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Caraustar Reviews

Updated January 10, 2017
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Michael C. (Mike) Patton
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  1. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Company with growth and pains"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "It is what it is."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kernersville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kernersville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company in a stable industry.

    Cons

    No room for advancement or promotion.


  4. "Management sucks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "There are opportunities if...."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caraustar full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You have a 4yr degree, and have no clue about the business.

    Cons

    2yr degree means you are not management material. You will be overlooked even if you know the business and a hard worker.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the union and stop micro managing.


  6. "flat growth opportunity"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pride in customers that we did business with

    Cons

    company not progressive and is being left behind...chapter 11 and downsizing...unrealistic expectations

    Advice to Management

    treat others with respect and do not micro-manage


  7. "Not the same company that it used to be."

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation and benefits. One of the few employers in metro atlanta located in the suburbs with much better traffic than average.

    Cons

    Used to be a place that felt like a family. The new leadership put in place several years back was the beginning of the end. Sr. management is concerned with what is best for the individual and not the best for the team/company as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication among divisions, departments and all levels of employment. Do the right thing and strive to retain the best people.


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