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Buzz Words and BS

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Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Moss Point, MS
Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Moss Point, MS

I worked at International Paper

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Good benefits, somewhat stable company, very interesting and challenging manufacturing process, opportunity to learn if the right mentor is available

Cons

Incompetent, unqualified management who got to their current level by being politically correct and always appearing to succeed, when in fact they just didn't do anything of significance. IP management's solution to poor performance is to divest mills and resources to try to compensate for the fact that most of the senior leadership don't have a clue. They are mostly business, accounting, and marketing types, instead of production and manufacturing experience based.

Advice to Management

Better take your easy money while you can. The way you are going, the company won't last another 5 years.

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    Politically Appointed Management Mismanages Company

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Moss Point, MS
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Moss Point, MS

    I worked at International Paper

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many Sites to choose from

    Cons

    Poor management, due to non technical personnel at corporate level
    Poorly qualified individuals in key positions due to the "golden boy" principle
    Management that is intimidated by challenge

    Advice to Management

    Recruit past, experienced, first and second line management to run the company instead of the current trend of accountants, business school graduates, and marketing bozos

  2. Helpful (1)

    It is an okay place for stress free work

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    Current Employee - IT Business Consultant I in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - IT Business Consultant I in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at International Paper

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Less stress for average sklled person. Benefits are good for the region and industry. Good place for beginners to build job skills.

    Cons

    Growth opportunity is only based on communication skills and political savvy people. Technically skilled people in IT are not reviewed based on performance. Even if you save tons of money on projects, there is no payback to the contributor. There are plenty of managers ready to take credit for the work.

    Advice to Management

    Announce the names of key contributors and what they did. Get the roadmap straight by allowing apple to apple comparison for all.

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