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Updated February 14, 2017
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  1. "Lead operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DS Smith full-time

    Pros

    Busy place with no lay offs and OT

    Cons

    Bad management not supporting leads


  2. Helpful (2)

    "HORRIBLE COMPANY. DON'T GET ATTRACTED TO THE PACKAGE"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Specialist in Bolingbrook, IL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DS Smith full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Standard market compensation and salary, travel, opportunity to grow, health and dental insurance, nothing else really, diverse staff, social coworkers

    Cons

    HORRIBLE work/life balance, too much politics, toxic staff and coworkers, HR is very biased and always secretive.. marketing department had 6 people come and go in one year (2016) for the same positions. There is one person in the marketing department that everyone hates. They make your life hell, super unorganized, don't know how to prioritize, will waste time on stupid things and then ask you to stay after hours to complete the work.. management keeps talking crap about other people with their own employees (how stupid). there are two marketing roles.. both roles do stupid kiddish work that even high schoolers can do. you don't learn anything at all. The management in the marketing department literally throws her phone on the table and the floor when they are angry. They use swear words for their coworkers and counterparts. They reveal secrets of other people in other department in anger and are always in the worst mood ever. You will never see a smile on their face. Has a horrrrrrible work life balance and expects the same from you.

    Advice to Management

    Hire employees, not slaves.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible horrible management"

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

    I worked at DS Smith full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some growth potential, apparently you can travel on he job but don't even depend on that happening because it probably won't.

    Cons

    Management is terrible, false promises in terms of job environment, staff is very under appreciated and the work environment is unprofessional. You guys have a lot of work to do if you want your company to flourish. Despicable.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect. You can't expect motivation on the employees end if you don't address concerns to them. Very very unprofessional HR and management.


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  5. "quality engineer"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Germany, GA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Germany, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at DS Smith full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    soft skills, nice team, ok

    Cons

    small salary, bad management, bad investment

    Advice to Management

    invest in people


  6. Helpful (1)

    "RATE A COMPANY"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Romeo, IL
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Romeo, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Clean air conditioned in summer heat in winter

    Cons

    Management everyone wants to be the boss

    Advice to Management

    Start over with the people that has been hired


  7. "Easy job only frustrated by people's attitudes"

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    Current Employee - Multi Skilled Operative in Willenhall, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Multi Skilled Operative in Willenhall, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DS Smith full-time

    Pros

    Excellent salary, safe working environment and a good bunch of blokes to work with on the yard

    Cons

    Long and awkward hours and there is no real chance of progression within the company to get to any level than what you are

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your work force


  8. "you better have a good network"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brussels (Belgium)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ambitious and fast growing company.
    Traveling around Europe and meet great factory people
    there are a lot of passionate people

    Cons

    too much politic involved.
    employees not really listened
    hard to evolve (except with the right contact)


  9. "Internal Sales"

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

    I have been working at DS Smith full-time

    Pros

    Best corrugated company in Europe with great possibility to improve yourself.

    Cons

    Obsessed with internal questioning, targeting, trackers...


  10. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Livingston, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Livingston, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for learning and developing. They have fantastic values and encouraging you to go above and beyond. Highly recommended

    Cons

    Not sure there are any to mention. I find the work life balance and people i work with very supportive.

    Advice to Management

    Most of us are here to do the best we can and it's up to you to help us achieve that.


  11. "RSM"

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    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - National Sales Manager in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DS Smith full-time

    Pros

    Really excellent company for training support and salary

    Cons

    No promotion opportunities in the recycling division of the company

    Advice to Management

    Carry on support but try and open more opportunities please



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