Appvion Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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  1. Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Appleton, WI

    I have been working at Appvion

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good co-workers, Great work environment, Training was provided

    Cons

    Some long shifts, but not too bad


  2. Great people, tenuous market

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

    I have been working at Appvion full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people,
    Wellness focus is there if you take advantage of it.
    Opportunities to be engaged in safety improvement action teams.
    New executive leadership seems very sharp and responsible.

    Cons

    IT and A/P departments were downsized and largely outsourced to India (some brought onsite and more in India proper) in 2010. The AP outsourcing has been replaced with software automation.
    Most departments have been downsized to shoestring crews. Not enough human capital to invest in all the projects the company needs completed well to reposition itself in the viciously competitive global market.
    Easy to move laterally. Difficult to advance. C-level positions have mostly been filled from the outside.


  3. dangerous place to work

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

    I have been working at Appvion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    great people, pay and benefits

    Cons

    poor communication from management, majorly messed up priorities. Big safety campaign but no follow through. For example, very hazardous crossing from parking lot to main building and employee committee suggested putting a sign on the blind side of the crossing, on the other side of the bridge a year ago and still nothing. Meanwhile they work for months on a policy against walking while talking on the cell phone anywhere within the facility.

    Advice to Management

    When you ask for employee involvement act on some of the suggestions.


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  5. Not too bad. Every company could use a better plan from time to time, but its semi stable.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - Chemist in Appleton, WI

    I have been working at Appvion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, hours, bonus, people, location

    Cons

    Listless direction at times, need a little less micromanagement and a little more of workers filling in the blanks

    Advice to Management

    Have a vision that includes making some higher margin products.


  6. Overall a great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Customer and Manufacturing Services in Appleton, WI
    Former Intern - Customer and Manufacturing Services in Appleton, WI

    I worked at Appvion as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    In my role I was allowed a large amount of flexibility and was able to work within multiple different departments.

    Cons

    Not a lot of employee movement. The industry as a whole is stagnant, but Appvion has positioned themselves better than others in the area.


  7. Great company and culture!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Appvion

    Pros

    flexibility and atmosphere Was great

    Cons

    underutilization is the biggest con

    Advice to Management

    more team meetings and share best practices across the enterprise


  8. As an intern, I enjoyed working here despite feeling a little underutilized.

    Former Intern - Intern in Roaring Spring, PA
    Former Intern - Intern in Roaring Spring, PA

    I worked at Appvion as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with the team at the Roaring Spring Mill was a pleasant experience. Safety concern is good and only improving. People are generally friendly and willing to help each other if needed.

    Cons

    As an intern, I feel that I had the potential to contribute a bit more. The program I was in was a rather new one, which makes my situation understandable.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend having a more solidified program by including weekly follow-ups for the interns. Possible offer a challenge project.


  9. Good place to "settle down"

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

    I have been working at Appvion full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Smaller company, have liberties to work on a variety of projects.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities are few and far between.
    All-too-often swings in sales volume = unstable environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to fundamentals.


  10. Good people working in a tough industry

    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Appvion

    Pros

    Good people to work with, good benefits, great customers make working at Appvion enjoyable

    Cons

    The paper industry is very challenging with many segments in decline or under insurmountable foreign competition.

    Advice to Management

    Company owned structure needs to change.


  11. Awesome friendly environment with great pay

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

    I have been working at Appvion full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Environment was good. People were friendly. The was was pretty good. They are really flexible for students and school is first

    Cons

    there really were no con's except for the computer software is hard to understand and they lack instructions for them but overall not bad to learn

    Advice to Management

    Keep up good work



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