WS Packaging Group Reviews

Updated March 12, 2014
Updated March 12, 2014
27 Reviews

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27 Reviews
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    Frustrated former employee ( 7 years ).

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES
    Former Employee - OUTSIDE SALES

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

    Pros

    Many facilities allows for a great deal of Sales opportunities to the customers.
    Good support system within & between the different Plants.

    Cons

    When Equity group took over the culture changed. New procedures prevailed and Customer Service went out the window.
    Everything became "Charts & Graphics" Lean means more than Clients.
    Common Sense is a thing of the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read what "Lean Machine" wrote. Dead-on !!
    You focus on the Offense (Internal) and have NO Defense (Competition).
    Consider the Big Picture to become effective.
    Listen to your Sales force why jobs are lost.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Everybody wears multiple hats in their jobs.

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    Current Employee - Press Operator  in  Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Neenah, WI

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

    Pros

    The pay and STP bonus plan.

    Cons

    Working alot of weekends. Alot of change, just to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make small changes and drive those change before moving on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Solid Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Algoma, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Algoma, WI

    I worked at WS Packaging Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good people who know what they're doing

    Cons

    A bit to "Small Town" for future growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your people make the decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    lean machine

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The infusion in recent years of many people from outside the print industry brought fresh new approaches and deep expertise in kaizen.

    Cons

    Emphasis on productivity and daily management metrics is so extreme that common sense is sometimes forgotten. A C-level leader was quoted as saying: "We don't need good people, we just need good process".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leaving people out of the equation is a mistake - you need both good people and good process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's in the works

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Share The Profits checks most months of the year.
    Decent amount of company events.
    Casual Fridays.

    Cons

    Raises are minimal to non-existent. Management consistently that changes are "in the works", but nothing ever changes.
    Insurance doesn't cover much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be straight forward. Lies or broken promises are worse than the hard truth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Chaotic

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WS Packaging Group

    Pros

    Family atmosphere
    Cleanliness
    Communication with all levels of production
    Friendliness of some staff members
    You are kept extremely busy
    Opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    Safety, Safety, Safety
    Standing on your feet all day, only 15 minute lunch break
    Unorganized communication between different departments
    Corporate downsides

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to find a way to boost morale. Everybody hated their job because they were treated like slaves. Need to communicate better with employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, steady and generally nice place to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group

    Pros

    A small company feel with many of the benefits of a larger company. Very flexible with work/life balance. If you work hard it does get noticed.

    Cons

    Each facility has its unique culture (to be expected) which is good and bad. Some growing pains from acquisitions and bringing systems together/communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some decisions at the upper level are made without consideration to the seasonality of some facilities. The overall drive for improvement is positive.

    No opinion of CEO

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