Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Austell, GA – May 4, 2017
Caraustar Industries, Inc. is a leader in the manufacturing of high-quality recycled materials and paper products. The company is a socially responsible corporation, is committed to environmentally sound practices and is dedicated to providing customers with outstanding value through innovative products and services.
Caraustar’s four business lines include: •Recycling Services •Mill Group (coated and uncoated paperboard and specialty paperboard products) •Industrial Products Group (tubes and cores, construction products, protective packaging, adhesives) •Consumer Packaging (folding cartons, set-up boxes, packaging services)
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Tama, IA – May 9, 2017
You will work a rotating shift that changes each week, you can and most likely will work many double shifts when you are the lowest qualified individual at a job classification as this business is typically understaffed due to no work life balance. Your opinions do not matter and right or wrong upper management will always side with their own people over any hourly individual. That is a factual statement not assumed. I gave that place the best years of my life and yes got a paycheck in return and I suppose at the end of the day that's what's originally agreed upon but for what they want you to sacrifice and what you get it's very lopsided in favor of the company.
Mill Worker (Former Employee) – Massachusetts – April 15, 2017
I honestly had no family time wen I worked here it was very frustrating and straining on my life but great hours great pay just be ready to pretty much live at work with mandatory overtime and people walking out on u left and right the place is like a revolving door the people you worked with made the days a little easier but if you like to work and wanna get paid caraustar is for u just be ready to never see your family
Service Desk Manager (Former Employee) – Austell, GA – April 7, 2017
When I began my career at Caraustar, the atmosphere was amazing. Years later, the atmosphere is cut throat. There is no loyalty to those who have given years of hard work and given up time with their families to see Caraustar succeed. The people at Caraustar are wonderful. They are lucky to have those who really care however they may lose them to due to the new management in some areas. There is no succession planning for internal employees any longer.
Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Doraville, GA – April 2, 2017
Caraustar is a paper recycling company, my experience there was a fun one but I was only a temp and filling in for their normal dispatcher, it was only for a month and a half but I wished I could have stayed. Not a hard job to learn.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – Austell, GA – March 22, 2017
I love how flexible my schedule was. I learned a lot working for this company and i would recommend this to anyone who is looking for flexiblity. Definitely a great place to pick up a lot of experience.
Dry End Operator (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – March 11, 2017
Milwaukee plant. They start you out as a temp for a very low age for the job that you're expected to do. People that work there are unprofessional. The hours & the thing about if someone does not show up for their shift they force you to stay and cover for them with no notice. This place needs some rearranging. There are no breaks & you eat on the fly... Never heard of....this is a slave job.
Feeder/Packer (Former Employee) – Pineville, NC – February 17, 2017
At Caraustar I learned different types of machine and how the work. As far as working the feeder position I obtained more experience on feeding a variety of machines. In this position wit well qualified trainers I was able to quickly gain the knowledge needed to be a pro at the job already
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Florida – February 14, 2017
The company doesn't offer females the ability to advance very high or have much lateral growth in its plant locations. The monotonous production plant duties can be boring if you're interested in moving into a field where you have room for growth and more exciting interaction with people.
It's a great company here so far however the pay is really low for this union plant. We are a small town but we work directly with the mill and we should be paid as such. Also, not having supervisors on second shift so the employees don't put forth effort to do their jobs.
4th hand (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – January 4, 2017
I was hurt in the pit in the milwaukee mill and needed surgery..3 of them. When I received my perm restrictions HR would not take me calls or call me back. After the injury in 2014 I asked to be taken to the doctor. I spoke with HR and both managers but no one wanted to take me. After working in pain for 22 days I finally had to threaten to take myself to a ER before i was able to see a doctor. Then the company lied and said there was no supporting evidence of my injury until my hole crew wrote statements to liberty mutual,because they didn't want to tarnish a safety record.I spent the better part of my years there being harassed by supervisors repeatedly proven over and over. Stepped over for advancement and training opportunities because of favoritism and friendships. They stripped away every good thing about the company in a few short years. They cut corners on all products whenever they get the chance and blame the workers for doing exactly what they train them to do wich is save money. Everything is safety until it costs money then safety is out the window.
Operator (Current Employee) – Welcome, NC – December 28, 2016
This company is big on safety and always think of ways that they can improve on making the company a safer and better working environment. People here have great attitudes but can get a little bossy at times when team work is needed.