Temple-Inland

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Temple-Inland Reviews

Updated June 21, 2014
Updated June 21, 2014
47 Reviews
3.6
47 Reviews
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  1.  

    Union shop Limited pay.

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    Former Employee - Electrician  in  South River, NJ
    Former Employee - Electrician in South River, NJ

    I worked at Temple-Inland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good safety record. People are good to work with.

    Cons

    if you are low man on in the union you must cover all the vacation of the other union guys too much overtime excessive hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Union needs to scale people to there skill level not just keep them the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A truly horrid company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Structural Designer  in  Minden, LA
    Former Employee - Structural Designer in Minden, LA

    I worked at Temple-Inland full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I needed a job and they had one. When you're in need of a paycheck you can't be choosy. Well, I needed a paycheck so I wasn't choosy.

    Cons

    See above, it's much easier to discuss what the benefits were and assume all else was a con. Working for Inland was a pleasure much in the same way herpes isn't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company has been acquired so there isn't really much to say here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Temple-Inland

    Pros

    None - hard to work there

    Cons

    Distracting
     hard to work there

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  5.  

    Great Pay Self-Centered Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Crawfordsville, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crawfordsville, IN

    I worked at Temple-Inland

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits were great, schedule allowed a lot of time off, earned every bit of time off. Overtime could usually be had when needed.

    Cons

    Everything not in pros. Long hrs., expected machines to be ran at top rating of machine for entire 12 hr shift, machine maintnance not kept up-not do to maintnance men, just greed. Employees in fear of losing their jobs everyday, no consistant training, between shifts or jobs, supervisors tend to put their downfalls on employees at any cost, their in fear of their jobs all the time and are treated poorly, run as fast as you can but stay safe, pretty pathetic approach to safety, if you do get hurt, kiss your job goodbye, it's your fault no matter what. Have a heart attack that's ok, we just want to know when you'll be back. Decisions made by an etch a sketch. Employee who are lazy but are good butt kisser are kept and the hard workers are ran into the ground and quit or are let go with no just cause.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter now, ran your business in the ground, made your fat cash, now employees are worried about keeping their jobs through the buy out process. Should've listened to the people working for you (on the floors) but that would've required more than just looking at your bottom line and your salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, great employees

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Austin, TX

    I worked at Temple-Inland full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Talented employees, good compensation and benefits

    Cons

    Company sold, limited advancement opportunities

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    MoHighly negative s

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Temple-Inland full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pays well and that's about it.

    Cons

    Highly negative atmosphere, biased and lord knows don't get hurt or they'll turn on you like a pack of hungry wolves. encourages employees to not seek medical care if hurt at work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the difference between hard work with a desire to achieve and self selling narcissism. Value your employees and stop going around safety.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    The plant was very poorly operated.

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    Former Employee - Temporary  in  Fenton, MO
    Former Employee - Temporary in Fenton, MO

    I worked at Temple-Inland as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The compensation was competitive. The company was closed on most holidays, and offered holiday pay if not.

    Cons

    The plant was poorly operated and the employees needs, and/or issues were never dealt with by management. Issues were never solved at the root of the problem, rather at the end of the process. Weekends were often required. The incorrect employees were blamed for problems/issues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The work isn't bad but the atmosphere will run you in the ground

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic  in  Lexington, SC
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Lexington, SC

    I worked at Temple-Inland

    Pros

    Interesting work and you can learn alot working in the corrugate industry. Many different aspects of maintenance in a box plant.

    Cons

    This plant is very poorly managed. The management doesn't believe in continuous training in maintenance because if they train you, you will leave to go somewhere else. Also this has got to be the most negative and depressing places ever as far as employees absolutely hate working there but can't go anywhere else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be better listeners of your employees and treat them with respect and praise them when they do a good job. Also don't talk down to your supervisors in front of the workers like your the greatest thing since sliced bread and never make a mistake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Be very careful working for this Company

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Carol Stream, IL

    I worked at Temple-Inland

    Pros

    Above average pay, and the employees non- management are nice people

    Cons

    Lock step sales techniques. Prospects and Targets, even if they are bogus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    This place has nothing to do with normal work procedures. They are constantly hiring and quickly dismissed employees.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Temple-Inland

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Management really does not care to give their emloyees a break " Just work " but don't pass out ! Some of the Supervisiors know absolutly nothing how to talk or even how to treat employees just yelling and screaming if they don't work faster or create the work because they are overloadet with work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with new hiring employees to give the employee a real opporturnity for learning something for one position not just like the main thing the emloyee does something. Some of the processing areas does need more employees to help each other not just for a while but constantly that you really can have a break, that you really know what you are doing without running and jumping just to get my work done and then you have hurt yourself. Another point is, it makes no sense to go everything must quickly just things to avoid such errors from being made there again but never improves, to much waste of material and reworking but no one wants to improve something that is a shame for the time in which we live now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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