International Paper

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International Paper Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
207 Reviews
3.6
207 Reviews
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International Paper Chairman and CEO John V. Faraci Jr.
John V. Faraci Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay and benefits are great and the management team is very accessible (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits, especially the 401k matching and healthcare options (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to have a work life balance since it is such a stressful and demanding job (in 5 reviews)

  • Some positions could be long hours during the month (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    IP In AL

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    A company full of oppurtunities!!!

    Cons

    A very political place here!!!!!!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    This job depends on what you are willing to sacrifice

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    Current Employee - Production Worker (Paper Machine/PM)  in  Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Production Worker (Paper Machine/PM) in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Pay
    -Experience For Resume
    -Good added benefits program

    Cons

    -Shift work (7 days)
    -If your relief calls in, you have to stay 4-8 extra hours
    -No PTO or Sick time
    -Schedule can change every week
    All in all you have no family time, and do not make plans

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    my experience at International paper is that the company runs with the good old boy system.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse  in  Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Moses Lake, WA

    I worked at International Paper full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    International papers compensation package is what keeps the company competitive regardless of their organizational structure.

    Cons

    there work to life balance leaves much to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human capital are more than mere numbers, but are of great value in diversifying the companys structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Neutral

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    excellent workforce and the hourly workforce is great

    Cons

    a lot of opportunity for improvement

  6.  

    Temp. Project Contractor

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at International Paper as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Large company with small company feel. Everyone is at the top of their game. Challenging and rewarding. Generous to needs and work-life balance. Employees are very engaging and friendly.

    Cons

    No qualms using you and dropping you. Was told a month out that I would need to start looking. Could have been better, could have been worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be nice to have a hard set project finish date. Got through with mine way ahead of time and was swiftly dropped from there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Intren  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Intren in Memphis, TN

    I worked at International Paper part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some smart VP's to learn from and average pay

    Cons

    Typical big company culture for those that like to get lost in a maze

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better prepare to invest in talent. Young kids are already bored of the idea that all they will be contributing towards is making boxes, so give them good incentives to start.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    International Paper is a large company with a lot of moving parts.

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    Current Employee - Applications Developer Analyst  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Applications Developer Analyst in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Communication with employees on where they stand.

    Cons

    Projects seem to take a while to get traction based on the business approval process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a way to help the business folks cooperate and communicate with the technical folks more efficiently and effectively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Bittersweet Experience. Management Could Use Revamping

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    Great perks such as giveaways. Staff is really nice and works well as a team. Will go above and beyond to do a good job and take care of the customer.

    Cons

    Management can be disconnected with daily activities of employees and processes. Systems are not efficient making it difficult to perform duties timely. Very bureaucratic, tough to be heard by management. Promotions and compensation aren't always fair. HR not approachable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider job shadowing employees regularly to get an accurate view of what it takes to get things done. Recognize those who go above and beyond to manage and take care of your customers (even behind the scenes). Compensate them for their continued efforts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Life changing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    The pay is good and some of the people r good to

    Cons

    Shift work and it's like a soap opera

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happy cow produces more MILK !!!!!

  11.  

    Good experience in industry, bad market.

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    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op  in  Courtland, AL
    Former Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Courtland, AL

    I worked at International Paper as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I learned a lot about large scale manufacturing operations during my time there. Most employees seemed happy to be working there most of the time. Lots of training available, great resume builders. Pay was good too.

    Cons

    Paper is a dying industry, and the plant where I worked closed...despite producing great results. It was totally out of left field. It's a risky market for paper makers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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