Here’s a riddle: What’s a company you’ve probably never heard of but benefit from nearly every day?
The answer is Pactiv, which provides food service products to just about every major retailer and distributer in the U.S.—McDonald’s, Target, and Costco, just to name a few. That means everything from your morning coffee cup to your takeout container at lunch to the tray holding cookies at your after work networking event probably came out of Pactiv’s doors.
That’s a lot of packaging to make, which is why Pactiv touts over 11,000 employees at more than 50 locations—and growing. And Pactiv wants every single one of these employees to be proud of what they’re doing, to be able to bring their ideas to light, and to take charge of their own destinies. The company believes great ideas can from anyone, so it trains all managers to serve as mentors and encourages an open-door environment to optimize employee engagement.
It’s also not uncommon for employees to develop an interest in other areas of the company, and even to switch roles—something that the company works hard to support. Want to see the fruit of your labor? Work the service line. Heard enough on customer service calls to bring forward a new idea for delivery process? Move into operations.
As Joanie Wang, who started as a Territory Sales Manager and is now a Project Lead, says, “Curiosity will lead you to new doors you didn’t realize were available…There’s no reason for you not to thrive at this company.”
Ready to thrive?
Check out Pactiv’s offices, then go get your next job.
Molly is an editorial intern at The Muse, bringing expertise in career networking, mentoring, and professional development. Outside of The Muse, she works as a healthcare consultant, devoting her energy to improve our healthcare system to one that is more accessible and affordable for everyone. You can connect with her on LinkedInMore from this Author