International Paper
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Able to work unsupervised a lot of the time. Supervisors are pretty laid most of the time. Some heavy lifting and overtime. 10 hours shifts. Retirement plan.401

Pros

401k Pension Plan

Cons

Pay could be better
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Dirty

Lots of ot production works a lot 12 hr days including Saturday hours are capped at 60 per week for production. Maintenance they can eork what ever they want . minimal management planning for over time.

Pros

Good ins thats cheap

Cons

No personal days takes for ever to get vacation no dbl time
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Values Employees

Worked at the company for 5+ years both at headquarters and at multiple facilities. You get promoted quickly if you do well in your role and they really care about people development. Company culture values safety and employees.

Pros

Competitive pay, good 401k

Cons

Health insurance could be better
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Normal

Good place to work. Some flexibility. Managers are supportive but everything must go through an approval phase which can be annoying. Lots of change this year.
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No work life balance

Management sneaky and you need time off and they don’t want to let you take a day you need. And get penalized if something comes up and you can’t be on time

Pros

Decent pay

Cons

Call ins very short notice, rude bosses (not all) but mine, no work life balance, Don’t care about your personal life they’d rather you be here no matter what
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Bad management and no home life

All we do as forklift operator is work. 12 hours a day 6 days a week. They say they have a health and wellness program but never allow us to utilize it.

Pros

Pay and hours

Cons

Everything else
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Its an ok place to work.

It's ok place to work. I've been here for 6 months. There are better jobs out there. Most people come and go. Pay is ok. But everyone is upper their pay and bay minette is not.
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Not worth it

High School clique type atmosphere. Rumors and talking behind everyone’s back. Long hours. You will get stuck working constantly as there is high turnover and call ins. Not worth it at all. They will not tell you this in the interview.

Pros

Money

Cons

Everything else
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Hostile, Uncooperative, Lack of leadership, and no life balance

Management has no leadership ability. There is no communication or accountability. Facility is a walking health hazard. Employees are miserable because there is no life balance.

Pros

Pay

Cons

Everything else
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Long hours

Most of the supervisor are ok. They treat bad employees equally than good employees frustrating. They make you work overtime without applying for it and if you call out they give you points. They kind of sneaky have to be on guard. Pay and benefits are very good

Pros

Pay and benefits

Cons

They make you work overtime with out applying for it
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It a Job do your work and go home

Ok lunch great people to train you ,and talk to you the Management is ok Hoildays are ok to nothing bad to say make my money and go home I had great achievements

Pros

Breaks
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Stability

Offered job security, but because it was a new service they were ineffective. Did not have the right folks in the right place. Overall goals were often confusing.

Pros

Colleague

Cons

Inefficiency
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Busy but rewarding job

Stay busy, but all the perks, benefits, compensation is worth it. They buy the plant lunches from time to time and have ice cream days. Not really micromanaged and that helps to perform job better.

Pros

Great benefits, great PTO, 11-12 paid holidays off, great 401k match, great salary.

Cons

Every plant runs differently
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Productive

Great place to work for. People usually try to help you succeed in the GCF business. There are many areas that you can transition to learn more and get more exposure to different parts of the business.
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Great Company to work for

Overall good place to work. All benefits, healthcare and vacation packages are good. Hours are perfect, workload varies depending on seasons. Management tries their best to support you.

Pros

Benefits. Healthcare, Vacation

Cons

Depending on starting position, might be hard to move up.
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Management needed improvement. Having a good wprk environment made rhe work a sense of belonging

The job in 1989 through 1999 had the best environment. Changes in management brought poorly behavior from the employees. Each h department worked independently. All company job should be striving and aiming for the same value. To make the company successful. Happy people always make the best workers. The job task become a team effort. The team accomplished great success and support.

Pros

Need more job available home office remotely

Cons

Only choose whats needed
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No life outside of work

Not worth it, not a great place to work at if you have family. The facility in garden city don't appreciate how hard or how long you've work there for.

Pros

Alot of hours

Cons

Short or no breaks
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Good pay unpredictable overtime...

I've worked here for 8 years. Overall the work isn't hard at all. But being a corrugator plant there is a learning curve when you first start. Seniority is top heavy (a lot of older employees). So plan on working an offshift. It's also a continuous run plant. So if your relief mate calls in you will be mandated 4 hours overtime (12 hour shift). Life-work balance is hard to achieve here. Especially if you have kids.

Pros

Pension, Pay, all the overtime you can get

Cons

Unexpected overtime, relief mate system, expensive health insurance.
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Lots of Micro Management

Lots of micro management. Management does not listen to experienced operators and end up causing poor moral. Management will have a great brainstorm over the weekend and come in monday and start having operators change things when everything is running great then they come in and cause upset conditions with their weekend brainstorm.

Pros

Good pay good employees

Cons

Management sucks could probably cut the salary force down 75%
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Don't question just apply

By far the best company I've ever had the pleasure of working for in Saint Joseph, Mo. Management was always kind, respectful and really built a relationship with their employees. Pay was very competitive and satisfactory with a yearly 2.5% pay increase on top of possibilities to learn new jobs to earn more. Work life consisted of 12 hours 3 days one week and 12 hours four days the next, rotating back and forth. The work isn't hard, but challenging and rewarding enough to keep you engaged and make for a good work day. Do not hesitate to work here. It's a little overwhelming starting off, but if you stick to it I assure you, you will be so happy you did.

Pros

Work life balance, really competitive pay, paid sick time and most holidays

Cons

You are just a body
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Good workers overworked. Lazy workers rewarded

If you work hard here you will be stuck in a position and never move up. Management is hateful and disrespectful. They will try to write you up for any little thing if you don't kiss up to management.

Pros

decent pay

Cons

no career advancement
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