Asia Pulp & Paper Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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Asia Pulp & Paper Executive Director, President, and CEO Teguh Ganda Wijaya
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  1. Great Place to Learn & Enhance Business Knowledge

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Jakarta (Indonesia)

    I have been working at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance, Great Place to Learn Business Knowledge: Management System, Sales Strategy, Labor Efficiency, Cost Savings, etc

    Cons

    You will NEVER be on TOP unless you're related with the family or been a good friend with family. Salary is differentiate by Passport (Not Knowledge): Indian & Taiwanese = High Salary; Indonesian = Low Salary.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce Indian & Taiwanese employees. Many local employees are smarter than them.

  2. A twister of chaos

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

    I have been working at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. You got few good and smart people working with you and you will be able to learn a lot from them provided they are not harassed by headquarter
    2. Compensation and benefit could be very competitive if you join this company in the right time and right position
    3. Career opportunity could be possibly rewarding

    Cons

    1. Endless and ridiculous target setting from upper management could easily confuse employees
    2. Lots of repetitive pointless meeting with extremely short notice occupied all your time
    3. Reporting line is a mess
    4. Company culture is not friendly to new comer, orientation is nothing and training is surprisingly weak

    Advice to Management

    1. Recruit people you trust only and once they join trust them fully, delegation is everything for company with this size
    2. Stop all the micro-management activities immediately as it will only hamper subordinates' morale
    3. Do not promise much but once you do you follow through
    4. Performance comes from daily activities and work site, not from meeting room. Having meeting all day long generate not even one penny

  3. Dazed and Confused at APP

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

    I worked at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and housing package.

    Cons

    Not very encouraging to new comers.
    Company has low moral due to never ending target setting.
    Confusing directions from the top.
    Little guidance, would not recommend this company for one's first full time job.

    Advice to Management

    Should treat customers and employees with more respect and stop trying to cheat customers and employees.

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  5. Run for the hills

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

    I have been working at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Massive buying and production power
    $14 billion in sales volume
    The remuneration is fair

    Cons

    Horrific management style that continually changes at the whim of the overly aggressive owners.
    Its not the knowledge that you carry, its the B.S. that you spew that will get you anywhere in this company.
    There aren't any values associated with this company that many would look at this company for a long-term career. People in positions of power in the North American market should be held accountable...every year its the same old stories from the same old tired, worn out managers trying to save their jobs. Ex-professionals coming in as managers or VP's to markets because of 'favors' and produce nothing but turmoil and good stories of previous false achievements. If you truly want to take the market (like they say they do) reward the ones that bring you the business, not the ones with good stories.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from knowledge, not from hearsay. The Asian model may be a good thing in the Asian markets, no doubt, it does not work in the North American markets. So to continually send people over to 'tell; us like it is' only creates an unproductive team that could produce double in North America

  6. Total Chaso

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good relationships with the US team, great product if you can wait 4 to 6 weeks if your lucky

    Cons

    To many to mention but APP NIngbo does not know the US market, they send in expensive unqualified people from corp and agencies to figure out what - but the answers are within the US sales team - IF they can hire people who know paperboard

    Advice to Management

    I have been a part of APP going back to the late 1990's to 2013 either selling their product or working for them and they come to the US market not knowing and not listening, they will never capture more than 2 to 4% of the US market because you "must build for them to come" and not 7000 miles away

  7. Verify the product performance and quality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Eastern Regional Manager, USA in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Eastern Regional Manager, USA in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you can sell a product and can deal with overseas shipments then you could have great success, but make sure you have a salary plus incentive and not full commission.

    Cons

    Service is a key obstacle to your success. This means delivery, technical, quality and customer service are not in your control...

    Advice to Management

    Create a better system of follow through with all service aspects to show customers you respect their business and want more in the future. The customer buying a commodity is buying a relationship that can only be handled by the local representative whose recommendations must be considered.

  8. Relentless Volume Goals

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

    I worked at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging job for professional sales types. Good view of the world class production facilities in the paper industry. Perspecitve gained on the Asian approach to business through the eyes of a privately held family owned mega company.

    Cons

    Indexes used to judge sales performance do not coincide with market realities. Products that are to be world class must pass criteria for all markets. In the US the federal standards are difficult for APP to meet since they will push the limits on qualifications regarding product acceptability under US law. If on commission you will not get paid until the customer pays his invoices no matter what the holdup may be. Therefore you will not get paid or any credit for booking sales no matter what the issues will be with customer credit, product quality, delivery service or market conditions.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the markets you are in and behave more like the domestic competitors if you expect to succeed.

  9. A good company with some poor senior management people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice Section Head in Jambi (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Vice Section Head in Jambi (Indonesia)

    I worked at Asia Pulp & Paper

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you have the knowledge and skills in the related field, then no worry about the job security. You're very needed and you'll gain salutation from subordinates.

    Cons

    If you're good, that means you'll work harder as well. You work for the company as well as for those who are hired with highly paid but know nuts about their jobs. Compensation and your hard work won't be matching and you have no proper channel to convey the messages.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your eyes opened and don't live on your own way of managing anymore. Try to study and see how MNC manage and succeed. Military-style management is totally not applicable in some regions. Standardize the recruitment procedures and make the entry requirements more stringent. Don't simply hire someone without knowledge/skills but just because that person is a relative or closed friend of a senior manager, VP, or PD.

  10. challenging

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

    I have been working at Asia Pulp & Paper

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Ambitious will always come to every employee

    Cons

    improvement to the better system

  11. Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive

    I have been working at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work. The job is stable over here

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are very less.

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