Caraustar
2.7 of 5 7 reviews
www.caraustar.com Austell, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 20, 2014

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Michael C. (Mike) Patton

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Hard work little reward!

    Machine Operator (Former Employee)
    Austell, GA

    ProsWorked with caraustar for five years in various plants.Good benefits and somewhat decent pay. If you work your hard you can reach top pay fairly quickly. Coworkers are pretty cool and laid back for the most part.

    ConsManagement makes you feel like you can move up In the chain but that rarely happens. Once topped out on pay your stuck there until it is time for cost of living raise, which is not even worth the struggle and dedication you put into the company. Management seems they do not really understand nor care what your daily struggle is on the particular machine your running nor do they try to fix the problem they just keep beating you down wanting improvement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and get off your high horses. Have some kind of incentive plan to make employees want to care and work harder. Dont make it impossible for employees to get the production you expect. Lastly understand the processes before jumping to conclusions.

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    Caraustar is a great company to work for

    Production Manager (Current Employee)
    Dalton, GA

    ProsCaraustar has a great Management Team

    ConsBonus program not so great

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's a company where your made to feel like Big Me Little You by management.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Austell, GA

    ProsGet to top pay fast

    ConsPay average but almost impossible to get cost of living raises even if you are a high achiever. Management at I&CPG full of little man complexes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLoyalty and respect is a 2-way street.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dynamic environment

    Accounting (Former Employee)
    Tama, IA

    ProsNot resistant to change
    Grounds and facility are very well maintained
    Knowledgeable customer service, scheduling, and sales staff
    Small town location and history of facility are impressive

    ConsLocation at the south end of town adjacent to railroad tracks made it very noisy
    Chemicals and materials used in the production process can have an unpleasant smell
    Production area is extremely warm in the summer time

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    Good pay but not many opportunities for advancement.

    Delivery Driver (Current Employee)
    Augusta, GA

    ProsGood pay, easy work, great benefits, co-workers are usually easy to get along with, good opportunities to learn new job skills

    ConsPoor management, scarce raises, no recognition for good work, managers are now willing to spend extra money to raise employees ability to work more efficiently

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider suggestions made by employees to better serve the customer, consider suggestions to speed up production, be more willing to attempt to satisfy employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    flat growth opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prospride in customers that we did business with

    Conscompany not progressive and is being left behind...chapter 11 and downsizing...unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat others with respect and do not micro-manage

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the same company that it used to be.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent compensation and benefits. One of the few employers in metro atlanta located in the suburbs with much better traffic than average.

    ConsUsed to be a place that felt like a family. The new leadership put in place several years back was the beginning of the end. Sr. management is concerned with what is best for the individual and not the best for the team/company as a whole.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communication among divisions, departments and all levels of employment. Do the right thing and strive to retain the best people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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