Asia Pacific Resources International
Asia Pacific Resources International Reviews
Pros – It is an excellent place to learn, many opportunities to learn, exposure to expatriates. Living facilities are provided at site, we don't have to worry about accommodation expenses n site.
Cons – Factory is located far from the city, so accessibility is a bit of a problem
– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Come for a unique intellectual challenge and top dollar, but be prepared for the horrific work culture at the SG headquarters (their Indonesia offices fare much better). Unbeatable exposure for those looking for 'real time' challenges of working in family-owned global pulp paper company operating in a developing country. Not for the faint hearted or those who expect structure, logic or systems of the average MNC.
Despite awful/non-existent culture, still manage to attract top quality people (how long they stay is another matter). If you're a hand-on person, very flexible and adept at unorthodox situations, this place *could* be eye-opening - but only if you're fortunate to have exposure to good people. Unfortunately most senior managers are Yes-men who have become complacent due to their fat pay checks. If you are very clear in your mind about why you are there and what your objectives are, worth a shot. Come with no expectations of normalcy, you'll do fine.
Cons – People are treated like a cost not an asset, low levels of respect shown by management even to senior managers.The utter lack of respect can be managed if you know when to jump ship. Beyond a certain point, its soul crushing. Thick skin, no expectations and sense of
humor determine how you survive.
Advice to Senior Management – Stop running what could be a world-class company like a mom n' pop shop. Management disrespect/disregard for employee input explains the poor retention rate. You pay top dollar for top quality people, let them do what they were hired to do.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Lot of opportunity to deploy your skills. For Pulp and paper spcecalist, it is a great place to work.
Cons – There is no big negative to spell out except the place is remote.
Advice to Senior Management – nil
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – Decent exposure to the commodity world and decent incentives provided by the company in retaining its employees.
Cons – However very hierarchial and rigid in approach and management. This, typically, comes in the way of people wanting to express themselves or work in a more free work environment
Advice to Senior Management – Loosen up the hierarchies
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
Pros – Frequent travel to remote areas
Lean organization structure
Able to interact with senior management
Cons – Poor internal communication
No clarity in employees progression
Poor management of staff
Advice to Senior Management – Remove redundant work
Hire necessary staff
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend