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Updated May 26, 2014

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Sukanto Tanoto

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    A great learning organization to start working in

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt 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.

    ConsFactory is located far from the city, so accessibility is a bit of a problem

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Approach with caution

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsCome 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.

    ConsPeople 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 ManagementStop 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

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    Great place to work

    Engineer Manager (Current Employee) Pekanbaru (Indonesia)

    ProsLot of opportunity to deploy your skills. For Pulp and paper spcecalist, it is a great place to work.

    ConsThere is no big negative to spell out except the place is remote.

    Advice to Senior Managementnil

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Run as a family owned Commodity Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent exposure to the commodity world and decent incentives provided by the company in retaining its employees.

    ConsHowever 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 ManagementLoosen up the hierarchies

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

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    RGE / APRIL

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsFrequent travel to remote areas
    Lean organization structure
    Able to interact with senior management

    ConsPoor internal communication
    No clarity in employees progression
    Poor benefits
    Poor management of staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemove redundant work
    Hire necessary staff
    Increase compensation

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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