PCA Reviews

Updated April 6, 2015
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  1. Solid Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineer Intern in Valdosta, GA
    Former Intern - Engineer Intern in Valdosta, GA

    I worked at PCA as an intern

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

    Pros

    Positions across the board were very stable. Working environment was far better than average and interns/co-ops had the opportunity to work on interesting projects if in the right department (Technical Dept. for myself).

    Cons

    Engineering work for many talented full-time engineers involves less technical skills and more management of hourly employees.

  2. Learned a ton in a short amount of time.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Packaging Design in Plymouth, MI
    Current Intern - Packaging Design in Plymouth, MI

    I have been working at PCA as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone in the office was very nice and willing to help me when I needed it. I learned a ton about the corrugated packaging industry and what goes into developing expendable export packs for specific applications. I enjoyed my time at PCA.

    Cons

    Can be slow sometimes, although you can find work if you put in the extra effort of asking for something to do.

  3. not good to the employees most of time

    Former Employee - Operastor
    Former Employee - Operastor

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    alot of work most days

    Cons

    management does not care about the peoples cpncerns

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  5. Our company was bought by PCA

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PCA

    Pros

    Salary remained the same when purchased.

    Cons

    Information Technology was not up to date. Communications were very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Become more current with Technology.

  6. Small, but quickly growing company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Counce, TN
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Counce, TN

    I worked at PCA full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    This company is very smart with their investments and the way they treat their employees. Over the years they have accrued little debt, and as a result have grown very well in the past few years. Employees are given great opportunities for advancement while providing well balanced management.

    Cons

    The locations of most of their mills are in small, rural towns that some potential employees may not find agreeable.

    Advice to Management

    Recruit younger people willing to live in small towns, or ones that already have families.

  7. great place to be

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Industrial Design Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Industrial Design Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at PCA as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    its gets kind of boring sometimes

    Cons

    This industry job security is great if thats what you are looking for. Packaging is always going to be around in the future never have to worry about any uncertainties.

  8. PCA was very generous with it's employees through financial compensation and very good benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Manager
    Former Employee - Design Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Corporate PCA had benevolent oversight of the local facilitities. But those local facilities had the flexibility to optimize their unique strengths and talents. Having fifty plus offices, there was always a plant best suited for any customer.

    Cons

    The employee-chemistry was crucial, for the effectiveness of the independence of all the separate plants.

    Advice to Management

    It is 'business first'; keep a clear perspective.

  9. quick and easy to make money

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Valet in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Valet in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    all you do is drive cars

    Cons

    no room for opportunity

  10. PCA is now lost in the integration shuffle.

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

    I have been working at PCA full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Growing company (as a result of the recent acquisition of Boise, Inc.). Long-tenured employees who are incredibly loyal to the company.

    Cons

    Growing company with long-tenured employees who are out of their element trying to manage the integration with Boise. Communication has gotten very poor.

    Advice to Management

    Remember management 101 basic - people want to know what's in it for them and why things are happening the way they are happening. Communication will be the key to either your success or failure with this endeavor. So far...there is room for much improvement.

  11. Compensation program worst in industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    There is no reason to work for PCA

    Cons

    Terrible compensation program, absolutely the worst, no reason to work for this company when any other company is available and better to work for

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