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WestRock Overview

Atlanta, GA
10000+ employees
2015
Company - Public (WRK)
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$10+ billion (USD) per year
WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations ... Read more

Mission: At WestRock, we provide packaging solutions designed to give our customers a winning edge in the global marketplace. We partner closely with them to deliver the best value on everything from paperboard used for a wide variety of packaging and shipping containers to specialty ... Read more

Company Updates

  • WestRock is proud to announce that we have been named by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” for the third consecutive year. WestRock ranks second among packaging and container companies, up two spots from last year. This year’s honor comes with high rankings for social responsibility, innovation, quality of products and services and global competitiveness.

    Check out WestRock’s ranking here http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQUwz

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WestRock – Why Work For Us?


Real value doesn't come from a supplier. It comes from a partner.

We’re more than a supplier. WestRock has a long history of entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation. That history includes game-changing developments in papermaking, packaging design, and retail solutions, as well as strategically building and strengthening our company's capabilities. We believe that Packaging Matters™ in building trust, influencing purchasing, and educating consumers, and we apply that belief to every project.

With operations around the world and cross-industry expertise, we help brands win across the board by providing an unbeatable portfolio of paper and packaging products.


Share in our success.

Employing talented people is key to WestRock’s global success. We partner closely with our customers, approaching each new challenge with a market-focused, consumer-centric strategy that encourages creative thinking and innovation.

Focusing on our customers’ success gives us plenty of opportunities to develop our own careers along the way. Start your WestRock career search today.
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WestRock does NOT use email or instant messaging to conduct job interviews or request personal financial information from applicants. Nor do we send checks to prospective employees for the purchase of equipment. Please read our Employment Fraud page for more information on how to identify a real WestRock employment offer.

There are unscrupulous individuals perpetrating employment scams wherein they post fictitious jobs on the internet, or contact individuals who have posted resumes on job sites, in an attempt to solicit personal information or money from unsuspecting applicants. If you suspect you have been victimized by an employment scam we recommend that you contact the appropriate law enforcement or consumer protection agency.

A world of opportunity.
We provide end-to-end packaging solutions and services. And with more than 250 global locations, WestRock offers a wide variety of career paths. Whether you’re in engineering or manufacturing, sales or safety, finance or IT, you can find a challenging, rewarding position on one of our teams.

Maintenance & Technical Service

These teams service everything from a printing press and die cutters to giant papermaking machines and biomass boilers and keep our equipment running safely and efficiently.

Production & Manufacturing

From Shanghai, China, to Jacksonville, Florida, the team members who work in our production facilities ensure that our customers get the quality, consistency and responsiveness they deserve.

Engineering

Whether they are creating a paperboard solution for wet conditions or designing an invisible dip tube, our engineers use their technical skills to solve our customers’ challenges.

Supply Chain / Procurement / Logistics

These teams serve on the frontline of our business, optimizing the flow of materials and services to align our operations with our customers’ schedules and budgets.


Sales

Our sales professionals use their broad market knowledge, technical savvy and consumer insights to enhance the strength of our customers’ brands.


Lean Six Sigma / Quality / Safety

These roles are central to our commitment to manufacture and deliver WestRock solutions flawlessly and safely and have been key to our success.



With such an expansive operation, we can offer you a challenging and rewarding career track. We provide long-term opportunities for any stage of your career, including internships and co-ops and early career planning. WestRock is committed to creating a diverse workforce and inclusive culture where co-workers work together to achieve great things.

We have opportunities in:

  • Production & Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Supply Chain / Procurement / Logistics
  • Sales
  • Maintenance & Technical Service
  • Lean Six Sigma / Quality / Safety


Why work for us?

Our Core Values—Integrity, Respect, Accountability, and Excellence—are the foundation of our success and provide a framework for how we do business. They’re a point of pride for our co-workers and a promise of performance for our customers and investors.

At WestRock, we connect people. Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide shared communities that encourage personal and professional development, networking, community outreach and support our business objectives. By connecting employees from different levels, departments and locations, business connections are made that ultimately enhance productivity and support the company's vision. 

WestRock believes in giving back to the communities where our employees live, work, and play. The WestRock Foundation plays an important role in engaging communities, involving employees, and supporting areas of special interest to the company to help shape positive change. In addition to providing grants to organizations that align with our areas of focus, the WestRock Foundation provides volunteer service grants, encouraging employees to roll-up their sleeves and give back to local organizations.

We also believe in taking care of our employees in a time of need. Our Employee Relief Fund provides financial assistance to employees who have suffered a hardship due to natural or man-made disaster. Since its creation in 2005, the fund has raised more than $1.4 million, with more than 60% coming directly from WestRock employees. The Employee Relief Fund has provided almost $1.2 million in grants to more than 570 employees.

https://www.westrock.com/careers

WestRock Reviews

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    "Excellent Place to Work - Lots of Advancement"

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    I have been working at WestRock full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Leadership from the new General Manager. He's really working to change the culture from the previous failed administration. There are programs in place that are focused on continuous improvement and making the company better all-around.

    Cons

    The plant is located in the middle of nowhere. Many of the employees end up driving from nearby large cities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Your change in culture is noticeable.

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WestRock Photos

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WestRock Interviews

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at WestRock.

    Interview

    They usually hire only at a 3-4 B-Schools. Three rounds. The first is on campus, one or two 30 mins behavioral plus tell me about yourself sort of questions. The second round consisted of 3-4 interviews at the office, 1 hour each, including an interview with a psychologist. In addition to that had to go through a team exercise with other candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • Regular questions on leadership.   1 Answer
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WestRock Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

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