KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation Employee Reviews

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Abysmal work situation, seriously, avoid this place...
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Spanish Fork, UTOctober 19, 2018
I've been at this company for 2 years. When I started it was already headed downhill but it has continued to dip in that direction. Management utterly is clueless, they never consult with the people on the floor who know what's going on. The schedule is terrible and is always changing, rodents frequent the break rooms, they never buy parts to fix our machines, etc...
Pros
The occasional BBQ
Cons
Inconsistent schedule, lack of work, points for calling in sick, grotesque bathrooms...
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It was a good job
BHS corrugator dry end operator (Former Employee) –  Mesquite, TXOctober 15, 2018
Pay was fair and everything was okay as long as you worked hard. Bosses were only bad if you do t do your job. As long as your good at managing time you always get your full break
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work you to death
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Summerville, SCOctober 15, 2018
I worked in the dry kilen and stacker. Was a forklift driver for 7 months. I trained 6 people and none of them stayed because of the way the opp treated them like they were there workers. As the kilen operators would sleep in Kilen office #4
Pros
Tons of OT
Cons
Kilen op were jerks
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Upper Level Management Terrible
CSR (Former Employee) –  Cedar City, UTOctober 5, 2018
I worked for the company over 20 years and worked with a lot of wonderful, hard working people. Plant Management worked hard to balance Executive Management (working hourly employees with terrible amounts of OT) while trying to keep employees safe and morale good. The corporate management team now only cares about the bottom line. In years past - Longview Fibre worked through the rough times and held on to its employees. KapStone Executive Management now only cares about their MIP; not their employees that put their heart and soul into the company every day - while Executives jump from job to job, company to company. So unfortunate, it was a great place to work.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Executive Leadership untrustworthy
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Productive place to work
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Mesquite, TXOctober 3, 2018
Great job very well ran nice stuff. Learning and development skills are grown there.Well ran company from top to bottom very productive work place to work for.
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Bathroom need wotk
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5.0
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Great company
B EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  North Charleston, SCOctober 1, 2018
It was a great company to work for. I spent the better part of 12 years there and if I could do it again I would have chosen to stay. I took a chance with another company that didn't pay off.
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Customer Service
Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Amsterdam, NYSeptember 24, 2018
Assist customers
Place orders
Problem solving
Checking the machine status

Hardest part of the job is letting the customer down if we cant get them their product.
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Good place to work for the pay
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Cedar Rapids, IASeptember 23, 2018
i learned how to operate a box machine. the hardest part of my job was working 12 hour shifts 6 days a week. the most enjoyable part of my job was maintaining a good production goal.
Pros
pay and benifits
Cons
life/work balance
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Productvie work place
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Mesquite, TXSeptember 22, 2018
Great job alot of opportunities to move up great work place good company to retire.I love the work hard but not to hard.Enjoy walking everyday tool box meet to keep everyone on the same page.
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Long hour when doing over time
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worst plant around
slave (Former Employee) –  Aurora, ilSeptember 16, 2018
This is one of the worst places i have ever worked for... They don't care about any of their employees just production and money. One manager has terrible little man syndrome and no respect... The plant manager is a huge coward and is far from a leader... Don't waste your time theres more to life than making good money at this place.
Pros
money
Cons
all management
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High paced, always busy.
Shipping Lead & Safety Chairman (Current Employee) –  Cedar City, UT 84720August 18, 2018
Must have a good work ethic and learn fast. It is a good job but you need to be flexible. Work hours can be a little long but good Job Security/ Advancement if you put forth the effort.
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not a good place
Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Cedar RapidsAugust 14, 2018
Its not a good place to work they are more about themselves and complain about production when they have unqualified people in places that need the highest production numbers and the "union" lays down for the company .
Pros
a paycheck
Cons
too many to list
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fun place to work!
Stockroom Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Cowpens, SCAugust 10, 2018
I was only an intern in the engineering role, but it was a great place to work and gain experience in a manufacturing environment. I enjoyed every one I worked with, including management.
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good place to work
Mill Worker (Former Employee) –  Roanoke Rapids, NCAugust 9, 2018
Good company with good benefits. If you don't mind shift work it's a good place to work with occasional overtime and a fair amount of time off. It's been open for over a 100 years
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Lack of competant leadership
Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Mesquite, TXJuly 26, 2018
Very unorganized very low moral through out plant.Plant is not equipped to run the volume they want through the plant.warehouse is very unsafe and unorganized.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Working conditions Lack of competant leadership.
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Good place to work
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Bowling Green, KYJuly 23, 2018
Good place to work but the managment sucks. The GM is not very friendly if he doesnt like you. He def picks and chooses who he wants to be friendly or nice to
Pros
Co workers, pay
Cons
Managment
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fast paced, lots of overtime, union labor force
Management Shipping Lead (Former Employee) –  Yakima, WA 98903July 22, 2018
It can be very stressful during harvest months, advancement only through seniority, management positions are not union, environment can be competitive and stressful.
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Very laid back, nice group of people.
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Seward, NEJuly 22, 2018
Worked a lot of hours but it was a great job to have. They were flexible and lenient with people's schedules. There was some stress over machines working properly but I believe they have gotten that fixed recently.
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Don't work in customer service, it's horrible.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Twin Falls, IDJuly 20, 2018
Customer Service supervisor acts like she's in junior high, doesn't know the job and plays favorites if you're the kind of person that likes kissing up.
Cons
Management is horrible except for Plant Manager
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Decent
IT Support (Former Employee) –  Charleston, SCJuly 10, 2018
Decent place for starting your IT career. Plenty of IT professionals to learn and grow from. Uncertain of current IT future there with impending company merger with WestRock.
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