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International Paper Reviews

Updated September 18, 2018
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International Paper Chief Executive Officer Mark S. Sutton
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Pros
  • "good environment; good pay; convenient location" (in 69 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work life balance is not good, too many tasks for one person to complete or delegate properly without higher authority than position allows" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Requires hard work and long hours" (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as good as it could be.


  2. "Good job opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyable work environment. Stress free

    Cons

    Difficult to move up to another position.

  3. "Customer service"

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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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can be a very satisfying job making customers happy.

    Cons

    Customers can be very difficult at times.


  4. "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


  5. "Long Term Salary Company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Technical Sales Representative in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Base Pay, Large growth Opportunity

    Cons

    Will have to move in order to move up in the company

    Advice to Management

    TSR needs to be have incentive other than base pay


  6. "Nice place to work if you like working!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Machine Operator in Salinas, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Machine Operator in Salinas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of overtime available if you are up for it. They'll work you, thats for sure...

     Benefits are good, but seems you got to pay for lot of the insurance now. Not sure if the student loan repayment plan works for us on the "floor", but Im trying to utilize that currently ($9,000 lifetime contribution).

    Decent pay for the requirements they want met. Where else can you get into a high paying job with a High School diploma? (I have a degree and other things, but still work here over a office cubical job...)

    Best union I've been in by far. Ok work environment.

    Cons

    Company goes by seniority, so you may get forced to do lots of overtime. Vacation and other perks go to those with more seniority. Beginning out you usually are at the Cascaders/Waxers. Out of the mid sized groups they hire at times only a few hard working people last.

    Its a dangerous job in some respects, watch where you stick your hands!

    Jan-Feb are slow months with less work.

    You get stories from the old timers of what they used to offer and it seems we get less these days...For example; Im not sure the pay increases are beating inflation...

    Advice to Management

    Need employee training to be better. Its more train as you go, currently. Its my understanding thought that they are working on this...

    Machines seem to have maintenance issues lots; what can employees do except call for a mechanic?

    Boot compensation is set to like $105 or so, but we do 12 hour days a lot. Water destroys these boots. Top of the line steel-toe boots cost a little more than that (albeit the boot truck has some deals).

    Would be nice if they allowed a food truck or two to come to the parking lot.

    Wont ever happen, but would be nice to have the option to do 10 hour shifts instead of 12's.

    Weekly paychecks would be a plus!

    Clean the cigarette area more...


  7. "Pretty Decent"

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    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Ticonderoga, NY
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Ticonderoga, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent pay, steady work

    Cons

    Southern swing-shift, interpersonal drama, poor management followups

    Advice to Management

    This probably depends entirely on a location-to-location basis, but if you set down a rule, you need to make sure you followup on those rules; everyone needs to follow them. Also, be more open to giving people the tools and environments they need to do their jobs.

  8. "Regional Support Rep"

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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

    Great people to work with, learned alot.

    Cons

    IT is grossly underpaid and overworked.


  9. "Good Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get a paycheck
    Lots of learning opportunities
    True focus on safety
    Good people
    401k match

    Cons

    Long hours
    Unreasonable workloads
    Morale steadily declining
    Benefits could be better/cheaper
    Too many decisions that should be made at the mill are made at corporate instead

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage
    Hire more people


  10. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Paper part-time

    Pros

    compensation
    matching benefits
    work life balance is okay

    Cons

    company culture - feels like people really drink the koolaide


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