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Ardagh Group Reviews

Updated Oct 7, 2019

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Pros
  • "Good pay for an unskilled laborer(in 13 reviews)

  • "Health care is awesome and good benefits package(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Talent and Development Taken Seriously"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Need to consider the changing generations and their wants in order to make sure we have a futureproof talent stream.

    Ardagh Group2018-06-13
  2. "Process Engineer"

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    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

    Ardagh Group2018-11-28
  3. "Large Global Packaging Company"

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    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.

    Ardagh Group2018-08-23
  4. "Great Pay Questionable Morals"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Family members given a helping hand is an unfair advantage meaning you won't always get the best candidate through the door.

    Ardagh Group2018-09-02
  5. "International company with no people focus"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    - Invest, support, integrate and trust employees and their human capital

    Ardagh Group2017-09-01
  6. "Financial investor"

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    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.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the HR function and get them interested in the staff welfare. Check if the metal & bottle operations really work well together.

    Ardagh Group2015-10-01
  7. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Craftsman 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    All the OT you wish

    Cons

    Older systems and not kept up

    Ardagh Group2019-10-07
  8. "Tool and die maker"

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    Current Employee - Maintainer in Valparaiso, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay. Shorter work week

    Cons

    Union and management don't have mutual respect.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be manipulative. Bargain in good faith with those you expect to be productive

    Ardagh Group2019-10-06
  9. "Good Job"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Technician 

    I have been working at Ardagh Group full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay . Available over time.

    Cons

    Work every other weekend. Long demanding hours.

    Ardagh Group2019-09-24
  10. "Good Summer Job"

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    Former Employee - Summer Help in Burlington, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ardagh Group part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people, simple work, easy to figure out.

    Cons

    It gets super hot in there.

    Ardagh Group2019-07-12
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