International Paper Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Outside Sales for xpedx, an International Paper Company

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    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - OUTSIDE SALES in Hayward, CA

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Growth Potential, awards for attaining goals, great products to represent

    Cons

    working with the internal processes to move things forward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to just let the sales rep be outside and sell

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Average experience

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Engineering in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Big company, tends to offer security, good corporate structure

    Cons

    Too big, in fighting - executives try to look good at the risk of other internal businesses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Common goal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. repair man

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    very good pay and benifits

    Cons

    Not easy to advance at this place

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider training and growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. International Paper Reliability Engineering Intern

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    Former Intern - Reliability Engineer in Ticonderoga, NY
    Former Intern - Reliability Engineer in Ticonderoga, NY

    I worked at International Paper as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great mix of hands on and desk work
    - Fantastic Boss
    - High salary for intern

    Cons

    - Location, middle of nowhere NY
    - Union workers not the friendliest
    - Dying Business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Nice place to work but management is bad

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Aurora, IL

    I worked at International Paper full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Money is the best reason to work here

    Cons

    Management is all about the rates and money and doesnt care about family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees and try to adjust policy.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Good money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    Not a bad job really.

    Cons

    Alot of overtime dont make sense when mostly everyone is on 12 hour shifts

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company, needs more diversity at mid-, and senior executive levels

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Paper (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    IP has numerous opportunities if you are willing to move and can adapt to living in smaller, rural locations. The Memphis headquarters provides a broad range of jobs and young professionals with drive will typically excel and be recognized. Compensation is above average for the industry.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is still an issue, though it improved over the time I worked there. Career paths are relatively specific and those who do not get experience in manufacturing, may find it hard to advance to senior levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to add diversity within your ranks - more women at senior levels is a must.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    I'm a maintenance mechanic, been here 14 years and I still love this job!

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic (Millwright) in Riegelwood, NC
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic (Millwright) in Riegelwood, NC

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great money!, hourly, overtime and profit sharing. NEVER hassled about time off EVER! Lots of additional trade training. My opinion and experience counts. They have an excellent safety program and they take safety very seriously. Everyone is equal, you can talk to anyone from supervisors and area managers all the way up to the mill manager anytime about anything. I like the atmosphere, it's laid back when things are going good and serious and challenging when they aren't.

    Cons

    Typical stuff like lack of communication, why don't they fix this or that, nothing to lose sleep over. I can't think of anything that would make me want to seek another job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    What a joke

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockford, IL

    I worked at International Paper full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    decent pay not much else

    Cons

    everyone related back stabbing for no reason if you don't kiss up to boss you have no rights

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire some different people that are not relatives of yours

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Good people, long hours!

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Augusta, GA

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    For the most part, the people are the best part about the job. Salaries are pretty decent.

    Cons

    Long hours expected for salary positions. Weekend duty required in most cases on a 5-6 week rotation (working Sat. And Sunday). Insurance is terrible compared to any I have had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work towards better work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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