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Caraustar Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  1. "Messy but pays well"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Caraustar full-time

    Pros

    There was a high turnover so there was plenty of opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    Your basically working in garbage.


  2. "Business Developer"

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    Former Employee - Sales Development
    Former Employee - Sales Development
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caraustar full-time

    Pros

    Good Pay, interesting product, environmental story to tell.

    Cons

    Micro Managers, systems are cumbersome, lock step in a sales technique that has some merit but can come off abrasive, over kill on meetings and sales training, they psycho analysis each other and the customer.

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on providing, a good product, ship on time and complete, concentrate on customer delight, not on what you can get away with.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austell, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austell, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Caraustar full-time

    Pros

    I have no pros for working at this company

    Cons

    This was absolutely the worst company I have ever worked for. If they are recruiting you, RUN in the opposite direction. They have absolutely no processes, SOPs, or any type of structure in place. Safety and Quality are a joke and they care absolutely nothing about you.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and start over


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caraustar full-time

    Pros

    Team Oriented and fun work environment

    Cons

    Downsizing has cost me my job

    Advice to Management

    invest in more assets


  5. "Shipping and receiving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Caraustar full-time

    Pros

    Pays good and good benefits

    Cons

    Bad management not employ frendly

    Advice to Management

    Equal pay in all departments


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austell, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austell, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caraustar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work with great people in a supportive and collaborative environment. Very competitive pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Not as much in-house training opportunities compared to very large companies, but have been able to get some outside training.


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    "Opportunties"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caraustar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities to grow your career and to gain new skills. The people are great and direct management is always willing to help and listen.

    Cons

    Sometimes the higher you are in an organization the less connected you are with your people.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caraustar full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn how to work hard and how to manage people if you work your way up.

    Cons

    I hated every minute of it. The supervisor and boss always had problems with everyone around and made life miserable. I only stayed as long as I did because the job market was terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Pull the stick out of your butt and start treating your employees with some dignity. Maybe if you stopped talking down to them constantly, you might get some decent work out of them.


  9. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Operator in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Non at all, all you can do is just simply try to learn something new and get a little experience for a better job

    Cons

    Everything long hours under paid and under appreciated your just another number could care less about you or your personal life and work balance

    Advice to Management

    Completely get rid of the horrible management


  10. "Management sucks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caraustar full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and all the overtime you want

    Cons

    1 day off, rotating shifts, management is laughable.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting the fallout of your decisions onto hourly personnel


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