Evergreen Packaging FAQ

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10 August 2020

What is the retirement plan like at Evergreen Packaging?

Pros

Competitive pay. Matching 401k contributions. Decent vacation time.

Cons

Poor leadership throughout the entire salary structure. Poor employee development. Poor healthcare options. Poor work/life balance.

Advice to Management

Put the right people in the right positions. There are several salary positions that are filled with "technical experts" that have no leadership/management skills. There are jobs that are essential for these people but management may not be the best fit. The change management conducted here is extremely poor. New policy is implemented without much thought at all. At times it seems to be spur of the moment ideas that are quickly turned into policy. They are poorly executed with no guidance and expectations are almost always unrealistic and unachievable. They are initiated with great enthusiasm only to be kicked aside for the next flavor of the month shortly thereafter. This management is destroying moral for both salary and hourly personnel making the culture here toxic. Training is horrendous. There is no standard procedure for training for hourly or salary employees. Every area handles it differently and none do it efficiently. It is a constant struggle to maintain a full roster of personnel that are competent enough to complete daily tasks. Employees are rushed through an unrefined training plan and signed off to a job that they are not fully prepared for. This is putting more responsibility and work on senior members of production, further deflating moral.

Matching 401k contributions.

10 August 2020

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12 June 2018

How are the career development opportunities at Evergreen Packaging?

Pros

Career opportunities at multiple locations

Cons

No long term incentivies or benefits

Advice to Management

Keep the long term folks benefits

Career opportunities at multiple locations

12 June 2018

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23 March 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Evergreen Packaging?

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Limited opportunity for growth.

23 March 2019

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10 August 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Evergreen Packaging?

Pros

Competitive pay. Matching 401k contributions. Decent vacation time.

Cons

Poor leadership throughout the entire salary structure. Poor employee development. Poor healthcare options. Poor work/life balance.

Advice to Management

Put the right people in the right positions. There are several salary positions that are filled with "technical experts" that have no leadership/management skills. There are jobs that are essential for these people but management may not be the best fit. The change management conducted here is extremely poor. New policy is implemented without much thought at all. At times it seems to be spur of the moment ideas that are quickly turned into policy. They are poorly executed with no guidance and expectations are almost always unrealistic and unachievable. They are initiated with great enthusiasm only to be kicked aside for the next flavor of the month shortly thereafter. This management is destroying moral for both salary and hourly personnel making the culture here toxic. Training is horrendous. There is no standard procedure for training for hourly or salary employees. Every area handles it differently and none do it efficiently. It is a constant struggle to maintain a full roster of personnel that are competent enough to complete daily tasks. Employees are rushed through an unrefined training plan and signed off to a job that they are not fully prepared for. This is putting more responsibility and work on senior members of production, further deflating moral.

Poor leadership throughout the entire salary structure.

10 August 2020

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24 October 2019

How is management perceived at Evergreen Packaging?

Pros

You can basically make as much as you want.

Cons

Upper management is terrible. Forced in on days off.

Upper management is terrible.

24 October 2019

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