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International Paper Reviews

Updated May 22, 2018
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Pros
  • good environment; good pay; convenient location (in 67 reviews)

  • They have good benefits and base salary at plants by local market (in 50 reviews)

Cons
  • Work /Life balance is a challenge the more you do the more responsibilities will be added (in 26 reviews)

  • Requires hard work and long hours (in 42 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Territory manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company with great future.

    Cons

    None, great company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Recent commission structure just changed to reward new business brought on ! Great move !


  2. "Reliability engineer"

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    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Paper full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great palce to work with great people

    Cons

    size of the industry is too big to explore.

  3. "Corrugator Department Operator"

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    Current Employee - Department Operator G2 in Putnam, CT
    Current Employee - Department Operator G2 in Putnam, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    The compensation is very good.

    Cons

    Never fully staffed so way to much overtime and shift covering.

    Advice to Management

    Please staff the conpany


  4. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    I interned here gor just a short 7 months, and it was fantastic. The company is incredibly focused on their employees well being, saftey, and satisfaction. I enjoyed my time here.

    Cons

    Occasional late nights or weekend shifts for salaried employees.


  5. "Has It's Ups and Downs"

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    Former Employee - Salaried Employee in Bogalusa, LA
    Former Employee - Salaried Employee in Bogalusa, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to become a versatile asset to IP and any other organization in your future endeavors. Ample training that can be tailored to your career path. Lots of opportunity for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Requires multiple/random late nights and weekend duty. Although the company as a whole is top-tier, the Bogalusa location has some major holes when it comes racial inequality (just look at the turn over rate for minorities in salary positions). This is done by keeping 1 or 2 minorities engaged and screwing the rest, may be due to the culture of the city and mill (google it).

    Advice to Management

    Thoroughly re-evaluate the site leadership, including HR.


  6. "Plant Worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good. Full time and benefits.

    Cons

    Lots of us feel the last few years have taken a down turn in the treatment of employees. They are losing the personal side. Everything seems to be aimed at money.

    Advice to Management

    Become more of the way you used to be. Give employees respect.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Machine Operator"

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    Current Employee - Production Machine Operator in Streetsboro, OH
    Current Employee - Production Machine Operator in Streetsboro, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay! Friendly Employees & Management! Pretty easy work! Plenty of Overtime Availability! Management who actually takes employee safety very seriously

    Cons

    Overtime (if that’s not your thing) and working Saturdays during busy summer months.
    Work environment is HOT in the summer.
    Management turnover rate, for the most part management is very good and very helpful but can get a bad apple from time to time.

  8. "Machine Tender"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Gardiner, OR
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Gardiner, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I would have loved to have retired there. They closed in 1999 with just 60 days notice. Blah blah blah

    Cons

    Should have treated their personal better. Retirement was pretty bad. That's what big business does just before Christmas, though. Blah

    Advice to Management

    Don't call personnel "Human Resources" we weren't just something to kick to the curb.


  9. "General helper/ machine operator"

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    Former Employee - General Helper/Assistant Machine Operator in Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - General Helper/Assistant Machine Operator in Carol Stream, IL
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment plenty of work

    Cons

    Work can Be Overbearing sometimes


  10. "Maintain equipment"

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    Current Employee - Industrial Maintenance Mechanic in Golden, CO
    Current Employee - Industrial Maintenance Mechanic in Golden, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good money and steady work

    Cons

    Along with the steady work comes a lot of hours


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