International Paper Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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International Paper Chairman and CEO John V. Faraci Jr.
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  1. company has overall a good reputation, employees are friendly and professional.

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    Current Employee - Manufacture Mechanic in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manufacture Mechanic in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    good working environment. no high stress level. employees are friendly and respectful. company is always concerned with employees safety. safety is their main concern.

    Cons

    not enough to almost no training. not many company perk. no bonuses. good work goes unrecognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    update training videos. more in depth hands on training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Health and Safety Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    Very Safety Oriented Company. Cares about peoples welfare.

    Cons

    Many, Many, Many hours of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    West coast boxplant. Great opportunities for growth.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    Outstanding safety culture. Good pay and reasonable benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of mandatory overtime, unpaid for exempt employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to achieve a better work/life balance for all employees, more discretionary effort comes from employees who feel appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Lots of maintenance, no engineering design

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    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer

    I worked at International Paper

    Pros

    If you enjoy maintenance, this place is a mechanical engineer's dream. IP also pays very well and is hiring young engineers.

    Cons

    Work life balance does not exist if you want to be succesful.
    No "real" engineering. Expect to run crews, troubleshoot, and implement preventative maintenance strategies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Be Prepared for LONG hours!

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    Former Employee - Flexo-Die Cut Operator in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Flexo-Die Cut Operator in Savannah, GA

    I worked at International Paper full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits,decent pay and decent fellow employees. Decent learning programs and meetings with management. Good interaction with fellow employees

    Cons

    Not knowing work schedule until 2 or 3 days ahead of time. Supervisors not taking up for their crew to protect their job.
    Too many unnecessary petty rules and regulations (this is in other companies too)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your supervisors do what theyre paid to do. Give real bonuses, not gift cards. Get to know employees and quit relying on production figures to make decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Some Mills Much Better Than Others

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Texarkana, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Texarkana, TX

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

    Pros

    Tex mill has a good market for the products it makes. Occasional market driven downtime but good solid future.

    Cons

    The Tex mill was built on the cheap and suffers from it. You can make butter with a toothpick, but its damn hard. Review system dictates lots of low performers even when you look at what they do and are impressed at what they do. So messed up. Raises are good for younger engineers, not so much for more experienced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moral is low because expectations are unrealistic. Figure out what is most important and keep the focus there. When you say you know your people are overloaded but don't help them it loses there interest in performing well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. HR / Administrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Paper full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work schedule as long as your manager knew that you had appointments before or after work.

    Cons

    Change in management to frequent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9. Good Company to work for

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst
    Former Employee - IT Analyst

    I worked at International Paper full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Better access to business, encouragement and solve problems

    Cons

    Growth is tied to the paper or forest products industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think outside the box, be trans formative, industry is dying, need to be creative for new revenue streams.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Average experience

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Engineering in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Big company, tends to offer security, good corporate structure

    Cons

    Too big, in fighting - executives try to look good at the risk of other internal businesses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Common goal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Good money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    Not a bad job really.

    Cons

    Alot of overtime dont make sense when mostly everyone is on 12 hour shifts

    No opinion of CEO

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