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Rock Tenn Company Employer Reviews

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Terrible is an understatement.......
Market Analyst (Former Employee), Creve CouerMarch 5, 2014
Pros: pay/benefits is better than some
Cons: management, workload, atmosphere, basically this whole company
The workload is extreme, deadlines are ridiculous, management does not care about work/life balance as their is none and your home life will suffer. Expect long hours everyday and working on the weekends. Management also has no idea what it actually takes to do the job and does want to know, they just want the results. You are constantly given incomplete – more... information to start with and if you question anything from your supervisor you can expect to be yelled at or talked to in a derogatory manner to which nothing will done about from his superiors and/or the HR dept. The work environment here is one of the worst I have ever seen and the moral could not get any lower among the employees. – less
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So glad I'm not there anymore
Glue line operator (Former Employee), Conway, AROctober 6, 2013
Pros: pay
Cons: everything else
I worked for RockTenn 12 hr night shift for 13 years. I was a glue line operator with a production record on my machines that was either #1 or #2 in the plant. I had NO negative job performance evaluations nor any customer complaints. A complaint was filed against me that upon reworking the job we discovered evidence that the customer was at fault not – more... us. The customer rejected this because of numerous other quality complaints that year from all across the spectrum claiming a loss of faith in our facilities management and it's ability to maintain its contractual obligation to customer satisfaction thru quality. The customer demanded that management do something to show they were commited to quality. Their answer to appease the customer was to trump up a perseption of me of questionable quality ethics and fire me. Management had always said quality first but had always made desisions to run questionable quality products with the hope of being able to slip it by the customers notice. This resulted in a culture in management where they were more interested in getting product out the door and less interested in customer satisfaction. They work 12 hr shifts. They do not give sick leave or excuse absence from work unless FMLA is approved by a third party company that only management can deal with. They only give 4 days a year of vacation and that can only be taken subject to approval. Every poor management decision is blamed on the production personell. It is a company that has grown to fast in recent years and is headed for a serious down fall soon. They do pay very good but the money isn't worth all the times my family had to sacrifice just so I could keep that job. I'm very happy this happened as it has been the best thing that could have. – less
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Tier 2 Help Desk
Client System Analyst (Former Employee), Norcross, GAOctober 5, 2013
Pros: good pay & benefits
This company is the epitome of a "Good Ol' Boy" network. The company hierarchy is totally devoid of diversity! I felt like I was in an IT VERSION of the movie "The Help".
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RockTenn = No Life
floor employee (Former Employee), LewisburgAugust 22, 2013
Pros: pay
Cons: hours of work, very hot, managment is absolutely awful
Great pay but thats about the only good thing that can be said.. constant 12 hr days, no respect for your personal life. 5 mins from end of shift supervisor will randomly notify you that you have to stay 4 more hours. Its a constant "we need more out of you" or "dont complain about the hours thats why we pay you good". Cant ever make life plans. Absolute – more... worse job ive ever had! Im far from lazy and enjoy working and doing a good job but RockTenn has sucked the life out of me until I'm a walking Zombie.
If your single with no kids and no life it may be the job for you, otherwise id steer clear. – less
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Terrible
Technician (Former Employee), DevensJuly 24, 2013
Pros: pay
Cons: everything else
Hot as hell.
hours were terrible (12hrs X 7 day weeks)
nobody wanted to train me.
company didn't want to allow downtime for preventative maintenance.
minimum cleaning.
overall the worst job I ever had.
couldn't wait to leave.
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Absolutely Horrible
Former Project Team Member (Former Employee), United StatesJune 20, 2013
Pros: salary
Cons: extreme management, culture & training disparities
Unfortunately for Rock-Tenn, keeping on employees who were a part of the failed bankrupt companies which were acquisitions has built a non-diversity culture of extreme favoritism that is clouded by people fearing for their jobs. Management is more politically driven than productive, the company is headed for a serious downfall.
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Productive Oriented
Glue Line Operator (Former Employee), Conway, ARMay 6, 2013
I would prepare crew and machine for that day's production run. I would enter the run in the computer and start up machine. If there is a machine failure I would make any repairs in a timely fashion to continue production run. Trying to get the most production out of the machine was the hardest and most enjoyable part of the job. In order to accomplish – more... this, I have learned that it takes more than your average patience and good work ethics. It takes great co-workers and team work. – less