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International Paper Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Oct 10, 2019

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International Paper Chief Executive Officer  Mark S. Sutton
Mark S. Sutton
243 Ratings
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  • "Long hours required especially on outages(in 51 reviews)

  • "Depending on the department you are in there are times where it seems like the superiors do not care about your work life balance(in 48 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Maintenance Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good company stable career willing to train employees

    Cons

    Long hours for salary team

    Advice to Management

    Work and home life balance needs to be addressed

    International Paper2018-01-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "IP in the Southern U.S."

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Paper full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pays well, good people, lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Work life balance is basically non-existent. Long hours without consideration for employee well being. On call 24/7 365 for the smallest of issues that should be resolved at operator or foreman level.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the expectations on hourly workers, increase core competencies and engagement from front line workers. Management cannot do all of the troubleshooting and process monitoring.

    International Paper2019-10-10
  3. "Love hate relationship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Competitive Salary in the industry

    Cons

    Long hours hard to balance life

    International Paper2019-09-14
  4. "Great company, very safety conscious"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Mansfield, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Paper full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good pay, especially for entry level employees. Very safety focused. Good time off and benefits

    Cons

    Harsh work environment, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    International Paper2019-08-20
  5. "Good work environment long hours"

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    Current Employee - REACH Engineer in Selma, AL

    I have been working at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    Good pay nice people everybody works hard

    Cons

    Long hours required especially on outages

    International Paper2019-06-26
  6. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - REACH Engineer in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good opportunities Good Retirement Options

    Cons

    Long Hours High Health Insurance

    International Paper2019-05-03
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good Development"

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

    I worked at International Paper full-time for 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

    International Paper2018-09-18
  8. "Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at International Paper full-time

    Pros

    Challenging environment, opportunities to learn and contribute very early in career

    Cons

    Stressful environment, long hours, holiday and weekend work required, and advancement could require shift work

    International Paper2018-09-06
  9. "Operator Technician"

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper

    Pros

    Low stress, can work plenty of overtime if you want, very interesting job, cross training in several tasks

    Cons

    Low pay compared to similar positions with other companies, poor health insurance, hard to take off with when you need to, long hours

    International Paper2018-08-05
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Truth About IP"

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    Current Employee - REACH Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at International Paper full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to lots of process knowledge

    Cons

    Deep South Good Ol' Boy Mentalities Horrible Locations Not exactly always fair to people of color Favoritism (Not what you know but, who you know) Bad work life balance (long hours all the time)

    Advice to Management

    No favoritism Watch out how you deal with minority employees

    International Paper2018-06-03
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