Temple-Inland

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Temple-Inland Reviews

47 Reviews
3.6
47 Reviews
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Doyle R. Simons
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  1.  

    Great company...too bad its gone!

    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Temple-Inland part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great opportunity for learning, good working environment, good compensation

    Cons

    company sold, employees given limited severance

  2.  

    Temple Inland

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Temple-Inland full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are NONE, they were bought by International Paper

    Cons

    Oppressive Upper Management Style with little regard for people. Doyle was only there to make the company attractive for sale and was successful in that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None needed, they got their corporate buyouts and have left the rest of us to try to be employed by International Paper

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Sad to see it go

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Innovative for an old industry

    Cons

    Senior management did not listen to the field

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A now - Company was acquired by International Paper in 2012

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I would say it been a learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bogalusa, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bogalusa, LA

    I have been working at Temple-Inland

    Pros

    For this area best job around as for as pay but should be better

    Cons

    Not fixing nothing in the mill

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Diboll, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Diboll, TX

    I worked at Temple-Inland

    Pros

    Family environment, great company that rewards hard work

    Cons

    Location of some of the facilities

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Okay place to work, not enough opportunities for advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Temple-Inland

    Pros

    They are open to needed time off and provide decent benefits. I also think the office location is very convenient

    Cons

    Upper management can be very harsh with the working personnel and fail to show respect to those that do the heavy lifting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so harsh even though its obvious you think you know everything. This comment is directed at operations management as well as corporate management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Be very careful working for this Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Very conservative environment, but overall good place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Temple-Inland

    Pros

    -the corporate office is in a great location
    -good people to work with
    -work life balance
    -opportunity for professional development

    Cons

    -not a very dynamic
    -not much opportunity for advancement
    -management does not offer feedback consistently
    -communication from the top down is lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Given the nature of the business it is difficult to change how dynamic the business is, but the other cons listed could be addressed.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Pay Self-Centered Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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