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  1. "Great Pay Self-Centered Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crawfordsville, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crawfordsville, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and Benefits were great, schedule allowed a lot of time off, earned every bit of time off. Overtime could usually be had when needed.

    Cons

    Everything not in pros. Long hrs., expected machines to be ran at top rating of machine for entire 12 hr shift, machine maintnance not kept up-not do to maintnance men, just greed. Employees in fear of losing their jobs everyday, no consistant training, between shifts or jobs, supervisors tend to put their downfalls on employees at any cost, their in fear of their jobs all the time and are treated poorly, run as fast as you can but stay safe, pretty pathetic approach to safety, if you do get hurt, kiss your job goodbye, it's your fault no matter what. Have a heart attack that's ok, we just want to know when you'll be back. Decisions made by an etch a sketch. Employee who are lazy but are good butt kisser are kept and the hard workers are ran into the ground and quit or are let go with no just cause.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter now, ran your business in the ground, made your fat cash, now employees are worried about keeping their jobs through the buy out process. Should've listened to the people working for you (on the floors) but that would've required more than just looking at your bottom line and your salaries.


  2. "Horrible company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None - hard to work there

    Cons

    Distracting
     hard to work there

  3. "A truly horrid company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Structural Designer in Minden, LA
    Former Employee - Structural Designer in Minden, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I needed a job and they had one. When you're in need of a paycheck you can't be choosy. Well, I needed a paycheck so I wasn't choosy.

    Cons

    See above, it's much easier to discuss what the benefits were and assume all else was a con. Working for Inland was a pleasure much in the same way herpes isn't.

    Advice to Management

    The company has been acquired so there isn't really much to say here.


  4. "Union shop Limited pay."

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    Former Employee - Electrician in South River, NJ
    Former Employee - Electrician in South River, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good safety record. People are good to work with.

    Cons

    if you are low man on in the union you must cover all the vacation of the other union guys too much overtime excessive hours.

    Advice to Management

    Union needs to scale people to there skill level not just keep them the same.


  5. "Backtender"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bogalusa, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bogalusa, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good co workers in plant

    Cons

    Management is racial and have one with no college degree thought ip like college

    Advice to Management

    Stop the harassing employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Temple-Inland Senior Management only cares for themselves."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Memphis, AR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Memphis, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was fairly competitive and it was like working for an extended family. Most folks were nice and wanted to do the right thing.

    Cons

    As the economy became worse in early 2008, job insecurity became a very real issue. There was a real lack of home-work balance, with the expectation that one was supposed to arrive prior to the boss's arrival, and not leave until after the boss had left the property. Senior Management at Temple-Inland proved that they only cared about their own "golden parachutes". They were a ruthless bunch of folks who were stuck in a 1970's era management model.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management at Temple-Inland proved that they only cared about their own "golden parachutes". They were a ruthless bunch of folks who were stuck in a 1970's era management model.


  7. "This place has nothing to do with normal work procedures. They are constantly hiring and quickly dismissed employees."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay and benefits were decent.

    Cons

    Management really does not care to give their emloyees a break " Just work " but don't pass out ! Some of the Supervisiors know absolutly nothing how to talk or even how to treat employees just yelling and screaming if they don't work faster or create the work because they are overloadet with work.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with new hiring employees to give the employee a real opporturnity for learning something for one position not just like the main thing the emloyee does something. Some of the processing areas does need more employees to help each other not just for a while but constantly that you really can have a break, that you really know what you are doing without running and jumping just to get my work done and then you have hurt yourself. Another point is, it makes no sense to go everything must quickly just things to avoid such errors from being made there again but never improves, to much waste of material and reworking but no one wants to improve something that is a shame for the time in which we live now.

  8. "Be very careful working for this Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Carol Stream, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Carol Stream, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Above average pay, and the employees non- management are nice people

    Cons

    Lock step sales techniques. Prospects and Targets, even if they are bogus.

    Advice to Management

    Sell


  9. "The work isn't bad but the atmosphere will run you in the ground"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Lexington, SC
    Former Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Lexington, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work and you can learn alot working in the corrugate industry. Many different aspects of maintenance in a box plant.

    Cons

    This plant is very poorly managed. The management doesn't believe in continuous training in maintenance because if they train you, you will leave to go somewhere else. Also this has got to be the most negative and depressing places ever as far as employees absolutely hate working there but can't go anywhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Be better listeners of your employees and treat them with respect and praise them when they do a good job. Also don't talk down to your supervisors in front of the workers like your the greatest thing since sliced bread and never make a mistake.


  10. "MoHighly negative s"

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

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

    Pros

    Pays well and that's about it.

    Cons

    Highly negative atmosphere, biased and lord knows don't get hurt or they'll turn on you like a pack of hungry wolves. encourages employees to not seek medical care if hurt at work.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the difference between hard work with a desire to achieve and self selling narcissism. Value your employees and stop going around safety.


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