International Paper Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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International Paper Chairman and CEO John V. Faraci Jr.
John V. Faraci Jr.
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Pros
  • Compensation is great, training is great, benefits are great (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay, good training, good leadership (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Some positions could be long hours during the month (in 9 reviews)

  • Lots of travel, but it balances in total to a manageable work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. machine operator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good money for the type of work

    Cons

    Bad managers around the entire plant.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone the same and take employees input more serious.


  2. Beware

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EHS Manager in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - EHS Manager in El Paso, TX

    I worked at International Paper full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Chances for minority groups are limited at the plant level. Long hours in production with very little notice to employee. Some advancement in floor production are based on experience with no consideration on leadership or people skills. Very limited chance for advancement. Majority of plant leadership department head positions are white dominated and recruited from out of town.

    Advice to Management

    Train develop local talent in leadership skills. Company needs to improve on diversity at the plant level and leadership positions.


  3. Stable place to work and grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Large company with many locations to work in.
    Almost all members of leadership started from the bottom and worked their way up.
    They're improving their diversity in leadership and with the male-dominated areas.
    They facilitate mentor-ship and courage career development

    Cons

    International experience is limited to mill locations.
    The Senior leadership team is not very diverse.
    The HR community are disconnected so it's not easy to apply to business units outside of your current one.


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  5. Optimistic

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    Current Employee - Clamp Truck Driver in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Clamp Truck Driver in Anaheim, CA

    I have been working at International Paper

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For the most part, the pay is decent. It has provided me and my family a good life for the past 14 years.

    Cons

    In a nutshell, Home life is a thing of the past. Long hours. Crappy insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees better.


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    Machine operator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McAllen, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McAllen, TX

    I worked at International Paper full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good base pay, get holidays off, union.

    Cons

    They always expect more and more production wise, they never seem to be happy. Always pushing you for more making it unsafe practice.


  7. service operator

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    Current Employee - Laborer in Georgetown, SC
    Current Employee - Laborer in Georgetown, SC

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Team environment, ample opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Erratic work hours, physically demanding.

    Advice to Management

    Greater focus on morale of hourly employees.


  8. Helpful (1)

    HR is not to visible

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    Overall a great company, in bigger offices there are place to grow.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities in small offices to grow further..

    Advice to Management

    Try to believe the employees that they know what they doing after many years, and hear them out in HR cases!


  9. Operator

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, large stable company. Health insurance is ok as well. Advancement on the production floor is possible due to turnover.

    Cons

    Company structure is inflexible. It is difficult to plan a life outside of work due to frequent and last minute overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Slow process if possible at all


  10. Good place to work for

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, AL

    I worked at International Paper full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Steady Income for time to come

    Cons

    Dusty and hot but some good people

    Advice to Management

    Good job and pay more


  11. good company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    room to grow within company

    Cons

    I can't think of anything



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