Asia Pacific Resources International

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Asia Pacific Resources International Reviews

Updated May 26, 2014
Updated May 26, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great learning organization to start working in

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Asia Pacific Resources International

    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

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Approach with caution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Asia Pacific Resources International full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Engineer Manager  in  Pekanbaru (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Engineer Manager in Pekanbaru (Indonesia)

    I have been working at Asia Pacific Resources International full-time for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Run as a family owned Commodity Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Asia Pacific Resources International full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up the hierarchies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    RGE / APRIL

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Asia Pacific Resources International full-time for more than 3 years

    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 benefits
    Poor management of staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove redundant work
    Hire necessary staff
    Increase compensation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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