International Paper

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You do not need to know stats to do the job.

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Current Employee - Demand Planner  in  Memphis, TN
Current Employee - Demand Planner in Memphis, TN

Pros

Market Leader, strives for pest practices. The company is environmentally focused and does care about employee well being and safety. Each employee is required to take 4 safety credits during the year. Topics range from plant safety to office safety to child car seat safety to home security. They do care about your well being.

Cons

Corporate policy can really suck at times. If you are one a project that spans multiple divisions and one of those divisions is being sold off, you have to reapply for your job even if your time spent on that division was very minor. Outsiders with no box plant or mill supply chain experience will have a tough time convencing older IP workers that they know something about supply chain.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Remove red tape on projects. A supply chain project only takes a few years, not a decade.

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Other reviews for International Paper

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    Fine place to work

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    Former Employee - Team Technician  in  Franklin, VA
    Former Employee - Team Technician in Franklin, VA

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the job, the pay was good and I learned a lot. My immediate manager was great to work for.

    Cons

    They made a really hasty decision to shut down an entire mill that has always been profitable (was still profitable at the time of shut down) to send business to an over seas mill. They made a cost cutting goal for us to help the company (mind you we were still profitable) and we doubled the cost cutting savings and everything was looking good. We were all proud of ourselves with posters plastered throughout the mill letting everyone know we exceeded our goals, then one day one of the hireups came and shut us down.

     something like this can happen at any time. As long as the International paper mill you are employed arent in the crosshairs, the job is great. but you dont have to be in bad shape to be shut down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I guess the only advise I would give is to think things out when you decide to shut down facilities that are making you money. even as the doors were closing on this facility, there were orders that needed to be met. this was a really bad decision on your part and from what I understand, the man responsible has been pushed out of the company

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    SAP Basis Administrator

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    Current Employee - SAP Basis Administrator  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - SAP Basis Administrator in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    Invests in Information Technology internally with data center and employees in a time where out sourcing and hosting is thriving.

    Cons

    Salary and merit increases are low but the cost of living in Memphis is also low justifying there reasoning. The economy is still recovering at this time so merit raises can get better. Equipment is old and CRT rather than LCD are still used. No head sets and shabby offices for the IT people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Equip employees with what they need to do their job. John Faraci is a paper guy and knows the business. Make sure your employees can do their job with the current equipment.

    Approves of CEO
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