International Paper

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International Paper Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.5 183 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

International Paper Chairman and CEO John V. Faraci Jr.

John V. Faraci Jr.

(102 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The benefits are great and the overall goal of the company is a good one(in 13 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Lots of travel, but it balances in total to a manageable work/life balance(in 4 reviews)

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

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    Enjoyable work environment

    Supply Planner (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsDecent 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

    ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementAllow lower level employees to do their jobs.
    Recognize the employees that do go above and beyond.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice Place to Work

    IT Analyst (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    Pros- Friendly employees
    - Pretty good salaries (Negotiate!)
    - Alot of different areas to work in
    - Good benifits

    ConsGlass ceiling on how high you can go in alot of cases . No Matter how great a job you seem to do, you still get the same raise every year.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to learn

    Fiber Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsAbundant training opportunities. Average pay and benefits.

    ConsExtreme hubris across all levels. Operates like a mideval kingdom, from the king, to barons and serfs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire the known bad apples in middle management. Driving away a lot of good young talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great place to work. Good people

    Machine Operator (Former Employee) Courtland, AL

    ProsCompensation....Many benefits.. As long as you were doing your job, did not here from management . Good steady income...

    ConsSometimes long hours...Many opportunities to train.......

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake of people and the people will take care of you.

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    It was new and a different, places to work.

    Cisco Wireless Engineer (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsI did not see one

    ConsDifferences, shown toward new employees, their is no learning curve.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe younger supervisor, are quick to jump to conclusion, when they don't have all the information, when dealing with new employee.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dying Business

    Outside Sales Representative (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsHighly regarded company with good benefits..401k, health benefits, etc..

    ConsManagement is tough. They give you double signals. You never know where you stand. Lots of turnover.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Life changing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay is good and some of the people r good to

    ConsShift work and it's like a soap opera

    Advice to Senior ManagementHappy cow produces more MILK !!!!!

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    Varied Experience

    Manager (Current Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsGreat benefits, especially the 401k matching and healthcare options. Excellent career path development. Good coworkers who genuinely care about each other and doing a good job. Compensation is very competitive. Strong commitment to the environment and sustainability. The opportunity to follow your career path to other locations (some even international!).

    ConsThe union leadership in the manufacturing facilities can be challenging to work with at times, however some of the union guys have been the best guys to work with in terms of knowledge and commitment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStreamlining the software and hardware technology adoption curve. Still using Office 2007 in 2014. Still using dated Dell laptop specs, etc. The move away from the BB to the iPhone was a good example of moving forward.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Place

    IT Analyst (Former Employee) Memphis, TN

    ProsGreat benefits, pay & work environment

    ConsSome departments are less diverse.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Project Engineer in Manufacturing

    Project Engineer (Current Employee) Cincinnati, OH

    ProsGreat culture for developing employees. Great Benefits.

    ConsThe amount of travel and relocation to move up can be difficult

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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