DS Smith Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
7 Reviews
2.4
7 Reviews
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DS Smith CEO Miles Roberts
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  1.  

    Great work experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing in London, England (UK)

    I worked at DS Smith full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Room for growth
    Great culture
    Great values

    Cons

    Leadership team
    Old fashioned way of doing business

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    constant redundancies

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Logistics in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at DS Smith full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good salary, good shift pattern ( at the moment)

    Cons

    forever closing depots, 2 threats off redundancy in 7 years, inept, clueless managers allowed to run depots into the ground, seeks to change contracts on a regular basis, no regard to long serving employees.
    very limited chance of progression in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make managers answer for mistakes earlier, stop messing with employees hours,
    invest in current staff training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    No suport,no strategy,no management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Timişoara (Romania)
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Timişoara (Romania)

    I have been working at DS Smith full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you keep a low profile yoa may last there a long time.

    Cons

    Lack of experienced managers. No team work attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the right person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Dissatisfied

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

    I have been working at DS Smith full-time

    Pros

    Diverse and Multicultural Organization

    Cons

    Unexperienced senior and middle management, lack of clear goals and version, tough organizational culture, law paid , no means for employees to develop further.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more experienced middle and senior management, with both skills and knowledge, clear goals and version is needed to motivate employees also clear means and opportunities for employees to develop further in their careers is needed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    ok

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

    I worked at DS Smith full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    a good,attractive Salary, free drink

    Cons

    unhelpful colleague, poor team management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Team management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    good place to work but not challenging enough

    Current Employee - Energy Trader in Amsterdam (Netherlands)
    Current Employee - Energy Trader in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    I have been working at DS Smith full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good management and relaxed work environment,

    Cons

    bad hiring policies, compensate on quality of hires by offering lower salaries

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    should have stricter interviewing processes

  8.  

    A well performing company

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

    I have been working at DS Smith

    Pros

    A company that performing well in a tough climate
    It pays well and bonuses are usually good
    Fairly good work life balance

    Cons

    Company is unknown even though its relatively large
    Benefits apart from salary aren't that good
    Some redundancies lately in some of the sites

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs to engage and inform the employees a bit more. But on the whole the new direction it has take is right.

    No opinion of CEO

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D S Smith Packaging factory. near to Queen Adelaide, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain. (Photo thanks to Geograph user Fractal Angel, Some Rights Reserved)
The visitor reception area is at the western end of the large D S Smith Tri-Wall factory (Photo thanks to Geograph user Jaggery , Some Rights Reserved)
D S Smith Tri-Wall factory, Monmouth. (Photo thanks to Geograph user Jaggery, Some Rights Reserved)

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