Tredegar Reviews

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Tredegar President, CEO, and Director Nancy M. Taylor
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  1. Finance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA (US)

    I worked at Tredegar

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    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.

  2. AWFUL! DON"T WORK HERE!

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    Former Employee - Technician in Lake Zurich, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Technician in Lake Zurich, IL (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

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    Former Employee - Extrusion Technologist in Marlin, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Extrusion Technologist in Marlin, PA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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  5. public company acts like private company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tredegar

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very homely atmosphere at tredegar

    Cons

    longworking hours need growth initiatives....

  6. 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 (US)
    Current Employee - Product Technician in Lake Zurich, IL (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Needs better management and trouble shooting resources.

  7. Avoid this employer if possible

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Terre Haute, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Terre Haute, IN (US)

    I worked at Tredegar

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    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


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