Weyerhaeuser Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
166 Reviews
3.1
166 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.  

    Safety

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser

    Pros

    Very safety savvy and, the live it.

    Cons

    Lack patience in training employees to be proficient at what they are assigned. Moral is low in their press department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build employees' moral up. Take time to train employees.

  2.  

    Good Company to Work For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits, Insurance above Industry Averages. Strong Safety Culture.

    Cons

    Large companies in general are slow to adopt new philosophies, ideas and technologies - Change is difficult and slow to. Weyerhaeueser is no different.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3.  

    Very good place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Green End Supervisor  in  Chester, SC
    Former Employee - Green End Supervisor in Chester, SC

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and move up you do not have already know everything they will train you.

    Cons

    A lot of hours and not enough family time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote from within.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Overall good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operator  in  Pe Ell, WA
    Current Employee - Operator in Pe Ell, WA

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

    Pros

    The benefits negotiated through collective bargaining with the union eases the worries about retirement and health care costs.

    Cons

    Weyerhaeuser was at one time a family owned and operated company and the employees were part of the family. Now that its a huge corporation it purely financially driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step back, take a deep breath and think about what makes making money possible. Productive, happy, healthy employees!

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Very nice people with very low turnover.

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone that works at corporate HQ is very nice. There are lots people who have been working there for 20+ years. I work with someone who has been there over 30 years. So many old timers mean they value their employees. They also still have a pension plan!

    Cons

    I have not experienced any yet. However I have not been there long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk with regular employees, don't just sit up in your offices everyday!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for super people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instrument Engineer  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Instrument Engineer in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and a secure company.

    Cons

    No down side to this company. Great company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not do shutdowns on holidays.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall this was a good experience working for Weyerhaeuser.

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

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A lot of good people work here. Unfortunately a lot were also lost when they did a corporate downsizing in 2010.

    Cons

    Management will force business changes down from the top without imput from the rank and file on how it will impact their business.
    Management feels no other competitor can offer what they do but your customers know better than that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees concerns when they question radical changes. You won't have to back peddle when you find out you forced changes through from the top that didn't work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training Manager
    Current Employee - Training Manager

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser

    Pros

    Career growth and career ladder

    Cons

    downsizing is demoralizing, start to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing the options are endless

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  10.  

    great

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

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser

    Pros

    They are one of the few companies around that still offer pension. They value their employees and respect one another.

    Cons

    Because it is a big company, perhaps there is still politics involved. However, it did not affect me that much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, I think all the leaders are well-apt, and take pride in doing what they do.

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