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International Paper Memphis Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay compared with other companies (in 58 reviews)

  • Good benefits, although a little high on health insurance (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • Work /Life balance is a challenge the more you do the more responsibilities will be added (in 22 reviews)

  • Long hours very hot work environment (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "FICO Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Memphis, TN
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Paper as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very friendly atmosphere balance work and life.

    Cons

    Other than heavy travel everything looks fine.

    Advice to Management

    Management is perfectly alright.


  2. "Solid Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Company to work for, good people and a clear direction.

    Cons

    Work /Life balance is a challenge the more you do the more responsibilities will be added.

  3. "Utility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay, Only Pay is a pro they say i have to write 20 words minimum .. well the pay is only decent part of this job

    Cons

    Everything about the job i don't like .. the people, the management, the training !!!!! completely out of order. But if you dont mind it ( which i don't i been working there for a year or so ) its decent money. Thats the only reason why im still here.

    Advice to Management

    ease up on the supervisors so they can ease up on the workers.


  4. "IP"

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    Current Employee - Sheet Supply Planner in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Sheet Supply Planner in Memphis, TN

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

    Pros

    Great vacation after 1 yr of employment, work with young people, challenging job where you get to learn problem solving skills, Can pretty easily make lateral moves , cost of living in Memphis is low

    Cons

    Located in Memphis (wish headquarters were in a bigger city with more going on), wish there were more travel opportunities, big corporation with lots of rules and specific ways of doing things, pay could be more competitive


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people at company. Good pay and opportunities to progress in your career. Large company so many areas and locations to work at.

    Cons

    Flexibility to work at home or from a different location is limited for some positions at the company but very fair company.


  6. "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


  7. "Pleased intern"

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    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)

  8. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Graduate Assistant in Memphis, TN

    I worked at International Paper (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good environment; good pay; convenient location

    Cons

    hard to find open positions


  9. 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.


  10. "manager"

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    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


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