WS Packaging Group Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. It's a okay company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Neenah, WI

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Profit Sharing --> Cash Bonus If you are in a progression position and are progressing in that position, available raises every quarterly.

    Cons

    Management communication to employees is not the best. Overtime can be too much.

    Advice to Management

    Coaching the employee is more successful then just saying things in a "not so good" tune of voice. Everyone and anyone and anything makes mistakes, and people do at times do mess up, and/or forget. A calm warning is more effective then just being so harsh about it.


  2. Cool place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator Assistant in Redding, CA
    Current Employee - Operator Assistant in Redding, CA

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The place is okay to work.

    Cons

    This place has no cons.


  3. It's a great customer-oriented company!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Algoma, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Algoma, WI

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There is a massive amount of experience and knowledge that the people who run the graphics, plate, die and printing operations have to draw upon. The extent of the capabilities WS has to offer customers in really unmatched.

    Cons

    The overall market is not growing very fast. Some of the health benefits can be costly-- but it's better than passing those costs along to customers in order to be competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Customers have a variety of options to choose from. Always keep in mind that customers have other options and be thorough in your aim to please the customers who choose WS.


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  5. On the upward swing

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

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The prevous Executive team hurt morale in many ways and resulted in a lot of good employees leaving. The new Executive team seems to have more common sense (which had been missing) and are much more approachable. They seems to be working improve the morale and teamwork and have made some changes already responding to concerns and/or strengthen the company as a whole. There is a better balance bettween what is good for company AND employees. The employee base is fantastic. There are many good employees who care about what they do and are great to work with. I have seen many of these hard working individuals progress through the years.

    Cons

    More could be done with training overall. Employees are trained to their specific job, but there could be additional training in soft skills or continued training to keep enhancing their skill/craft. There is still a lot of skepticism and morale issues which is lingering from the previous CEO and his team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep increasing the level of communication. The more we know the more we will feel like a team and the better we can work toward the end goal. Increasing the communication will increase employee involvement. Listen to the ideas and concerns of the employees to ensure they will continue to want to participate and get involved.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Was able to advance and be involved.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They are investing in new printing technology. I was able to progress fairly quickly. The company values Lean methodologies. 401k match.

    Cons

    There is an attendence point system that is only for discipline and not reward. Raises in pay are scarce. Only one choice in healthcare policy and it is high deductible which I guess is becoming the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better and listen more to complaints.


  7. This was a very good company to work for but travel to Algoma from Green Bay in winter could sometimes be difficult.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Algoma, WI
    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Algoma, WI

    I worked at WS Packaging Group (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment and great people. Good benefits including profit sharing.

    Cons

    Driving at night in winter was often difficult because roads were sometimes not plowed.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Looking up

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

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company has a lot of growth potential. New perspective from non-industry people. Career opportunities for those interested in doing more. Work-life balance is usually good. I like the people.

    Cons

    The lean program has taken time to gain traction and some struggle to understand why there is a need to change. There is a focus on addressing issues that sometimes overshadows the good things.

    Advice to Management

    Celebrate wins. Promote from within. Find good talent on the outside that values internal knowledge.


  9. Good Place Overall to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Mason, OH
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Mason, OH

    I worked at WS Packaging Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large company with lots of room for advancement

    Cons

    Too many long hours for salaried employees without additional compensations

    Advice to Management

    Fewer hours


  10. Reliable job with good pay that cares about the safety and well-being of employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finisher in Wilton, NH
    Current Employee - Finisher in Wilton, NH

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you are a good worker, you'll always have a job there. The company's constant strive to be competitive in the market through lean and other initiatives gives me confidence that the company will survive.

    Cons

    The health insurance is minimal. There don't seem to be many opportunities to move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    Have move advancement opportunities



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