MeadWestvaco
3.4 of 5 89 reviews
www.meadwestvaco.com Richmond, VA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Mar 24, 2014

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MeadWestvaco Chairman and CEO John A. Luke Jr.

John A. Luke Jr.

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Innovation Leader

Innovation Lead (Current Employee)
Richmond, VA

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

ProsSeveral experienced professionals with long tenure.

Consexecutive management out of touch with employees. executive strategy changing every quarter without good reason.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and treat them as well as you treat the Board.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Run, Do not walk, AWAY FROM this place

Director (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA

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

ProsVery few, old school mentality, 8-5 environment, no future career path. Run by some of the least qualified people. Company will be taken over or merged in the near future to survive

ConsHorrible HR practices, no life balance, no bonuses to workers but 9th floor fat cats got paid while laying off people who made the company profitable after self inflicted wounds from the 9th floor

Advice to Senior ManagementStep down before you further destroy the company. Have mercy on it and merge or let a take over happen. The Luke reign is over.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Poorly run company with a joke leadership team

Director (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA

I worked at MeadWestvaco full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe employees are great....that's about it.

ConsIt's a very hierarchical company...you don't dare go near where the leadership sits on the 9th floor at their Richmond HQ. They try to seem like a progressive company, but they are very old school corporate; they overlook great employees and promote their favorites; certain people are protected, even when they engage in bad behavior; they've been losing business so they are laying off people and not treating them with respect, not letting them work for a little while until their job goes away; they keep passing off healthcare costs to employees while employing a concierge doctor for their executives.

Advice to Senior ManagementClean house at the top...that's where the companies' issues stem from; treat your employees like you value them; don't keep executes around on "special projects" when they don't succeed at their job.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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vision and direction unknown

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at MeadWestvaco

Pros- great people work here - some very smart and talented people
- work in packaging, production and POP
- a global company
- benefits are good

Cons- senior management has not communicated the vision and direction of the company
- senior management doesn't interact with workers
- senior management doesn't capitalize on the talents of its workers

Advice to Senior ManagementSenior management - interact with your teams and share the goals of the company and the results, so we know what you expect from us.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Tm Ltd, a subsidiary of Meadwestvaco

Project Manager (Former Employee)
Redwood City, CA

I worked at MeadWestvaco

Pros-Will be imbeded at a fortune 500 company.
-Will work on great creative graphic pieces.
-Campus perks

Cons-Underpaid
-Did not get paid overtime
-Did not get a raise
-No opportunity for advancement
-Over worked
-Unappreciated
-Replaceable

Advice to Senior Management-Comunicate with your team.
-Thank them for their hard work.
-Dont treat them as if they were replaceable.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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