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Ian Curley
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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 (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 19 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
    • "Development needs work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

      Pros

      Good pay, Good work life balance.

      Cons

      Direction is lacking. Employee development need work. Job security is questionable.

      Ardagh Group2019-04-01
    • "Great Benefits and Room for Growth"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

        Pros

        Growth ability if you put in the time and energy and are willing to relocate. Health care is awesome and good benefits package.

        Cons

        Too many political hoops to jump through to get stuff accomplished in a timely manner.

        Ardagh Group2019-03-04
      • "Go Elsewhere To Work"

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        Former Employee - Corporate Manager in Fishers, IN
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Ardagh Group full-time for more than 19 years

        Pros

        New office in Fishers is modern and comfortable.

        Cons

        Work / Life Balance is non-existent No reward for contributions to company No recognition for contributions to company Excellent atmosphere for politicians but not for contributors Hiring from outside rather than promoting from within Employees from previous owner being picked off one by one and gotten rid of No incentive to do good work Little support from management to effect positive change Flexible hours means...

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        Advice to Management

        Get your heads into the game and start treating your employees better before you have no one with skin in the game left to make your profits.

        Ardagh Group2019-02-27
      • "Mandatory overtime, will work half of days off"

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        Former Employee - Quality Technician in Roanoke, VA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I worked at Ardagh Group

        Pros

        Great benefits, fantastic pay, great coworkers

        Cons

        Comoany doesnt hire enough to fill all positions so mandatory overtime for all shifts. Most workers will work 5 to 6 days on every 8.

        Ardagh Group2019-01-13
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