International Paper Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
201 Reviews

3.6
201 Reviews
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International Paper Chairman and CEO John V. Faraci Jr.
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.  

    Great long-term employer if you are willing to move around.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    Great development opportunities. You have to be willing to sell yourself to your manager and those above but if you perform well and make your professional goals known, they will help you advance.

    Cons

    Memphis, TN is the center of the universe. If you intend to enter upper management you must be willing to move to Memphis. Also pretty traditional culture and behind the curve when it comes to technology. Though, they are making good advances in this area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than 8 years

    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
  3.  

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

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator  in  Stone Mountain, GA
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Stone Mountain, GA

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than 5 years

    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
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  5.  

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

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    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Kenton, OH
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Kenton, OH

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  6.  

    Replenishment Planner

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

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

    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
  7.  

    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

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for less than a year

    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
  8.  

    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

    I worked at International Paper full-time for more than 5 years

    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
  9.  

    Neutral

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    excellent workforce and the hourly workforce is great

    Cons

    a lot of opportunity for improvement

  10.  

    Temp. Project Contractor

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

    I have been working at International Paper as a contractor for less than a year

    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.  

    This place has horrible management

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator  in  Fox Valley, IL
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Fox Valley, IL

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

    Pros

    The pay is decent for people without education

    Cons

    horrible management that help out select few people, like being in highschool all over again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try not to play favorites

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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