NewPage Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
40 Reviews

2.7
40 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
George F. Martin
25 Ratings

16 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great company, crappy industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Finance  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Director Finance in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    informal, but hardworking culture; respectful, candid communication

    Cons

    industry in decline. too many competitors, too little demand. Not enough liquidity to innovate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate into different applicaitons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not a financially sound company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company has good benefits and respectable salaries and bonuses for management employees. There are opportunities for advancement if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Financially, the company is not sound, and the paper industry is a declining market. Senior management has made many decisions that have hindered the progress of the company for the long-term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implementing programs that are very costly such as Manufacturing Excellence, only to then implement edicts that cut maintenance costs to the bone (which are directly conflicting with the ME processes) as a short-term cost saving initiative, will put the company backwards, not forward in the long-term. It is very demoralizing to employees when these decisions are made at the top level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, tough industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NewPage part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible with a strong work/family balance. Organization generally does what is best for their employees. Benefits and compensation are probably slightly above average.

    Operations are some of the best in the US and provide quality product that is recognized throughout North America.

    Cons

    Being acquired by a competitor who has no idea what they are getting into. Very little faith in the new management, that they will have what it takes to run the company successfully.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Miamisburg, OH

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

    Pros

    Good people and company culture

    Cons

    Paper industry shrinking and company being bought out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Opportunities for growth and relocation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor  in  Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Miamisburg, OH

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities within departments and locations outside corporate offices

    Cons

    Financial stability of company and industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow up with employees on state of the market and industry

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great employees, poor industry, terrible leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, IT  in  Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Director, IT in Miamisburg, OH

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

    Pros

    The employees are great to work with and generally speaking a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Leadership is very poor, focused mostly on themselves and their long-time buddies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decision for the good of the company and not your own pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Luke Mill, Built in 1888

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Calendar A Helper  in  Luke, MD
    Current Employee - Calendar A Helper in Luke, MD

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

    Pros

    In a very low cost of living area, NewPage offers employees at the Luke mill some of the best wages per hour for their hourly employees.

    Cons

    The biggest issue NewPage faces is the current status of the paper industry. Constant cutbacks in spending and employment have plagued the mill for several years. Very little of the money generated is reinvested back into the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on making money. Don't be afraid to admit you don't know or understand something and allow the people who have worked the job for 30 years do it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Wonderful Organization!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miamisburg, OH

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

    Pros

    -The company culture is wonderful. NewPage is a large advocate of Safety and Wellness
    -NewPage has strong values that they actually strive to live and work by
    -Work/life balance is important to the company
    -Positive outlook towards the future of the company

    Cons

    -The paper industry itself and its viability
    -Debt

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fantastic organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at NewPage

    Pros

    Culture
    Honesty
    Communication from Leadership
    Integrity
    Management
    Fast moving change culture

    Cons

    Industry
    Debt
    Long term viability of print
    Paper
    Pring

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Company going down hill.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NewPage

    Pros

    Good pay for the area, but in a more competetive market, it is not a good place to work.

    Cons

    Benifits slashed, no raises in 3 years, bullying management that hire incompetents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This WAS a great gcomapny when it was Mead. Nothing but down hill since.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

Worked for NewPage? Contribute to the Community!

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