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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Domtar

Pros

Open communication, focus on employee development and a pretty agile organisation considering its size. A leader in the business the image of the company was drastically refreshed while I was there (1995-2008).

Cons

It's a declining industry sector in North America and apparently they will go under a lot of change in the near future. The rirement of the 10+ year CEO, R. Royer could creat some anxiety in middle management and could result in many departures.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep on improving employee communications, when employees understand better the business reality, they are making better decisions, based on actual conditions and facts rather than on rumors.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not enough chances for career advancement.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Domtar

    Pros

    Domtar is still the best among the competitors in the present down paper market. The industry is not at its best time, for sure.

    Cons

    Projects to harmonize multiple IT systems are on hold for undetermined period of time. HR policy in terms of vacation time is very inflexible.
    Management doesn't encourage feedback if it's not in line with what they expect. They are trying too hard to please the upper level and not takingenough care of their subordinates. But shouldn't it be vise versa, since it's your employees that make you a stronger leader?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a chance to your employees, don't justsay " I don't think you are ready". Try them in action, especially if they are so willing to demonstrate their abilities.

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    No opinion of CEO
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    No help on the horizon. We're sinking fast!

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    Current Employee - Safety & Environmental Manager  in  Dryden, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Safety & Environmental Manager in Dryden, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Domtar

    Pros

    Challenge of doing something with nothing. The company gives you lots of rope but you can quickly hang yourself with that samer rope.

    Cons

    Long, long hours of work expected due to vacancies in organization. Remaining few are expected to pick up the slack. Slow to respond to Job vacancies. General state of the forest industry is partially to blame for situation here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quick fix to root problems stated by staff to management. Listen and don't give lip service.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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