Plum Creek Timber

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    In today's economy, a good employer, yet middle management is territorial and most upper management is earnings focused.

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

    I have been working at Plum Creek Timber full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plum Creek strives to provide a good wage, fair work-life balance, competitive benefits and encouraging environment to its employees. There is a lot of talent within the company and a strong sense of team. Employees have a strong work ethic and you'll find a good number of "career" Plum Creek people. Those who work in the trenches seem most relational and connected to customers or day to day operations. Slackers don't last at Plum Creek. Hard work and value embodies its employees and motto. The land and forestry ethics and practices are exceptional - they strive to surpass legal and morale standards.

    Cons

    Mid-tier management can be territorial. By this I mean, some take their mid-management position as license to a "good ole boys club" and create a sense of separation-ism. Those with differing viewpoints or creative ideas can, at times, be prevented from advancement or fair compensation. Yes, this exists in most companies. At Plum Creek this appears to be most prevalent in the IT Department - but strides to change are happening. Upper management is strongly focused on performance and company earnings. They attempt to create an "open door" atmosphere with only marginal success. Plum Creek is slightly stuck in previous decades with regards to issues like flex time, telecommuting, virtual presence and dress code (this can vary by department).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust takes time to build and moments to lose. Mid-management needs a purging based on that one principle.

    Listen to your employees! What's happening in day to day operations and on the floor is often best understood by THOSE DOING IT. Budgets and spreadsheets are important, but without customer satisfaction and employee morale the race is run much slower.

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    Not on the cutting edge in technology but managament cares

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Kalispell, MT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Kalispell, MT

    I have been working at Plum Creek Timber full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the midst of this recession everyone was given a blanket 2% raise to show they cared. We also still get a well run, well funded defined pension program along with a well run 401K. We are always told that management says people first

    Cons

    Small company with a lot of petty small compay politics. A single person can carry to much churn with a couple of allies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was told ther other day that a person I work with feels like working for Plum Creek must be a little like what it feels to win the lottery. In these difficult economic times she felt like the top management is looking out for us -- there's not much more that can be added to that.

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    Employees are treated well

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Meridian, ID
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Meridian, ID

    I have been working at Plum Creek Timber

    Pros

    Good job, well paid and well treated. I don't know what else to say other than I try to do my best work and in return I am treated well and compensated well.

    Cons

    It is a small company and therefore has the politics and limitations of a small company. If you need a large environment with lots of ways to advance then this place is not for you. If you like the small company atmosphere where everyone knows each each other. It's more like a family than a traaditional corporate environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none. I'm not plugged in at a level high enough to really have insight for the top tier management.

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    Good company, no advancement opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plum Creek Timber full-time

    Pros

    Downtown Seattle office - great for commuters from all over
    Solid management - very little turnover
    Stable company, looks good on a resume
    Good bonus and benefits package

    Cons

    Lack of growth opportunities. Most Finance jobs were either in Arkansas or Montana

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