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International Paper Reviews

Updated January 19, 2019
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International Paper Chief Executive Officer Mark S. Sutton
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Pros
  • "good environment; good pay; convenient location" (in 73 reviews)

  • "They have good benefits and base salary at plants by local market" (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • "Expectation to constantly check work email while on vacation or after you leave work did not contribute to a good work/life balance" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Requires hard work and long hours" (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Great diversity especially in leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    Lots of positions to move around in the company and find best positions

    Cons

    communication across departments can get stagnant


  2. "Decent place to work. Management is a little out of touch."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for job requirements. No degree needed.

    Cons

    Many 6 day weeks and 12 hour shifts.

  3. "manage safety"

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    Current Employee - N/A in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - N/A in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great environment at some sites

    Cons

    will only be allowed full autonomy to make safety impact if you work at corporate level

    Advice to Management

    believe in safety and not just enough to suffice for a facade


  4. "Marketing Internship at International Paper"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment with emphasis on safety

    Cons

    Headquarters could be better located


  5. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You feel right at home from day one!😎

    Cons

    None, it was a straight up attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good !


  6. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, global work force, strong talent development program.

    Cons

    Location (HQ is in Memphis)


  7. "QW"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Helpful coworkers and good pay

    Cons

    Long, hot hours. Tedious jobs.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Eh"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Bowling Green, KY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent break system. Lenient on breaks if you need more time.

    Cons

    Not very informative to New people. Your typically left in the dark about things.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hiring Practices"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    MOSTLY A GOOD GROUP OF PEOPLE

    Cons

    Lack of ownership of mistakes, covering up problems instead of addressing them


  10. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and management really care.

    Cons

    Benefits could be better as well as compensation.