Weyerhaeuser
3.0 of 5 146 reviews
www.weyerhaeuser.com Federal Way, WA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014
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67% Approve of the CEO

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Doyle Simons

(15 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Solid company that allows for personal growth.

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Federal Way, WA

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

ProsIndustry leader with a good reputation.

ConsSlower pace than other companies, but is more due to the industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen more to your employees, many of whom have many years in the business.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A mixed bag in Oregon

Millwright (Current Employee)

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

ProsA genuine and sincere focus on safety, which I laud, but..........Compensation is slightly above average, and health insurance is ok. Workload is reasonably to easy.

ConsVery slow to react, with the exception to safety. If safety were a salable commodity we'd have the corner, block, and city on the market, but its not. Don't misunderstand, I have worked elsewhere, to others safety is a word given lip service, here it is the real thing. Some things, however, need to be dealt with common sense.

A lot of talent and experience is wasted because of ineptitude, ego, and territorialism by middle management. Meetings, and the voluminous amount of Emails don't help me do my job; a Manager and Planning Dept. that are there to support me would. Work Orders that tell me my housekeeping responsibilities, or the need to review upcoming jobs for parts etc waste your time and don't benefit me.

In general, a lot of missed opportunity.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou really need to buy into that people are your greatest asset!

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My experience at Weyerhaeuser included good pay and benefits.

Holtec Operator (Former Employee)
Philadelphia, MS

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

Prospay, benefits, rewards, gifts, on the job training

Consweather conditions
and heavy labor

Advice to Senior Managementteamwork, one on one interaction with employees

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Federal Way, WA

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

ProsGreat people to work with. Good values. Good compensation. Flexible work environment.

ConsAnother round of downsizing coming from the new CEO. The morale was just starting to improve. 2008-2012 was like going through a war. Just when we thought it was over, we have to worry if the next bomb is going to come down on us.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake thoughtful decisions during this next round of cuts so we don't lose all the great talent.

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

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Tallied Lumber (Current Employee)
Titusville, PA

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

ProsThe benefits were decent, the pay was good for this small town especially without furthering your education. It was also a pretty steady company

ConsIt was alright at first but then things just kept going down hill. Feels like you are in school all over again.

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

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I worked at Weyerhaeuser

ProsA good work life balance...

ConsTop heavy at management level...

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Became a less kind, less great company to work for as time went on and everyone had to do more with less.

Human Resources (Former Employee)
Federal Way, WA

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

ProsHigher salaries than average market rate. Comfortable office environment at headquarters building with good parking access. Exempt staff does considerably better on all levels than non-exempt staff. Decent vacation and time off policies. Encourages volunteering and charitable giving.

ConsA once classy company with a lot of respect for employees is now run by the believed wishes of the shareholders. Employees, particularly those with longer service, are not valued. Benefits are just fair, after once leading the industry in excellent benefits. Too many cuts have been made where the workers are laid off and the abundance of retained management have created too many chiefs and a difficult circumstance for the workers who are left.

Advice to Senior ManagementSet standards for manager/supervisor ratios - no need for a manager to have only one or two direct reports. Seriously look at the AIP program; the vast bulk of funds go to managers and supervisors, creating more of a chasm between the groups. Does a supervisor of two or three people need to get a bonus equal to ten times the amount of his direct reports' bonuses? Company vision should encourage and value longer service employees rather than make them feel that they are stale and need to be put down.

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

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Co-op Electrical Engineer (Current Employee)
Pine Hill, AL

I have been working at Weyerhaeuser as an intern for less than a year

ProsElectrical Engineer I worked under was a great guy, and helpful for a co-op student looking at career decisions.

ConsBusy work, lots of busy work. I was expected to stay late and come in early to show "How eager I was." for no pay. Most of the time it was mind numbing.

Advice to Senior ManagementLet your co-ops do more work, maybe set up a actual program.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great local people. SMT is horrible and out of touch

Operations Manager (Current Employee)
Easton, PA

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

ProsGreat atmosphere and very laid back. If you are in management there is a lot of play from working hard

ConsAdvancement is almost nothing. You must apply for your next promotion. Salary is low

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the organization from strictly an all sales mentality. It is hurt you more than you know

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

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Not the same company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Federal Way, WA

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

Prosworked for WY for 17 years and 16 were very rewarding. Variety of experience, great people.

ConsCompany quit listening to the people that made it successful. Upper management thrived and everyone below lost out.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember what it was like to be a little guy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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