International Paper

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An ideal baby boomer culture

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Current Employee - Sourcing Operations in Memphis, TN
Current Employee - Sourcing Operations in Memphis, TN

I have been working at International Paper full-time (more than a year)

Pros

IP is a fair & ethical company that offers a consistent and steady career advancement for those who are willing to stand out from the rest. IP has many global opportunities for those who are seasoned and offer global talent to the company. Decent benefits and opportunities to grow in both strengths and weaknesses.

Cons

Iconic atmosphere of secularism, bureaucracy and political correctness. This type of culture is typically created by such large companies in effort to avoid lawsuits and hurt feelings amongst employees of different backgrounds. However, in the end it only stiffles authenticity and candidness, causing many people to feel out of place or resent the entire system as a whole since it rewards uniformity rather than originality or creativeness.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage authenticity. Focus on real problems. Avoid caring about politics and bureaucratic practices - your employees can't stand that. Don't measure KPI's for the sake of reporting good numbers and try not to get caught up in measuring someone based on their KPI's. Encourage employees to get the job done, but refuse to put them in a box. Trust the employees to do the work well and let them try things their way. Otherwise, you might as well have just hired a bunch more of yourself, which isn't adding value to your organization at all.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a job, nothing else.

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    Current Employee - E&I Tech in Eastover, SC
    Current Employee - E&I Tech in Eastover, SC

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, health insurance OK

    Cons

    Opportunities for career advancement very limited. Only "chosen" few are even considered for management usually kids brought in as "reach" engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities for those who work hard, even if they are not in high profile areas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Not the worst experience but could be a lot better

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    Former Intern - Engineering in Selma, AL
    Former Intern - Engineering in Selma, AL

    I worked at International Paper as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Had a chance to work over a month during the plant shutdown. Gained a lot of experience in project management. Also, made really good money with the overtime pay.

    Cons

    There was not a structured intern program. The company assigned me to a "mentor" who was a supervisor and did not have time to show me how to do things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize a structured intern/co op program.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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