WS Packaging Group Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
27 Reviews

2.7
27 Reviews
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    Incompetent management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you want time off in Knoxville you are in luck. Only the pressmen have the opportunity for overtime.

    Cons

    Most people with authority are unaware of the problems plague their subordinates or they just dont care. It is all about spending dollars to save pennies with this company. If you have an issue well good luck because department heads are in meetings approximately 50% of the day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house in the front offices and within management. Leave your offices for more than just meetings. There are a lot of problems that need to be addressed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Disorganized company that cares little about it's employees health, family, or happiness

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Powell, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Powell, TN

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you're looking for a company that offers overtime, here it is. Of course it's mandatory...every single weekend (some people are going on 45 days straight right now)...so that might fall under Cons as well. They are currently working on becoming a safer company so if you feel something is unsafe they will listen. Of course working 40+ days in a row is probably not very safe or productive so I guess safety is probably not a real big concern.

    Cons

    The management has no clue what is going on with the work flow, the employees, or who is in charge of what. I've never worked for a more disorganized company. Employees are lied to about job duties, wages, and hours. There is absolutely no training program set up. New employees are shown for a week how to work a particular machine and then released and expected to know how to fix things if a machine goes down. They are now having brand new people (employed for less than a month) train other new people how to run machines. It's like the blind leading the blind. Advancement is done politically, if you're in good with management, they'll advance you...sometimes when you don't want to be advanced. There have been people who had no interest in being taken off their machine/shift to be taught different jobs when there were others hoping for that particular job/shift and have been there longer but were completely looked over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try taking employees suggestions seriously. If your employees aren't happy you are getting sub-par work. Quit lying to your employees about things getting better and not working every weekend unless you are actually doing something to fix it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    He'll in a hand basket

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Algoma, WI
    Former Employee - Manager in Algoma, WI

    I worked at WS Packaging Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Large company
    Leading company in the industry

    Cons

    New management does not know the business
    Poor benefits
    Lean manufacturing not producing results
    Losing customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management lead by a CEO that is filling jones with his cronies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Terrible Management Over worked employees

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WS Packaging Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A paycheck and that's it

    Cons

    way too many weekends
    managent does not care about their people who bust butt daily, just a number company
    poor communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to wake up and see that the people on the floor making you look good need some time off
    and quit yelling at them because you suck at your so called skill as management.
    get out on the floor shake peoples hands every now and then

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    Focused on short-term profitability over long-term sustained success

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -Dedicated and talented work force
    -Employs many in their local communities
    -Excellent set of complementary products appealing to a large sales audience

    Cons

    -Equity owners are focused only on the $ numbers
    -Has entirely lost the family-owned, family-friendly environment
    -Systematically replacing knowledgeable resources with low compensated untrained workers and highly compensated Executives lacking industry expertise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your current path is going to result in a workforce of blindly trodding zombies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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