International Paper Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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International Paper Chairman and CEO John V. Faraci Jr.
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Pros
  • Compensation is great, training is great, benefits are great (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay, good training, good leadership (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours expected for salary positions (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. Finance Manager

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company with room for growth.

    Cons

    Average pay scale and slow to change.

  2. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at International Paper full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent vision and managerial talent.

    Cons

    Acquisitions made decision making cumbersome.

    Advice to Management

    Never lose focus on the client.

  3. Safety Manager

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    Current Employee - Safety Manager
    Current Employee - Safety Manager

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job Security. Must be loyal. Good Money

    Cons

    You are married to your job.
    Work as many hours as it takes.

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible with life changing events, people issues.

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  5. Operations & Sales

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

    I worked at International Paper full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great values, good leadership, good pay, and clear objectives, open door to leadership

    Cons

    Promotes on office politics, located in Memphis

    Advice to Management

    Maintain an open door to leadership, promote a more progressive workplace to get better recruits.

  6. Process Engineering Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at International Paper as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment with LOTS of overtime

    Cons

    Very demanding. Very long work days.

  7. Production Operator

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Plaines, IL

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for. Care about their people. Very sustainable company. Competitive almost comprehensive medical plan.

    Cons

    Education level of supervisors not as high as it should be. Hiring of associates and managers takes at least 3 months. Difficult interview process for current employees.

    Advice to Management

    Patronage system could lead to a discriminatory hiring practice. Educations earned by associates should enable long time associates to get promoted to next level. Otherwise, keep up the good work. Good place to work at.

  8. Operator

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, large stable company. Health insurance is ok as well. Advancement on the production floor is possible due to turnover.

    Cons

    Company structure is inflexible. It is difficult to plan a life outside of work due to frequent and last minute overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Slow process if possible at all

  9. Management is a joke

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Kenton, OH
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Kenton, OH

    I worked at International Paper full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working 12 hours you only work 15 days a month.
    They pay well for being in a small town.
    You can change departments by bidding as often as you want.

    Cons

    Working 12 hours you work every other weekend.
    Not much notice when it comes to overtime.
    Managers will "hide" and try to catch someone doing something wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they matter and the turnover rate probably would be so high. The good workers are the ones that get the short end of the stick.

  10. Front Loader Operator

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front Loader Operator in West Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Front Loader Operator in West Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    8+ hrs. Overtime sometimes.... great co workers.

    Cons

    Theres no advancement and pays no good.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your long term employees...

  11. Good place to work for

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, AL

    I worked at International Paper full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Steady Income for time to come

    Cons

    Dusty and hot but some good people

    Advice to Management

    Good job and pay more

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