Domtar Reviews

Updated June 8, 2014
Updated June 8, 2014
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    A good place to work but needs more diversity.

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Fort Mill, SC

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I enjoyed the culture, the flexibility of some departments, the team aspect of the organization and they had great benefits.

    Cons

    The company is not very diverse when it comes to women and minorities in management and there are no principles in place to promote development to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO John Williams is a beautiful individual and a lot has been done to developed the mangers! I would advise them to begin developing there non management employees as well.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Highly Recommend Domtar as an Employer!

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    Current Employee - Maintenance  in  Ashdown, AR
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Ashdown, AR

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

    Pros

    They treat you with respect and dignity. The pay and benefits are excellent. This company is always looking to improve their process in any way possible.

    Cons

    Some long hours are occasionally required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
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  3.  

    Nice Temporary Employment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Domtar

    Pros

    I was lucky to have fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Could be demanding at stressful at times.

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  5.  

    Enjoyed the medical benifits

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    Former Employee - Maintenance  in  Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Cerritos, CA

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Medical when I was there covered me and my domestic partner, and still covered both of us the same when married. Also included was life insurance for both of us.

    Cons

    It takes some doing with people at the local plant to get paperwork straight, as headquarters is in Canada, and I was working in Southern California. Never did get marital status straight in the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would have liked to stay with the company if the option was available to move up to an engineering level.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Generous Company

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    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist  in  Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Cerritos, CA

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Overall, I enjoyed the time I was employed by Domtar.

    Cons

    Local management needed to be monitored more closely.

    Recommends
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    I am pleased to have been employed by this progressive company

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    Former Employee - Manager of Logistics and Warehousing  in  Ashdown, AR
    Former Employee - Manager of Logistics and Warehousing in Ashdown, AR

    I worked at Domtar

    Pros

    The company promtes from within the site location.

    Cons

    Sometimes the union has the upper hand with mangement.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Well run company and with a little more focus on teamwork between the two head offices it could be top-notch

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Domtar full-time

    Pros

    Great people, well-organized company.

    Cons

    Politics between the two head offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some fantastic, bright people - find a way to get the two offices working well together as a team - you don't have to be in the same physical location to be perfect teams. Develop your expertise in both places and encourage growth.

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    Approves of CEO
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    System Administrator

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Good environment to learn when you are a junior,
    -Some really smart people,
    -Nice Health Insurance

    Cons

    -They have been removing perks/advantages in the last years (ISP bill paid if on support/call, 1 week instead of 2 weeks can be banked per year,...)
    -Heavy change process
    -Some crappy tool to work with: Monitoring tool (CA Monitoring), Ticketing System (Easyvista), ...
    -Silos per technology
    -Disconnect between the field work and the Management
    -Some political games/wars between managers
    -Rumor that the HQ will be moved to US

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Talk to your employees, come on the field, never saw my manager or vp come to say "hey guys how are you ? what can i do to help you do your work ?"
    -Reduce the numbers of meetings

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work overall.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good salary, insurances, bonus, downtown location.

    Cons

    Very conservative mindset . Fear that the Montreal Head Office will close sooner or later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to new ways of working such as telecommuting.

    Recommends
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    IT Manager

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    Former Employee - IT Manager  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good bonus
    Good team and colleagues

    Cons

    Politics
    uncertainty of HQ to stay in Canada

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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