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International Paper Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay compared with other companies (in 55 reviews)

  • Good benefits package from Teamster Union (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Somedays could find yourself in work-life balance issues (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "Lacks leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sumter, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sumter, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good

    Cons

    Lack of good management leadership skills

    Advice to Management

    Be less negative. Stop using threat tactics to motivate.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Slitter/stacker/doublebacker operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations On the Corrugator in Murfreesboro, TN
    Current Employee - Operations On the Corrugator in Murfreesboro, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pays good that's the only good thing about it

    Cons

    Point system and management/ mandatory overtime. As far as when someone calls out you have to stay unless u take a half of point.

    Advice to Management

    Be more for your workers. Since we are the ones thats doing all the labor work to keep the business going.


  3. "Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Systems Specialist in Sartell, MN
    Former Employee - Information Systems Specialist in Sartell, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well structured, pretty good training and career path

    Cons

    Paper industry is not booming right now so very competitive


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "maintanance mechanic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Valliant, OK
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Valliant, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    it is close to home

    Cons

    very hot weather to work in

    Advice to Management

    hire local workers


  6. "Workers live at the job, no time off"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prod Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Prod Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Paper (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, free food sometimes, it is a paycheck.

    Cons

    Very long hours, don't expect overtime pay if you are salaried or even comp time. Almost no sick leave, terrible medical. Working weekends on a rotation and sometimes night shifts too. I talked to other plants and it is the same through out the company, everyone works long hours with no extra pay. That is their culture.

    Advice to Management

    We have families/children that want to see us once in awhile. Don't take advantage of your workers.


  7. "Administrative assistant /Customer service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. I worked with great people. We were like family.

    Cons

    Production people were not treated as well as office people.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to everyone.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Georgetown Site"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawleys Island, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pawleys Island, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Paper (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company dedicated to customer satisfaction

    Cons

    Long hours very hot work environment

    Advice to Management

    lost a good one recently


  9. "Plant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barrington, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Company with infinite possibilities

    Cons

    I would rather have a job then non at all

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for safety and continued growth devolpement


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lead operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Extruder Machine Lead Operator in Shelbyville, IL
    Former Employee - Extruder Machine Lead Operator in Shelbyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at International Paper (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is OK for location I guess

    Cons

    Everything is geared towards getting people out the door while at the same time management complaint that they can't get enough help! Total joke of a company!!

    Advice to Management

    Change your mentality


  11. "Great Place to work in Memphis"

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

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

    Pros

    Well known and respected employer in Memphis. Great culture overall. Professional and friendly environment. Great leadership and career development program. Varies team to team, but in supply chain you have a lot of flexibility and work/ life balance. In general, most employees are quite happy and motivated. Standard benefits, no bonuses in supply chain.

    Cons

    It is definitely a corporate environment. This means, lots of meetings, lots of red tape, slow to react to market or implement change. Some bureaucracy and politics.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to expand the HR team, it is very difficult to get time with anyone in that department to get help with life changes and benefit needs.



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