NewPage
2.5 of 5 37 reviews
www.newpagecorp.com Miamisburg, OH 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 6, 2014

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George F. Martin

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23% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good company, tough industry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible 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.

    ConsBeing 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.

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

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    Good experience

    Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Miamisburg, OH

    ProsGood people and company culture

    ConsPaper industry shrinking and company being bought out.

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

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    Opportunities for growth and relocation

    Customer Service Supervisor (Current Employee)
    Miamisburg, OH

    ProsGrowth opportunities within departments and locations outside corporate offices

    ConsFinancial stability of company and industry

    Advice to Senior ManagementFollow up with employees on state of the market and industry

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    Great employees, poor industry, terrible leadership

    Director, IT (Current Employee)
    Miamisburg, OH

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake decision for the good of the company and not your own pockets.

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

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    Luke Mill, Built in 1888

    Calendar A Helper (Current Employee)
    Luke, MD

    ProsIn 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementFocus 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.

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

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    Wonderful Organization!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Miamisburg, OH

    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

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

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    Fantastic organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Dayton, OH

    ProsCulture
    Honesty
    Communication from Leadership
    Integrity
    Management
    Fast moving change culture

    ConsIndustry
    Debt
    Long term viability of print
    Paper
    Pring

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Company going down hill.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis WAS a great gcomapny when it was Mead. Nothing but down hill since.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    NewPage will emerge in a strong position after Chapter 11

    Human Resources (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat six sigma culture that drives improvement and change as well as strong emphasis on customer satisfaction. Employee morale is positive as NewPage continues to meet sales and profit goals, receive bonus payouts, and maintain market share. NewPage has a consistent practice of promoting from within.

    ConsThe recession made it really hard to invest in employee development for from 2009 to 2011.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpand college recruiting and employment development programs so that more supervisory/management positions at the mills can be filled internally.

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

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    Overall a good company to work for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsClose-knit organization. A real can-do attitude about everything. Works hard to communicate and do the right thing. Awesome treatment of military vets. Multiple mills provides variety of culture and landscape.

    ConsShort term focus causes conflicting goals with no sense for what is most important. The result is too many initiatives and not enough time to do a good job at any of them. No work-life balance. Candor is often requested but not always valued.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus and deprioritize. You're burning out the good folks because you want everything at once. Temper new ideas against initiatives whose value depends on getting them completed before you take on more work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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