Feeder/Packer (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – September 18, 2018
let me start by saying if you need a job for the moment then go ahead and apply but make sure you keep on looking for something else if you get offed a position !!!!... I can only speak for the finishing department the Manager of that department is a something else (thats not the word I wanted to use) if your not kissing his butt you will not make it there he will fire you with no reason or explanation what so ever. that is one of the most stressful environments there is and please if you can avoid the 3rd.
All positions (Former Employee) – GA – September 10, 2018
Good pay only because of the OT which was cut. They would rather lose customers than pay employees the OT to keep up with the demand. Management literally can not read. Safety is “stressed” but equipment is old and NOT safe or in proper working condition. Managers regularly make you to work the weekend before a holiday so they don’t have to pay the 8 hours of double time. Extremely dirty and hot work conditions. Favoritism is in effect. Absolutely ZERO advancement opportunities unless you grew up with one of the management. Constant pressure to complete a task that ends up not being what needed to be done in the first place. Management talks to employees like they are idiots, curses employees and threatens employees and throws temper tantrums. You are not valued at Caraustar, you are just a body.
Health Benefits, 401K, Decent paycheck overall.
No job security/advancement, poor management. No OT
This is a great place to work if you’re white. The management is very poor all the way to the corporate offices. They make up the rules day by day .
Die Cutter Operator (Current Employee) – Charlotte, NC – August 26, 2018
A company is only as good as its management. Well this company will not last long at all. Rules are made to protect certain people of color. Pay is based off of your race and gender. The pay starts off good but that’s the trick. Once you’re in then everything changes. You’r really see how unstructured this place is.
Printing helper (Former Employee) – Grand Rapids, MI – August 12, 2018
Management was horrible it seemed like they had no idea what was going on. They were constantly making everyone's job harder by changing things that were supposed to make customers satisfied. Lack of training because shifts were always short so really you are on your own and when ever they had time they would train.company purchased a million dollar machine that was supposed to be able to do our job but they can't get it to run so it's just taking up space. Management answer to everything was we are working on it. The coworker's were some of the best people. Days were long especially when other shifts were short as you would have to cover for them.i feel like that's why alot of people would call in as some were working 5 to 6 days 12 hrs so I dont blame them. The money was good but if you have a family i dont think this would be a good fit.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Austell, GA – August 2, 2018
I operate industrial grade machinery in a paper mill. While insuring that the product meets the customers specifications. Quality as well as Quantity play major roles in my day to day objectives. I also have leadership responsibilities, such as training new hires, troubleshooting steps and tips when a problem arises and motivational exercises.
I enjoyed the variety of jobs that were available. I learned a lot from my coworkers that had a lot more experience. My immediate supervisor and human resources were very nice people to associate with.
Quality Control Technician (Current Employee) – Randleman, NC – June 29, 2018
Not a bad place to work. The people are very nice and always willing to help. Interact with the shift to shift daily issues during shift change.Management is always friendly and treat all the employees with respect.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Georgia – May 31, 2018
Management is back and forth on a lot of things and unable to advance any technology or improve because they like the way things have always been done. Everything is broken down or hands-on which allows for a lot of human errors and then they get upset. Be fair to all employees and treat them right.
Intermediate finsher (Former Employee) – Austell, GA – May 26, 2018
No breaks whatsoever. You have NO family life. They expect you to work 24 hours a day all the time. Although I was terminated for disobeying company policy, if i had to live in a box or my truck, or go back to work there. It would be live in a box. Wouldn’t recommend anybody work for Caraustar mill