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Silgan Plastics Corporation Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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Pros
  • hard working production staff that that all works hard to produce a quality product (in 3 reviews)

  • certain people were good to work with (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management of silgan plastics are a little shaky with negotiations of sales which has resulted in the tube closing early 2016 (in 5 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is an issue in some areas (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Turning things around"

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

    I have been working at Silgan Plastics Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Leadership is capable and knows what needs to be done for the business to be successful. Positive changes to culture are under way. Company seems to care about employees and the community.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is an issue in some areas. Sometimes the balance is slanted more toward being reactive than proactive. Vacation policy could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to show your employees that their hard work is appreciated.


  2. "Metrology Engineering Technician / QA Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Silgan Plastics Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Very good lean culture and lean training. Benefits are ok as far as 401K and it's part of a very large company, almost fortune 500 size. Employees are good people, you work with them, they will work with you.

    Cons

    Departmental Management needs huge improvement, Fast paced environment, Poor corporate management - never turn your back

    Advice to Management

    Be mentors or at least act like mentors to those that are supervised, and have their back when things go south. Nobody is perfect, so respect each person for their own skills, and treat them as such. Make departments own their mistakes and hold accountability to whom it belongs to, don't send someone else to do their job.

  3. "Not real satisfied"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seymour, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seymour, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Silgan Plastics Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The schedule is great three days on, two days off. Two days on three days off. Unlimited overtime available is the greatest pro

    Cons

    Very poor training program. Will throw you on a job without hardly even showing you the processes and then when it takes time to get the job done the supervisors get really uptight. Very numbers driven

    Advice to Management

    Regard your employees as more than an easily replaced commodity.


  4. "Places NOT to work."

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Deep River, CT
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Deep River, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great money, and challenging work.

    Cons

    Very poor working conditions and hostile management style .

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and not like it's a daily struggle to keep their jobs!!!!!


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Silgan Plastics Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great Individuals - Smart and hard working

    Cons

    Complete lack of cohesion or vision. Management had no clue how to prioritize projects . Most employees were just trying to find another job.

    Advice to Management

    Change company culture to be one where people are more encouraged to talk to each other and work together as a team instead of in silos.


  6. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Silgan Plastics Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Co workers were nice. Free coffee

    Cons

    Too little training. No expectations from manager until you're not meeting them.

    Advice to Management

    Care about employees. Interact with them. Lower the walls so relationships can build


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Questionable confidence in the future of the company. Every department seems stressed and overworked."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silgan Plastics Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Majority of the staff are keeping spirits up and are pleasant to work with. Overall sense of teamwork.

    Cons

    Multiple departments seem overworked and tired, but doing what they can to keep required performance levels. Overall morale of staff seems to be pretty negative. Perks that made working there more bearable (like free giveaways, celebrations/internal group events to help collectively take a short break from work) have seemed to disappear. Perhaps upper management regards these perks as a waste of time, money and add no value to the staff/company.

    Advice to Management

    Stay involved with your team, listen to their complaints and concerns and do your best to make sure they get to the right people for review. Acknowledgement and response to their concerns mean a lot.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate Frustration"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Silgan Plastics Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good colleagues, good software tools. Some managers are humanistic.

    Cons

    Some corporate departments showing high turnover. Cutbacks severe in some places. Employees have been let go then called back to work. ??????? The strain of being lean wears on people.

    Advice to Management

    Hard-line managers and lean staffing are a morale-destroying mixture. Don't make it so obvious that your people are ranked a distant 3rd place behind customers and shareholders.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience in a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Poor management, no reviews, poor benefits and very expensive, poor company communication, managers show favoritism instead of promoting the most qualified person, company directors do not listen to employees concerns, no employee motivation or recognition from upper management, management expects you to give all your time to the job regardless of salary

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees complaints, review current employees qualifications for their current position and align their experience with positions that will benefit the company, reward employees based off of work performed and increased responsibilities


  10. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ligonier, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ligonier, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No pros for this company.

    Cons

    Management is not qualified to run a zoo let alone a multi million dollar business. Plant manager and director is gutless and plays favorites among salary staff.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting your so called "department managers" do what they want and make sure your "department managers" are accountable and come to work sober!


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