Caraustar

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Caraustar Reviews

Updated 13 July, 2014
Updated 13 July, 2014
8 Reviews
2.9
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    good factory job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Kingston, ON
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Kingston, ON

    I worked at Caraustar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    pay, weekends off, good benefits

    Cons

    customers are going with cheaper products less quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lower your prices get your customers back, offer rock bottom discount on 1 year of 5 year contracts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work little reward!

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Austell, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Austell, GA (US)

    I worked at Caraustar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with caraustar for five years in various plants.Good benefits and somewhat decent pay. If you work your hard you can reach top pay fairly quickly. Coworkers are pretty cool and laid back for the most part.

    Cons

    Management makes you feel like you can move up In the chain but that rarely happens. Once topped out on pay your stuck there until it is time for cost of living raise, which is not even worth the struggle and dedication you put into the company. Management seems they do not really understand nor care what your daily struggle is on the particular machine your running nor do they try to fix the problem they just keep beating you down wanting improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and get off your high horses. Have some kind of incentive plan to make employees want to care and work harder. Dont make it impossible for employees to get the production you expect. Lastly understand the processes before jumping to conclusions.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Caraustar is a great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Dalton, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Production Manager in Dalton, GA (US)

    I have been working at Caraustar full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Caraustar has a great Management Team

    Cons

    Bonus program not so great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It's a company where your made to feel like Big Me Little You by management.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austell, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austell, GA (US)

    I have been working at Caraustar full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Get to top pay fast

    Cons

    Pay average but almost impossible to get cost of living raises even if you are a high achiever. Management at I&CPG full of little man complexes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loyalty and respect is a 2-way street.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Dynamic environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting in Tama, IA (US)
    Former Employee - Accounting in Tama, IA (US)

    I worked at Caraustar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not resistant to change
    Grounds and facility are very well maintained
    Knowledgeable customer service, scheduling, and sales staff
    Small town location and history of facility are impressive

    Cons

    Location at the south end of town adjacent to railroad tracks made it very noisy
    Chemicals and materials used in the production process can have an unpleasant smell
    Production area is extremely warm in the summer time

    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay but not many opportunities for advancement.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Augusta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Delivery Driver in Augusta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Caraustar

    Pros

    Good pay, easy work, great benefits, co-workers are usually easy to get along with, good opportunities to learn new job skills

    Cons

    Poor management, scarce raises, no recognition for good work, managers are now willing to spend extra money to raise employees ability to work more efficiently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider suggestions made by employees to better serve the customer, consider suggestions to speed up production, be more willing to attempt to satisfy employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    flat growth opportunity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caraustar

    Pros

    pride in customers that we did business with

    Cons

    company not progressive and is being left behind...chapter 11 and downsizing...unrealistic expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat others with respect and do not micro-manage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not the same company that it used to be.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caraustar

    Pros

    Decent compensation and benefits. One of the few employers in metro atlanta located in the suburbs with much better traffic than average.

    Cons

    Used to be a place that felt like a family. The new leadership put in place several years back was the beginning of the end. Sr. management is concerned with what is best for the individual and not the best for the team/company as a whole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication among divisions, departments and all levels of employment. Do the right thing and strive to retain the best people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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