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Updated Jun 19, 2014

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3.9 8 reviews

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Smurfit Kappa CEO and Director Gary W. McGann

Gary W. McGann

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Vanilla company to work for, neither bad nor great

    Operations (Current Employee) Forney, TX

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

    ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementReally? 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible Managers

    Coater Operator (Current Employee) Forney, TX

    ProsThe pay is very good.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementA happy employee is much more efficient worker.....

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall is a great place to work

    Finance Controller (Current Employee) Cali, Valle del Cauca (Colombia)

    ProsGood pay, good exposure to management desicions, opportunitiy to grow in the company

    Consold fashion management, slow to make desicions

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove talent conservation

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    Very competitive pay and access to extra hours.

    Machine Mechanic (Former Employee) Nybro, Kalmar (Sweden)

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

    ConsQuality of co-workers very variable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVett people more carefully

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful employer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    ConsNone that I can think of.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Extremely positive

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    ProsType of work
    Management capability
    Opportunity to learn

    ConsMore opportunities for leadership positions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfactory

    Senior Internal Auditor Latin America (Former Employee) Valencia, Carabobo (Venezuela)

    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 Senior Management- 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Things must change, at least in Mexico

    Manager (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo 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 :(

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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