Temple-Inland
3.3 of 5 44 reviews
www.templeinland.com Austin, TX 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 21, 2014

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Doyle R. Simons

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54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A truly horrid company to work for.

Structural Designer (Former Employee)
Minden, LA (US)

I worked at Temple-Inland full-time for more than a year

ProsI needed a job and they had one. When you're in need of a paycheck you can't be choosy. Well, I needed a paycheck so I wasn't choosy.

ConsSee above, it's much easier to discuss what the benefits were and assume all else was a con. Working for Inland was a pleasure much in the same way herpes isn't.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company has been acquired so there isn't really much to say here.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company, great employees

Sales Representative (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Temple-Inland full-time for more than 8 years

ProsTalented employees, good compensation and benefits

ConsCompany sold, limited advancement opportunities

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It was a great company to work for and I enjoyed the experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Temple-Inland

ProsWas a great company to work for with lots of opportunities to learn, grow and contribute to its success.

ConsUnfortunately this company was sold and no longer exits.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Temple-Inland full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPays well and that's about it.

ConsHighly negative atmosphere, biased and lord knows don't get hurt or they'll turn on you like a pack of hungry wolves. encourages employees to not seek medical care if hurt at work.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn the difference between hard work with a desire to achieve and self selling narcissism. Value your employees and stop going around safety.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people and rewarding place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Temple-Inland

ProsCompany culture was one of encouraging individual growth and support.

ConsThe business decision to consolidate multiple, un-related lines of business proved to be more challenging and resulted in the firm's financial issues. I believe the company was divested and sold.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company, Great Internal Audit Department

Operational/Financial Auditor II (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Temple-Inland full-time for more than 5 years

ProsHad a great experience learning and growing in the internal audit department and learning a manufacturing setting. Company was lean and experienced.

ConsThe company was acquired by a larger competitor so it is unknown what could have been if TIN would have acquired others, was able to exit unprofitable business lines, and avoid the acquisition.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Temple-Inland

ProsNone - hard to work there

ConsDistracting
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Temple-Inland had an incredible IT department, especially considering they were a manufacturing company.

Desktop Architect Senior (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Temple-Inland full-time for more than 8 years

Pros-Super strong IT department
-Good benefits including pension plan
-Able to control your own destiny
-Good mix between work and fun
-All my colleagues were really smart and wonderful people, many of whom I'm still friends with after leaving the company

ConsAt the end budgets got really tight. All meals, travel and training were cancelled. This of course was to attract buyers, which worked as the company was sold to International Paper. Also, the performance review for employees was dreadful and a complete waste of time. But I fear this is true of most companies this size.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone, this company no longer exists. It was absorbed by International Paper. Which was upper management's plan for several years. So good job, I guess?

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The legacy that one was, is no longer the same.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at Temple-Inland full-time for more than 3 years

ProsCompetitive pay with current market conditions. A larger company but structured to be able to work with other operational teams to accomplish tasks.

ConsTemple Inland is no more as they have been bought out by International Paper. The structure within the workplace is changing.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fantastic place to have worked. Wish we were never acquired.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Temple-Inland full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFelt like you were part of a family that truly cared.

ConsThey were acquired by International Paper.

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