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Sealed Air Corporation Reviews

Updated January 10, 2019
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Pros
  • "The pay and benefits are average for the company of its size" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Exciting products, good support system in place, work-life balance is ok" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance and family company" (in 13 reviews)

  • "The recent move to Charlotte caused a lot of structure change in the company" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Big Company that Feels Small and Quaint"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Director in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sealed Air Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I loved working for this company. It's the largest "familial" company I have worked for. I worked here while it was still located in Greenville, South Carolina, so I cannot speak to the new headquarters in North Carolina. That said, all the people I worked with were truly good down-to-earth people that really cared.

    Cons

    Meritocracy did not always prevail. There were several people who were fairly senior, but incompetent, and were kept in leadership roles even though everyone knew they were not the right people for the jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on creating value first before the obsession with profits. If you are overly focused on Wall Street, you will lose sight of the customer and eventually become undifferentiated. Once you determine how to create unique value and how to execute on that strategy, then Wall Street will receive what it demands; but you can't start your strategy with Wall Street.


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    "Company Identity is Nonexistent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sealed Air Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pretty campus with free gym usage.

    Cons

    Pay is in the bottom tier of average.
    Health benefits are very poor. 2019 saw a change in providers, which amounted to far worse coverage at nearly the same employee cost.
    Stuffy atmosphere with a noisy, distracting, and unwelcoming open office environment. Huddle and focus rooms are in short supply, as most huddles have become personal offices for those highest on the food chain.
    There used to be a high value placed on each individual employee bringing their own special way of interacting and working to the company, but after the move to Charlotte, the attitude has become significantly more homogenized.
    Constant hiring freeze has stymied professional growth among employees, and many feel stuck in their current positions.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees what they are worth, and provide better health benefits.
    Lose the open office plan. Forbes debunked its supposed benefits back in the 70's, and it's time to allow your employees to work unfettered by constant distraction.
    Allow employees to progress in their careers rather than lumping managerial responsibilities on their shoulders with no change in title or pay.

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    "Lack of Identity"

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    Former Employee - Manager - Equipment Applications in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Manager - Equipment Applications in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sealed Air Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are generally good to work with, benefits are very competitive and there is a state of the art corporate headquarters. Career opportunities are available and the structure for development and merit rewards exists, although can be managed inconsistently and, at times, unfairly.

    Cons

    Leadership goals and priorities change far too often and the ship rocks in the ocean. Culture is promoted as inclusive and collaborative but leadership is too interested in creating and external appearance than they are building and maintaining a culture they market but don't really support. In the spirit of "knowledge sharing/growth/account share strategy" the company has somewhat diluted it's specialists and specialty sales organization and is often no more effective, skilled or knowledgeable than their distribution channel.

    Advice to Management

    Be what you say you are and remain committed to it. Too many (3) major reorganizations in 5 years with another coming in 2019. Acknowledge that some things take time and if results aren't 100% in one year a shake up and throwing the baby out with the bath water isn't the only solution.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sealed Air Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting products, good support system in place, work-life balance is ok

    Cons

    I can't think of any


  5. "Customer Experience Partner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sealed Air Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people make the job. There are some some great individuals to go above and beyond.

    Cons

    Not nearly enough money for the customer service role. That position is more like account management.


  6. "BUSINESS ANALYST"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sealed Air Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great working environments, benefits, and salary.

    Cons

    Leadership and manager communication is poor; huge organizational change.


  7. "Strong Finance Leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sealed Air Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Finance leaders are strong and experienced. With a diverse background they know which direction to take the department in order to be successful and sustainable.

    Cons

    Low number PTO days but mgmt is willing to be flexible with employees's personal schedules.

  8. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sealed Air Corporation full-time

    Pros

    lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    people were stuck in their ways


  9. "Team Maintenance Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sealed Air Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with/for

    Cons

    Very old equipment. Difficult to maintain which impacts operations and overall bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in new equipment and provide better employee professional development/training.


  10. "Poor leadersship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Sealed Air Corporation full-time

    Pros

    in charlotte, nice campus, gym

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Certain divisions bleed money and are not profitable. Duplication of job functions. Hiring junior peoplr for jobs that need a real skill set