DS Smith Reviews

Updated 5 May 2021

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3.4
56%
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79%
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DS Smith CEO Miles Roberts
Miles Roberts
90 Ratings
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  • "Sometimes you have to work long hours(in 9 reviews)

  • "Senior management in their own little world - completely oblivious as to what really goes on(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great role, great company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative Services Manager in London, England, England

    I have been working at DS Smith full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great role for a great company

    Cons

    Long hours at some times

  2. "You are just a number"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in Caerphilly, Wales, Wales

    I worked at DS Smith full-time

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth and development due to the size of the company

    Cons

    Poor management, long hours, you are just a processor


  3. "Salary"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Production Scheduler in Lincoln, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DS Smith full-time

    Pros

    Salary is very good for the area

    Cons

    Shift pattern can affect your home life

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good job, crap Engineering management"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Operations in Louth, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DS Smith full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    H &S taken seriously, average pay for area, warm dry environment

    Cons

    Stressful, long hours, management corrupt & arrogant, always chasing their own agender for their own advancement. Never any praise, always picking fault. Favours his own contractor mates and dodgy deals and back handers and steals company equipment. Enough said. I wish upper management would see Engineering manager for what he is - a crook, he has always been the same even when a tradesman

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  5. "No thanks, no reason to give this"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Team Member 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DS Smith full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Standard holiday, sick pay lots over time so you can put the hours in.

    Cons

    Development. Managers changing all the time no sustainability.

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  6. ".."

    4.0
    Former Employee - PMO Analyst 

    I worked at DS Smith full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice company to work for

    Cons

    Travel is required but some people like it

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  7. "Not the best"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Production Operator in Crumlin, Wales, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DS Smith full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Easy work. No one cares if you mess up

    Cons

    Pay is rubbish, unpaid breaks, everyone on different money

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  8. "Fast paced"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Production Operative in Hinckley, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DS Smith full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced and nice people

    Cons

    I don’t have any to offer

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  9. "Great Opportunity to progress in a great company!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Packaging Graduate in Devizes, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DS Smith full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to progress. Very good starting salary. Partner you up with a buddy and mentor for guidance, support and help. Monthly reviews to track progress and create targets. Great Customer Service Team at Devizes, makes the job role enjoyable!

    Cons

    So far so good :)

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  10. "Ok"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Business Partner in Northampton, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at DS Smith full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exciting workplace, lots going on and good to be part of the sustainability movement

    Cons

    Antiquated systems and big understaffing in most teams

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