Graphic Packaging Employee Reviews

Found 587 reviews matching the search See all 662 reviews
Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good pay, not so great management team
SHIPPING & RECEIVING MATERIAL HANDLER (Current Employee) –  Kendallville, INJanuary 17, 2019
You will work a 12 hour swing shift schedule. Not a bad place to work over all. The pay is the best part. You will be paid well but management isn't the best. There are a few good managers but most don't care about the floor workers. The schedule isn't bad but then they make you work so much over time that you feel like you are working all the time. They can't seem to keep people. So there is always overtime.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to work
HRIS Coordinator Intern (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 17, 2019
A typical day at work consist of me going inside SAP and created data spreadsheets.
What I've learned while working here is SAP, Success Factors , SQL, Excel Vlookup .
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Always a fun but productive environment for everyone
FEEDER/PACKER (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAJanuary 17, 2019
comfortable but challenging environment. coworkers/ management always willing to teach new methods to increase efficiency. Hardest part of the job was adjusting to overtime hours. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing that everyone here is ready to contribute and get things done.
Pros
work environment, break time
Cons
healthcare, lack of personal time off
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not worth the money
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Wausau, WIJanuary 16, 2019
If you have overtime anyone that has been there longer than you can just take it from you even on holidays when they get holiday pay. So if you want to work the hours that you deserve then I don't recommend this job.
Pros
Money
Cons
Everything els
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
They are liars and manipulators
Lid packer (Former Employee) –  Kenton, ohioJanuary 11, 2019
They were still in the middle of training me and they let me go. Couldnt move me somewhere just let me go. Saying i wasnt catching up when I was still learning. To me that sounds harsh. And they complain they need workers. Well if you keep firing and letting people go theres your reason. Quit being so picky
Pros
Pay only good
Cons
No set time breaks. Horroble management and decisions
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good place to work if you need money
Utiltiy Packer (Current Employee) –  Visalia, CAJanuary 10, 2019
Lots of hours, decent pay. Off every other weekend. Plenty of chances for moving up. Really relaxed environment. Work load isn't too much to handle. Great people, everyone is very friendly.
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not A Place for a person with a family
Assistant Operator (Current Employee) –  Monroe, LAJanuary 9, 2019
It's simple, if you are single and have no life this is the place for you. you will work extremely long hours, and many days at a time. you will only be able to work and sleep. It's great money but you will not have a life. Management is horrible, and they do not care about their employees.
Pros
Great Money and Benefits
Cons
No Life outside of work
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
productive and challenging place to wor
Feeder/tender (Current Employee) –  Lumberton, NCJanuary 8, 2019
A regular work day is being consistent. Management timing everything including breaks. The heat makes it even worst to work in a fast paced environment.
Cons
Short breaks, hot climate
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Avoid them
Environmental Health and Safety Manager (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYJanuary 7, 2019
Working at graphic packaging was one of the worst career moves I have ever made. They promised a lot and delivered nothing. The pay was good but the job was not what was described in the interview. The plant manager shows favoritism to his friends and ignores safety violations they make but punishes everyone else making the same error.
Cons
frequent layoffs for 2 days a week to avoid unemployment filings
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
They treat you bad
Unwind Operator (2 ½ years) (Former Employee) –  Perry gaJanuary 7, 2019
They let you work 2 jobs for months on end without finding people to fill the vacant positions. The turn over rate is ridiculous so you would have to train multiple people over the course of a month.lunch and breaks aren't guaranteed and there are no bonuses
Pros
Great work schedule
Cons
Too many
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
12 hour days, mandatory overtime, Don't expect a outside life
Automation Attendant (Former Employee) –  Pacific, MOJanuary 5, 2019
The only reason to get a job here is for the pay. Every other portion of the job is a negative. Expect 12 hour days, mandatory overtime and years spent on off shift (nights, weekends).
Pros
Pay
Cons
No job security, long hours, mandatory overtime
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Horrible management through fear
Worker (Former Employee) –  May, MOJanuary 2, 2019
Long hours and off-shifts. HR is horribly inept and uncaring of workers. Whole departments suddenly eliminated. Culture is all based on getting into a clique that is good with manager. Managers lead by fear. Told you are a dime a dozen to replace.
Pros
High pay
Cons
Benefits and managers are just the worst
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
N/a
Rewind operator (Former Employee) –  Kalamazoo, MIDecember 21, 2018
No time for family but opportunity to make a lot of money people can be mean but only to look out for your well being poor management several different supervisors
Pros
Pay
Cons
Hours
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Case sealers overworked
Case Sealer (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, WADecember 19, 2018
As a case sealer, you have to do your job and then some. If the packers need more labels or cases, you have to get them. If there is a clog of boxes down the line, you have to take care of it (most of the time). Need to make more cases for card board trays? you get to do that too. Sure there are times when the line is slow enough that it's possible to do these things, but when the line more often than not is staying busy you or someone else is getting pulled away from the line to have to do something else. Additionally, the instructions for each order can be inconsistent between each other. Finally, better have unlimited data because there is no wifi to use while on break or lunch.
Pros
easy money
Cons
everything else
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great pay not worth it
Rotator (Former Employee) –  Kalamazoo, MIDecember 17, 2018
The work itself isn't bad but there are a lot of things about GPI that's horrible. One is that they want the presses to run at 1,000 feet of board per minute so if you have a 15 thousand foot roll of board, you have 15 minutes to get everything you need to do done. That isnt too bad as long as nothing goes wrong. If you run into problems, which some days are more common than not, you're in trouble. I don't mi d a fast paced work environment but this was too fast paced.

Shift management was reasonable when I worked there but the higher up management wasn't. They really didn't care and pushed the production staff harder than necessary which caused stress and bad attitudes on the floor.

The worst part for me was the 12 hour swing shift. For example, you spend 28 days work 7 AM to 7 PM, then you spend 28 days working 7 PM to 7 AM only to spend the next 28 days working 7 AM to 7 PM again. My body couldn't adjust, I was always exhausted, my family life suffered. It was brutal.

If you're not mechanically inclined, you will struggle.

One good thing I can say is that it was one of the few union shops I've worked at where I knew that the union actually cared.
Pros
Pay, strong union
Cons
Swing shift, lots of bad attitudes, too fast paced
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Get ready to earn and learn
E&I Technician (Current Employee) –  West Monroe, LADecember 15, 2018
Great opportunities to work on a wide array of old and new equipment, thus room for self improvement.
Great Health benefits with average pay per position.
High turnover rate within middle management.
Work schedules are constantly changing.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not a great place to work
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Oaks, PADecember 14, 2018
Constant fighting between management and the union. Poor managers. Unannounced overtime. Poor life/work balance. Poor planning by management, inability to forecast future work, constantly lifting jobs
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Stressful but well paying
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Carol Stream, ILDecember 12, 2018
Stressful but well paying. Plenty of hours to work. Tough on attendance. union Job. 60 probation. Easy work. Air conditioned. Mix of cultures. Mix of management styles.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Poor culture
Lead pressman (Former Employee) –  Wayne, NJDecember 11, 2018
Excessive overtime more or less mandatory , inexperienced manager that have no idea about what it takes to produce a project .
micro-rmanaging and second guessing by upper managment .
horrible work environment.
Pros
pay
Cons
everything else
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Don't fall into the trap
Finishing (Current Employee) –  Pacific, MODecember 3, 2018
Seriously, if you are looking for a career keep looking. Unless your career includes working 12+ hours a day, 6-7 days a week.

You would be better off just living on the property because that's where you will be spending all your time.

And that's not even mentioning how confused management is.

You are required to wear a hair net, beard net (if you have a beard), gloves, safety glasses, steel toed boots / shoes as well as tuck your shirt in....

All this so you can load handful stacks of cardboard into a machine or move cardboard from one palate to another for 12 hours a day, 6-7 days a week.
Pros
Pays well
Cons
Everything else. Work life balance is non existent
Was this review helpful?Yes 4NoReport
Claimed Profile

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Graphic Packaging. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

3.3
Based on 663 reviews
5149
4185
3169
263
197

Ratings by category

2.9Work/Life Balance
3.7Compensation/Benefits
3.0Job Security/Advancement
2.9Management
3.0Culture