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Updated October 29, 2016
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  1. "Great company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Diboll, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Diboll, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family environment, great company that rewards hard work

    Cons

    Location of some of the facilities


  2. "Was aa great place for a career in Quality"

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    Current Employee - Quality Manager
    Current Employee - Quality Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Temple-Inland full-time

    Pros

    Great support, driven teams, great people

    Cons

    No longer in business, bought by ip


  3. "Fantastic place to have worked. Wish we were never acquired."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Felt like you were part of a family that truly cared.

    Cons

    They were acquired by International Paper.


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  5. "Temple-Inland had an incredible IT department, especially considering they were a manufacturing company."

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    Former Employee - Desktop Architect Senior in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Desktop Architect Senior in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Temple-Inland full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Super strong IT department
    -Good benefits including pension plan
    -Able to control your own destiny
    -Good mix between work and fun
    -All my colleagues were really smart and wonderful people, many of whom I'm still friends with after leaving the company

    Cons

    At the end budgets got really tight. All meals, travel and training were cancelled. This of course was to attract buyers, which worked as the company was sold to International Paper. Also, the performance review for employees was dreadful and a complete waste of time. But I fear this is true of most companies this size.

    Advice to Management

    None, this company no longer exists. It was absorbed by International Paper. Which was upper management's plan for several years. So good job, I guess?


  6. "Great Company, Great Internal Audit Department"

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    Former Employee - Operational/Financial Auditor II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Operational/Financial Auditor II in Austin, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Had a great experience learning and growing in the internal audit department and learning a manufacturing setting. Company was lean and experienced.

    Cons

    The company was acquired by a larger competitor so it is unknown what could have been if TIN would have acquired others, was able to exit unprofitable business lines, and avoid the acquisition.


  7. "Great people and rewarding place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company culture was one of encouraging individual growth and support.

    Cons

    The business decision to consolidate multiple, un-related lines of business proved to be more challenging and resulted in the firm's financial issues. I believe the company was divested and sold.


  8. "Great Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The office culture, while conservative was very friendly and family-oriented. Most employees worked with the company for over 20 years. Great place to learn the ropes.

    Cons

    While compensation was fair, it was a bit on the low end of the range.


  9. "My work experience at Temple-Inland is productive and it is a positive rewarding job experience."

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

    Pros

    compensation
    rewarding
    respectful
    challenging
    recognized
    great fellow employees
    best company among other similar companies
    great work environment

    Cons

    tough work when the economy is down

    Advice to Management

    need more women in management


  10. "It has been a pleasure to serve on this team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Temple-Inland has offered balance between work and family. This is rare in today's business environment. Thank you for the years!

    Cons

    I think we are on the brink of making more money and increasing share value. This will be an interesting year.

    Advice to Management

    Remember us no matter what happens. We are a team that has found success in an incredibly challenging environment. Never give up.


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    "TIN is an underrated company; really good to work for at the Corporate level"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have real faith in the senior leaders of the company. Since the Guaranty Bank spin off, it has taken some time for Corporate to realize that we are a manufacturing company, but they are finally coming around. Expectations are very high to work hard within a lean organization, and that has been hard for some Corporate folks to grasp. But we seem to be weathering the economic downturn better than most and that makes me proud.

    Cons

    There seems to be a lack of cohesion between building products, corrugated packaging and business support. Policies, procedures, working environments and even company mission seems to be different for each group. Some senior leaders have difficulty making hard decisions; there is some leftover "fat" at the top levels that seem protected from termination, even when their performance is not peak which can be frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at your top levels and ensure that each senior manager is really contributing to the bottom line of the company. Stop glazing over poor performers because that's just "who they are" and they have been in the company a long time.



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