Domtar Reviews

Updated February 10, 2015
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  1. Featured Review

    Highly Recommend Domtar as an Employer!

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

    I have been working at Domtar full-time (more than 10 years)

    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

    Domtar Response

    Jan 28, 2015Talent Management Coordinator

    Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy working at Domtar. Caring for our employee’s is in our fiber and it is part of our mission is to empower our team to excel.

  2. Prior Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Domtar

    Pros

    Good management
    Great Benefits
    People who really care

    Cons

    Job has to be done on site

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Wood yard Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Domtar

    Pros

    very good wages and health package

    Cons

    limited paper market, tough wood market this year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must be concerned about declining paper needs must be careful with their product line.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Administration

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Mill, SC

    I worked at Domtar full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Environment. Clean. Green. Employee Appreciation

    Cons

    Hard to move up. It's easy to get stuck in your role. Company tends to look outside and even pay fees for talent instead of looking inside

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do Succession Planning to assess and utilize talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    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

    I worked at Domtar full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
  7. Poor leadership for Personal Care division

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Delaware, OH
    Former Employee - Analyst in Delaware, OH

    I worked at Domtar full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Had flexible schedule, could order discounted diapers, facility was clean

    Cons

    Too many meetings, misinformation from management, poor management in place, once the personal care division was acquired , not much was done to make it feel part of the company, very progressive minded company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing on progressive issues and actually take care of your employees. It is better to say nothing at rather than make false claims to employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Transition is Difficult

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC

    I have been working at Domtar full-time (more than a year)

    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
  9. 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

    I have been working at Domtar full-time

    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

    Domtar Response

    Jan 28, 2015Talent Management Coordinator

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your constructive comments. Domtar utilizes a competitive pay structure that is comparable or better than market values. The compensation team at Domtar ... More

  10. Nice Temporary Employment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Domtar

    Pros

    I was lucky to have fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Could be demanding at stressful at times.

  11. Enjoyed the medical benifits

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

    I worked at Domtar full-time (more than a year)

    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

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