Weyerhaeuser Reviews

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Pros
  • My boss is supportive when it comes to training and work/life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • decent work environment, decent supervisor, interesting work (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Favortism is out of control and people are not held accountable if they are "in good" with middle management (in 5 reviews)

  • Culture of company took 180 deg change about 10 years ago after merger with another forest products company (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    12 years at a financially instable company

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Federal Way, WA

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

    Pros

    Many so called benefits, people trying to help you when you are in difficulties

    Cons

    Financially instabel company, lays off frequently and shuts down groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appoint a technical person, engineer or scientist to lead the R&D

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    More focused on stockholders earnings than on those taht sell and move product (employees)

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    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst  in  Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Federal Way, WA

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None I can think of.

    Cons

    Expect you to support all their PC left leaning causes.
    Focused on Stockholders NOT those that actually sell lumber, OSB or ELP.
    SG&A cuts irregardless of 200+ million in profits.
    Profits over people
    Leadership clueless on leading employees. All Management are cheerleaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Crappy management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser

    Pros

    Great job security, benefits good, very educational a company that you can look forward toward retiring

    Cons

    Terrible management. No bonus for sister mill, if you get hurt clearly company fault you will be fired, worst team members I've meet in my life. Management as well as team members always looking for your worst, never have anything positive to say about your performance regardless how much time and energy you give this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat team members like people. Do not micro manage every area of company. Reward females in your company without making them beg.

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    My experience at weyerhaeuser was the very worst i've ever been a part of.

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    Former Employee - Trimmer Operator  in  Vanceboro, NC
    Former Employee - Trimmer Operator in Vanceboro, NC

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best is the work experience, then dealing with people in general, after that it's learning exactly who you are. They'll push you.

    Cons

    The downside is that if you get hurt on the job and it's due to mechanical malfunction, THEY WILL TRY AND FORCE YOU OUT, BECAUSE FOR SOME PEOPLE THEY DON'T HAVE LIGHT DUTY. FRONT OFFICE BREAKS ALL THE RULES

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOU WERE FORCED OUT OF A JOB AND NOT KNOWING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN NEXT. GIVING BAD REFERENCES AS WELL AS BLOCKING UN EMPLOYMENT. ALL TIME LOW LIFES

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Maintenance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people are good to work with

    Cons

    Most of the people are not good to work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintenance management is lost, mill manager doesn't know where to find them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Worst

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    Former Employee - Not Reporting  in  Jackson, MS
    Former Employee - Not Reporting in Jackson, MS

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None not a single reason to have anything good

    Cons

    Poor conditions. Unsafe, bad managers, poor maintenance. Watch managers steal gas from the Company gas pumps and use in their personal autos. Managers take afternoons off to go golfing and claim meeting time. Use company credit cards and turn in as meeting expense. Yeah I am pretty sour on them but dang staling everywhere and the mistreat the employees trying to get the job done...its really wild. I am glad I am out that place, I was really shocked at all tha went on. No wonder they had a big downsize in 2011.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take away some authority from managers. Stop the wild spending for "meetings"...stop the thefts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Worst pulpmill - Port Wentworth

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    Former Employee - Process Control Engineer  in  Port Wentworth, GA
    Former Employee - Process Control Engineer in Port Wentworth, GA

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

    Pros

    Nothing I can think of.

    Cons

    Middle management doesn't know how to treat people with respect. I was called at 2:00 AM because mill was down. I was not paid any comp time or any overtime. The excuse that my manager gave me is that I am exempt employee, so I have to work whenever mil managers need me. I couldn't plan my weekend at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire middle management and hire some good people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    This place is horrible. It sucks the life out of you

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There aren't many.
    Coworkers are nice.
    Decent location.

    Cons

    Management is not made up of effective leaders.
    You will never be promoted.
    Promotions are based on whether or not you will do whatever managment wants. Have to be a puppet.
    Underpaid for the work you do.
    Benefits have been cut.
    You don't have time to use your vacation.
    Management asks for input on ways to improve, then ignores suggestions choosing to go with their "better" plan.
    You're given constant praise until it comes time for annual reviews.
    To be successful, you need to say yes a lot: "Yes, I would love more work." "Yes, your idea is better than mine." "Yes, I already make too much money."
    Bottom line, they don't care about their employees. It's all about pleasing the shareholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need a serious overhaul. Starting with a lot of high up managers. A manager needs to have a solid understanding of the business, but also have a great set of social skills. Communication is horrible, which leads to the rumor mill running on overdrive. You are losing highly effective employees because better opportunities are arising all over. Anyone who has been there less than 10 years is looking elsewhere. Others are just riding it out because they don' t want to look for a new job at this point in their life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Going downhill fast!!

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser

    Pros

    Good benefits and good parking at the Corporate building.

    Cons

    The Company has gone downhill recently. They say the employees are their biggest asset, but are not "walking the talk." They laid off a lot off employees with tenure to get the biggest bang for the buck when it comes to SG&A reductions. They are going to be in big trouble when the Company starts doing better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Apply only if you do not believe in diversity!

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    Current Employee - Designer  in  Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Designer in Carrollton, TX

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser

    Pros

    WRECO division of Weyerhaeuser is an excellent division to work for I'm told. They provide excellent training opportunity as well as embrassing diversity.

    Cons

    The engineered wood side of Weyerhaeuser is very old school. The good ole boy system is in full effect! They openly show unfairness towards minority employees and base promotions off personal relationships with management and subordinates and not on performance and/or knowledge skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your doors and welcome diverse opinions and embrass all that diversity has to offer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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