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International Paper Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay compared with other companies (in 52 reviews)

  • I would highly recommend this employer, if you are interested in receiving great benefits (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, location, work-life balance not so good (in 36 reviews)

  • Somedays could find yourself in work-life balance issues (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Day in.... Day out..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very boring. Don't try to change anything or you will be fired, demoted or just made miserable. It is "the IP way or the highway" right or wrong. it is mostly wrong but their do some things amazingly well. Imagine all the fallen victims that had to be fired to get them to change.

    Cons

    Well the cons and pros are about the same.

    Advice to Management

    Seek to work with your people. Don't just say you do but do it. Have integrity and respect for your company, coworkers, and yourself


  2. Helpful (1)

    "foodservices"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Porterville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Porterville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Paper (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay is better than most places.

    Cons

    Very strict on rules. No case by case review.

    Advice to Management

    See the person not just the work


  3. "good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, OH

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

    Pros

    excellent benefits, talented staff, and nice people

    Cons

    market is declining so business is not robust, need to find different markets to grow business

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


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  5. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee Oriented Company with priorities in Safety and employee engagement

    Cons

    No Cons during my time


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Weak leadership. Good Ole boy system."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources/Safety Coordinator in Sealy, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources/Safety Coordinator in Sealy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Financial resources were available for projects.

    Cons

    Safety was not of high value. Maintenance was allowed to bypass safety to achieve shorter downtime.

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage and trust the knowledge and experience of individuals in support functions.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    As much over time as you want. A chance work and gain experience in a variety of machines. Good leading environment

    Cons

    No social life working so much. Nepotism can effect the work environment in a negative way. Management never show appreciation

    Advice to Management

    Tell your employees good job some times....it goes a long way


  8. "Decent company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Anaheim, CA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's been paying my bills for over 15 years now. I can't complain much.

    Cons

    The hours are CRAZY. If you don't mind working, its great.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with your employees. You'd be surprised how well that works.


  9. "IPaper"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Coordainator in Prattville, AL
    Current Employee - Training Coordainator in Prattville, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Benefits are good, most jobs are easy work, Good Training opportunities ,overtime almost always available, Lots of Paid holidays

    Cons

    Some jobs are boring ,moat all jobs are shift work leaving no social life, we have to work most holidays. It is very hot in summer months and very cold in winter months.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to management at this time as I will be retiring very soon, except stop cutting benefits to managers it reducing quality of pool.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "International Paper review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work with many opportunities to advance if you show that you're willing to take on extra projects.

    Cons

    None at the current time.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very solid with grounded decision making at the top levels. Growth oriented and innovative culture.etc, etc, etc, etc, etc,

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions especially not filling positions and making contact for interviews. Can take a several weeks from application to first contact for interviews.

    Advice to Management

    Cut through the red tape. Fill positions faster so,as not to lose good employees due to overwork. Listen to employee concerns.



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