How are the career development opportunities at Evergreen Packaging?
1 English review out of 1
23 March 2019
It was close to home and paid more than most other companies in the area. There are good people mixed in but you have to seek them out. Most are pretty beat down.
Very long hours. The company expects a minimum of 50-60 hours per week. By the time I left the benefits were getting very costly. I ended up taking a pay cut because our insurance went up so much. The management rules with an iron fist. They don't appreciate what they have. The infrastructure is crumbling even after spending 50+ MM on environmental upgrades. They don't like to promote from within. They will underpay you but pay upper management big dollars. There's a huge disconnect between management and front line leadership. The Union is so disgruntled it makes directing work flow very difficult. Limited opportunity for growth. If they like you in a position, plan to be there for a while.
Advice to Management
My advice won't be considered but if it was I'd say you need to increase the salaries of the front line leadership. Then you need to stop micromanaging every detail. There is no trust and no confidence. You also need to reinvest in your mill. For too long the wrong person managed the maintenance spending and it shows. You have a lot of people willing to work hard for the mill but when you continue to ignore their needs and provide them with little compensation and a poor work environment it shouldn't come as any surprise why many of your perceived "lifers" are running away.