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On average, employees at International Paper give their company a 3.9 rating out of 5.0 - which is 3% higher than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest International Paper employees are Maintenance Technicians submitting an average rating of 4.7 and Account Managers also with a rating of 4.7.

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3.9
Average Rating
(based on 91 International Paper Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.7
Growth Opportunities
3.6
People You Work With
4.3
Person You Work For
4.1
Rewards You Receive
3.8
Support You Get
3.8
Way You Work
4.1
Work Setting
3.9
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Posted 10 years ago in Memphis, TN
International Paper Employee
in Rome, GA

"The company is too big to even value important employees. All the technical work is done by REOs (Regional Engineering Offices) that are external to IP."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Electrical Supervisor
in Salinas, CA

"I started work with Weyerhaeuser for 18 years until they were bought out by International Paper Company, for which I remained another 9 years. The company is huge with 65,000 workers worldwide. They are one of the top producers of corrugated boxes in the world. Their company values and ethics have changed dramatically."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.9
International Paper (164)

4.1 Highest Rated in this Industry is Sealed Air (13)
2.9 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Pratt Industries (15)
3.6 Average of All Companies in this Industry (964)
International Paper Employee
in Eastover, SC

"This company is going down hill by the year."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
International Paper Employee
in Loveland, OH

"I have worked at xpedx, International Paper for almost 3 years now, and it has been a great first corporate job! I started as a contractor and gained a full time position. It has been great!"

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Average International Paper Ratings in the Past 4 Years

Year Salary
2010 $4
2011 $4
2012 $3
2013 $3
Machine Operator
in Santa Paula, CA

"I worked for International Paper for almost 11 yrs. Management was fair to us. I got along with co-workers. Overall I had a great experience there. Unfortunately, corp. chose us as one of the facilities to close."

Person You Work For 3.3 / 5 People You Work With 3.3 / 5 Work Setting 3.3 / 5
Support You Get 3.3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.3 / 5
Company Culture 3.3 / 5 Way You Work 3.3 / 5
Application Development Analyst
in Auburn, WA

What do you like about working at International Paper?

"It afforded me a salary and medical / dental benefits."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I would be clear on what your career aspirations are."

What don't you like about working at International Paper?

"There was at times too much process to complete tasks."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would encourage management to empower their people more often."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Converting Manager
in Middletown, OH

"A lot of work in hours or a salaried employee along with weekends."

What do you like about working at International Paper?

"There is endless opportunity at other locations and strong finances."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Get what you want in writing. Make sure that you have all questions answered and it is what it says it is."

What don't you like about working at International Paper?

"They expect our lives to be work, family, God. I have been on 12 hour shifts for over a year with every other weekend on a minimal salary."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Retention. A happy refreshed employee's output is always more efficient and cost effective than over worked employees."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Converting Supervisor
in Modesto, CA

"It has not been one of the greatest experiences I have had."

What do you like about working at International Paper?

"Honestly, I do not have a fond affinity for the facility where I work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Get as much person-to-person information as you can for the facility where you are being considered as an employee before signing on the dotted line."

What don't you like about working at International Paper?

"I don't enjoy being micromanaged about every descision to be made and not being given all the required knowledge to make the best informed action plans."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Invest in improving the information flow, make training more than a buzz word, consider the knowledge of the production staff and cultivate their ideas."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Equipment Services Project Manager
in Marlton, NJ

"I am content at IP."

What do you like about working at International Paper?

"I like that I work for a small group within a large company."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be prepared to work for a large company that only looks at the big picture."

What don't you like about working at International Paper?

"I don't like the lack of employee focus since the company is so large."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest focusing on employee wellness within the work environment and encourage team building."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Finishing Manager
in Edison, NJ

What do you like about working at International Paper?

"I loved the fast paced environment and working under time constraints."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This company closed the NJ plant due to the economy."

What don't you like about working at International Paper?

"There was no room for advancement as I reached my peak and company was closed down."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I had suggested purchasing higher speed equipment to optimize production."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Inventory Supervisor
in Downey, CA

What do you like about working at International Paper?

"The people I worked with were excellent at their work."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be willing and flexible to know other departments' responsibilities and how they work with your responsibilities."

What don't you like about working at International Paper?

"The paper industry was shrinking and changing drastically with new technology."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep the goal before them. Measure their performance by these goals."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Site Manager

"HR drives company but does it poorly."

What do you like about working at International Paper?

"Compensation is decent but trails some of their competitors. Recent acquisition will provide more opportunities, but expect the closure of more IP plants due to TIN plants being in much better repair with newer equipment."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"HR places great emphasis on diversity hirings. Negotiate your level and pay before accepting, once you are in they tend to provide raises below cost of living."

What don't you like about working at International Paper?

"Very political, hard to trust some of the management team. For all the effort they place in identifying future leaders the seem to overlook some of the best performers while promoting people who lack integrity."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Need to work on best practices. Our lean cost model may go a little far, but is much more controlled than TIN. However, from visits to their plants they are in better repair and have superior production capabilities. Practice greater discipline in the market place now that one of the strong competitors is part of our team."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Plant Accountant
in Fridley, MN

"It has been a good experinece."

What do you like about working at International Paper?

"The flexible time in getting my work done and response on your work done."

What don't you like about working at International Paper?

"It has no room for growth unless you are willing to spend some time at corporate."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The plant management is doing the best they can with corporate guidelines allow they to do."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Inventory Control Analyst
in Chicago, IL

"The resources are not as good as they should be but overall OK."

What do you like about working at International Paper?

"The ability to work with and voice opinions to all levels of management along with working independently but with the guidance necessary to complete special projects."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Be sure to have a Bachelor's Degree when applying for any position, as it seems it is necessary for continued advancement."

What don't you like about working at International Paper?

"I am not fond of the amount of raises that were offered over the last few years. They did not even cover the cost of the increases in the medical insurance payments."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"While a person may not have a Bachelors Degree you should still consider them for a position because of their work record and experience that they bring to the table."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
LAN Support Specialist
in Memphis, TN

What do you like about working at International Paper?

"Large atmosphere with a lot of different devices and software. This creates a lot of challenges and learning opportunities, which I enjoy."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"This is diverse company and has a lot of opportunities."

What don't you like about working at International Paper?

"It doesn't have any jobs for what I'm going to school for or for what I have new certifications in."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Wish they had better health insurance, but still a great company overall."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
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