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Weyerhaeuser Reviews

Updated January 6, 2015
Updated January 6, 2015
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Pros
  • My boss is supportive when it comes to training and work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Work / life balance can be hard most of the year with over time (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Human Resources

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Federal Way, WA

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company is commited to operating with integrity and has a tremendous safety culture. The company is performing strong financially. Compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Shareholders are the company's key customer. The culture that considered the employee as a key stakeholder in decision making is gone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    New CEO is changing the culture

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

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, Federal Way, WA location are attractive features.

    Cons

    Leadership is changing the culture and not for the good. Management is distrusted and there is skepticism over their real motives for moving the headquarters to Seattle. If you value job security, Weyerhaeuser is not the place to be employed. Downsizing and sell off of assets are constants at Weyerhaeuser.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the culture you are driving if you want to retain "Great" employees. Company use to be known for low employee turnover, this will quickly change as employees have become suspicious of managements motives and the security of their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    A company that struggles to pass the torch to the next generation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are great. Management was always considerate of work-life balance.

    Cons

    Weyerhaeuser struggles with developing new talent. Risk aversion is a common theme throughout the corporate office, and they want to feel 100% confident that you will be able to perform new tasks. Basically, if you are a young and ambitious individual; this isn't the place for you. This ultimately leads to missed opportunities with newer employees, and continues place a heavier burden on a lot of the aging staff, that have been there for many years, to complete what needs to be done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many years at Weyerhaeuser

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company trying to preserve profits by REIT conversion

    Cons

    Management is confused on direction of business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your path, grow trees and convert.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Long term career view

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

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Over the long years of employment (30 years) I was given great opportunities to have several different careers without leaving the company. Has been a good company and full of great benefits. When I started there was a great "Weyerhaeuser Family" presence and values.

    Cons

    Since new outside President and CEO arrived in August of 2013 the company is changing. I thought he would be a good influence and bring the company separate business on a standard approach going forward, however, in my opinion it has backfired and we are more separated than in the past. At present there is a lack of appreciation for long-term employees and recent layoffs tend to be people with 20 and 30+ years. Leaders that are being kept on not people oriented leaders, but systematic, results only leaders. This can work for a couple of years but after a while, with more and more employee benefits disappearing and this type of leadership, people will leave. This may result in a company that can only attract mediocre employees as high performers will be able to go elsewhere. The new president has NO value or appreciation for our rich history -- very sad as a long term employee. I have seen, participate and adjusted in the many, many changes at Weyerhaeuser, however, during all those changes an element of striving for financial success and caring for their employees has always been present. Yes, I have lost a lot of benefits I had when I first started but still supported the company as our core values were still in place, but for the first time in over 30 years, I would not recommend this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Fortune 500 Good Ol' Boys Club

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

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits used to be some of the absolute best in the nation.

    Cons

    After the Insiders Club comprised of the Board of Directors announced their "New Vision" for the company a few years ago, they all dumped millions of dollars of their own shares the following day, knowing they would be doing so since they had to file SEC documentation the week prior to doing so, sending the stock into a downward spiral from which it would never recover, leaving the rest of our retirement we'd spent years building to dwindle to nothing. They preach a safety and diversity culture while skirting around and covering for the people in management positions who fail to make the grade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the women equal to the men holding the same positions. Walk the Walk if you're going to Talk the Talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was good to work for; now seems more focused on stockholders

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

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have a great boss, which makes my job wonderful and overall the company is very concerned about employee safety. My boss is supportive when it comes to training and work/life balance. In past years, it's been great to work here--pay is good and I worked with an incredible group of very talented, smart and fun people.

    Cons

    The housing crash has made this company slash jobs--which was understandable for a while. But it's been going on now for nearly 7 years! Even though the economy is now improving and profits are up, they are still looking for ways to cut, cut cut---even when the cuts don't make sense. Recent changes are really impacting customers, which will definitely hurt the company in the long run. Both customers and employees are now taking a back seat to stockholders and the bottom line. I no longer trust that the leaders of this company. Their decisions seemed very short-sighted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your employees like numbers. Recognize the contributions that long-term, talented and knowledgeable employees give to this company. Stop being so short-sighted and realize that all this cutting and slashing will hurt your customer base--and your reputation--in the long run. You're also supplying your competitors with a lot of hard-working, talented employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Once a great company, the vision is now lost!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contractor in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Contractor in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, Flex hours, challenge work enviorment

    Cons

    Always changing strategy and direction. Seems like layoffs or change every 2 years. Low moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to a strategy and stop trying to appease everyone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    only thing that doesn't change is the people at the top of the heap

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

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The commitment to safety is genuine and many employees are honest and dedicated to the company. Salaried pay and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Strategy changes like the weather and creates all kinds of uncertainty and confusion for frontline employees. The people at the top remain in place no matter how bad things turn out when the new plan doesn't work. When times are tight hourly employees get shafted on raises and profit sharing but managers always get raises and stock options. I love the safety commitment but the paperwork is over the top and seriously interferes with making money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a plan and stick with it more than a year or two. Hold top managers accountable and let them share the pain with the hourly employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity Lost

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Decent benefits
    Promotes volunteerism

    Cons

    Promotions are made through favoritism, chauvinism, and cronyism.
    The path to success - do not challenge existing ideas, processes, or implementation; be cunning and manipulative; accept only unaccountable responsibilities.
    Upper management views IT/software as a production line, rather than an innovative and creative process.
    Best practices are discouraged if they will extend an estimated work effort.
    Technical decisions are dictated by product management and business stakeholders rather than those with the technical expertise.
    Poor internal practices are reinforced by weak product management and a mandate by upper management that projects are released to both scope and date. Quality and usability are not a priority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop only promoting from within for management positions. Reshuffling the same people throughout the organization does not bring new ideas to the table. External hires infuse a fresh perspective on old problems. For all the talk of desired change, nothing changes, if nothing changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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