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Caraustar Reviews

Updated April 11, 2017
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  1. "ask questions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Austell, GA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Austell, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great benefits the pay is very reasonable when permenant

    Cons

    miscommunication with from the top of the leadership to employees

    Advice to Management

    please communicate with your employees


  2. "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


  3. "Production Scheduler / Admin Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Scheduler in Taylors, SC
    Current Employee - Production Scheduler in Taylors, SC
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Close to home. Good pay

    Cons

    Current local management. Don't know all their people

    Advice to Management

    Know all your employee s' abilities


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Run away!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The only pro for this job was the pay rate

    Cons

    Very hot, stressful, some days no breaks during your 12 hour shift. Having to rotate between days and nights every 2 weeks. Very poor management, very old and dangerous equipment..


  6. "Labor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mobile, AL

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

    Pros

    Job is really hot an fun

    Cons

    The sun is really hot


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Riverdale, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Riverdale, GA

    I worked at Caraustar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good location. Some co workers were nice.

    Cons

    Company needs to be more outgoing. I was very uncomfortable. Some management were very unprofessional. Management will not train.

    Advice to Management

    If you want your employees to succeed help them.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Would consider working for Caraustar a stepping stone towards a career position."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teamleader in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Teamleader in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Caraustar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn corporate performance driven policies and structure. Safety is a top priority within the corporate structure. Hourly positions pay well. Open door policy with administrative personnel.

    Cons

    Expect to wear many hats and face daily challenges. Company was acquired by a group of investors. Megamations and JD Edwards do not mix well under the hood of this infrastructure.

    Advice to Management

    Remember you are only as good as the people making your product. Do let short sightedness drive away your talented work force.


  9. "Tama Paperboard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tama, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tama, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Caraustar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working for Caraustar at the Tama Paperboard location will help one to appreciate a job with any other company much more.

    Cons

    When owned by Tenneco (Packaging Corporation of America) this was a respected place to work. The purchase of the plant by Caraustar set the management talent level and management philosophy back by at least 35 years.
    If one is considering working for this company, there are several far better places to work (based on pay, treatment of employees, and employee safety) in town such as the beef packing plant, casino, and convenience stores.

    Advice to Management

    The plant makes the entire town reek from the putrid stench of hydrogen sulfide gas because the company is too cheap to spend ~$100 per day to fix the issue.


  10. "Company with growth and pains"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Coordinator in Logan, OH
    Former Employee - Maintenance Coordinator in Logan, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Caraustar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good regional plant managers, and excellent hourly employees...

    Cons

    Growing too fast, no sense of planning, and direction. Major Issues at plant levels... Not willing to listen and adverse to Management of Change.

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your new talent or you will be unfortunately you will not keep top talent.


  11. "Finishing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finishing Lead in Randleman, NC
    Current Employee - Finishing Lead in Randleman, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People and Management, everyone look out for each other and if you know what you are doing walking into the door they accept your help.

    Cons

    Older Machinery which puts us at a somewhat disadvantage to our competitors. But we have our niche and work it well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the moral ethics of the place.


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