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Domtar Reviews

Updated June 15, 2014
Updated June 15, 2014
28 Reviews

3.5
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    A good place to work but needs more diversity.

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager  in  Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Fort Mill, SC

    Pros

    I enjoyed the culture, the flexibility of some departments, the team aspect of the organization and they had great benefits.

    Cons

    The company is not very diverse when it comes to women and minorities in management and there are no principles in place to promote development to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO John Williams is a beautiful individual and a lot has been done to developed the mangers! I would advise them to begin developing there non management employees as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Highly Recommend Domtar as an Employer!

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    Current Employee - Maintenance  in  Ashdown, AR
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Ashdown, AR

    Pros

    They treat you with respect and dignity. The pay and benefits are excellent. This company is always looking to improve their process in any way possible.

    Cons

    Some long hours are occasionally required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on doing what you are doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Transition is Difficult

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC

    Pros

    Flexible with work/life balance

    Cons

    Poor working conditions (Climate control, restrooms etc.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since the merger of other companies into Personal Care, things have been very different. We do not receive much communication from Leadership regarding the direction/ changes within the business. The moral is low and a lot of seasoned employees are worried about their future with the company. Leadership has been changing monthly and people are leaving at an alarming rate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not as professional as it seems at first

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Accountant in Fort Mill, SC

    Pros

    The work is easy and the pay is good for the work. Benefits are reasonably good, but getting worse. Most people work less than 9-5 and even month end is not too busy for most people.

    Cons

    The pay is bad for an accountant and two weeks starting vacation is tough. There is little room for growth and the office is not much fun. Managers don't even bother to say hi to you in the halls, much less take time to manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to the staff and stop empire-building. Delegate some work - everyone is bored and there are good reasons you can't keep people here - pay more and give the accountants actual accounting work to do. People skills are important.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice Temporary Employment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I was lucky to have fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Could be demanding at stressful at times.

  7.  

    Enjoyed the medical benifits

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    Former Employee - Maintenance  in  Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Cerritos, CA

    Pros

    Medical when I was there covered me and my domestic partner, and still covered both of us the same when married. Also included was life insurance for both of us.

    Cons

    It takes some doing with people at the local plant to get paperwork straight, as headquarters is in Canada, and I was working in Southern California. Never did get marital status straight in the end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would have liked to stay with the company if the option was available to move up to an engineering level.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Generous Company

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    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist  in  Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Cerritos, CA

    Pros

    Overall, I enjoyed the time I was employed by Domtar.

    Cons

    Local management needed to be monitored more closely.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I am pleased to have been employed by this progressive company

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    Former Employee - Manager of Logistics and Warehousing  in  Ashdown, AR
    Former Employee - Manager of Logistics and Warehousing in Ashdown, AR

    Pros

    The company promtes from within the site location.

    Cons

    Sometimes the union has the upper hand with mangement.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Mill to Work At

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Port Huron, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Huron, MI

    Pros

    Good group of people. Really good experience, a lot of challenges. Great place to grow career. Would highly recommend PE position to new engineer.

    Cons

    A lot of old equipment. It can be difficult to get things done sometimes. They are very frugal with what capital they have.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    was a good place to work with 401k, benefits, and good pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cerritos, CA

    Pros

    descent wages, lots of overtime

    Cons

    long hours, lots of stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good company but a dying field need to brach off

    Doesn't Recommend

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