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DS Smith Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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Found 87 reviews

3.2
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62%
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74%
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DS Smith CEO Miles Roberts
Miles Roberts
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay , job very easy work ,lot of skills to learn(in 3 reviews)

  • "Traveling around Europe and meet great factory people(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Employer"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Invests in improvements and their employees. Leadership does a great job

    Cons

    New to the North American market

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

    DS Smith2019-04-23
  2. "Life as a developer"

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    Current Employee - Remote Developer in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work From Home, flexible hours, good team, manage own time

    Cons

    isolating, no company perks, benefits are low, pay reviews

    Advice to Management

    Employee get together should be considered

    DS Smith2019-05-07
  3. "Just start working here"

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    Current Employee - Stacker in Reading, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DS Smith full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It a friendly place to work and it a fast moving environment

    Cons

    The only thing that bad. Is we only get 1 break

    DS Smith2019-02-05
  4. "Good company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at DS Smith full-time

      Pros

      Good people to work with, easy job.

      Cons

      Loud environment and boss is demanding

      DS Smith2018-09-27
    • "Good job only thing is temps get treated like slaves"

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      Current Employee - Temporary Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at DS Smith

      Pros

      Good pay , job very easy work ,lot of skills to learn

      Cons

      Time goes very slow temp to hire positions is defined to the company as when we need you u can come in

      Advice to Management

      For temps to hire positions i felt like if the company was in need of people to fill in positions they should give the temps that opportunity to finish there assessment as a temp and start the hiring process if they are interested not tell them to go home .. temp to hire to me means I need max amount of people to fill these positions up let's see how they work and if were interested you'll stay if not tell them sorry...

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      DS Smith2018-10-02
    • "No care for workers"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at DS Smith full-time

      Pros

      Good pay. Benefits. Lots of overtime.

      Cons

      Not worried about how the employees feel

      Advice to Management

      Remember that employees are humans not machines

      DS Smith2018-07-25
    • "Intern"

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      Former Employee - Intern in Romeoville, IL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at DS Smith full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good Company to work for

      Cons

      I cannot see anything bad

      DS Smith2018-06-15
    • "Low pay."

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      Current Employee - Hand Assembly Lead in Greeneville, TN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at DS Smith full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great first job. If over time is your thing you will enjoy this job.

      Cons

      Low pay for the job requirements and expectations. Poor communication. Too politically correct.

      Advice to Management

      Increase pay rate. Or lower expectations.

      DS Smith2018-06-07
    • "Packer"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at DS Smith part-time

        Pros

        I love the people and the company.

        Cons

        The film on the bags or the dust from in the work area, made people itch.

        DS Smith2018-06-06
      • Helpful (1)

        "Missing people with motivation"

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        Current Employee - Sales in Netherlands, MO
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at DS Smith full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Great opportunity to grow, fast groing company.

        Cons

        Bad management, no motivation, no clearity on how to work, everybody is pointing vingers to someone else, costumer is often not important, missing ownership on every level in the company, all about the numbers, not the co workers, lack of good and updated training material, company is growing to fast with to many old co workers who are not capable or flexible anymore, you only get things done if you are friends with the...

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        Advice to Management

        Dont put co workers on spots where they dont belong, only becouse you respect the person. There are to many co workers in functions where thry are not trained for or not capable in doing so. Please go for more quality rather than becouse he/she is working here for so long or becouse the person is nice! The company is in great need of more co workers, younger co workers and trained for the job co workers in all levels...

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        DS Smith2018-02-16
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