Domtar
3.4 of 5 28 reviews
www.domtar.com Montreal, Canada 5000+ Employees

Domtar Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2014

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.4 28 reviews

                             

100% Approve of the CEO

Domtar President & CEO John D. Williams

John D. Williams

(8 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
14 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    A good place to work but needs more diversity.

    Finance Manager (Former Employee)
    Fort Mill, SC

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Highly Recommend Domtar as an Employer!

    Maintenance (Current Employee)
    Ashdown, AR

    ProsThey 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.

    ConsSome long hours are occasionally required.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you are doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review

     

    Nice Temporary Employment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI was lucky to have fun people to work with.

    ConsCould be demanding at stressful at times.

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
  • We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Enjoyed the medical benifits

    Maintenance (Former Employee)
    Cerritos, CA

    ProsMedical 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           

     

    Generous Company

    Accounting Specialist (Former Employee)
    Cerritos, CA

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

    ConsLocal management needed to be monitored more closely.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    I am pleased to have been employed by this progressive company

    Manager of Logistics and Warehousing (Former Employee)
    Ashdown, AR

    ProsThe company promtes from within the site location.

    ConsSometimes the union has the upper hand with mangement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

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

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Montreal, QC (Canada)

    ProsGreat people, well-organized company.

    ConsPolitics between the two head offices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    System Administrator

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

    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 Senior Management-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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Good place to work overall.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood salary, insurances, bonus, downtown location.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open to new ways of working such as telecommuting.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           
    • Approves of CEO

     

    IT Manager

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

    ProsGood bonus
    Good team and colleagues

    ConsPolitics
    uncertainty of HQ to stay in Canada

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Domtar? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Domtar reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Domtar CEO John D. Williams. All 14 reviews posted anonymously by Domtar employees.