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Silgan Containers Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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Thomas Snyder
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Pros
  • Good pay union shop good benefits (in 8 reviews)

  • Great company and really like to see that they are investing for the future (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management has favorite plants that get funnelled all the money for upgrades and equipment (in 14 reviews)

  • We get forced to work most holidays incuding Christmas because coporate sells more cans than we can ever make (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Could be a good employee job for life. A good stepping stone for mng."

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits and ability to move up.

    Cons

    Always could be better but not bad.


  2. "Okay wage only goes so far..."

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    Current Employee - Mechanic
    Current Employee - Mechanic
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very few. Clean plant. A few people actually work hard.

    Cons

    Terrible benefits. Too much forced overtime. Antiquated management methods. No real incentive to bust your butt. Non-union performance bonus is really just a non-bonus. Your hard work has nothing to do with collecting it. Mgmt lost the carrot and only knows how to use the stick.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to reward individual effort. Seriously review your wage and benefits schedule. Change your management style to this century. Computerize your parts inventory. You know...scan in, scan out. Provide real training. Find a way to attract and retain QUALITY employees. Treat people with respect.


  3. "OK pay, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Coater Mechanic in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Coater Mechanic in Menomonee Falls, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent
    Union shop
    Employees tend to help each other out

    Cons

    Awful management style
    High turnover rate amongst new employees
    Mandatory OT to cover for vacancies

    Advice to Management

    Improve training, talk to employees before drastically changing things on the work floor


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  5. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Oconomowoc, WI
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Oconomowoc, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silgan Containers (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy and good engineering managers.

    Cons

    Very little vacation time for new engineers (2 weeks).

    Advice to Management

    Give new professionals with good experience more vacation time (3 weeks).


  6. "Manufacturing Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oconomowoc, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oconomowoc, WI
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work. Recession proof industry

    Cons

    Excessive travel. Average pay. Below average when considering travel and lack of bonus program

    Advice to Management

    Reward your people like you want to keep them


  7. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work with a lot of great individuals.

    Cons

    None at the moment can't complain good pay.


  8. "Supervisors"

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    Former Employee - Production Supervisor Trainee in Saint Joseph, MO
    Former Employee - Production Supervisor Trainee in Saint Joseph, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Silgan Containers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work week schedule is 3-4-4-3 which is nice because of the 3 day weekend. With a rotating schedule every 18 weeks gets you a week off. Good pay and okay benefits.

    Cons

    Rotating schedule is a drain on the body going between days and nights every 6 weeks. And working weekends for 12 weeks in a row could hamper plans with the rest of you friends that work normal shifts


  9. "Plant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time

    Pros

    Silgan is a good organization to work in. It offers employment stability and decent benefits to individuals willing to work and perform their job.

    There are lots of opportunities for people wanting to take on more responsibilities.

    Cons

    The company has become a cost driven company.


  10. "Production Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Savage, MN
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Savage, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good community, committed to safety

    Cons

    odd work shift takes time to get used to.


  11. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Rochelle, IL
    Current Employee - Superintendent in Rochelle, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silgan Containers full-time

    Pros

    Commitment to safety and quality.
    Excellent opportunities.
    Freedom to challenge yourself and those around you to get better.
    Great training programs that provide several tools for success.

    Cons

    Hours can be long at times but upper management is fair about compensating for that.



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