Smurfit Kappa

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Smurfit Kappa Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
8 Reviews
3.8
8 Reviews
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Smurfit Kappa CEO and Director Gary W. McGann
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  1.  

    Vanilla company to work for, neither bad nor great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations  in  Forney, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in Forney, TX

    I have been working at Smurfit Kappa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fair pay, fair benefits, fairly professional management, stable employment

    Cons

    It's a job. What? You want me to tell you they are horrible task masters that are idiots and what not? Grow up. This place isn't unlike anywhere else. If you suffer an anti-social disorder then of course you will hate it like the 24 other jobs you'll hold throughout life. If you realize it's called "work" because it isn't fun, like anywhere else, you'll do fine with this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really? Who actually thinks what you write here is going to make any difference at your workplace. As if the CEO of your company is going to kick open the door to your office and say "I just read some rant on the Internet about our company and I'm going to change everything about how I treat our employees!" Bottom line, these guys do a fair job running things here and unless you are truly self-entitled, you won't have any problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Horrible Managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coater Operator  in  Forney, TX
    Current Employee - Coater Operator in Forney, TX

    I have been working at Smurfit Kappa full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The pay is very good.

    Cons

    Management is not consistent with any of their decisions. The managers do not care about the low level employees AT ALL!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A happy employee is much more efficient worker.....

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Mills division plant controller at smurfit kappa group - Colombia

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plant Controller  in  Cali, Valle del Cauca (Colombia)
    Current Employee - Plant Controller in Cali, Valle del Cauca (Colombia)

    I have been working at Smurfit Kappa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    opportunity to develop a career within organization. Good pay

    Cons

    Very long day hours, little life-work balance consideration

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on improving work-life balance taking into consideration employees opinions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Very competitive pay and access to extra hours.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Mechanic  in  Nybro, Kalmar (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Machine Mechanic in Nybro, Kalmar (Sweden)

    I worked at Smurfit Kappa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, especially for a factory, not to mention the extra hours usually available.

    Cons

    Quality of co-workers very variable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vett people more carefully

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful employer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Smurfit Kappa full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Large scope for projects, friendly work atmosphere, delicious lunches. They are attentive to your personal and professional development.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Extremely positive

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Smurfit Kappa

    Pros

    Type of work
    Management capability
    Opportunity to learn

    Cons

    More opportunities for leadership positions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Satisfactory

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Internal Auditor Latin America  in  Valencia, Carabobo (Venezuela)
    Former Employee - Senior Internal Auditor Latin America in Valencia, Carabobo (Venezuela)

    I worked at Smurfit Kappa

    Pros

    - Very good salary and benefits compared with the industry
    - High-tech oriented
    - Nice place to work
    -Senior managers and middle managers want to to do a good job
    - Very flexible hours

    Cons

    - Some senior managers does not interact with regular employees
    - Some seniors managers do not appreciate the internal audit work
    - Bureaucracy at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be more open and friendly to the employees, there is so much talent in the company and many times is not appreciated as it should be.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Things must change, at least in Mexico

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

    I have been working at Smurfit Kappa

    Pros

    Salaries are above average and benefits are so good, I feel freat with this compensation. But satidfaction is not only money.

    Cons

    Ledership is old fashioned, not a saving costs culture, bad comunication inside the organization, Mexican Operations are not going well because of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To change the way they do management, look outside the company and learn from success stories, For top management it would be useful to come to Mexico and analize the way things are being done regarding leadership, we have managers that do not have essential knowledge of being a good actual manager :(

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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