Domtar
3.4 of 5 28 reviews
www.domtar.com Montreal, Canada 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 15, 2014

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Domtar President & CEO John D. Williams

John D. Williams

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    A good place to work but needs more diversity.

    Finance Manager (Former Employee)
    Fort Mill, SC

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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

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

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    Highly Recommend Domtar as an Employer!

    Maintenance (Current Employee)
    Ashdown, AR

    ProsThey 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.

    ConsSome long hours are occasionally required.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on doing what you are doing!

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

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    Transition is Difficult

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Greenville, NC

    ProsFlexible with work/life balance

    ConsPoor working conditions (Climate control, restrooms etc.)

    Advice to Senior ManagementSince 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not as professional as it seems at first

    Accountant (Current Employee)
    Fort Mill, SC

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementPay 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice Temporary Employment

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI was lucky to have fun people to work with.

    ConsCould be demanding at stressful at times.

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    Enjoyed the medical benifits

    Maintenance (Former Employee)
    Cerritos, CA

    ProsMedical 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Generous Company

    Accounting Specialist (Former Employee)
    Cerritos, CA

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

    ConsLocal management needed to be monitored more closely.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I am pleased to have been employed by this progressive company

    Manager of Logistics and Warehousing (Former Employee)
    Ashdown, AR

    ProsThe company promtes from within the site location.

    ConsSometimes the union has the upper hand with mangement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Mill to Work At

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Port Huron, MI

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Cerritos, CA

    Prosdescent wages, lots of overtime

    Conslong hours, lots of stress

    Advice to Senior Managementgood company but a dying field need to brach off

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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