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"Worst Culture I've worked In"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales in Memphis, TN
Current Employee - Sales in Memphis, TN
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

Compensation is great, training is great, benefits are great

Cons

International paper's management positions are predetermined and minorities are not treated equally when being considered. During training instructors in their late 40's were drinking with new employees like a frat party. They also made goals and training for minorities harder than their peers.

Advice to Management

Sales associate program needs new leadership. You are losing amazing reps that could help your company in a changing environment. Trainers look at people of different races with skills they don't have and see them as a threat. It secures their place in the company but weakens IP's chances with competition. Your company is not as diverse as you may think it is.

Other Employee Reviews for International Paper

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Dying Business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Paper full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highly regarded company with good benefits..401k, health benefits, etc..

    Cons

    Management is tough. They give you double signals. You never know where you stand. Lots of turnover.


  2. "Good experience in industry, bad market."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Courtland, AL
    Former Intern - Engineering Co-Op in Courtland, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Paper as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot about large scale manufacturing operations during my time there. Most employees seemed happy to be working there most of the time. Lots of training available, great resume builders. Pay was good too.

    Cons

    Paper is a dying industry, and the plant where I worked closed...despite producing great results. It was totally out of left field. It's a risky market for paper makers.

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