Machine Operator (Current Employee) – Breinigsville, PA – February 11, 2017
Been working here a while, job is productive, problem is slow season slower than expected, so sometimes get sent home early which is something I don't like, management expects you to work hard and keep up with quality standards while expecting a high numbers, sometimes is rough depending on what you do..
Worked on the business side (building 14) in a manager role and was promoted because I was able to showcase my abilities and skills. Great people, great company, and plenty of room to grow and achieve.
Ping pong table, food courts, gym, health benefits, author speakers
Bindery Operator (Former Employee) – La Vergne, TN – December 8, 2016
Awesome place to work, but sometimes the job is too demanding. otherwise a great environment, excellent break room. The only issue could be managers because when busy season hits their stress can spill over on to everyone else.
No flexible hours. Long periods standing with short breaks
Library Processor (Former Employee) – Chambersburg, PA – January 20, 2017
Management refuses to actually manage their employees, it's an awful environment to work in. Their retention rate is absolutely ridiculous and they genuinely don't understand why they can't get the right people to stay.
Shipping Clerk (Current Employee) – Breinigsville, PA – January 16, 2017
I learn about everything make covers, cutt books,dipping,catching book,it's like a team work we have fun do our jobs,the most hard part it's when they need take out the priority we need do this fast we have to stop anything we do for get this priority done.
Ingram was a great place to work until they advanced people into supervisor positions that had no people skills
library processor (Former Employee) – La Vergne, TN – September 28, 2014
the work was great, I loved processing books for libraries, and before that stocking, packing and receiving product. The benefits were great and up till my last year management was great. They let go many long term employees who excelled in their jobs for little or no reason.
supervisors who new little about the departments they were running
Credit Collections (Former Employee) – TN – December 29, 2013
The company has went down hill in the last 15 years. Was a wonderful place to work when started. By the end it mattered who you were and what others thought. Let go after 16 years for no reason except the management did not like me. Senior management is awful!!!
Professional (Former Employee) – Fort Wayne – November 22, 2013
The pay and benefits at Ingram are good. Excellent insurance, decent 401k. Does it make up for everything else you are put through? No. What Ingram does is tell you a bunch of untruths and half-truths about the work environment to get you to take the job. Minimal overtime! No problem if you need time off to spend Christmas with your family! However, after you start working, the story quickly changes. "Occasional" overtime becomes 50 & 60 hour work weeks on a regular basis. Why hire enough people to do the job when you can just work the ones you have half to death? If you are unlucky enough to have a salaried position, you don't get an extra dime or 5 minutes of comp time for your commitment to the company, just the joy of spending all your waking hours at work. Want to go to church on Sunday? Not if there is work to be done! But you will never be told about the mandatory Sunday overtime in your interview. They will spring that little tidbit on you AFTER you start to work there. In fact, consider yourself lucky if the possibility of working weekend is ever mentioned.
I would not recommend Ingram. The management is very top down. They don't care about their employees. Nothing is a team effort, but centers around what they can force you to do for them. For your pay and benefits, you will give them your life. They say that they are "like a big family" which I guess is true because if you work here, you will have no time to spend with your own family & friends.
Discounted books, decent co-workers, good benefits
Ingram's idea of work/life balance is that you give them your life.