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Updated Sep 3, 2019

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Graphic Packaging International President and CEO  Michael Doss
Michael Doss
74 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "How this company maintains keeping the doors open is beyond me."

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    Former Employee - General Helper in Fort Smith, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Graphic Packaging International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Management are passive aggressive jerks that don't listen. They expect the employees to manage and hold each other accountable while they (management) just show up. Everyday I would go to work I felt I mistakenly walked into a preschool. That is how they talk to the workers. Like they have the intelligence of a three year old. Their lean program is a joke. I can bet my life that out of the 350+ workers they have there less than five know what the 5 S's are. The biggest thing that is really bothersome is the safety. They preach safety 24/7 but anytime you tell them something is unsafe they won't fix it or they say it will be six months before the parts get here. Oh, but when you do get hurt you better find another job because your butt is good as fired. Quality is a nightmare. Managers always said they have so many complaints but they never showed what anyone has done wrong. They always bitched about we have to do better but they never fixed a press or gave us the tools or downtime to keep things properly maintained.

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    Advice to Management

    You should quit. You have no idea what you'r doing. Also you think your big poop in that plant, but outside of GPI in real life you put your pants on like everyone else.

    Graphic Packaging International2013-07-23
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Ok place to work if you don't mind overtime on a weekly to biweekly basis!"

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    Current Employee - Pressman in Kalamazoo, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Graphic Packaging International full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay, challenging both physically and mentally !

    Cons

    Went through expansion and hasn't fully developed yet!! Lots of room for improvements, but seems everyone is to busy chasing after the ball to do anything about improving the plant. Swing shifts are a killer!!

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key! Need to staff the engineering dept. a bit more to level out machinery, and also work with scheduling for less scheduled downtime.

    Graphic Packaging International2012-09-18
  3. "Factory job"

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    Press Operator in Gordonsville, TN
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Graphic Packaging International

    Pros

    Good pay and benefit. Some good coworkers.

    Cons

    Management is pretty dumb in most cases. They usually hire managers from th field of factory workers which results in the biggest kiss ass getting promoted not the people with degrees. There are some good people that work here but also so bad people but that's probably true for any place. If you don't mind a lot of overtime its really not a bad place to work though.

    Advice to Management

    Get people in there that know how to manage people

    Graphic Packaging International2012-02-09
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Employees that work hard are the first to be out the door and the lazy workers keep their jobs"

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     in Solon, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Graphic Packaging International

    Pros

    pay is good benefits are great

    Cons

    employees being laid off management being hired employees who have fmla and show up when they want to

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees with respect and dont lie and say everything is looking up and lay people off

    Graphic Packaging International2011-07-11
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Management could be updated"

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    Current Employee - Finisher 

    I have been working at Graphic Packaging International full-time

    Pros

    Pay good. Shift ok.

    Cons

    Management sucks. Could use an update.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck

    Graphic Packaging International2019-06-14
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