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Reviews for Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
1.33
Support from management
1.75
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.67
Internal Communication
1.00
Office / Work Environment
2.67
Environmental Friendliness
2.67
Work-Life Balance
2.33
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

Career factor

Gender Equality
1.67
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.33
Company Image
2.67
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.33
Workplace Safety
2.67
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 1 of 4 reviews Easy access to public transportation Stock or equity options in 1 of 4 reviews 401(k) in 1 of 4 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location Tuition assistance in 2 of 4 reviews No Paid Parental Leave 401(k) Match in 3 of 4 reviews Flexible spending account in 2 of 4 reviews No paid time off Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 1 of 4 reviews No relocation allowance Life insurance in 1 of 4 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 2 of 4 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 3 of 4 reviews No employee discounts No vehicle allowance No employee events No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 3 of 4 reviews No company provided food and/or drink
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  • 16.Nov 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Micro Managing

Support from management

They support themselves

Teamwork

Every man for themselves

Freedom to work independently

Micro managed

Internal Communication

Do what they say

Gender Equality

Majority Men work in warehouse weman work in office

Attitude towards older colleagues

Treat you like your 18 fresh out of High School and your older than most managers

Career Development

None

Overall compensation for your work

They pay very well and you get bonus based on performance quartly

Office / Work Environment

Dont no

Environmental Friendliness

sometimes

Work-Life Balance

You work 6 to 7 days a week till you drop dead

Company Image

will pull the wool over your eyes

Job Security

Only if they like you

Handicapped Accessibility

no place for handicapped dangerous work environment

Workplace Safety

if you get hurt they shunn you for it and suspend you

Challenging Work

Can be

Inclusive / Diverse

50 % white 45% Hispanic 5% Black

Suggestions for improvement

  • Improve yourself and move on

What I like about the company

The Pay

What I dislike about the company

The disrespect toward employees of color

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation
  • City
    Northbrook
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
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  • 08.Dec 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

Lots of negativity due to organization changes and uncertainty for the future

Support from management

The higher ups seem to know which direction things are going but those below them are not as optimistic

Teamwork

Teamwork in my department between those at my level was almost nonexistent. Working with others was one of the few pleasures

Career Development

Permanent employees are encouraged and required to complete some kind of learning through out the course of the year

Office / Work Environment

Nice office and technology was good and constantly improving

Challenging Work

It was a challenge to get additional tasks and those already in place seemed to inflate the amount of time and effort involved versus including others and sharing the workload.

Inclusive / Diverse

Fairly inclusive but not diverse. Office area was mostly white and workers mostly Mexican with little interaction. Not really sure how the office people could've interacted more but definitely not diverse.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Do anything possible to change the negative climate. Address issues and make positive changes. Corrective action should be taken if an employee continues to be negative.

What I like about the company

There's definitely an understanding that IT is important in ensuring the company is competitive in the future and it's relatively easy to request and get approval for upgrades to computers. IT is always looking to improve things.

What I dislike about the company

The team I was in was in turmoil and not very responsive to change. Lots of talking behind others back versus discussing things openly and seeking ways to make things better. Not sure that Management was aware of the turmoil but should have been.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation
  • City
    Northbrook
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Temporary
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 12.Jan 2016
  • Employee

Support from management

Fear for their own job, will not support their workers or peers

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get a new mill manager that believes employees should be treated fairly!

What I like about the company

I received a pay check

What I dislike about the company

Does not care for employees wellbeing other than...is the job getting done no matter how many hours someone must work. Time off is not in their vocabulary and reward or kind words for doing an exceptional job do not exist.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered
  • Company
    Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation
  • City
    Northbrook
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 08.Dec 2015
  • Employee

Support from management

Supervisors do not work with their employees and don't support their growth within the company.

Career Development

Past owners rewarded hard workers....KapStone just works them harder.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get rid of all superintendents and above, hire managers that really know how to manage and work WITH the employees that DO work hard.

What I like about the company

It was an income

What I dislike about the company

Management and how they have let the true caring employees down no matter how hard they work.

Support from management
1.00
Career Development
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered
  • Company
    Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation
  • City
    Northbrook
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2015
  • Position
    Others
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Fitness center on site is offered