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Updated March 17, 2017
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Mark S. Sutton
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Pros
  • Good pay compared with other companies (in 52 reviews)

  • I would highly recommend this employer, if you are interested in receiving great benefits (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, location, work-life balance not so good (in 36 reviews)

  • Somedays could find yourself in work-life balance issues (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Pleased intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Memphis, TN
    Former Intern - Intern in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Interesting projects
    -Welcoming environment
    -Rewards a self-starter attitude

    Cons

    -Older/old school work culture
    -Lack of team building/socializing with other interns
    -Isolated from other interns depending on department

    Advice to Management

    Hosting more events and get togethers for interns would have helped with networking and developing friendships (with potential future colleagues)


  2. "Good Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    The company has good benefits

    Cons

    Difficult to advance within the company


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not a people focused company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at International Paper full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay was good, pockets of good people

    Cons

    Extremely political in corporate areas. Overall management does not care about employees, despite spouted rhetoric. Hiring decisions are based on whomever they want to hire, not best suited employee.


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  5. "manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company with great leadership, compensation and benefits

    Cons

    sometimes too many layers of management

    Advice to Management

    stay lean and focused on shareholders


  6. "Amazing Experience as a Communications Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Communications Intern in Memphis, TN
    Former Intern - Communications Intern in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an intern I was given many different projects within the communication department. This allowed me to learn different skills as well as hone in on what I enjoy and what I still need work on. I was also given opportunities to work with a wide range of employees from entry level to executives of the company. A major plus was having the opportunity to be a part of the summer intern program where I met many other interns from across the company. We met every so often to learn about the company from its employees directly and even had the opportunity to talk with the CEO during one luncheon.

    Cons

    Being a very traditional company, change is not always welcome. You are encouraged to bring in your new ideas, just be sure to approach it carefully.

    Advice to Management

    One thing management can do, make sure to take time to focus on your employees with one-on-one meetings at least once a month.


  7. "Great Place to work in Memphis"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well known and respected employer in Memphis. Great culture overall. Professional and friendly environment. Great leadership and career development program. Varies team to team, but in supply chain you have a lot of flexibility and work/ life balance. In general, most employees are quite happy and motivated. Standard benefits, no bonuses in supply chain.

    Cons

    It is definitely a corporate environment. This means, lots of meetings, lots of red tape, slow to react to market or implement change. Some bureaucracy and politics.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to expand the HR team, it is very difficult to get time with anyone in that department to get help with life changes and benefit needs.


  8. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company that values employees, their growth, development, and career goals. Allow lots of opportunity for employees within the company and training if needed.

    Cons

    if you want to work at a site, it will most likely be in a rural area.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work for those on the management track"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good benefits. Good pay. Insurance is pretty good. Flexible work schedule. Free life insurance.

    Cons

    No technical track at all. Many opportunities for advancement if there is a desire to move to the business or management side. Limited opportunity for advancement on technical side,

    Advice to Management

    Look for opportunities to allow advancement on the technical side.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Past Experience at IP"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at International Paper (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    salary was nice while it lasted

    Cons

    sadly they outsourced everything possible

    Advice to Management

    why?


  11. "Great place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Development Analyst II in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Applications Development Analyst II in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, strong focus on career development, challenging job

    Cons

    Stingy about giving us the computer hardware to do our jobs efficiently

    Advice to Management

    Invest in computer hardware to make systems run more efficiently. Especially PPM. It's barely usable!



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