Domtar

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Domtar Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
30 Reviews
3.6
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Wood yard Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Domtar

    Pros

    very good wages and health package

    Cons

    limited paper market, tough wood market this year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must be concerned about declining paper needs must be careful with their product line.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Transition is Difficult

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC

    I have been working at Domtar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible with work/life balance

    Cons

    Poor working conditions (Climate control, restrooms etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since the merger of other companies into Personal Care, things have been very different. We do not receive much communication from Leadership regarding the direction/ changes within the business. The moral is low and a lot of seasoned employees are worried about their future with the company. Leadership has been changing monthly and people are leaving at an alarming rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's a fast paced job that pushes me to be the best worker I can.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Domtar

    Pros

    Domtar has good benefits,long term goals,decent wages,supervisors that care about quality over quantity. The supervisors treat you like a person and not like some lowly laborer.

    Cons

    Working with people that use the union to keep thier jobs instead of trying to do a good job.Working with equipment that is"fixed" to run instead of being repaired properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees' that actually run the equipment, make the product, and handle the finished goods. Watch how they work and how they react to a good job done well.

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  5.  

    Just ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Domtar full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Good co workers , good learning for first experience

    Cons

    Industry is dying , expansion and career opportunities in US only
    Old way of managing, no flexibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get updated to keep up with new generation. Money is not everything

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    There are long days and nights sometimes; but overall it's a good job with some great people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Mill Technician
    Current Employee - Mill Technician

    I have been working at Domtar

    Pros

    The fellow work employees; some are great. The type of work. The pay. The upside of shift is the time off and the flexibility in time off. The amount of vacation time. Safety. If you don't mind shift and getting a little dirty sometimes; it's a great work place.

    Cons

    Communication. Treatment and fairness from management isn't very consistent at all in some departments. As far as I can see; in certain departments; the only downfall is management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the people that you go through the elaborate hiring process to obtain with the respect and intellect that you saw in them when you hired them. Be fair and speak with respect and not constant harsh sarcasm!!! Communicate better between yourselves and then maybe you can communicate with the hired help.

    Recommends
  7.  

    disheartening

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor

    I have been working at Domtar

    Pros

    Good pay........good benefits.................good working environment.

    Cons

    lack of communication.........a wall between production and management.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Business is tough because of the FX rates

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Domtar

    Pros

    Good and supportive place to work

    Cons

    Typical big company environment. Not much personal touch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Got to increase the salary. Salary is pretty low thus resulting in high turnovers.

    Need to have a clear vision for the future.

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