International Paper Reviews

Updated May 16, 2021

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International Paper Chief Executive Officer  Mark S. Sutton
Mark S. Sutton
358 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great environment with good pay(in 122 reviews)

  • "Good benefits; 401k matching; Leader insight for betting on the future of corrugated(in 59 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work-Life Balance, sometimes difficult to get internal plants on board for sales(in 63 reviews)

  • "Long hours switch shifts every now and then(in 63 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Company to work for

      May 12, 2021 - International Paper in Memphis, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good perks Good Healthcare Collaborative environment

      Cons

      This is a great company and there are no cons

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    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great pay, bad life balance

      May 14, 2021 - Doublebacker Operator in Dallas, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Pay, benefits, mostly good coworkers. Some shift managers were great.

      Cons

      supposed to be 5 on 2 off but tended to work more than that unless on day shift, management continuously did not get rid of problem employee that caused safety issues

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great company

      May 6, 2021 - Financial Analyst in Memphis, TN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay for people just starting out. This company also has many unique opportunities and they give a lot back to the communities where the plants/mills are. Amazing work/life balance.

      Cons

      HR is atrocious across the board. I've never received a prompt email back from them. I've always had to follow up multiple times. There will be problems almost every month end close that nobody knows what to do with. Training for new hires could be better.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Not the Worst You Can Do

      Mar 3, 2021 - IT Service Desk Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -The pay is the most significant advantage. IP does pay a living wage and there are yearly raises. -The benefits are OK. About 3 weeks vacation plus most holidays, expensive but decent health insurance, good 401k matching. -Not the worse way to get your food in the door for other technology positions

      Cons

      -International Paper's bulk of employees are very old, and so a lot of the processes, policies, and services are extremely outdated. -You will find it VERY hard to thrive if you are not a social butterfly, a networking whiz, a previous intern, or if you don't know the right people. This is a pervasive issue company-wide but it's particularly bad in the IT department and in the Service Desk, where those liked by management will get promoted regardless of qualifications, performance, or process. I have seen people getting fired just to give the position to someone's family member. I have seen entire procedures get changed to give promotions to unqualified candidates who happen to be best friends with management. I have seen entire positions get created for no purpose other than hiring specific individuals. -The environment within the Service Desk has eroded through the years. You will be micromanaged to extremes, you will not have many opportunities to grow or learn beyond the scope of the job, and you will see your rights and privileges diminish as months go by.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      If you are a fan of MOT

      Apr 9, 2021 - Assistant Operator in White Bear Lake, MN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      decent break times, good work environment with good coworkers.

      Cons

      mandatory overtime up to 3 saturdays a month and also when an employee uses a vacation day two other employees on the other shifts on the same line has to work 12 hour shifts to accommodate the missing person. also have to work a 10 hour shift if your counterpart calls in

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place to work

      May 14, 2021 - Operations in Pensacola, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits and work/life balance

      Cons

      If your senior operator doesn't like you they will run you to death

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Don’t like it

      May 12, 2021 - Offbearer in Santa Fe Springs, CA
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      Pros

      You work a forced lot of overtime

      Cons

      You will only get 1 day off every two weeks

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great entry level job.

      May 7, 2021 - Maintenance Technician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great opportunity for advancement --no time limits on how fast you can progress to higher pay levels.

      Cons

      After reaching Mid-top pay grade--a gate type system limits your progression.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      IP is a good place to start and end your career

      May 11, 2021 - Human Resources Specialist in Binghamton, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work i enjoy it very much

      Cons

      No cons to working for IP

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Not for women

      May 16, 2021 - Project Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great salary hard to beat in Louisiana

      Cons

      White male environment who belittle women

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