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Review averages

  • 8 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    12.5%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (5)
    62.5%
    Subpar (2)
    25%
    2.42
  • 9 applicants say

    Excellent (4)
    44.444444444444%
    Good (2)
    22.222222222222%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (3)
    33.333333333333%
    3.11

Company summary

Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plastipak Holdings, Inc., is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-quality, rigid plastic containers for the food, beverage, and consumer products industries. Plastipak operates more than 47 production sites in the United States, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe, with a total of over 6,600 employees. Its customers include some of the world's most respected and recognized consumer brands. Plastipak is also a leading innovator in the packaging industry, holding more than 1,500 United States patents for its state-of-the-art package designs and manufacturing processes. In addition, Plastipak licenses various packaging technologies around the world. Plastipak Packaging, Inc., founded in 1967, is headquartered in Plymouth Michigan. 

Plastipak’s affiliate companies: Clean Tech recycles over 200 million pounds of plastic per year and Whiteline Express, a trucking and logistics management company, logs over 25 million miles a year. In North America, we are the exclusive supplier of plastic containers to Procter & Gamble for heavy-duty, liquid laundry detergents and the largest supplier of plastic containers to Kraft Foods for their salad dressings, barbecue sauces and grated cheeses. 

For 50 years, we have worked as a strategic partner with our customers in the early stages of their new marketing initiatives. We provide integrated transportation and logistics services, and satisfy our customers’ needs for recycling, reliability and dependability in plastic packaging. 


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Numbers

Employees

5,000-10,000

Company info

Who we are

Company outlook

Celebrating a Half Century of Success

The year 2017 marks Plastipak’s 50th anniversary. This milestone commemorates a half century of rapid growth, market-changing innovation, awarded achievements, and invaluable Young family heritage. 

Founded in 1967, Plastipak started out providing innovative, plastic packaging to deliver water for the Young family’s water delivery company. Much has been accomplished over half a century, as Plastipak now operates 47 production sites located in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa. 

Along the road to success, Plastipak established vital business components. In the 1980s, logistics capabilities were provided with the formation of Whiteline Express, while innovative recycling solutions were supplied with the formation of Clean Tech. Plastipak’s growth has been fueled by innovative technologies such as ThermoShape™, EPET, DiamondClear®, Direct Object Printing™, and SprayPET®, which offer a wide range of packaging solutions for major brands around the world. 

Embedded in Plastipak’s thriving growth is a commitment to sustainability across all operations. Plastipak is now one of the largest global and best food grade producers of recycled PET materials. With four recycling centers across the globe, Plastipak has substantial recycling capacity to reduce its carbon footprint and offer sustainable packaging to its valued customers. 

“With us, it’s all about driving home the sense of purpose, and our purpose is delivering great products and service to our customers,” states William C. Young, President and CEO. “The great work you do today is going to set the company up for more success tomorrow.” 

Benefits

Investing in Associates

At Plastipak, success is gauged by accomplishments rather than profit. Plastipak is an organization of opportunity, and for more than 40 years the company has realized the full potential of every associate. Plastipak customers benefit significantly from the cutting edge contributions Plastipak's diverse and talented associates provide to satisfy multicultural market demand. The company invests in the future of its associates by providing hands-on training opportunities, unlimited access to industry innovations and motivation for career development.

This is only a summary. The benefit booklet, associate handbook and summary plan description outline the actual benefits and rights of the associate. All regularly scheduled full time associates are eligible for all of the following. Some of the items below are provided at no cost to the associate, and some require an associate contribution.

Employer Provided with No Cost to Associate
  • Life Insurance Coverage
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Loss of Sight Benefit
  • Short Term Disability (after six months of employment)
  • Long Term Disability (after six months of employment and depending upon position)
  • Major Holidays
  • Payroll Direct Deposit
  • Vision One Discount Program
  • Paid Vacation
Optional Benefits Requiring Associate Contribution
  • Consumer Driven Health plan (CDH) with Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and a PPO Medical Plan option after applicable waiting period
  • Dental Plan
  • Voluntary Dependent Term Life Coverage
  • Voluntary Employee Term Life Coverage (in addition to the basic life Plastipak provides)
  • Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment for associate and/or family

Plastipak Packaging Inc. offers a 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan that provides an employer match, a discretionary annual profit sharing deposit and a comprehensive array of investment options. 

Location

Locations (international)

South America
Plastipak Headquarters

Paulinia Sao Paulo, Brazil
Avenida Madrid No. 325, Bairro Cascata
Paulinia, Sao Paulo 13.140-000

phone: 55-19-3844-2100
email: info-brasil@plastipak.com

Europe
Plastipak Headquarters

Ellice Way
Wrexham Technology Park
Wrexham, LL13 7YL, UK

phone: +44 1978 856 111
email: info-europe@plastipak.eu

For applicants

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What is special about working for us?

Rewarding, challenging and innovative -- that’s Plastipak! Plastipak's low turnover rate hints at the loyalty and dedication common in the Plastipak workforce. The company strives to maintain a work environment and culture in which good work and good ideas are welcomed and encouraged through collaborative, positive reinforcement.

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Reviews for Plastipak Packaging, Inc.

Reviews - What employees say

2.42 Employees say
3.11 Applicants say
  • 05.Apr 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Change your management
  • 17.Nov 2016
  • Employee
Company culture
2.00
Support from Management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Level of Autonomy
1.00
Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall Compensation for your work
3.00
Office/Work Environment
3.00
Eco-consciousness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job security
1.00
Handicap Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
1.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive/Diverse
3.00
  • 30.Aug 2016
  • Employee

Awesome

4.56
Company culture
5.00
Support from Management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Level of Autonomy
5.00
Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall Compensation for your work
3.00
Office/Work Environment
5.00
Eco-consciousness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job security
5.00
Handicap Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive/Diverse
5.00

Review averages

  • 8 employees say

    Excellent (1)
    12.5%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (5)
    62.5%
    Subpar (2)
    25%
    2.42
  • 9 applicants say

    Excellent (4)
    44.444444444444%
    Good (2)
    22.222222222222%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (3)
    33.333333333333%
    3.11

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