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Updated June 22, 2017
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Mark S. Sutton
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Pros
  • Good pay compared with other companies (in 56 reviews)

  • Good benefits, although a little high on health insurance (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Somedays could find yourself in work-life balance issues (in 18 reviews)

  • Long hours very hot work environment (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Maintenance technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady and OT available

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities if your into that sorta thing.


  2. "International Paper"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retired in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Retired in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Safety culture is very strong and company genuinely cares about employee well being.
    The company is currently rolling out improved benefits in tuition reimbursement and retirement savings

    Cons

    Company is very corporate- centric. You are treated and developed better if you are willing to move to the headquarters.
    The company is a little too lean. People are often over-worked. This is probably the case at many large companies.

    Advice to Management

    Get systems in place before limiting headcount.

  3. "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


  4. "Supervisors Work Many Many Hours - even in Finance"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Visalia, CA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Visalia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the people were very nice.

    Cons

    As a Supervisor you will be expected to put in as many hours as it takes. I worked around 50 to 60 hours a week especially during budget and costing. There are many mandatory meetings you have to attend in spite of the workload you might have, further pushing your paperwork behind. The benefits are not as good as other companies, only 3 days sick leave per year, $3,000 medical deductible. Your family has to understand your work comes first.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to get the job done.


  5. "Big Pay difference between Union location & non-union"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, although a little high on health insurance. worked at both locations in San Antonio Tx & there is an unbelieveable difference in pay between the Union shop & the non-union location. Plus Union location gets a company paid retirement in addition to their 401-k! Can't complain about that! A lot of the workers make more than supervisors or Mgrs because of all the overtime worked. Good people make it a great place to work. Hands down SA Central location is better cuz of pay, benefits, people, etc.

    Cons

    You should put in a change of address, because you're gonna spend most of your time there because of overtime! I worked at both locations & supervisors at both can be jerks. Theres no loyalty on the companies part. Long term employees leave cause there offered better jobs, not as many hours

    Advice to Management

    They should remember that a company is only as good as the people who work for it.


  6. "Good Opportunities but No Work Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Savannah, GA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities with a stable company

    Cons

    Absolutely no work life balance - The mill where I work is completely understaffed and the work load is demanding.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "G re eat company lots of overtime"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eastover, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eastover, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overtime and pay not that hard of work but very trying

    Cons

    Dealing with people and dangerous conditions. Training people that should not work there because their too stupid

  8. 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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Provide plenty of work and treat me very well."

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Butler, IN
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Butler, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extremely clean work environment and fair wage along with excellent health care availability and retirement savings opportunities. An extremely green friendly company that donates millions of dollars to charities around the world.

    Cons

    Extremely warm during the summer months and a poor attendance program that is abused by some of the employees. Hard to plan weekends because of customer short notice ordering- but kind of hard to get around.

    Advice to Management

    Would be more selective in the hiring process-too many people lack character and integrity.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Process Improvement Manager in Delaware, OH
    Former Employee - Process Improvement Manager in Delaware, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation and bonuses are competitive

    Cons

    Horrible working environment from management, long hours, unreasonable expectation. Dictator mentality

    Advice to Management

    Change it


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