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Lake Forest, IL
10000+ employees
1999
Company - Public (PKG)
Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
It pays to know how to box. Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) -- the fifth largest in the US -- produces 2-plus million tons of containerboard annually, most of which is converted into corrugated boxes. PCA mills also churn out some 1.5 million tons of kraft linerboard and ... Read more

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PCA CEO and Director Mark W. Kowlzan
Mark W. Kowlzan
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  • "Glue operator"

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    Former Employee - Glue Machine Operator in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Glue Machine Operator in Salt Lake City, UT
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    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. A lot of over time. Ability to move up in the company. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Having to work a shift you don't like. They don't really give you days off so it's easy to point out and get fired. Starting pay.

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PCA Interviews

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    Systems Analyst Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PCA.

    Interview

    There were 3 different interviews. The first was on the phone, the second was in person with 5 different people and a skills test, and the third was with the head of the department.

    Interview Questions

    • Technical questions meant for those in the industry for 10 + years and far to complex for a entry level position   Answer Question
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PCA Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

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