on a 12 hour shift. With the 12 hour schedule, you do work less days in the year... More

  3. "Awesome"

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    Former Employee - Marterial Handler, Machine Operator in Temple, TX
    Former Employee - Marterial Handler, Machine Operator in Temple, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Reynolds Consumer Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The team I work with was awesome

    Cons

    Everything was ok can't complain the job is all about what u make and u have to be decated to whatever you do

    Reynolds Consumer Products Response

    Sep 12, 2018 – Human Resources Director & Talent Management

    Thank you for leaving a review. We value your feedback and are pleased to know that you had a pleasant experience.


  4. "Lead"

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

    Pros

    Only a few decent guys

    Cons

    PACTIV, which is part of Reynolds, executives and management know of ongoing discrimination, sexual harassment, nepotism, hostile work environment and they do NOTHING about it. They continue to turn a blind eye and add insult to injury. They refuse to resolve any issues. Despicable representation.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your problems!!


  5. "Dysfunctional Company"

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

    I worked at Reynolds Consumer Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent experience in the consumer goods industry.

    Cons

    Lacks leadership and motivation from management. No recognition for your hard work which will eventually beat you down. The company is setting unrealistic goals in short timelines which only leads to failure. A once good company is now being driven downwards, which from the looks of it isn't getting better due to the high turnover rate. Morale is the lowest I have ever seen at a company.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees as they are the most important asset to the company. Build development programs and have rewards to build morale within the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fast and Furious?"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Reynolds Consumer Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free Coffee and covered parking

    Cons

    They literally call themselves "Fast and Furious" in town hall meetings, complete with inspirational quotes from the movie franchise for pre-teens. Only Michael Scott from Dunder MIfflin could have come up with a more inspiring theme. Like Dunder Mifflin they are a dinosaur of a company, looking for relevancy in a world that is changing much faster than they can.

    Advice to Management

    Try to put just a little serious thought into your strategy and culture.

    Reynolds Consumer Products Response

    Oct 3, 2018 – Human Resources Director & Talent Management

    Thank you for your feedback. We encourage you to work with leadership in helping create a culture of innovation and learning.


  7. "Sr IT Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Reynolds Consumer Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great IT Team that is passionate about there jobs. The CIO is passionate and easily approachable. Good benefits and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of areas require the process improvements

    Advice to Management

    As IT team, let's continue to evolve with good technologies that drive continuous improvement in our organization and help the business.

    Reynolds Consumer Products Response

    Aug 20, 2018 – Human Resources Director & Talent Management

    Thank you for leaving a review. We are pleased to hear about your positive experience at Reynolds Consumer Products. Our employees play a major role in the success of our company and we strive to... More

  8. "Good job"

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    Former Employee - Pressman in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Pressman in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Reynolds Consumer Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overtime, benefits, Christmas shutdown, eight hour shifts

    Cons

    Union plant with terrible union

    Advice to Management

    None

    Reynolds Consumer Products Response

    Aug 6, 2018 – Human Resources Director & Talent Management

    Thank you for leaving a review. We wish you success in your future endeavors.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing Roles Minus the Actual 'Marketing'"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Lake Forest, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Lake Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Reynolds Consumer Products full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Depending on where you are in your life/career Reynolds could be a good choice. There's a definite "Joy Luck Club" feel to the marketing department and even more so in the broader organization. The company plays well with the mature crowd that live up on the North Shore and want to run out the clock on their career in a relatively low-stress environment, close to home and with good pay
    - Recognizable brands
    - By-in-large fantastic people; really good eggs with a lot of respect for work/life
    - If commodities break in the right direction you'll make a nice cash bonus; cash compensation overall is strong; benefits are good
    - Over-inflated titles; a lot of Presidents and Vice Presidents running around and you'll likely also get a title that's one-up from what you'd get elsewhere
    - Very reasonable hours; you could fire a cannon through that place at 8 am or 5:30 pm and you wouldn't hit a single person

    Cons

    Reynolds is a completely operationally/commercially driven business. You can park your b-school Strategy books on the shelf---you won't need them. Every role in the company is about execution and tactics---no issue is "too small" for senior executives (or even the CEO) to be involved.

    In terms of "Marketing" in the traditional sense---most businesses have little (to none) and it's the first thing to go when the going gets tough---you'll spend a lot of time (as will your VP) agonizing over your 1 online video and 2 Facebook posts because that's probably your plan for the year (in most cases)...

    For the most part these businesses are brutal....just absolutely brutal...low-involvement, no growth categories....businesses constantly "at risk"....constantly "bidding" (i.e. dropping price) to retain business....your "marketing plan" and ability to hit it are constantly subject to the whims and fancies of the latest Walmart buyer

    The line between Marketing and Sales isn't blurred, it doesn't really exist at all. Your first priority will always be to humbly be in service of the sales organization and the customer...Line reviews, pricing management, responding to customer requests---that's all you....this means very heavy doses of project management...if they want a pack size changed within an impossible time-frame--you'd better get at it...and your counterpart in Sales may not match your intellectual capacity but that won't change the fact this his/her word will always carry more weight than yours within the organization....Marketing is "nice", Sales is "essential"

    Advancement will be hard to come by....the company isn't exactly a growth engine and it's hard to create opportunities out of thin air

    This plays off the pros above....you need to look at it in balance and decide what's right

    Advice to Management

    Many of the cons are a function of the business/industry and out of your control. A lot of positive changes have been made to make it a better place to work....try to keep moving in that direction even if the business takes a turn for the worse


  10. "Lacks Leadership"

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

    I worked at Reynolds Consumer Products full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good, dedicated people, even though there's little in the way of motivation people want to do good work.

    Cons

    Real leadership and management are not valued, there are many managers here that don't understand how to motivate or develop their talent. It's hard to stay at a company where your hard work and accomplishments just aren't valued, what is said in a hallway is more important than what you've actually achieved. All you have to do is see the number of talented people leaving to know that this is a big issue.

    Advice to Management

    Work on developing the management skills of your leaders, start standing up for your people, learn to value the talent in your teams.


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