Westrock
3.2 out of 5 stars.
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It not bad but you have to have initiative to be successful. Co workers are easy to get along with and very helpful. They notice hard work and will reward
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This place is changing things around. The fact that they hold people accountable equally is something new management has focused on. you will work a lot of hours but you will be compensated well for those hours. Management does not like working Saturdays but for customer needs it is necessary. If you show up to work, perform you duties and work well with your crew, you can make a long term career here.
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Pay, benefits, stability
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Working Saturdays during busy seasons, Complaining co-workers
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Liked the people I worked with alot but management was a pain in the D!Ck. Smother you like some hash browns with cheese! Most guys work there A S S off in 110° temperature but get no form of gratitude or appreciation. Most guys seem to have a chip on their shoulder a month into the job for this exact reason.
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Fun Coworkers decent pay
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Disfunctional Management
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I worked on 2 separate occasions. On the first we worked 8 hour shifts with mandatory overtime rarely but you could volunteer for all the overtime you wanted. I loved workin here during this time frame which was 2013-2015. I returned in 2019 and it had become Westrock and let me tell you it had went downhill dramatically to put it mildly as possible. 6 days a week 12 hour shifts and sometimes 7 mandatory. Granted you got 5 days off every couple of weeks but if you have a family not the place for you.
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Pay
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No life
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There are some genuinely good people that work on the plant floor at WestRock. It gets hot on the floor during the summer, but that’s to be expected given the environment. But the management in the place is awful. I’ve never seen a place that tries to have their employees work every weekend. It basically takes an act of God or something similar to get a weekend off in this place. Most people on the floor don’t mind working weekends when you can see there is a reason to work them such as being extremely busy. But, we’ve worked so many weekends when it was obvious that we didn’t need to be there that weekend. You have no life outside of the place. Can’t plan anything due to not knowing when your next day off will be. So much drama and always short staffed. The quality of the people they’re bringing in now show how desperate the place is to just bring in bodies to fill vacancies. High turnover and several employees currently trying to find new jobs for the same reasons
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Management, overtime, weekends, drama, pay raises
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This company doesn’t care about your personal life. All they care about is getting the work orders done. Poor management decisions and a really bad plant manager. Management changes the rules to their convenience and one of the union representatives works on favor of the company.
Pros
Paid lunch, free uniforms
Cons
Lunch is only 20 mins, no life
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been there over a decade.. it has gotten worse the bosses you never see and always feel like your never doing good enough..I would like to care about my work more but I don't feel that from my bosses..so I do my job right cause of personal asteem...place needs better management and better bosses at higher levels pr maybe this is hiw they want it to be ran..hourly not trusting salary...
Pros
new schedule more time off
Cons
bosses are not people Friendly, need to care more about workers
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Overtime got to ba a little much but the job wasn't very hard and opportunity to move around in jobs was a big plus for me. All in all a good company to work for
Pros
A good feeling of accomplishment
Cons
Could be working 7 days av week for some time
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I believe the Management are very proffesional its just a few people act as if they are training someone yo take their Job Nasty attidudes a few of them Have
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Not organized never know your working schedule or if your working Saturday it's the little things like that. That build up on an employee very hard to keep and or find good help
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Good place to work, they have plenty of overtime , the union is ok is certain situations but overall it’s a good company I would
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Great company. Great benefits. Nice group of people to work with, hard working. Leadership cares about their crews. Overtime after 36 hours, a lot of advancement opportunities.
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Bad management. They hire from outside the company so managers don't have a clue to what machine operators go through but try to tell operators what to do . They demand 72 hours a week , 12 hours 6 days a week . So don't plan on having a life . Lastly the administration doesn't appreciate its workers . They will disrespect you and don't care about anything but production goals.
Pros
Money
Cons
Super exhausted, no time to have a personal life
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Toxic work environment. There is no standard as to how company policies are applied. If weekend work is required you will receive less than 24 hours notice.
Pros
Decent Pay / Benefits
Cons
Work environment and schedule
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No life with this job too many hours weird schedule oneday you could be on 7 to 7 and the next 3 to 3 an you have no choice an the management is not helpful
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Work life sucks and ypur pay sucks as well compaired to the otherajor places out there doing the same job. Also forget about advancement there is no room to move up i worked there 4 years and was mever offered anything more then a paycheck at best
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None
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Everything
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Managment is a joke they want you to do 100 things at once or it’s not good enough for them the lie to you about having time off to be with your family plus it’s bs you get a point if you don’t stay cause other people who work there don’t want to cone in so they force you to stay after you just busted your butt I’m glad I don’t work there anymore place is very stressful I don’t see how this company succeeds
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You're treated like a dog. Very terrible. They don't care about their workers at all. none of the machines ever get fixed correctly. They don't care about safety even though they say they do. They care nothing for workers at all. GM is worst ever met.
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Pay
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everything else
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Do not go through them unless it is a last resort. They are cheap and make false promises. The management are backstabbing liars.I would not recommend working for this outfit.
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Ask any operator that has been there for years if a place opened up across the street and would match everything only a handful of people would show up tomorrow Management does NOT respect their operators opinions if a machine is broke but will still run it will stay broke standard 2 weeks of training then your on your own
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One tract mind making boxes during covid pandemic they said they were reducing overtime to help adjust for loss of volume but posted OT the next day. Didnt offer flexibility with school closings and even technically cut my job during the volume loss and still werent flexible No emergency time off just about them.
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