utility packer (Former Employee) – Shelbyville, IL – July 11, 2018
the point system is the biggest drawback as there is no leeway in it for extenuating circumstances, like a family member passing or one getting sick, they will give you a point regardless and will refuse to drop them for a doctors note or any other form excusing the absence.
Finishing Helper (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – July 6, 2018
Advancement depends on you. Long hours and cannot leave the building after clock in. Climate controlled environment but lacks with cutthroat co-workers. Strict rules and regulations. Overall great having unlimited overtime availability mon-sun but only Scheduled rotating 4 days on and 4 days off.
Quality Tester (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – June 28, 2018
Sad to see the Santa Clara mill close due to budget cuts. The people and culture of the mill was good and made life long friends. I learned a lot about quality of paper as well as different types of paper.
The Company overall is very good company to work for. When you step onsite you need to be ready to work. My mistake was taking an promotion in what turned out to be the weak part of the company. Sadly and without any warning I was gone. 8 years of hard work, spending more time at plants than at my own house and it was over with one decision to cut costs. My advice is if you work for GPI stay with the Mill Division. If i did I would still be employed with GPI.
Finishing Operator (Former Employee) – Menasha, WI – June 25, 2018
The GPI business model is to buy up smaller packaging companies and then either close the smaller shop and take their business to one of their other plants or shut down their other plants and move the business to newly acquired shops and close the old ones.
Finishing Operator (Former Employee) – Phoenixville, PA – May 30, 2018
You're throwing your life away for a hard earned dollar. You will work 65+ hours a week mandatory and then get spit in your face. Save yourself the hassle. This place is a revolving door including management. The department is being ran by exploited foreigners with limited education and English speaking abilities. Sweatshop culture.
Tech Production Services (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – May 28, 2018
At the benign it was an awesome place to work at. Great atmosphere, hard work but we had full paid benefits. I thought I was going to retire there. But little by little they started taking away our benefits.
Good pay, overtime whenever you needed more money.
Feeder Operator (Former Employee) – Fort Smith, AR – May 25, 2018
People want to work smart not hard. A typical day is troubleshooting any and all the problems that may arise. Work place culture is to maintain quality product while working at the most efficient pace.
Power Equipment OperatorlHR Administrator (Current Employee) – Prosperity, SC – May 20, 2018
The income is steady and it pays the bills. Would like to see more room for advancement . The culture has been challenging lately due to all of the senior employees leaving to find better paying jobs and different career avenues.