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Appvion Reviews

Updated Oct 18, 2019

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2.4
23%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
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Appvion CEO  George Wurtz  (no image)
George Wurtz
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "good pay benefits 401k match 6%(in 5 reviews)

  • "Really good people on the shop floor making the product, Many have been here for 20-30 years(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "The paper industry as a whole is not doing that well(in 4 reviews)

  • "(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Many great reasons to work here"

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    Current Employee - 10+ Yrs in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Appvion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Appreciate that we have "dress for your day", summer hours/flexible hours Very good pay Great people to work with Opportunities for growth New management cares for the employees, open to new ideas and willing to listen Been here for 10+ years for a reason...I believe in this company!

    Cons

    There are none I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. I appreciate Appvion and all the opportunities put forth for us employees.

    Appvion2019-10-03
  2. "Production line"

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    Former Employee - Production Line Worker 

    I worked at Appvion full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for the job

    Cons

    Working rotating schedule can be difficult

    Appvion2019-10-18
  3. "Not a good place"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Appvion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It’s a job that pays

    Cons

    Morale is at an all time low and management does not care. Turnover rate is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Show some respect and care for your employees

    Appvion2019-09-27
  4. "Was a great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appvion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employees - work family was awesome Good pay Benefits OK

    Cons

    Health insurance was expensive Bankruptcy/reorganization was difficult Loss of employee stock during bankruptcy - really tough to take losing so much Downsizing of employees occurred multiple times

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they have ideas on how to grow the company.

    Appvion2019-08-02
  5. "A company with soul"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Sourcing Manager in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appvion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Caring culture, innovative, high quality

    Cons

    Unfortunately debt caused their bankruptcy. But that is behind them now.

    Appvion2019-06-29
  6. "We were once a leader in the industry"

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    Former Employee - Operations Leader in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Appvion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Company used to have a great family feel to it, everyone looked out for one another and then with the filing of Chapter 11 it kind of became every man for themselves. Safety has taken an improvement over the years but with so many distractions it sometimes falters.

    Cons

    Poor leadership, machines shutting down, no updates to equipment. Poor attitudes at the floor level, people seemed to have given up and don't get that less is more in the industry these days and feel that they deserve their cake and cookies daily.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who do good things and don't hang onto those who don't know the business.

    Appvion2019-04-12
  7. "Look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Appvion full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay, four other required words.

    Cons

    Management - from the tippy top to the dirt floor bottom- is utterly incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that there is a reason the turn-over rate (salary and hourly) is so high. A decent wage can't overcome being mistreated, mismanaged, and misaligned with real life values.

    Appvion2019-04-23
  8. "Rebuilding"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Appvion full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very team orientated, several coworkers are always willing to lend a hand when needed

    Cons

    went through chapter 11 and massive office downsizing. Moral is very low as uncertainty of companies future is on everyone's minds

    Advice to Management

    Try to invigorate and motive staff as moral is low

    Appvion2018-11-27
  9. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Appvion full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people become family. They look out for you

    Cons

    Downsizing Just came out of bankruptcy and most of the benefits and perks of working here are gone. New leadership looks out for themselves Cuts made constantly and job security is non existant

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff. Be honest. Be forward. Stop being so cliquee

    Appvion2018-10-04
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Appvion is History"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Appleton, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Appvion full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Really good people on the shop floor making the product, Many have been here for 20-30 years.

    Cons

    Management is poor. Have seen many mgrs. ran out because they don't fit in the "closed society" they have created. Some good ones were ran out due to core group being intimidated and unwilling to listen the necessary changes that should have been made years ago. Benfits are marginal.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately many Executives have taken their retirement packages and left Appvion in shambles. Give back the employees money and retirement.

    Appvion2018-09-06
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