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Smurfit Kappa Reviews

Updated May 7, 2017
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Smurfit Kappa Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Smurfit
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Pros
  • Good pay, especially for a factory, not to mention the extra hours usually available (in 4 reviews)

  • Great work environment co worker's are very friendly (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Salary, old fashion rules, work overload, (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Smurfit Kappa full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    It requires a lot traveling

    Advice to Management

    Continue to consider the people as an asset


  2. "Glad to be out of the Chandler, Az. Plant"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very few pros outside of paycheck and benefits. The hourly employees are good hard working people who aren't appreciated by management

    Cons

    STAY AWAY from the Chandler,Az. plants. Present management does not care about their employees. They shake your hand with one hand and stab you in the back with the other.

    Advice to Management

    Replace present management in Chandler, AZ. before they ruin those plants and lose any more good workers.


  3. "Cheaters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Italy, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Italy, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Smurfit Kappa full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large, solid company, profit-oriented, with solid business and large orders from pan-european customers, growing larger buying competitors. Typical Mushroom Managed company. Good place if you are ten years far from retirement, just keep your head down and do what they want you to do.

    Cons

    No chance of career, of any kind. No salary increases, no matter the quality of your work or his quantity. No listening of problems or suggestion. You give them availability for work and they give you nothing in exchange. No meritocracy. They keep deceiving you with big smiles, making any kind of promises they have absolutely no intention to keep. You're just an dumb employee and they don't respect you, in fact.

    Advice to Management

    Stop cheating your employees, reward deserving.


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  5. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Springs, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Blue Springs, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    awesome team staff and bonus

    Cons

    hard to move up insufficient training


  6. "Vanilla company to work for, neither bad nor great"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Forney, TX
    Current Employee - Operations in Forney, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Smurfit Kappa full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair pay, fair benefits, fairly professional management, stable employment

    Cons

    It's a job. What? You want me to tell you they are horrible task masters that are idiots and what not? Grow up. This place isn't unlike anywhere else. If you suffer an anti-social disorder then of course you will hate it like the 24 other jobs you'll hold throughout life. If you realize it's called "work" because it isn't fun, like anywhere else, you'll do fine with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Really? Who actually thinks what you write here is going to make any difference at your workplace. As if the CEO of your company is going to kick open the door to your office and say "I just read some rant on the Internet about our company and I'm going to change everything about how I treat our employees!" Bottom line, these guys do a fair job running things here and unless you are truly self-entitled, you won't have any problems.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible Managers"

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    Current Employee - Coater Operator in Forney, TX
    Current Employee - Coater Operator in Forney, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is very good.

    Cons

    Management is not consistent with any of their decisions. The managers do not care about the low level employees AT ALL!!!

    Advice to Management

    A happy employee is much more efficient worker.....


  8. "Despite the old school foundation of the compnay they are open to change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smurfit Kappa full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits package, Very appealing job environment, A place where you can develop a career path.

    Cons

    Sometimes the top management lacks of recognition to the mid level employees despite their sacrifice and commitment.


  9. "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Designer
    Former Employee - Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Smurfit Kappa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Design team was phenomenal. We would bounce great ideas off one-another.

    Cons

    Organization and prioritization was out-of-sync. Management became a struggle to deal with.


  10. "Home away from home"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smurfit Kappa full-time

    Pros

    Great wages, full benefits, opportunity to move up from within, close knit staff

    Cons

    environment can be dangerous, long hours, hard work


  11. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Smurfit Kappa full-time

    Pros

    Family oriented, decent hours , some opportunity for over time.

    Cons

    Pay is low especially after insurance comes out.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay or man power


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