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Temple-Inland Reviews

Updated October 29, 2016
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  1. "The work isn't bad but the atmosphere will run you in the ground"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Okay place to work, not enough opportunities for advancement."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Developer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are open to needed time off and provide decent benefits. I also think the office location is very convenient

    Cons

    Upper management can be very harsh with the working personnel and fail to show respect to those that do the heavy lifting.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so harsh even though its obvious you think you know everything. This comment is directed at operations management as well as corporate management.


  3. "Be very careful working for this Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "Very conservative environment, but overall good place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -the corporate office is in a great location
    -good people to work with
    -work life balance
    -opportunity for professional development

    Cons

    -not a very dynamic
    -not much opportunity for advancement
    -management does not offer feedback consistently
    -communication from the top down is lacking

    Advice to Management

    Given the nature of the business it is difficult to change how dynamic the business is, but the other cons listed could be addressed.


  6. "Great Pay Self-Centered Leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Great learning experience."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operational/Financial Auditor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Operational/Financial Auditor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment
    Competent Managment
    Great learning experience
    Benefits are top notch
    Corporate offices are in Austin Texas

    Cons

    The company won't exist in 2012
    The disparity between executive management severance and worker severance is a bit large.
    But were lucky were getting anything at all.
    Layoffs in 2012 (Unless you get picked up by International Paper)
    Might have to move to Memphis Tennessee
    You see executives on a daily basis. All very nice, including Doyle.


  8. "Overall, a good place to work. But management is very disrespectful towards employees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Printing Press Operator Assistant in Gilroy, CA
    Former Employee - Printing Press Operator Assistant in Gilroy, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Lots of overtime,depending on the season. Friendly employees.

    Cons

    The current management team is very disrespectful towards employees. If you need to take personal time off they won't give it to you or they'll "lose" you're request,even if you request it in advance. They practice favoritism and treat certain employees better than others. They get mad at any little thing that goes wrong,even when it's they're fault, they still blame it on the employees. It's always the employees fault, never theirs. The production supervisors are pretty good, it's just the upper management that's bad.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with more respect. The company would be nothing without all their hard work.


  9. "Temple-Inland was a strong, diverse fortune 500 company with avenues for growth."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Loan Officer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Loan Officer in Austin, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefit package from Temple Inland was one of the best I have ever encountered. Since Temple Inland had so many different business, one could switch roles with little hassle.

    Cons

    While Temple Inland offered the benefits and stability of a large corporation, the ability to create change within the organization took a long time, as many managers had to approve.


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. "95% positive."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with are outstanding. The vast majority truly strive to do the right thing. The benefit package - to include pension, 401k and potential bonus - is top notch. I am respected.

    Cons

    Like all organizations, there is a political side to the company. There are 2 manufacturing arms and corporate headquarters. There are times when it seeems we are working aganist each other instead of with each other for the overall good of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more with employees. Doyle needs to be more visible to the employee base and not just the customer and analyst communities. Embrace and support employee development as a key cornerstone.



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