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A very nice company to work for
EH&S Manager (Current Employee) –  Piscataway, NJ and Wayne NJAugust 21, 2017
A very nice company to work for. Since I started, I have enjoyed the benefits the company offers. I have taken advantage of the learning possibilities for employees.
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Pros
Flexibility to take care of personal issues
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Horrible Management
Pre Make Ready (Former Employee) –  Stone Mountain, GAAugust 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.
Pros
Good Pay for long time employees.
Cons
Corrupt management who steals from corporate and fires anyone who doesnt play along.
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stressful and tiring when you are working 12 hours a day everyday mandatory
Lane operator assistant (Former Employee) –  Renton, WAAugust 18, 2017
this place just needs to hire more people. They have a union but they don't fight for your rights. Poor management. Pay is ok you only get more money due to the mandatory overtime.
Pros
overtime opportunities, good health insurance.
Cons
mandatory overtime, poor management/leadership.
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Machine operating
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Barling, ARAugust 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
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Great Place
Maintenance Intern (Former Employee) –  West Monroe, LAAugust 11, 2017
We shut down a paper machine at least once a month and that is our opportunity to do jobs that can't be done while parts are moving. I had good guidance.

It's just not where I'd like to end up in the future.
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Productive and fun work place with free appreciation food!
Packer/Inspector (Former Employee) –  Gresham, ORAugust 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.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Short breaks
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One of my best jobs ever
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOAugust 3, 2017
Fast paced, good way to advance. teamwork was the key to production. all the overtime left little for social life. would still be there if they didn't shut the plant down.
Pros
health care, location
Cons
they closed plant
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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 80403August 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.
Pros
working with others and safety was first
Cons
training new employes and learning what they knew was hard.
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Mangement ill quipped
Manufacturing Associate (Current Employee) –  Lawrenceburg, TNJuly 29, 2017
This factory currently has mangement issues. There are bad worker to mangement relations. The people out on the floor are nice and friendly...........
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Folding Carton Manufacturing Plant
Lead - Supervisor Pre make Area-die cutting (Former Employee) –  Piscataway, NJJuly 29, 2017
Unfortunately Corporate takes a Negligent decisions / shut down the plant.
Non previous analysis.
Re located the plant and just takes few people.
Without transparent Selection.

0 respect for people whom has been worked for many years.
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Long Hours No Life
Press Operator (Former Employee) –  Solon, OHJuly 26, 2017
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!
Pros
Unlimited overtime
Cons
No break facility, Favortism, Extreme heat conditions, No life!
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Long Hours and little support
Printing Press Operator (Former Employee) –  Wayne, NJJuly 25, 2017
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.
Pros
Fair pay
Cons
Days, Nights, and weekends required. Lots of hours
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Dont work here if you have a family
Peeon (Current Employee) –  Newton, IAJuly 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.
Pros
None.
Cons
Everything
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Good job
Electrical and Instrument Technician (Current Employee) –  West Monroe, LAJuly 20, 2017
Your day starts with a morning meeting to go over the previous shift maintenance issue and receive your work orders for that day.

Management changes about every 8 months new managers.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Less benefits each year
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Decent pay but only for the amount of work you put in.
Employee (Current Employee) –  GeorgiaJuly 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.
Pros
Competitive pay
Cons
management and lack of work/life balance
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Graphic Pkg
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MO 64120July 12, 2017
This company only cared about how much money they could give the ceo in bonus money for shutting down plants. They didn't care what happened about their employees.
Pros
nothing
Cons
everthing
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Excelent craftspeople to work with, good pay, OT avaliable but not usually mandatory
Plant Electrician (Current Employee) –  North Portland, ORJuly 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.
Pros
Easy going management and crew
Cons
Some weekend work, alot of older equipement
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Challenging but demanding place to work
Reliability Engineer (Current Employee) –  Marion, OHJuly 6, 2017
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.
Pros
Good salary compensation
Cons
Work/life balance is challenging
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productive and fast paced environment, work friendly
Clamp Truck Operator (Former Employee) –  Wayne, NJJuly 1, 2017
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
Pros
paid breaks, full benefits, 401k, free coffee
Cons
punitive system
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Culture is not good
Finishing Department (Former Employee) –  Lumberton, NCJune 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.
Pros
Local people
Cons
Managers
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