International Paper Employee Reviews

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lots of breaks, cam make decent money. get alpt of time off
Packer/Inspector (Former Employee) –  United StatesJuly 19, 2018
IP is a good place to work and you can. make good money. its long 12hr shifts but you also get a lot of time off. I would recommend this job to others
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good money, lots of breaks
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long 12 hour shifts
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2.0
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Safety is a JOKE
Assistant Die Cutter (Current Employee) –  Fort Smith, South plantJuly 19, 2018
IP talks a lot about safety but do nothing about it. Drink alcohol during your lunch break then come back inside and operate a machine. Wear your safety glasses on top of your head....hey man, they're on my body.
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3.0
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Intl Paper
Extruder (Former Employee) –  Domino, TXJuly 18, 2018
The climate of the job was stressful. Mainly due to the fact the supervisor who was on my shift made threats to workers and intentionally tried to create a hostile environment to work in.
Pros
Good Pay
Cons
Bad Management with no breaks
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4.0
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Fast Paced, Stressful and Productive
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Tracy, CAJuly 18, 2018
Working at International I learned a lot about the corrugated business in my 2 years. It is very fast paced , demanding and stressful. If you have the ability to withstand all of this as well as the daily obstacles you may encounter with any job you can succeed.
Pros
Awesome employees very helpful
Cons
Poor Management
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5.0
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Great Workplace
Traffic Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Selma, ALJuly 18, 2018
The atmosphere is one that is relaxed yet productive. The company as a whole, always showed the employees that they were appreciated by offering gifts and sponsored lunches and fundays. I truly enjoyed my co-workers and most of the managment was very cool and great to work with.
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Free lunched, gifts for employees
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3.0
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None
Clamp Truck Driver/Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Huntsville, ALJuly 13, 2018
They wait till the last minute to post whether you have to work the weekend. There is no balance of work life for the emoloyee that work in the back but many for the ones up front.
Pros
Free drinks
Cons
No breaks
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2.0
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very challenging enviroment
worker (Current Employee) –  Eaton, OHJuly 10, 2018
Working here is challenging at times due to poor planning causing delays, long hours and weeks. Often they are understaffed for long periods of time.
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Buddy system
Maintenance Support Tech (Former Employee) –  Henderson, KYJuly 10, 2018
Unless your kin or buddies with someone in maintenance good luck. Perfect attendance, willingness to work OT, and doing your best do not apply here. If your not liked or accepted for who you are you will be plotted against and voted out at end of a very stressful 90day probation. Your skills and previous experience mean nothing because EVERYTHING has to be the IP way period no matter if its saves time, money, or anything. Very stuck in their ways. Some of them are great to work with while the others treat you as inferior to their high and mighty perfection
Pros
Schedule and weekends off
Cons
Everything else
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4.0
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Good money, no work-life balance
Bundler (Current Employee) –  Laurens, SCJuly 10, 2018
IP pays good money, but works 6-7 days per week. Management on 3rd shift is ok. Benefits are ok. It takes a whole year to get vacation time so until then you have to be careful using a point system of 7. Jobs are easy & it’s hot in summer, cold in winter. This location is very small so advancement is limited.
Pros
Easy jobs, good money
Cons
No work-life balance, hot in summer/cold in winter
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3.0
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it was ok. lack of work on some days
Packer/Picker (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJuly 9, 2018
it was ok. lack of work on some days. so you couldn't get your full hours for the week. but when they was work you was able to get over time and that was good.
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4.0
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slow paced but you stayed busy
Driver (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, TXJuly 8, 2018
i didt maintenance and work ed in the tool shed. we fueled the trucks and large equiptment.the hardest part of the job was learnng to work nights and sleep during the day.
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4.0
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International Paper was a great company to work for.
Converting Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJuly 8, 2018
International Paper allowed its employees to focus on their work and they helped promote idea building while listening to new ideas from the employees. As a Manager you were able to Lead you team with the freedom that a Manager should have for success.
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Lousy place to work.
Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) –  Mount Carmel, PAJuly 7, 2018
Not a great place to work at all.Treatment of employees is horrible unless you are a butt kisser.Hr manager and plant gm are married and make hiring and firing decesions.To me that is very unethical.
Pros
Free meals
Cons
Treatment of workers
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2.0
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International Paper has changed.
Controller (Former Employee) –  United StatesJuly 5, 2018
Company used to be a good place to work. All that has changed. Everything now is only about money and ways to cut costs. If that is your job then so be it. No loyalty or caring about others. No appreciation for all the hours spent to do a good job. Starting to show in the dissatisfaction of the employees at so many locations.
Pros
Pays well
Cons
Employees have become just a number.
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3.0
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Good benefits and pay with a fast pace
Finishing Operator (Former Employee) –  Yuma, AZJuly 3, 2018
a typical work day is fast paced. I learned to manage my time to get as much done as possible. Most of management was fair and helpful, but some were a little stressful. It was a diverse workforce, with people of all ages and ethnicities. The hardest part was dealing with the stress of meeting or exceeding goals, no matter what problems came up. The best part was working as a team to meet our goals.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Too much stress
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3.0
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Enjoyed the shift I was on
Transfer car operator, stacker operator (Former Employee) –  Russellville, ARJuly 3, 2018
Upper management has no clue. Immediate manager was one of the better i have worked for. Usually worked 7 days a week. All holidays were cut short. Great job, bad mgmt at that plant
Pros
Easy work
Cons
7 days a week
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5.0
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Great company
Executive Assistant to Vice President (Former Employee) –  Loveland, OHJuly 3, 2018
I found International Paper to be an excellent company which values its employees and promotes from within. That is how I progressed to Application Support Specialist.
Pros
Great work environment
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4.0
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Power Reliability Engineer (Current Employee) –  Vicksburg, MSJuly 2, 2018
IP is a great place to work for. It has its ups and downs but that's every industry. Sometimes upper management can be slow to react. Don't expect to have that much of a work life balance. In my experience you make that balance your own. Don't expect management to tell you to take time off.
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3.0
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Great pay benefits not enough home life
Stacker operator (Current Employee) –  Newark, OHJuly 2, 2018
As good of benefits as you can get but prepare to have a bad balance of personal life. Hard to get great training because of hearing protection and this job is super hot and humid. The breaks are all paid and break room is nice. High turn over rates make it so you have no regular schedule of 8 hours so prepare to go weeks if 12 hour days. You must be tough to work here.you can move to different departments but you position has to be filled for that to happen and that could take months because people don’t last here.
Pros
Benefits and pay
Cons
Constant overtime and weekend work
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5.0
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Production, fun experience
Asst. Merchandise Manager (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 1, 2018
Enjoyment experience supplying national chain stores with product assortments, pricing, and advertising. Most challenging part of job included maintaining consistent sales growth and while achieving companies profit objectives. Workplace culture and vendor community greatly contributed to job satisfaction
Pros
People, travel
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None
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