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Printpack Reviews

Updated January 7, 2018
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  • Work life balance is exceptionally lacking, especially if on 12 hour nights (in 5 reviews)

  • nothing bad to say about printpack (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work with a few issues"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Planner Analyst in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Planner Analyst in Grand Prairie, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company gave many opportunities to utilize my skills in different areas and platforms. For the most part I had a great time working here, learning the industry, and contributing to the team. I have no regrets.

    Cons

    Benefits on the decline, Hostile work environment, High turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    There’s some scope of improvement in the type of training and structure being offered to new employees, lack of communication between employees and levels of responsibility that could definitely be made more efficient. Employees can use ongoing training and development to advance their skill-set to attain higher levels of innovation and success.


  2. "Good direct manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vinings, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vinings, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Printpack (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I had a very dedicated and experienced direct manager.

    Cons

    My indirect manager was out of touch with his department.

    Advice to Management

    Loyalty and work ethic should prompt promotions not politics.

  3. "Decent place to work, but wouldnt make a career out of it."

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    Former Employee - Set-up Coordinator in Elgin, IL
    Former Employee - Set-up Coordinator in Elgin, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to make money and have no life, there is a hysterical amount of overtime.

    Cons

    Noone is ever satisfied or happy with anything, boss "pretends" to be happy then stabs you in the back on the same day.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of unreal expectations.


  4. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Printpack full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good. Overtime.

    Cons

    Insurance is terrible. Management is terrible, clueless, and somewhat corrupt.


  5. "Pretty Positive"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Printpack as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Mostly great people, great pay

    Cons

    Mislead about my internship, boss was overly critical

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on your internship program


  6. "Maintenance Manager"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Newport, TN
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Newport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company that treats their associates well. Recapitalization has ravaged the older plants resulting in the loss of a skilled work force

    Cons

    The loss of family values that guided the company for so many years. Over investment in bad ventures straddled the company with much debt.

    Advice to Management

    Not wise to reduce head count and close facilities while expanding an already heavy people count at Corporate.


  7. "Machine Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Prairie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Printpack full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay, overtime, co workers, machines are new

    Cons

    management, forced overtime, benefits, HR

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Expected vs Actual"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Fredericksburg, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Printpack full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The primary upsides can be split into 3 areas:

    1. If you are looking for a place with good employees Printpack has them. The people there were polite, approachable and helpful during my time there. I had no problems getting along with my fellow coworkers.

    2. The benefits the company offers are great too. They have changed overtime but that is normal in businesses due to the changes in laws.

    3. The company offers several training opportunities that range from your specific location to corporate operations. The training opportunities all offer whoever takes them the chance to enhance current skills and/or learn new skills that can be used later down the road.

    Cons

    There are several areas that the company needs to work on as with every company but here are the most noticeable ones.

    1. Employee accountability needs to be put at a higher level. Throughout my time with the company there were several times where an individual or a department would make a mistake and instead of addressing the issue it was swept under the rug or the blame was pass onto someone else. At times the lack of accountability came across as management showing favoritism towards one side vs. the other

    2. Communication between different areas needs to be more fluid. Many departments had the mentality that any information that they had was for only them, even though it affected more than just that department. Some department incurred more work because the information that would have prevented it wasn't shared at all or wasn't shared in a timely manner

    3. With decisions better foresight should be used before putting them into action. Companywide there were multiple backlashes that occurred from poorly advised decisions and by the pitfalls were addressed the damage had already been done.

    4. Employee fairness needs to be a bigger part of the company culture. Employees who have more experience and have proven themselves should not be overshadowed by those who haven't.

    5. The management style did not inspire unity amongst departments. It should be team atmosphere with everyone working towards a common goal but the management style made most situations feel like it was one department vs. another.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to suggestions/issues that your employees bring to your attention. Don't assume that just because you don't see the issue that it isn't there. Also take the opportunity to test employee suggestions instead of writing it off because you feel you know more than they do.

    Show your employees that you appreciate the work that they do. This doesn't always have to be monetary, but more and more work can't be continuously piled on employees with the expectation that the proverbial pat on the back will be sufficient recognition


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Press Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, room for advancement, brand new facility that is clean.

    Cons

    Shifts, management , corporate world

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within first and not outside of the facility. Morale suffers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work but...."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Printpack full-time

    Pros

    Printpack has lots of good people with experience.
    Salaried employees have flexible schedules.
    Lot of variety from a packaging point of view.

    Cons

    Lots of hereditary behavior.
    It's definitely who you know that matters.
    Communication is not open, 2 way communication.

    Advice to Management

    Please walk the talk.
    And provide timely feedback.


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