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Review averages

  • 50 employees say

    Excellent (16)
    32%
    Good (10)
    20%
    Satisfactory (11)
    22%
    Subpar (13)
    26%
    3.06
  • 3 applicants say

    Excellent (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    3.27

Company summary

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that may have held your coffee this morning, the basket that carried your six-pack of craft beer last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night! We’re one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world’s most recognized brands, and our portfolio emphasizes renewable, recycled, and recyclable materials.

Our focus on customer service has made us one of the world’s largest manufacturers of folding cartons, paperboard, foodservice packaging, microwave cooking solutions, and packaging machinery. Our operating history spans more than a century, and we are still growing!

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Graphic Packaging International is proud to join more than 50 manufacturers and importers supporting the Paper & Packaging – How LifeUnfolds®campaign.

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Numbers

Revenue

$6.1 billion

Employees

10,001+ employees

Company info

Who we are

Products, services

We combine market-specific expertise and innovative thinking to create inspired packaging. Our mission of providing nature-based, renewable packaging aligns with the expectations of today's consumers. As a trusted, one-stop source for packaging design and production, our vast portfolio includes

  • Folding cartons
  • Paperboard
  • Hot and cold cups
  • Foodservice trays, bowls, and other containers
  • Microwaveable packaging
  • Packaging machinery

Company outlook

As a responsible corporate citizen, we know that our business practices, community service, and philanthropic contributions are vital to the communities where we operate. Our commitment to those communities is guided by three pillars:93b2a7d1e049a2d1b463.jpg

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We champion sustainable forestry, water conservation, energy management, and waste reduction.Our commitment to fighting hunger is reflected in the community organizations we support and the agencies with whom we partner.By educating tomorrow's leaders, we build a pipeline of talent that will help shape GPI's workforce of the future.


We are...

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A Global Organization

  • Operations in 15 countries
  • More than 17,500 employees throughout the Americas, Europe and the Pacific Rim
team of people

An Industry Leader

  • More than 1,900 patents
  • Records for workplace safety
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A Trusted Partner

  • Long relationships with some of the world’s most recognized brands
  • Exceeding individual customer needs and expectations


Benefits

We offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry. With competitive base salaries, 401(k) plans and benefits offerings, we reward talented people who make our company successful. 

Graphic Packaging is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status or marital status.  

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Location

Locations (international)

Search our locations worldwide! 

For applicants

What we offer

How would we describe the company culture?

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At Graphic Packaging, our culture of success is formed by our core values:

  • We act with integrity.
  • We respect each other.
  • We are personally accountable.
  • We build positive working relationships.
  • We work together as a team.

Our people are collaborative, creative, passionate high achievers who are never satisfied with the status quo. Our diverse and talented teams make a real difference -- in their jobs, their communities and the environment.  

Reviews for Graphic Packaging International

Reviews - What employees say

3.06 Employees say
3.27 Applicants say

Company Culture

The most unhappy group of people I have worked with.

Support from management

Upper management will make decisions without consulting the floor managers or the employees. This is what we are going to do and if it fails it's your fault.

Teamwork

Most of the employees worked well together along with the floor managers,
the problem in this company is upper management, (do as i say not as i do)

Internal Communication

Communication between upper management and the floor personal was poor.

Gender Equality

Women have just as much opportunity as the men.

Attitude towards older colleagues

For the hourly workers it's good.

Career Development

If you are good at sucking up, you will do better.

Overall compensation for your work

The pay was good but not worth the stress.

Office / Work Environment

Most of the office workers hated their jobs, long hours and no help from the department manager.

Environmental Friendliness

For the most part they operated by the book but there were exceptions.

Work-Life Balance

24/7 operation, long hours and constant phone calls, not enough time in the day to get everything done.

Company Image

Buy up the competition.

Job Security

There is no job security for the managers but it's good for the hourly employees.

Handicapped Accessibility

None, no handicapped workers.

Workplace Safety

Safety was big but when it interfered with production, upper management would look the other was. The numbers were more important.

Challenging Work

The work was not so hard, just more than one could get done in a day.

Suggestions for improvement

  • The floor managers work hard and do a good job, although their work is NEVER appreciated. Upper management needs to lead by example. (Do as I say not as I do, is a terrible way to manage.)

What I like about the company

The pay and benefits were good for this industry.

What I dislike about the company

Lack of caring for the employees, if they are unable to produce the expected numbers they needed to be written up for lack of performance, no matter how good the employee was in every other category.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Production
  • 26.Sep 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • N/A

What I like about the company

It's a great company. I've worked in both corporate staff and manufacturing roles at GPI's plants. GPI has a progressive track record of M&A, so one of the more enjoyable aspects of the company is that there are always opportunities to work on integrating these companies and learning from and meeting coworkers in newly acquired business. There are many talented people at this company, so I've always found ample opportunity to learn from the experience of others at GPI. Lastly, I find GPI rewards those with initiative.... if you bring a good attitude and show up and work smart, I've seen good career growth for those who do.

What I dislike about the company

N/A

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
4.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Desirable office location is offered Tuition assistance is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • City
    Atlanta
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Logistics/materials management

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I feel like this company could ease up on their mandatory overtime practices and give a better work life balance to its employees in the plant. They would have a happier workforce.

What I like about the company

I wanted to change jobs within the different departments in the company. I had seniority of two years so I was above all the other new hires. Seniority is king here. I signed up for a different job and waited a month and they allowed me to move into the other department where I now enjoy my work more. I am thankful that it was easy enough to switch jobs within the company as some are much better then others. I enjoy my life much more and especially my job. Before, I was pretty unhappy. Overall, I like the fact that with enough seniority the company is flexible with changing jobs.

What I dislike about the company

One thing I dont particularly like about the company is the mandatory overtime. Most weeks, you are stuck working 5-6 days of 12 hours. It can get pretty tiring and frustrating even with the extra overtime pay offered.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
4.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
4.00
  • Company
    Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
  • City
    Wausau
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Review averages

  • 50 employees say

    Excellent (16)
    32%
    Good (10)
    20%
    Satisfactory (11)
    22%
    Subpar (13)
    26%
    3.06
  • 3 applicants say

    Excellent (2)
    66.666666666667%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (1)
    33.333333333333%
    3.27

kununu score comparisons

Graphic Packaging International
3.08
53 reviews

Industry average (Printing/Packaging)
3.03
16,010 reviews

kununu average
3.35
3,100,000 reviews