International Paper

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International Paper Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
200 Reviews

3.6
200 Reviews
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International Paper Chairman and CEO John V. Faraci Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pay and benefits are great and the management team is very accessible (in 11 reviews)

  • Great benefits, especially the 401k matching and healthcare options (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to have a work life balance since it is such a stressful and demanding job (in 5 reviews)

  • Some positions could be long hours during the month (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Lots of opportunity for results driven people. The tools and resources are there to succeed. Long term planning.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    I liked that the businesses are changing with the ever changing landscape. They have done a great job through the transformation year to set themselves up for the future. Good pay and opportunities. Cost of living in Memphis enables this to be a good opportunity for families.

    Cons

    You must want to live in Memphis, TN. This is where the corporate office is.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    International Paper is a great company to work for. They have multiple opportunities to excel.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator  in  Stone Mountain, GA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Stone Mountain, GA

    Pros

    Good company vision. Great leadership, lots of availability to learn and grow. Great training progams and bebefits

    Cons

    Turnover rate is a little high. Always hiring new people in off the streets. all operations are now rotating 12hr shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bittersweet Experience. management could use revamping

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    International Paper is a great company to wotrk for. They have multiple opportunites to learn and grow.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Kenton, OH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Kenton, OH

    Pros

    Good company vision. Great leadership and opportunities. Lots of availablity to learn and grow. Great training and safety programs. Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Turnover rate is a little high. Always hiring new people in off the streets. All operations are now rotating twelve hour shifts. No chance for a eight hour shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is really good at international Paper. They provide you with the knowledge and skills to be a good leader.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Replenishment Planner

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Replenishment Planner  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Replenishment Planner in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    Pretty easy job as long as you manage time and solve problems well. Also depends on who your manager is

    Cons

    Corporate politics governs how much you make and how fast you move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize people potential and pay them what they are worth or you'll continue to lose the young talent that you are trying so hard to attract.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good solid company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay, good training, good leadership

    Cons

    Odd hours at times, frustrating when hot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company with smart, hard-working...good people

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Intern in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth, great sustainability program, employees are like family, hard work doesn't go unnoticed, meet and work with IP employees from across the globe

    Cons

    Some older managers are stuck in their ways - some stick to tradition rather than look for ways to improve,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to adapt and be willing to change - give younger employees leverage to bring new ideas to the table

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Enjoyable work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Planner  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Supply Planner in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    Decent pay (competitive)
    Great benefits (besides health insurance)
    Great people to work with
    Advancement opportunities
    Extra activities provided by company
    Large company with opportunity to relocate
    Fast paced environment
    Very busy all the time and the time flies by

    Cons

    Very top down approach, everything has to go through your manager, which then goes to their manager etc. It is a lenghty process to get anything approved. I do not know if it is a power struggle or what.
    Everyone gets the same raise every year as long as you do your job.
    Since it is such a large company sometimes you do not get the recognition you deserve.
    Hard to have a work life balance since it is such a stressful and demanding job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow lower level employees to do their jobs.
    Recognize the employees that do go above and beyond.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    This job depends on what you are willing to sacrifice

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Worker (Paper Machine/PM)  in  Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Production Worker (Paper Machine/PM) in Savannah, GA

    Pros

    -Pay
    -Experience For Resume
    -Good added benefits program

    Cons

    -Shift work (7 days)
    -If your relief calls in, you have to stay 4-8 extra hours
    -No PTO or Sick time
    -Schedule can change every week
    All in all you have no family time, and do not make plans

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Temp. Project Contractor

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    Current Employee - Project Coordinator  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Memphis, TN

    Pros

    Large company with small company feel. Everyone is at the top of their game. Challenging and rewarding. Generous to needs and work-life balance. Employees are very engaging and friendly.

    Cons

    No qualms using you and dropping you. Was told a month out that I would need to start looking. Could have been better, could have been worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Would be nice to have a hard set project finish date. Got through with mine way ahead of time and was swiftly dropped from there.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    my experience at International paper is that the company runs with the good old boy system.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse  in  Moses Lake, WA
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Moses Lake, WA

    Pros

    International papers compensation package is what keeps the company competitive regardless of their organizational structure.

    Cons

    there work to life balance leaves much to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Human capital are more than mere numbers, but are of great value in diversifying the companys structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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