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Reviews for Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
1.72
Support from management
1.89
Teamwork
1.72
Freedom to work independently
1.78
Internal Communication
1.61
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.12
Work-Life Balance
2.00
Challenging Work
2.35
Inclusive / Diverse
1.88

Career factor

Gender Equality
2.67
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.89
Overall compensation for your work
2.61
Company Image
1.94
Job Security
1.83
Handicapped Accessibility
2.06
Workplace Safety
3.18
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

No flex. working hours Parking in 10 of 19 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 2 of 19 reviews Stock or equity options in 9 of 19 reviews 401(k) in 9 of 19 reviews No onsite daycare facility No reimbursed daycare No ability to work remotely No desirable office location Tuition assistance in 3 of 19 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 2 of 19 reviews 401(k) Match in 11 of 19 reviews Flexible spending account in 6 of 19 reviews Paid time off in 5 of 19 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 14 of 19 reviews Relocation allowance in 3 of 19 reviews Life insurance in 10 of 19 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 5 of 19 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 11 of 19 reviews Employee discounts in 1 of 19 reviews Vehicle allowance in 1 of 19 reviews Employee events in 2 of 19 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 3 of 19 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 19 reviews
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  • 12.Oct 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Safety, fixing problems instead of “band-aids”

What I like about the company

Coworkers have become close friends

What I dislike about the company

Supervisors need more experience

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered
  • Company
    Kapstone Charleston Kraft LLC
  • City
    Charleston
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered
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Suggestions for improvement

  • Raise the pay for hourly employees.

What I like about the company

Managers care about the employees. Pay is decent. Ability to have time with my child unlike other jobs I have had. Plant runs two shifts.

What I dislike about the company

Hourly pay is not competitive to other plants in the area.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation
  • City
    Greer
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 25.Jun 2018
  • Employee

Company Culture

There is the lack of company culture: “Everyone for him/herself”.,that should be the company motto.

Support from management

None.

Teamwork

None.

Freedom to work independently

None.

Internal Communication

None.

Gender Equality

Maybe.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Very bad. The company disposes of anyone who hinders its profit.

Career Development

No chance for promotion unless one is a true “company person”.

Overall compensation for your work

Minimal.

Office / Work Environment

Inappropriate.

Environmental Friendliness

None.

Work-Life Balance

None whatsoever. This company expects its employees to work 55-75 hours every week.

Company Image

Very bad image.

Job Security

None whatsoever.

Handicapped Accessibility

Handicapped persons are considered a threat to the company, they will get fired ASAP.

Workplace Safety

Safety is a strong point for this company.

Challenging Work

Too challenging for few benefits.

Inclusive / Diverse

Whatever.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Shut this

What I like about the company

N/A.

What I dislike about the company

98% of everything.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
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
4.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    KapStone
  • City
    Longview
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Production

Suggestions for improvement

  • Increase pay so it is evened out across the board.

What I like about the company

They have been very understanding when it comes to being a single mom and needing to be there or my child.

What I dislike about the company

Management doesn’t communicate very well.

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    KapStone
  • City
    Longview
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

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
  • 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
  • 05.Oct 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • none

What I like about the company

There is nothing that I liked

What I dislike about the company

everything

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
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Kapstone Paper
  • City
    Amsterdam
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Production
  • 14.Sep 2017
  • Employee

Work-Life Balance

Company does not care about your home life. Expect your home to be at work

Suggestions for improvement

  • Get a training plan in place

What I like about the company

nothing

What I dislike about the company

Don't care about employees. Work a minimum of 12 hours plus every day with only 1 day off.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
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
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Kapstone Container Corporation
  • City
    Amsterdam
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 12.Sep 2017
  • Employee

Kapstone

3.22

Suggestions for improvement

  • Communicate with all

What I like about the company

Good benefits threw the union

What I dislike about the company

Corporate not knowing what is going on at its plants

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

The following benefits were offered to me

Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation
  • City
    Oakland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 24.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

poor

Support from management

poor

Teamwork

poor

Freedom to work independently

micromanaged

Internal Communication

to many meetings

Office / Work Environment

no office

Environmental Friendliness

don't know

Work-Life Balance

working at a minimum of 12 hours a day. not much life after that

Suggestions for improvement

  • quit sitting behind a computer and get out and see what the issues are. Your management, get to the root cause and investigate

What I like about the company

nothing

What I dislike about the company

everything

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
4.00
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
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Relocation allowance is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    Kapstone Container Corporation
  • City
    Amsterdam
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    n/a
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership
  • Department
    Production

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered
  • 15.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Blow it up and start over with different management group

What I like about the company

There was not a lot to like. The amount of turnover was horrific, the lack of clear management support was very evident, and the complete lack of reinvestment in equipment and people was stunning

What I dislike about the company

Poor management support, lack of support for administrative functions, poor communication from corporate to local offices. The only focus was bottom line reporting to the stakeholders.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Tuition assistance is offered Flexible spending account is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    KAPSTONE CONTAINER
  • City
    Minneapolis
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Administration

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Vehicle allowance is offered Employee events is offered