Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Wausau, WI – August 21, 2017
12 hours per day 5-6 days per week Listening to 20 different machine to learn how to run and repair. Management is not union, so they push as far as they can. The union is very weak! Great people to work with.
Pre Make Ready (Former Employee) – Stone Mountain, GA – August 21, 2017
They steal from corporate and terminate anyone who finds out or doesn't go along with their theft. HR falsify documents to help upper management achieve illegal goals. They have hurt a lot of good people. Management including HR have been caught having personal relationships with employees who had spouses working there.
Good Pay for long time employees.
Corrupt management who steals from corporate and fires anyone who doesnt play along.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Barling, AR – August 13, 2017
Graphic Packaging was a good place to work for. The people and management was great and would still be there if didn't move out of state. Job consisted of keeping machines running helping to put product in
Productive and fun work place with free appreciation food!
Packer/Inspector (Former Employee) – Gresham, OR – August 8, 2017
Great benefits, Great people! The hardest part of the job is you don't get to have a two day weekend...but that's what I loved about the company. I wanted hours. Every day is a productive day when you meet the company's target.
pay and benefits above all others I ever worked fore . I liked that I worked on most all projects and with the engineers .
Maintenance tech (Former Employee) – Golden, CO 80403 – August 1, 2017
troubleshooting, fabricating parts , led maintenance tech, worked with others and was fun, most day was busy and worked hard keeping machines running. long hrs was the hard part. called in to help get machines running . most enjoyable part was working with all shifts and getting to know and learn from others.
working with others and safety was first
training new employes and learning what they knew was hard.
After 10 years with this company it continues to go downhill. Management has no respect for for employees and simply does not respect their life.
Management thinks 1 or 2 days off a month is acceptable. The company is simply doing very well and driving hard working employees into the ground. At this point employees are very stressed out and it's becoming more of a hostile work environment then a job!
No break facility, Favortism, Extreme heat conditions, No life!
There is no life/work balance. Be prepared to work long days with nights and weekends. Corporate managers just don't care about local operations.Big disconnect between corporate culture and local culture. High turnover.
The good part of the company is that there are many good people.
Days, Nights, and weekends required. Lots of hours
Peeon (Current Employee) – Newton, IA – July 25, 2017
Worst company I have ever had the displeasure of working for. Don't care about you or your family what so ever. All they care about is their money. 6 to 7 days a week 16+hrs of ot on average. Benefits suck. Can't wait to leave the company.
Decent pay but only for the amount of work you put in.
Employee (Current Employee) – Georgia – July 20, 2017
This company has a lot of potential. Long hours and sometimes no days off for months at a time. This is a great place to gain a lot of experience and really learn how to be creative with production equipment.
Excelent craftspeople to work with, good pay, OT avaliable but not usually mandatory
Plant Electrician (Current Employee) – North Portland, OR – July 8, 2017
Graphic Packaging is a large world corporation, but North Portland plant is quite small and comfortable with good people both salaried and hourly. The electrician job is hourly, with hourly union foremen in both production and maintenance. Salaried personnel don't usually get involved in day to day operations, and there is freedom and time to learn the equipment. Most of the PLC's are Siemens, with some AB and some old TI. Most of the drives are Siemens both AC and DC. A typical day would be to do preventative maintenance on a machine, checking motor brushes and fixing problems when the machine is down. Not too much pressure from management to hurry and fix stuff, safety is always top priority. Much to learn about the PLC's and Drives, although there is a lot of older equipment that needs replacing. Very flexible company, wants to keep maintenance happy so there is less turnover. Many 30 to 40 year employees, so that shows it's a good place to work. Need to be self motivated to learn on the job, not much training but if you have the basics of PLC's and Drives there are many resources to learn from and the other electricians are willing to train you. Small electrical crew, 4 electricians. Job will be day shift as long as the night guys, who like nights, still keep their preference. One old electrician about ready to retire, and they want to keep at least 5 electricians so you will move up in seniority pretty quick.
I enjoy the people in my group and we can get a lot accomplished through teamwork. The work require a significant amount of data mining and I enjoy the hardcore engineering side more. I thoroughly enjoy designing and making equipment run per the customers requirements.
extensive contact with management multitask work with various departments, sheeter, folding department ,shipping and receiving, stacking sheets in preparation of daily inventory. condensing tight areas within the warehouse organize rolls in location for inventory purposes, SAP computer system daily entries, daily maintenance machines, kept tidy work area, updating inventory, retrieve paper for KBA machine, remove waste, work with propane skills developed - great organizational skills, great communication was key to success for fast pace productive environment, great attention to detail example encouraged safety it help minimize injuries at the workplace management heavy rotation but encourage to learn more and outside your job role work friendly, team players encourage each other to better serve the client the hardest part of the job was leaving, enjoyed it. the most enjoyable part of the job, paid breaks and coworkers
Finishing Department (Former Employee) – Lumberton, NC – June 23, 2017
Current plant manager has made a so-so culture even worse. He cares about no one except his buddies he hired in to be managers. He thinks all of us from Robeson County aren't good enough to be promoted in any way But hey, if you're not from around here, come on over. You might be our next manager who knows nothing.