General Laborer (Current Employee) – Perry, GA – October 24, 2018
i had got days at graphic nice.. i like the breaks the swing shift of i can go back i would. i was working under a container when i was at graphic. I wish they didn't have that test i mite still be working.. im a very hard worker doe.
Second Pressman Printing Press operator (Former Employee) – Fort Smith Arkansas – October 13, 2018
Enjoyed my almost ten years there with great overtime opportunities, time off, oay, benefits, and fellow employees. I would like to work there again now that I have a HVAC-R license in the state of Arkansas.
Non smoking environment, vacation coverage difficult at times during holidays
Job/life balance is hard. Only 1 personal day a year. 1 Point for each day you have to call off for being sick. 8 Points and you lose your job.
Packer (Current Employee) – Shelbyville, IL – October 3, 2018
Constantly busy packing boxes with sleeves of cups. Cleaning out bagger safely when it gets jammed up with cups. Management is busy watching over employee's. Very diverse group of employee's. Packing cups and numbering and stamping boxes for three lines alone. The people I work with.
Operator (Former Employee) – Verona, VA – October 2, 2018
Promises were made and never kept. Its strictly management by numbers. Management only cares about what the numbers look like with no concern for the employees. They will work you to death and simply prop another person up in your place. Its not worth the pay for all the family time that you will sacrifice. I expressed my concerns and was told to keep my opinion to myself and get back to work. If you want to go work for a company that still believes that we operate in the 1960s go to work here.
Lean Manufacturing Lead, Press and Glue Operator (Former Employee) – marion, ohio – October 1, 2018
Upon hiring at GPI the atmosphere was very conducive to work and advancement. After and almost complete turnover of up and middle management the atmosphere changed as well as all lean philosophies died out.
Utility Worker (Current Employee) – Kendallville, IN – October 1, 2018
management lies to employees. Mandates overtime even though you already work 12 hour shifts. Culture is very negative . Have to schedule vacation a year in advance and it still may not be approved. If you have another option stay away from this company
Press Assistant and Feeder (Former Employee) – Newton, IA – September 26, 2018
A typical day would involve alot of thinking on your feet, encountering numerous production issues and doing my very best to remove the roadblocks. I learned that my experience could make a significant and positive affect on production efficiencies if an open and responsive relationship exists between management and production staff. I think that a healthy workplace culture is one where there is mutual respect that is earned from employees as well as management. The excessive hours of overtime and an inability to plan for any life outside of work was extremely demanding of all employees, physically and mentally. What impressed me was the initiative that employees took and the relationships I had with those individuals that were enlightening and enjoyable.
Cellophane Operator (Former Employee) – Menasha, WI – September 19, 2018
Worked at Graphic Packaging in Menasha for six years until they shut down the Menasha plant in November 2016. The job that I last performed at Graphic was in the Cellophane department as an operator. There was plenty of work and overtime was scheduled often. The extra hours helped me to make money and build up savings for my growing family.
Operator (Former Employee) – Verona, VA – September 17, 2018
Management, management, management.......... They continuously ride their employees over production goals that are set by pencil pushers. Those same pencil pushers don't factor in machine issues, or short-staffing issues. And no one stays long because of how bad of a reputation GPI has. All management cares about is that you keep your line running, even if you dont have a feeder and a packer. Out of the 3 packaging companies that have owned this building, Graphic Packaging has been by far the worst one. Please, please, please stay away from this place!!!!!!! There's more shady things happening here than id ever want to post publicly.
Management treats you like a dog, everyone is sleeping with everyone, felons galore