International Paper

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International Paper Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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3.5 189 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

International Paper Chairman and CEO John V. Faraci Jr.

John V. Faraci Jr.

(105 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Summer Intern

    Intren (Former Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsSome smart VP's to learn from and average pay

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Applications Developer Analyst (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsCommunication with employees on where they stand.

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Bittersweet Experience. Management Could Use Revamping

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsGreat 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.

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementConsider 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Life changing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsShift work and it's like a soap opera

    Advice to Senior ManagementHappy cow produces more MILK !!!!!

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    Good experience in industry, bad market.

    Engineering Co-Op (Former Employee) Courtland, AL

    ProsI 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.

    ConsPaper 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company in a dying industry

    Sales Specialist (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsGreat company in a dying industry. Making strides to improve. Very good company to work for and I would recommend anyone to work there.

    ConsThe company locations are remote. Unless there is travel there is not much opportunity for advancement.
    Slalaries are low

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was one to remember

    Dispatcher (Former Employee) Omaha, NE

    ProsNo layoffs, even when the economy got bad, the company was still recycling paper.

    ConsIt was not climate controlled

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more sincere to employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IT Manager (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsGood People and sometimes a good work environment

    Consmicro-management, "good old boy" mentality, no rhyme or reason why people get promoted to Senior or Director levels. It is all about who you know. People with no skills often promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementApply the rules consistently and fairly. For instance, you do not just give a job to a person, you post it, review the applicants and hire the best candidate. I have seen too many instances where jobs I have to fill HAVE to be posted but when a VP or Director steps in they just "appoint" a position.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a good experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPros are the company size and potential growth.

    ConsManagement structure was a bit different

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    Current management in box plant lack honesty and integrity.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Olympia, WA

    ProsGreat pay and union benefits.

    ConsUnion shop limits growth. Management would rather work people on the floor to death, 12 hour shifts 6 and 7 days a week vs hiring more employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMemphis needs to clean house in the front office at the Olympia WA bax plant.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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