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WS Packaging Group Reviews

Updated November 29, 2016
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Pros
  • Great people to work with, small team environment works well (in 5 reviews)

  • Company is willing to invest, local management not always (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • managent does not care about their people who bust butt daily, just a number company (in 3 reviews)

  • Horrible turnaround, too much standing around when forced on 12s, poor communication (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A very fair organization, people work together for the best results. Customers are always our focus.

    Cons

    When it comes to that time when reviews take place - cost of living increases need to happen. That's given the employee meets expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Management communicates nicely. Always keep this in mind to continually drive improvement. We all can work on in this area.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Improving culture and optimistic for a strong future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Management team is working diligently to create a positive employee experience, improved culture of CARES and respect of EE's

    Cons

    Challenged with adapting to third executive leadership change in six-year span


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Good Benefits but needs better communication"

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    Former Employee - Digital Press Operator in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Digital Press Operator in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WS Packaging Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good starting rates, Full benefits for full time, takes safety seriously, team-oriented atmosphere, department heads care for the employee

    Cons

    Poor communication between production floor and office environment, hard to move up/around in company, hours can be stressful

    Advice to Management

    Fix the communication leaks


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  5. "It's a okay company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Press Operator in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Profit Sharing --> Cash Bonus
    If you are in a progression position and are progressing in that position, available raises every quarterly.

    Cons

    Management communication to employees is not the best.
    Overtime can be too much.

    Advice to Management

    Coaching the employee is more successful then just saying things in a "not so good" tune of voice. Everyone and anyone and anything makes mistakes, and people do at times do mess up, and/or forget. A calm warning is more effective then just being so harsh about it.


  6. "Cool place"

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    Current Employee - Operator Assistant in Redding, CA
    Current Employee - Operator Assistant in Redding, CA

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The place is okay to work.

    Cons

    This place has no cons.


  7. "It's a great customer-oriented company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Algoma, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Algoma, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group full-time

    Pros

    There is a massive amount of experience and knowledge that the people who run the graphics, plate, die and printing operations have to draw upon. The extent of the capabilities WS has to offer customers in really unmatched.

    Cons

    The overall market is not growing very fast. Some of the health benefits can be costly-- but it's better than passing those costs along to customers in order to be competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Customers have a variety of options to choose from. Always keep in mind that customers have other options and be thorough in your aim to please the customers who choose WS.


  8. "On the upward swing"

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

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The prevous Executive team hurt morale in many ways and resulted in a lot of good employees leaving. The new Executive team seems to have more common sense (which had been missing) and are much more approachable. They seems to be working improve the morale and teamwork and have made some changes already responding to concerns and/or strengthen the company as a whole. There is a better balance bettween what is good for company AND employees. The employee base is fantastic. There are many good employees who care about what they do and are great to work with. I have seen many of these hard working individuals progress through the years.

    Cons

    More could be done with training overall. Employees are trained to their specific job, but there could be additional training in soft skills or continued training to keep enhancing their skill/craft. There is still a lot of skepticism and morale issues which is lingering from the previous CEO and his team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep increasing the level of communication. The more we know the more we will feel like a team and the better we can work toward the end goal. Increasing the communication will increase employee involvement. Listen to the ideas and concerns of the employees to ensure they will continue to want to participate and get involved.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Was able to advance and be involved."

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

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    They are investing in new printing technology. I was able to progress fairly quickly. The company values Lean methodologies. 401k match.

    Cons

    There is an attendence point system that is only for discipline and not reward. Raises in pay are scarce. Only one choice in healthcare policy and it is high deductible which I guess is becoming the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Pay better and listen more to complaints.


  10. "This was a very good company to work for but travel to Algoma from Green Bay in winter could sometimes be difficult."

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    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Algoma, WI
    Former Employee - Graphic Artist in Algoma, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WS Packaging Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment and great people. Good benefits including profit sharing.

    Cons

    Driving at night in winter was often difficult because roads were sometimes not plowed.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Looking up"

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

    I have been working at WS Packaging Group full-time

    Pros

    Company has a lot of growth potential. New perspective from non-industry people. Career opportunities for those interested in doing more. Work-life balance is usually good. I like the people.

    Cons

    The lean program has taken time to gain traction and some struggle to understand why there is a need to change. There is a focus on addressing issues that sometimes overshadows the good things.

    Advice to Management

    Celebrate wins. Promote from within. Find good talent on the outside that values internal knowledge.



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