Rexam Reviews

Updated 10 June 2014
Updated 10 June 2014
14 Reviews

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  1.  

    Fair Compensation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rexam full-time

    Pros

    Pay and incentive programs, safety focus

    Cons

    Poor senior management with hidden agendas. They don't "walk the talk"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your operating managers. Check your egos at the door.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A multifaceted organization...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rexam full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are nice people in all areas of the organization and interesting products being produced. A global organization that offers the chance to interact in different languages and with various cultures.

    Cons

    Career opportunities can be limited if you are not interested in moving to other areas/ locations, as the there are not too many positions in a given area due to automation and slim staffing. Constructive criticism on your performance is never direct and requires you to read into the feedback you receive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Timely communication on work performance and clear direction, as to how the individual can provide additional value to the organization, would assist in employee retention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unhappy place to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rexam

    Pros

    great environment and good people

    Cons

    lack of integrity on the part of managers and up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell employees the truth the first time. When they find it out after the fact, and have been mislead, all faith is lost

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Do your research before you sign up

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Rexam full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Rexam are highly professional in can making with some world class engineering and focus on LEAN Six Sigma which makes them extremely productive and gives the opportunity to develop leading edge experience in these fields.
    The workforce in beverage can plants are well paid with above market fringe benefits resulting in low turnover, but with an ageing demographic

    Cons

    The corporate PLC Headquarters in Millbank London is a different story. It has been a revolving door over the last six years with initiatives such as 'Rexam Way' and the buildup of the Plastics Sector stopping suddenly, going into reverse and disbanding. So if you're joining as part of a new initiative then beware that you are not just flavour of the month- check for long term commitment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There aren't many British manufacturers left - we understand the challenging environment. CEO and CFO seemed to have a problem trusting their senior team and this filtered through the leadership

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience as an Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Tooling Engineer Intern
    Former Employee - Tooling Engineer Intern

    I worked at Rexam as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy to get along with most of their employees. Corporate setting, overall its a good company.

    Cons

    It was their first year having an Internship program so they were did not had predetermined projects, but they did assigned them along my stay at Rexam.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stay for the pay

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Rexam full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great pay & bonus structure.

    Cons

    Poor benefits for salaried employees. Cronyism is rampant. People are told they are denied promotion because they are too valuable in current positions. Policies are applied haphazardly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rexam has a family oriented atmosphere.

    Former Employee - Warehouse  in  Anderson, SC (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Anderson, SC (US)

    I worked at Rexam full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The management and office staff are very knowledgable and helpful. They all work together as a team.

    Cons

    They have not followed company policies with all employees. Favoritism has been shown in certain departments and managers. Hard to get an advancement to move up the company ladder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not show favoritism.

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    You are not the only who got screwed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rexam full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The roof don't leak and the parking lot is nice.

    Cons

    They are full of crap with their, we care about employees bull.
    They will fire your butt for speaking up. They want silent slaves.
    The hire the guy with the biggest line of crap to lead and he fires
    anyone who has a different view.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all the bullys, get rid of the one full of themselves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a much better company before it was acquired by Rexam.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Buffalo Grove, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL (US)

    I have been working at Rexam

    Pros

    Challenging, some very talented people work at Rexam in BG. The facility is very nice and the equipment is state of the art.

    Cons

    Bottom line driven, do not really care about the employees, just a front for business as usual. Revolving door and high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refine the diamond you have and stop growing through acquisition. The potential of the existing assets are incredible. Figure out what to do with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Has good corporate governance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rexam

    Pros

    Has good work balance, reasonable benefit. Top management has regular meeting with the employee and good committee on safety work environment.

    Cons

    Business units are sold off or close down during the crisis. Consolidation and sustainability issue should has been analyses better to prevent it. Company has quite a bit of debt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the good work. Overall good management. Could create more identity for all sites instead of only a few site in Europe and Latin America.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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