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"Union organized company that overworks the technicians and creates a hostile work environment."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perry, FL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Perry, FL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Buckeye Technologies full-time

Pros

It is a fairly easy job if you can get along with the people. The hardest part is understanding that you can't make everyone happy.

Cons

It is a very hostile work environment with many irritable people. Technicians work seven consecutive work days with short breaks in-between shift rotations. They work several 12 hour days as well. Some technicians want the overtime, but they end up sleeping on the job and becoming irritable at work. Once a month, there is a five day break but it is cut short to adjust to a new shift. The technicians very well paid, but become miserable at their jobs and cannot attain comparable employment anywhere else in the county.

Advice to Management

Take control of your company. Management does not enforce the ruling contract. Furthermore, they bargain into a contract that is extremely beneficial the the union employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Buckeye Technologies

  1. "Possibilities Lie with Others, Not with Whom You Think!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Manager in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Despite a few bad actors, BKI has some very solid thinking in an industry where times are difficult almost all the time. John and a few people around him have the right thinking and that does help. With new focus on cash and lean, BKI has the tools to make good headway when times are at least better.

    Cons

    While the right thinking is in place, execution of strategy follows an old style and is too slow. Too many people have a vested interest in the status quo and people who can really execute sometimes cannot. The internal politics despite the wishes are indeed overwhelming more solid results.

    Advice to Management

    Incent and let lead


  2. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    A lot of autonomy
    Great people

    Cons

    Limited $ investment in some site


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