PCA Reviews

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PCA CEO and Director Mark W. Kowlzan
Mark W. Kowlzan
13 Ratings

    Learned a ton in a short amount of time.

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    Current Employee - Packaging Design  in  Plymouth, MI
    Current Employee - Packaging Design in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at PCA as an intern for less than a year


    Everyone in the office was very nice and willing to help me when I needed it. I learned a ton about the corrugated packaging industry and what goes into developing expendable export packs for specific applications. I enjoyed my time at PCA.


    Can be slow sometimes, although you can find work if you put in the extra effort of asking for something to do.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

PCA Interviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014

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    Industrial Design Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  East Lansing, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in East Lansing, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 days - interviewed at PCA in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went to an on-campus career fair. Displayed my interest in design and got an interview. The actual interview was very laid back and felt informal compared to others (in a good way). Felt more one on one rather than the interviewer drilling my with questions.

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    • Asked about design experience and how I became interested in design.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.packagingcorp.com
Headquarters Lake Forest, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1999
Type Company - Public (PKG)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

It pays to know how to box. Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) -- the fifth largest in the US -- produces 2-plus million tons of containerboard annually, most of which is converted into corrugated boxes. PCA mills also churn out some 1.5 million tons of kraft linerboard and nearly a million tons of semi-chemical corrugating medium. Its corrugated packaging includes shipping containers for manufactured goods, retail boxes and displays, and wax-coated boxes and meat boxes for agricultural use. The company operates four containerboard mills and about five dozen corrugated... More

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