International Paper Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2020

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3.6
74%
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79%
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International Paper Chief Executive Officer  Mark S. Sutton
Mark S. Sutton
247 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay nice people everybody works hard(in 98 reviews)

  • "Good internal process, lot of professional, good benefits to employees(in 50 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great Place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SAP ABAP Developer in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth and career development

    Cons

    Large corporation - stuck in their ways

  2. "Good place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shipper/Receiver in McAllen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Job security, pension 401k medical dental,

    Cons

    Sometimes too many hours. Hot in summer

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Plenty of Opportunity, Poor Execution"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Line Leader in Rome, GA

    I worked at International Paper full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    REACH Program (corporate) Plenty of opportunities for growth within the mill and company wide Access to top scholars in the paper science field

    Cons

    REACH Program (mill specific) Different mills pay differently for the same job titles Depending on the mill, work load can severely overshadow the pay Difficult to create a work life balance Good ol boys mentality Unprepared for new employees or an employee in a new position

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  4. "Happy and proud that I work here"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    Competitive pay, benefits, and retirement package Long term employees Good training Opportunities for growth

    Cons

    I would place more emphasis on training even though it is valued already

  5. "Customer Service Rep review"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Terre Haute, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Strong ethical and environmental sustainable company. Excellent benefits and competitive salary.

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities for Customer Service Representatives.

  6. "Good for Recent Engineering Grads"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Manager in Moss Point, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of challenges, opportunities for advancement and transfers, lots to learn

    Cons

    Stressful, high pressure, can be hot and humid!

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  7. "Decent Place to Work"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Paper Machine Helper in Three Rivers, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Paper full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay was great. Benefits were better than most places.

    Cons

    Lots of hours. Management was decent. Fast turnover rate.

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  8. "Most unethical Co. I have ever worked for."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Laurens, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Paper full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits. GREAT TIME off after you've been there 10+ years.

    Cons

    Management will lie in your face. You're not considered a human, more like a machine.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Competitive Salary & Benefits. Limited advancement, obvious bias, high politics"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sourcing Manager in Memphis, TN
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at International Paper full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Competitive Salary - Benefits of holidays and vacation. 401K & retiree benefits. High performing colleagues.

    Cons

    No advancement in 10+ years. Constant fear of layoffs and pay cuts. Hiring & Promotion Bias, highly political. Expensive Benefits. Mature Product and Industry - very risk averse, lacking in creativity, but top notch processes.

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  10. "Awesome Experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship 

    I worked at International Paper full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Community Involvement, never bored, lots of learning experiences

    Cons

    getting used to waking up early

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