If I was in my '20s and looking for a job to advance in this would be a good job to do.
What is the best part of working at the company?
Hard to answer this but one thing is learn the job you're doing and then continue learning ask to learn more and the more you do that the more you can advance. This is within a year maybe even 6 months.
What is the most stressful part about working at the company?
This is an honest thing it's a labor job and also it's not a air conditioned building, so with a lot of people this can be stressful part of working there. They do have fans and things that you can set up to help yourself while you're working. The truth is you need to always be constantly working there even if you're area is down you're going to be constantly working.
What is the work environment and culture like at the company?
The work environment is actually pretty good with a people that are actually working there the direct hired I never had a problem with anyone there are good people that work there and they just want to get The order's done and it doesn't have to be quick and it doesn't have to be stressful because the product that you're producing might be a little troublesome. Number one is safety.
If you can't work overtime if you can't work 10 hours a day and Saturday don't even apply there if you can't lift more than 25 lb constantly don't apply there. If you need an air conditioned environment don't apply there.
What is a typical day like for you at the company?
Work all day. You constantly need to be doing something all day even if if you're on a mach
Machine operator for 3 years at IP Binghamton Container. Basic busy, loud manufacturing environment. For production, you will start out as a "general helper" doing hand labor, helping hand feed or catching on machines. Jobs are posted as they open and you will have the ability to bid on them and move up over time. Hot in the summer, especially on the corrugator but you are able to wear shorts if you're not in maintenance. Fall/Winter/Early Spring time is more comfortable. Work is somewhat fast paced depending on the machine. You WILL be expected to cover 4 hours of overtime if one of your counterparts on the other 2 shifts has scheduled time off or calls out. This can go on for weeks at a time if someone goes out long term so be forewarned, but coworkers will generally jump in and help you out if you ask (and they're qualified on your job) Supervisors will also try to find coverage if they are able to. Plant is 3 shifts with 3rd shift startup on Sun night and finishes with 2nd shift doing cleanup on Friday night BUT expect to work many Saturdays (usually 6 hour shifts but can be a full 8 hours if they need it). This is for manufacturing. The maintenance dept works rotating shifts which includes weekends. Office and Administration works a standard Mon-Fri 9-5. Binghamton is union, which is both good and bad. Seniority over experience for getting bid jobs on machines. Pay is fantastic and you do get a pension if you're there long enough. Other benefits are decent. Front line s
ProsPay, Ability to move up
ConsMandatory overtime to cover the other shifts and Saturdays, Upper management needs to be a bit more in tune to daily issues on the floor and boost morale, Machines need repairs and updates.
Unionized, safety focused company that likes to see people learn and advance.
My time at International Paper was packed full of opportunities to learn and eventually use the things I learned out in the field. I worked on one of their only virgin mill paper machines. Yes, it was hot, nasty and wet when the machine was in the hay but it was worth it because that's when you can take advantage of knowledge that the older hands had and learn a lot of valuable things. If you don't like being hot and getting dirty then learn as much as possible in order to help keep the sheet on the reel and make test. My only complaints were the turnover rate of management and engineers there and the union made the employees lazy at times because it was a negative culture of the "not my job" virus. The union was meant to help employees make sure they are treated fairly by the company, not to babysit lazy people. Other than that it is a good company to work for. In 6 years I was able to certify up from new hire to permanent 5th hand. That's with missing almost a year from a car accident. The pay isn't the best but it's pretty good. Plenty of overtime with the ability to clear 100k consistently if you are a self driven person. Keep showing them you are dependable and smart and doors will open for you pretty fast. I would recommend them to anyone that enjoys hard work and likes working with big, loud, fast moving equipment. It's an adrenaline rush to see it all working together as it should. A papermill should be on everyone's bucket list if they want to work in an industry tha
I worked at Newport Mill in Indiana. A recent addition to the IP company. During my time at IP I realized that each mill had a different culture and how it was conducted. The way a mill is ran depends primarily on the Mill Manager and the management group that is in charge at the mill.
I started my day at 5:30, reviewed PI data to see the 24 hour span of machine activity. Attended morning meeting at 6:30 to review what the shift foreman would report. 7:00 perform a walk about the mill. Listen, touch, smell and look for any signs of equipment activity. I would then speak with machine operators at the Wet end control room, check what the turnover from the previous night's activities. Review paper grade run, ensure operators were on schedule. Perform another walk about to the basement and raw materials receiving dock. Speak with people about any concerns or upcoming changes in production. Then my last walkabout would be to winder control room, check in with operators at the Dry end and then return to my cubicle and conduct business as usual.
There isn't a set schedule for a typical day and the work activities vary from day to day. But my job was either as a process engineer reviewing raw date and charting activities of each crew and how to achieve results by implementing changes or as project manager overseeing contractor jobs for small and capital projects.
The hardest part of my job was working with Maintenance to in getting tasks done. Maintenance has their own gr
The job is seniority-based so if you're new, you're screwed with eternal overtime. The extra money isn't worth the exhaustion, frustration, and ink stains.
You're expected to make a certain number of bags daily to get good numbers for the company but that's hard to do when:
1) the machines break down. All. The. Time. There are barely enough adjustors to go around (they prioritized certain machines over others so if you weren't on one of those, you're sore out of luck)
2) You had to constantly walk around to find the necessary tools to do the job. Neighboring collators would "borrow" tools from other stations and never return them and/or break them. Certain parts were locked away, which while it would keep them safe, it would take time to track down the supervisor, get the key, get the part, then go back to your machine and install it.
3) I would start my shift with a machine that was poorly maintained by the collator before me. Most, if not all, collators cut corners with proper cleaning and preparation. I would have to do all of that which would take time and supervisors would get on your case about it. It felt like every worker in that building was against me which is counter-productive to my line of work at that time.
Work-life balance was awful. I would call out from work sometimes when I just needed a breather and I never regretted a single call.
ProsPaid more for overtime (which you'll always have to do)
ConsYou're constantly doing overtime, union isn't as helpful as they should be, front desk is non-existent/useless except when they're hiring more lambs for the slaughter, expected to make S-tier work with D-tier equipment, select supervisors only concerned with making themselves look good, select co-workers constantly directly or indirectly sabotaging you, gross break room and bathrooms, grey hairs.
IP Streetsboro used to be a great place to work. The past few years, this plant has been sliding downhill fast! Maintenance personnel are a joke and the few good ones typically end up getting fired for one reason or another. Maintenance managers never leave the comfort of their office unless a machine has completely blown up. They won’t even come out to help brand new maintenance employees when the one experienced employee is on vacation leaving machines not running for hours at a time. Converting Supervisors don’t know leadership if it hit them in the face. The company claims to be safety oriented and safety comes before productivity but “leadership” there cares more about a glove policy to protect you against a paper cut than committing repeated lock out tag out violations. The machines get run into the ground 6 days a week and they refuse to take downtime to fix problems when they arise and these problems persist for weeks-months or until something completely breaks. There are several major projects planned for most of the machines that have been delayed again and again some for a year + now because we are just “too busy” to take a weekend to fix something. New employee training is a joke, management typically only gives new employee a week to learn their job to get other employees off of OT. One week isn’t nearly enough time to grasp everything which sets new employees up for failure right from the start. Day shift operators are the veterans of the plant and are terrible
IP is a great true American company with good American values (Very low import and high exporting of their products) they truly care about and take care of all their employees. Great benefits and very competitive pay, most all management jobs are 6 figures. The benefits rival almost anything anyone has. 8 percent 401k that is professionally managed. Great insurance plans that are quite affordable. The biggest issue with IP would be the locations. IP generally inhabits very rural areas.
Sometimes the company is not as well organized or put together as other similarly large companies. Safety is a great focus for the company however they still have some pretty high incident rates and more emphasis on modern EHS techniques are needed.
I really can't say much bad about working for the company, they are quite the reasonable company. Promotions are readily available but be willing to be told where they think you should go and what they think you should do. Also, understand at some point or another you might be asked to go to some very rural locations.
I will say I have encountered some of the meanest most unprofessional managers in my whole career working at the site level. However, they do not accurately represent the companies integrity well and many of them were let go over the years for that reason. Understanding also that IP is big on internal talent promotion so sometimes un-degreed unprofessional individuals get moved to managment who really shou
ConsThis company is not up to speed like bigger companies despite being a very large corporation
Work-life balance at International Paper is a big part of their company design, start day repeatedly told how important it is, then you work 6 days a week mandatory overtime longer shifts because other employees don't want to do the work either
In general, managers at International Paper suck, dont care about you at all
Collaboration with my colleagues at International Paper is everyone for themselves, no one wants to train someone else because its not their job or purposely trained incorrectly. No advancement as union, the worst employees placed in better jobs just for working there longer, even while management complains about their work quality.
My experience working at International Paper was horrible. Training is non existent, each employee is out for themselves and dont care if you fail or succeed because it doesn't affect them whether you fail or succeed. Safety is promoted is promoted greatly until you get on the floor, then it's barely an afterthought. Mislabeled chemicals, using buckets as step stools as you climb the machines, hammers and product being thrown in other employees general direction, forktrucks constantly hitting the safety rails. They preach work life balance but ask you to work 60+ hour weeks with only a 20 minute lunch that you don't even always get. No paid sick time, even with medically excused absence can be let go after second missed day. Overall take all the worst aspects from every job I'v
great solid facility pleagued with poor production management
the company itself was solid ..solid work solid work atmosphere at least with the shift i was on ..which was second shift ...the foreman i had was a very good one the best in my opinion of all of international papers foreman group at that job site ..we had a very good team in the shipping dept 2nd shift..we worked as a true unit helped each other when one couldnt keep up ..even the said foreman had no problems hopping on a forklift to lend us a hand when things got really hectic and truly earned our respect as a co worker,friend and leader of our group ..but management there ruined all that was good in working there ..they thought a leaner crew meant more production with less having to pay additional drivers..all that did was over work the already over worked crews from 1st and 3rd shifts as well as the 2nd shift by putting them on 12 hour overlapping shifts ..but the pay made it worth it to some and that facility not having a union the employess had little or no voice to major issues that were going on in the plant ..but over all it was a good place to go to work for me cause we had such a great unit i overlooked the bad and just did what i had to do everyday ..so for the most part the job was enjoyable the pay was really good just production management needed a major over haul and major work to make it all it could be..just my personal opinion
Prosexcellent pay and annual raises, other production and safety personal incentives, worked as friends rather than just a co worker
Consmanagement ..working in extreme temperatures cold and hot ..too much favoritism within that facility
IP's culture is to always take the safe route on any issue. They make it very difficult for employees to engage with superiors for work based issues. They have created a culture that looks great on the outside but within the organization it is misery. Employees are being asked to complete duties that fall way outside the scope of their job responsibilities and then using that against them when they fall short on their actual duties. Upper management fails to communicate with employees on yearly goals clearly.
Very rarely will you be promoted if you are not based in Memphis or move to Memphis and not connected to the big boy network. They let managers sabotage growth by doing back door deals to keep you in your current position. They promote the bad apples and move them around the company to avoid firing. Although never admitted on average a male less experienced is making more than a experience women doing the exact same job. HR is a joke. Although IP does have some great qualities most the those great qualities took a nose dive during COVID when they did not handle the protocols correctly making non essential employees essential and forced them to work from the office everyday, because they chose to have a different protocols for Memphis based employees vs the people on the ground working in the facilities. If you are based in Memphis you will be treated like gold, if you are outside of Memphis, realize that you are only a cog in the wheel and they only care abou
Realizar Manutenção Mecânica de, maquinários e equipamentos, visando assegurar condições ideais de funcionamento. Reparar e substituir peças, aplicar ajustes necessários, regulagem e lubrificação conveniente, utilizando ferramentas, máquinas e instrumentos de medição e de controle.
Executava Atividades montagens e desmontagens de elementos de vedação, visando à eliminação de possìveis vazamentos, contaminação e danificação dos aquipamentos.
Executava atividades de Mecânica e acompanhar o trabalho de Lubrificação realizado por empresa Terceira contratada , em todos os equipamentos constantes em plano de Manutenção Programada.
Realizava quando necessárionas Manutenções Corretivas e Preventivas, os reparos nos equipamentos de circuito pneumático e hidráulico, visando o bom funcionamento dos equipamentos.
Realizava Manutenção do cilindro de máquina, retirando, subistituindo ou reparando as peças quando necessárias, montando e efetuando testes de funcionamento, assegurando a continuidade do processo.
Retirava vazamentos de vapor ar e água de processo, trocando mangueiras e flexíveis, visando evitar danos aos equipamentos e paradas de máquinas fora do período programado.
Efetuava Manutenção em equipamentos hidráulicos e pneumáticos tais como: cilindro, bombas hidrálicas e pistões quando solicitado para corretiva.
Realiazava a Manutenção em Bombas centrífugas, engrenagens, redutores de velocidades e em correias transportadoras.
Realizava check list nos equi
Fue un empleo con grandes retos, diseñamos soluciones multiplantas. Tuvimos un gran crecimiento profesional.
International Paper compro la empresa donde laboré (Temple-Inland) quien tenia en la division internacional 7 plantas en Mexico y Puerto Rico. Trabajaré para International Paper hasta fin de Septiembre 2012, ya que mis funciones seran tomadas en el corporativo en Memphis.
a) Un dia tipico de trabajo consiste trabajo conjunto con los gerentes para evaluar el progreso de lso proyectos y objetivos, las operaciones diarias de compras, trafico y compercio exterior, seguimiento y direccion respecto al servicio e infraestrucutra de Sistemas.
b) Lo que aprendi: Ambas empresas tienen una direccion dinamica, de cumplir objetivos a corto plazo. Recibi a mi cargo el area de Sistemas, la cual reestructuré, y contraté liderazgo nuevo. Aprendí mucho acerca de administracion de proyectos, en el ambiente de reingeniería de procesos, y diseño de soluciones de negocios, para incrementar la productividad.
c) La direccion/gerencia: Ambas empresas tienen una direccion dinamica, de cumplir objetivos a corto plazo. Comunican y apoyan bien a las plantas y funciones regionales.
d) Mis colegas: En el equipo de Cadena de Suministro-Sistemas son integros y capaces, logramos cumplir objetivos y proyectos con resultados superiores, trabajando con otras funciones de gerencia general, finanzas,operaciones principalmente.
e)La parte mas dificil: Fue manejar el cambio con organizaciones resistentes al cambio.
f)Lo que mas me gustó del trabajo: Fue lograr hacer el cambio en consenso, cumplir los objetivos y dar
Prosempresa mundial con practicas y sistemas de negocios modernos, actitud de negocios acertado y agresivo respecto a crecimiento en el mercado.
Consdesafortunadamente en una fusion ocurren duplicidad de funciones, mi posicion regional no existe en la organizacion de international paper
Empresa dinâmica, várias mudanças e com muitas oportunidades
Meu dia sempre foi dinâmico e com várias atividades. Trabalhava em uma área corporativa e dada assistência para as 3 fábrica da IP dentro da minha área. Um dia típico era programar visitantes, verificar saldo de projetos para encerramento no SAP, fazer programação de hotéis e distribuir o agendamento do carro da área e programar com outra locadora outro carro. Fazer medição dos terceiros que trabalham com a IP e pagamento no final do mes. Elaborar relatório para uma reunião mensal onde todas as gerências faziam a apresentação para diretores, gerentes e convidados de outras fábrica. Fazer requisição de compra, fazer folha de serviço de registro para pagamento a fornecedor dentro do SAP, emitir nota fiscal de saida para fornecedor ou para enviar alguma peça para conserto. Dar assistência em logistica de viagem para os funcionários dos USA que vem ao Brasil, atender 3 gerentes junto com as equipes, fazer relatório de pagamento de cartão de crédito dos funcionários das gerências e dar suporte administrativo aos mesmos.
Começei a trabalhar na empresa quando a mesma estava em implantação, ou seja, em construção, eu vi a fábrica crescer, evoluir, modificar e ser lider de mercado, por isso, tem muito apreço pela fábrica.
Sempre tivemos uma equipe unida com um ambiente agradável entre os colegas e onde os mesmos se ajudavam a resolver os problemas diariamente.
Os gerentes e direção são bem participativos e dão a chance de desenvolver o trabalho aceitando sugestões ou críticas construt
Prosrefeição na empresa, transporte, participação de resultados, convênio fármacia e convênio odontológico e médico
Consa distância da fábrica entre as cidades..por ex..rib preto fica a 50 km da fábrica
Questions And Answers about International Paper
How often do you get a raise at International Paper?
Asked Jan 15, 2021
Every 3 months
Answered May 31, 2023
Answered May 25, 2023
What is the promotion process like at International Paper?
Asked Oct 28, 2020
Answered May 31, 2023
Goes by seniority
Answered May 25, 2023
What is a typical day like for you at the company?
Asked Mar 17, 2020
Hot environment during the summer
Answered Jun 1, 2023
mostly (85%) friendly and helpful simple but sometimes tedious work routines
Answered May 13, 2023
What benefits does International Paper offer?
Asked Jul 19, 2021
401k dental & etc.
Answered May 21, 2023
Dental and vision
Answered May 15, 2023
How often do raises occur at International Paper?
Asked Nov 3, 2016
Once a year
Answered May 31, 2023
Never. And the cost of living is not a raise more like a slap to the face of the employees.