International Paper Reviews

Updated June 26, 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
  • Some positions could be long hours during the month (in 9 reviews)

  • Lots of travel, but it balances in total to a manageable work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Account Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Paper full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    They Have a Solid Management Team

    Cons

    Large company with several management layers


  2. sap sd consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

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

    Pros

    An eventful and career building environment to work

    Cons

    nothing to really talk about

    Advice to Management

    Outstanding management


  3. Helpful (3)

    Good Company with a great work environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

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

    Pros

    Management is fair with workload. Pay is good for first job in the field. Have a great network linking you with other new hires, interns and as many people as possible. Overall great environment to work in.

    Cons

    First couple steps up the ladder seem more about putting your time in than actively excelling. Some people tend to work less hours frequently and not receive any punishment. Teams tend to not immediately include you so you occasionally have to find your own work

    Advice to Management

    Try to include new team members in the teams that they are hired onto. Give more options to developers to move to other areas of development.


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  5. reach engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - REACH Engineer in Selma, AL
    Current Employee - REACH Engineer in Selma, AL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Love it here. There is great development and room for moving up the proverbial ladder.

    Cons

    Long hours. Long hours. Long hours. Sub par health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    It would be advantageous to change from Southern swing to dupont cycle.


  6. Helpful (1)

    The company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Region EHS Manager in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Region EHS Manager in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at International Paper

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

    Pros

    Excellent career opportunities, good working environmental, employment advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Management positions usually require relocate away from home plants.

    Advice to Management

    Need to relocate close to home if possible.


  7. Technical & Environmental Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical & Environmental Manager in Maysville, KY
    Former Employee - Technical & Environmental Manager in Maysville, KY

    I worked at International Paper full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great group of Corporate People to work with.

    Cons

    Many times IP requires relocation of the top management once they have acquired their facility.

    Advice to Management

    If you would like to relocate, a wonderful company to work for. A lot of opportunity for advancement.


  8. Resonable company horrible city

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    Former Employee - Developer in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Developer in Memphis, TN

    I worked at International Paper (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IP calls its Technical Support Staff ITCS. I worked for the manufacturing division which is very laid back. We had some general flex time as long as staff was in the office from 7-6. This meant that some of us came in from 6-3 and others 9-6. it was very nice and no questions were ever asked provided you were productive. The company is very respectful and open minded to solutions I had many opportunities to utilize my specialize to create innovative solutions that were out of the box for IP at the time. It isn't the most bleeding edge work in the world, but I found my time there very relaxing unless a critical problem arose and I was always given plenty of compensation for over-time

    This is a great company to work for long term. Lots of movement potential and ability to work all over the world if you move towards management and financials.

    Cons

    IP is a very large very old company. I can't complain enough about the entrenchment that goes on in management. The problem with ITCS is that they are a cost center for the manufacturing decision they work and even though they pretend to have a chain of command I can't count the times a Division manager went around 3 levels of management to talk directly to me about a problem.

    I was always very uncomfortable in this situation, not because I couldn't handle the pressure from engineering, but because I would regularly get told by my own bosses not to directly speak to these individuals. I found the management on my side to over react to small complication instead of seeking advise from those actually aware of the circumstance.

    As a large corp you will be subjected to what ever management buzz course is being forced on your team for the year. Be prepared to enter the world of office space when dealing with them directly. This may be worse now that ITCS has moved across the street from Corp HQ.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to lighten up on a remote work. IP has one of the best VPNs I have ever worked for and when all of our interaction is with production facilities across North and South America your physical location should not matter provided the office is manned. Employees should not feel pressured to be home when they can function from home and provide telecom presence if needed.


  9. Stable place to work and grow

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Large company with many locations to work in.
    Almost all members of leadership started from the bottom and worked their way up.
    They're improving their diversity in leadership and with the male-dominated areas.
    They facilitate mentor-ship and courage career development

    Cons

    International experience is limited to mill locations.
    The Senior leadership team is not very diverse.
    The HR community are disconnected so it's not easy to apply to business units outside of your current one.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

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

    Pros

    Really invest in the people and care about how you feel about the direction of the company

    Cons

    Memphis can be a hard place to live in some areas


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great job long hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

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

    Pros

    If your looking for a career in a company with competitive wages and room for advancement there is definitely opportunity available.

    Cons

    Long hours 7 days a week and it's swing shift. Sometimes you barely get to see your family.

    Advice to Management

    People skills are important in management so every person should be treated with respect



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