Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) – Northbrook, IL – November 6, 2017
A lot of the positions were filled by temps so unfortunately once you got to know some of the people their contracts were up and then were replaced with someone new. Some of the employees in the AP department are difficult to work with but overall were not too bad.
Human Resources Manager (Current Employee) – Longview, WA – October 21, 2017
KapStone has been an excellent place of employment during my career. It has provided me opportunities for growth and given me the autonomy to learn without feeling I am micromanaged during the process. Management does require your best but they are fair and provide you with the tools needed to perform your job.
Production Worker (Former Employee) – Amsterdam, NY – October 19, 2017
Pay and promotions are really good. Shifts are by union seniority so its hard to get to days. Some older day people there are bitter and mean. Night shift peple are really friendly and helpful. Hours are long sometimes during week but hardly any weekends. You can make alot of money if you want to work. Safety is really good.
Lots of free lunches and good safety and pay
Not really friendly until you get in union. Union dues high but union seems ok.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 18, 2017
Management did nothing but blame others for their inability to run a successful business. General Manager at the time promoted family member to high level management position who didn't deserve it . No accountability
General Laborer (Former Employee) – West Springfield, MA – July 15, 2017
Management is awful. They just bully you into non stop overtime and threaten to punish you if you can't stay. The place is always dirty with dust in the air and machine leaks constinatly. All corporate cares about is money and doesn't care about employees and it shows. I would not recommend this job to anyone. It's just not worth the stress and constant headache management throws at you.
Electrician (Former Employee) – Longview, WA – June 25, 2017
The pay is not in an equitable range of other employers for electricians. This matter becomes worse when you consider how much you have to pay for medical insurance that you will likely never use because of the 6000 dollar dediuctable. The vacations and paid days off are not available to. Ew hires unlike other non union jobs. The benifit package is not fully available until after working 6 full calendar months. Most new hires quit by then. At Longview the electrical staff is below 50 percent staffed, this leads to excessive overtime, 16 hour days, no time off to see family and they eventually quit, making it harder on the ones left. Management will run off new hires if they think they will complain about safety issues or are pro union. There is an active movement there to bring in new blood to break the union. The union doesn't represent people well, which makes the 2 percent of your pay you give them plus a high joining fee seem ridiculous. There is an extremely high turn over rate here due to these issues. Do not quit a job to work here!!!!!!
Operator (Current Employee) – North Charleston, SC – June 5, 2017
Pay is good, benefits decent. Expect long hard hours, 12-16 a day/night. Rotating shifts. Very hot nasty environment. Paper dust and oil leaks everywhere. Better options elsewhere for around same pay. Management has a bad attitude towards repairs and employee concerns.
Poor management and there's not a great place to work if you have a family
Millwright (Current Employee) – Summerville, SC – May 3, 2017
Poor management and there's not a great place to work if you have a family. if you want to work a lot of overtime this is the place for you. they always try to change your schedule at the drop of a hat
Flexo Operator (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 30, 2017
If you like working for a mindless company that only cares about productivity and want to never see your family. This is the perfect place for you. Working 6 to 7 days a week, averaging 56-72hrs a week, overtime is plentiful, but mostly mandatory.
20 minute lunch, 1 10 minute break. Work 6-7 days a week