Ardagh Group Reviews

Updated 8 Sep 2020

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3.2
59%
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Paul Coulson
12 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, decent benefits for the job(in 18 reviews)

  • "Good pay and benefits management is organized(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Unsociable Hours, Work Life Balance, 24 Hour Operation(in 12 reviews)

  • "Swing shift schedule is not the best with two boysa(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Doncaster, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ardagh Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Shift Work, Over Time, Time Off, Salary

    Cons

    Unsociable Hours, Work Life Balance, 24 Hour Operation

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Process Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ardagh Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice Salary, friendly colleagues a lot of support

    Cons

    A lot of international traveling


  3. "Large Global Packaging Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwich, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ardagh Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The site I work at has a good, friendly atmosphere. Work load and expectations are fair.

    Cons

    Salaries seem to be relatively low. Perhaps the best candidates are deterred by poor starting salaries.

  4. "Great Pay Questionable Morals"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Doncaster, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ardagh Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay and shift patterns. Team work (co worker level only)

    Cons

    Investors in "certain" people only. No development and shocking comms. Nepotism is alive and well in 2018. Positions still being filled primarily with relatives of existing managers or people of influence on site. Blatant abuse of positions/power.

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  5. "Talent and Development Taken Seriously"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ardagh Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Business focused on development of talent to maintain market position. Global presence with opportunities in different sectors Great International Management Programme Good benefits and Remuneration

    Cons

    Finding there feet as a SOX compliant Company Currently changing culture from traditional manufacturing organisation to global corporate business.

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  6. "International company with no people focus"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ardagh Group full-time

    Pros

    - International - Flexible working hours - Home office

    Cons

    - No people focus and people investments - Only cost reductions - No trust in employees - Hardly communication - Poor structure

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  7. "Financial investor"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ardagh Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Management are keen on growing the businesses in their portfolio. Interesting geographic mix of businesses in America Europe and Asia.

    Cons

    Acting like a private equity investor so the interests of the operations don't come first. Employees do not have much job security.

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  8. "Ardagh Group"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Forming Operator in Milford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ardagh Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits, Pay, Good people, Overtime

    Cons

    Rotating hours can be difficult

  9. "Struggling Industry"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Fishers, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ardagh Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, decent benefits for the job

    Cons

    Slow decision making, high turnover of young talent, dying industry

  10. "A sinking ship"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ardagh Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good, highly skilled workforce. Excellent pay, high potential for advancement.

    Cons

    Long hours, poor working conditions, senior management is overloaded. And needs to be trimmed. To get everyone on one page

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