Printpack Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Printpack full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company did solicit employee input.

    Cons

    Plant Closed its Shreveport location

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good job to start your career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Printpack

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fair management, work/life balance

    Cons

    Career advancement is limited, pay is below average

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Lots of Overtime

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Printpack

    Pros

    lots of extra money to spend on things I want. The job is usually fast paced and exciting. I enjoy it

    Cons

    no free time to spend the money I make. They are horrible to their temps. its a very "good old boy" place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get rid of your dead weight. stop giving overtime to employees doing lesser work for more money. you are losing thousands a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Good pay and benefits

    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Printpack

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits!
    Extensive safety training and focus serves as a good resume enhancement and selling point for future opportunities.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts can translate to long work weeks if not scheduled on a rotating shift (depends on location and staffing)
    Pushed continously for production

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers tend to be insensitive to the need for notice for working overtime/weekends

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Good Company, Good Opportunities, Old Boy Network at Top

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional
    Former Employee - Professional

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

    Pros

    The company takes care of long-term employees, there is room to grow if you're ambitious and willing to make your path (and find good promoters), the company has a strong reputation in the packaging industry. Great HQ location in Atlanta, with lots to do. A lot of good managers will be very supportive of work-life balance. The culture depends on the location and department, but there are a lot of younger people and a willingness to try new things and improve.

    Cons

    A bit of a good old boy network at the top, and a few high-level players that probably would have been let go in other companies. If you're a woman or a minority, you will probably hit a glass ceiling several at or below the director level. Increases in pay can be a bit low, holding long-term employees below new market compensation levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The best teams benefit from fresh perspectives, including at the top. Poor managers are noticed and that hurts morale.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Job has great potential

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Inspector in Newport News, VA
    Current Employee - QA Inspector in Newport News, VA

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities to grow if you choose to do so.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts are kind of tough if you want to go back to school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Great Opportunities but high pressure

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Villa Rica, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Villa Rica, GA

    I have been working at Printpack full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family Owned Business. Many opportunities with plants in Villa Rica and HQ in Atlanta.

    Cons

    Work/LIfe Balance has been stretched.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    No Empowerment

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, IL

    I have been working at Printpack full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Private company that still has family values
    Company values present employees over outside candidates
    Lots of areas to contribute
    Fair compensation
    Pleasant work environment

    Cons

    No growth for women
    Upper management not progressive and company doesn't replace the ineffective members
    Upper management believes it is responsible for growth and bottom ranks are responsible decline in growth.
    Upper management is insulated and lacks humility.
    Company struggles with growth because they continue to operate with poor practices and leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in a consultant and listen to them.
    Terminate 75% of your upper management and replace they with qualified individuals with public company experience.
    It's admirable that the company has moved internal employees into the upper management but some of these individuals so not have the knowledge to move the business.
    Set goals and terminate those individuals in upper management that are not performing. Stop promoting and compensating them for poor performance.
    Upper management sets the tone and culture for the rest of the organization. Until the dynamics of this group changes the organization will continue to struggle.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. satisfying but sometimes frustrating

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Press Technician in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Press Technician in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Printpack full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good culture for community bad for employees

    Cons

    communication, hours, middle management, equipment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    talk to the employees keep them informed of changes

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. good, but could have been better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Printpack full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good place to work for

    Cons

    they take care of the workers that don't really work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take care of your best workers and reward them better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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