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Tredegar President, CEO, and Director Nancy M. Taylor
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  1. "Avoid this employer if possible"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Terre Haute, IN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Terre Haute, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    if you are poor and they offer you more than what you currently make. They have a company picknick at holiday world. Every month or so you get an inexpensive item providing there are no injuries. The health plan is actually not that bad compared to other health plans at places that I have worked. The 401K plan was alright but they cut retirement benefits at the last union contract which just means that they will cut them again. This seems to be the norm in amercan business now though. The vacation isnt very good though either was the pay.

    Cons

    extremely low morale everyone pretty much hates working there but a few people, incompetent managers. Way too many managers, the plant could probably be ran with 8 or less mangers and when I left they had close to 15 to 20. They have since let one go. Most of the managers dont really know what is going on and they argue amongst them selves alot also. Union environment. If you hate unions as i do then this isnt a place for you to work. A few ignorant co-workers who are protected by the union. The operators are paid very well for the training that is required.

    Advice to Management

    Fire and replace yourselves with Intelligent people. Fire and replace yourselves with Intelligent people Fire and replace yourselves with Intelligent people Fire and replace yourselves with Intelligent peopleFire and replace yourselves with Intelligent people Fire and replace yourselves with Intelligent people


  2. "AWFUL! DON"T WORK HERE!"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Lake Zurich, IL
    Former Employee - Technician in Lake Zurich, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tredegar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Pros are you will work like hell and become physically fit for under $15.00 per hour!

    Cons

    Cutthroat management. All long term employees will never say anything negative for fear of termination. The only way
    you will get promoted is to know someone in management.

    Advice to Management

    They won't take advice. It's their way or the Highway! They are VERY afraid of Union organization!


  3. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice area to live.

    Cons

    Stifling management. Look at the annual report write up.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using the axe. No one left is afraid to make any decisions.


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  5. "Keep away from this company"

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

    I worked at Tredegar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free smart phone if u are qualified. Reasonable vacation and insurance

    Cons

    This company has no investment in R&D, no new products, no plan to grow either. The CEO and CFO were just fired for their poor work, but the damage is already there. In this commodity business, Tredegar is losing market share in the main diaper business every year and does not get enough growth in other markets. The management team has simply no clue how to reverse the trend and has no patience with new product development. Everyone is trying to leave as quickly as possible. Do not come to Tredegar if you have other options!

    Advice to Management

    Show some respect for your employee, invest more in new product development and give it more time.


  6. "Risky"

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

    I worked at Tredegar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and global company

    Cons

    Declining business
    Poverty level benefits for layoff casualties
    1990's infrastructure
    Disfunctional


  7. "A mess"

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

    I worked at Tredegar full-time

    Pros

    They have great benefits, tuition reimbursement, exc.
    They have a good safety track record, and celebrate it often.

    Cons

    There is constant infighting between plants and in each plant.
    I was miserable the entire time a work there.


  8. "I worked there over 10 years. Poor Management."

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. Very fair salary.

    Cons

    Corporate does not pay close enough attention to how branch locations are managed. Needs better management and business plan.


  9. "Product technician, machine operator of plastic extrusion equipment and sonic lamination machines in plastics industry."

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    Current Employee - Product Technician in Lake Zurich, IL
    Current Employee - Product Technician in Lake Zurich, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay, benefits, and working conditions. High priority towards safety.

    Cons

    Needs better management and trouble shooting resources.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "public company acts like private company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very homely atmosphere at tredegar

    Cons

    longworking hours need growth initiatives....


  11. "Tredegar is a company you can be proud to say you work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Extrusion Technologist in Marlin, PA
    Former Employee - Extrusion Technologist in Marlin, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tredegar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They treat everyone the same.
    They offer great benefits and pay scales.
    They listen to your comments for improvement.
    I would very much like to come back to work for Tredegar.

    Cons

    I did not like swinging shifts in the past.
    I went to college after being layed off in 2009, which was a mistake. Ishould have went back to Tredegar when I was called back.

    Advice to Management

    People like to be told that they are doing a good job when it applies.