Boise
3.6 of 5 8 reviews
www.boiseinc.com Boise, ID 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jan 17, 2014

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Alexander Toeldte

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Worked hard and was given the opportunity to progress to increasingly responsible positions.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Boise full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe people and culture of the operation/manufacturing communities within the company.

ConsPaper side of the business in decline, expect continued staff reductions is that segment.

Advice to Senior ManagementOpportunity to incorporate diversity in skills and personalities in the senior levels of management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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AP department needs serious overall of management.

Accounting Tech (Former Employee)
Boise, ID

I worked at Boise full-time for less than a year

ProsThe employees are wonderful and generate a real team of support and friendship. The training is pretty comprehensive.

ConsManagement in the accounts payable department was terrible: petty, controlling, irrational and often unreasonable.

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the management of the AP department

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work, unsure how things will change with PCA.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boise, ID

I have been working at Boise full-time for more than 8 years

ProsLaid back environment. Pays well.

ConsCertain managers tend to play favorites with employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company, enjoyable culture, people development, good strategic direction

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boise full-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly and knowledgeable employees, approachable senior management, good growth strategy into the packaging business, great opportunities for career development, lots of lifers retiring in the next decade- company recognizes the need to recruit and develop future leaders.

ConsFor those with high ambition, a stint in a manufacturing facility is highly desired; this can be a tough move.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing opportunity, mature industry

Accounting Tech (Current Employee)

I have been working at Boise full-time for less than a year

ProsCompetitive salary, growth potential, decent benefits

Cons3 year vesting period, lack of organizational transparency, and many execs have an "old boys club" mentality.

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote youth and be open to change.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company with focus on building Talent

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Boise, ID

I worked at Boise full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFocus on building future talent.

ConsPretty stuck in their ways sometimes.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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No opportunity

Accounting Tech (Former Employee)
Boise, ID

I worked at Boise

ProsBoise Inc. is a stable company with decent benefits. The employees are great to work with. If you are a good networker, you might have a possibility of growth within the company.

ConsThere is not enough growth. Pay is low. Depending on the department you take a position in, you could quickly outgrow your job role. Supervisors have no experience outside of this company and most of them have no management training.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees. If you repeatedly get complaints to HR for the same issues with the same department, make an effort to change things. Look at the management style of the different departments, if the turnover is unusually high, there might be a problem with the management in that department. Invest in training your employees and management staff.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good people, tough industry, no favors from previous private equity owners

Senior Project Manger, New Business Development (Current Employee)
Vancouver, WA

I have been working at Boise

ProsGreat location in the PDX area and management is really good at allowing their employees to balance the work/life issues. The organization is so thin, everyone has opportunities to make decisions.

ConsSmallish company in rapidly consolidating and deteriorating industry with brutal loan covenants. As a result, the company must focus on the near term financials and can't worry about developing people and longer terms strategic issues. So, you'll get opportunities to make decisions at the level you're currently at, but you won't get many (or any) promotional opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementNot much...given the loan convenants, their priorities are rational. Only thing they need to worry about is loosing talent as soon as the job market turns.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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