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Promises & Pipe Dreams
Office Support (Former Employee) –  Charlotte, NCAugust 17, 2018
There was plenty of work to be done, but not a lot of direction. It was ok until they acquired another company who wanted to change everything. Promises were made, but no follow through. You can’t clock in more than 1 minute late or 1 minute early. No option to take care of basic medical needs. Lots of drama, playing favorites, some managers love to micro manage. Don’t bother taking medical leave, because they make it so stressful for you to return & only let certain people return on light duty. Location is following Rex location in closing this fall.
Pros
Hour lunch, free coffee, health Insurance
Cons
Strict Point system, No communication, long hours
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Good money poor benefits
Maintenance level A (Current Employee) –  Camillus, NYAugust 15, 2018
To start the pay isn’t to bad but there’s only a 24hr notice if your working your weekend on top of lots of mandatory 12hr days also many holidays get worked due to company needs which to are with short notice. The other downside is you only get one week vacation after your first year until your third year then you finally get two weeks woohoo so and that with the long hours every week say bye bye to family life but hey atleast you’ll be able to pay for them to have fun just not with you. They even put up pics of your family throughout the plant bc that’s the only way you’ll see them.
Pros
Livable wage
Cons
Poor family life due to too many hours
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Horrible place to work
Line Production Worker (Former Employee) –  Columbus, INAugust 11, 2018
Very Hostile work environment, No team work. Poor Management. Constantly harassed by coworkers and supervisor. I would never recommend this job. Much Happier to have moved on.
Pros
good pay
Cons
Hostile work environment
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Good compensation, poor career opportunities
Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 11, 2018
WestRock is a growing and profitable company but because of it's acquisitions is constantly eliminating positions to create synergies, which leaves little opportunity for advancement. Those that do advance must have investment banking experience rather than operational experience. The pay is good, but the hours are long with lots of nights and weekends.
Pros
Pay, benefits
Cons
lack of opportunity, long hours, poor location
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Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAAugust 11, 2018
They suck the don't even allow you to get sick they give points for everything you do and you loose your job after seven in each year it's a place that makes you feel like you can't have time with your family
Pros
Good hrs
Cons
No sleep, bad point system, love to right you up for everything, and they don't appreciate you as a person.
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Productive workplace and good opportunity.
Inventory Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chesterfield, MOAugust 9, 2018
I worked full-time at the plant in Chesterfield in order to earn some money for going back to BYU the following Fall. I was given consistent 40+ hour work weeks at a competitive pay of $16.00 starting pay. I was happy with the opportunity and the experience I gained as a result of working for Westrock.
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Flucuating hrs
Line Leader (Current Employee) –  Knoxville, TNAugust 8, 2018
This is a customer driven business and at times the work week will consist of less than 40 hrs and at other times 7 days a week based on customer demand
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
Never sure of minimum 40 hour work week
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Positive environment
Manager (Former Employee) –  Stevenson, ALAugust 8, 2018
Lots of people have been around for a long time. Small town mentality so get in good with the "old timers". Hard work but enjoyable if you can get into the groove. Some really good people here.
Pros
good salaries, benefits
Cons
long hours, physically hard work, tough environment (temperature)
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Great place to work for if you like the hours
Die Cut Operator (Former Employee) –  Bridgeview, ILAugust 6, 2018
I really like the atmosphere there it was fast paced but intriguing. They trained us the ins and outs of the machine and how to fix the machine if it had gone down . The hours were bit much they would never give you time off for your family.
Pros
hours advancement, teamwork
Cons
long hours
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Good Pay But way too slow
General Helper (Former Employee) –  Springfield, MAAugust 6, 2018
The Plant manager came and said hello to everyone every morning. Safety was always 1st. Too much downtime. All new positions are bid on and by senority so if your'e new and its a good position, you'll never get in. Was always getting put places I wasn't needed. If you became friends with someone they would move you. Even if you were good in that position.
Pros
Paid lunch and breaks
Cons
downtime, downtime, downtime
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training
Machine operator assistant (Current Employee) –  Springfield, MOAugust 4, 2018
It does get warm but everyone makes sure that you don't overheat. You do go through a safety training class but the rest of the training you have to pick up fast.
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Productive and challenging
Packer and feeder (Former Employee) –  Greenville, TXAugust 3, 2018
The main goal in west rock was to make great production with great quality using great team work. Manny of our goals was to maintain out machines to work at great speeds.
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Takes forever to get hired
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Springfield, MOJuly 31, 2018
The Human Resources person is horrible. Very rude and never follows through. Good luck getting a returned phone call or an interview. It’s excuse after excuse.
Good place to work but difficult to get in the door.
Pros
Good management- treated well
Cons
Human Resources
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Management isnt great
Operater (Former Employee) –  Silsbee, TXJuly 31, 2018
Its alot of buddy buddy and favoritism that goes on in this place the management sucks. It's some good people that work the floor its and okay place to work
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Great place to work
Manager (Former Employee) –  Joplin, MOJuly 30, 2018
West Rock has very good benefits, West Rock has a good work environment. Always focused on safety and gives the employees a chance for growth and leadership opportunities.
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Not bad
Production Clerk (Former Employee) –  Hebron, KYJuly 28, 2018
Too many chiefs in the office. Plant manager refuses to hold individuals accountable for the way they treat others. Plant is hot in summer. Poor use of money.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
People in the office have foul attitudes
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work balance
Machine Operator (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJuly 28, 2018
It's an ok place to work. it's not hard; it does get hot in the summer and pretty cold in the winter. I like the fact that I don't have to work more than 8 hours a day and we only have work Saturdays on the weekend they don't like to make you work 7 days.
Pros
never have to work over unless you want to
Cons
slow work periods
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Great Place to work in the field
Technical Training Manager (Former Employee) –  Norcross, GAJuly 26, 2018
Many opportunities to help manufacturing improve their processes. Travel was fair and the company provided the tools to get the job done. No weekend work and relaxed dress and work environment.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
My manager left
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Machine operator
Electrician (Former Employee) –  West Chester, OHJuly 25, 2018
Very good place to work a lot s benefits and diferents machines to work I want come back again to this place .........................................
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Great job for the hardworker
Die Room Support (Former Employee) –  Montgomery, ALJuly 25, 2018
If you love physical labor this is the job for you. You will gain skills in various fields that will be very beneficial to your career. This employer also has room for growth.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
Working conditions hot or cold depending on season
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