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Looking for bright young college grads

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Current Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Longview, WA
Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Longview, WA

I have been working at Longview Fibre

Pros

Fair wages for southwest washington. College grads seem to do well whether they know something or not. Like most companies there seems to be a "good" ol girls club --- helps to be female
and as long as you do what you are told you'll do fine. People who think for themselves (have a brain) are percieved to be bucking the system.. Still a "small" enough company to get to know most of the people and to feel at home in this small town (Longview-/-Kelso is around 100k people).
Cant think of anything else to say --- and I have to type 100 words.

Cons

Company was bought by Brookfield asset management, and is being "spruced" up to be sold again.
Longview is a "mill" town,,,, the logging industry is slowly deminishing.There are many opportunities for the younger generation who don't expect much of a salary. College grads seem to do well whether they know something or not. Like most companies there seems to be a "good" ol girls club --- helps to be female
and as long as you do what you are told you'll do fine. People who think for themselves (have a brain) are percieved to be bucking the system.. Best of luck...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Thanks for moving my cheese.

No opinion of CEO

7 Other Employee Reviews for Longview Fibre (View Most Recent)

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    Great place to grow professionally.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Longview Fibre full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People and types of opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    Benefits - wished they provide telecommuting for employees who do not live in the area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Use caution and ask A LOT of questions if you plan to interview for a position with this company.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Cedar City, UT
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Cedar City, UT

    I worked at Longview Fibre full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are SOME people at this facility who are knowledgeable and that you can learn from - but that will be the ONLY decent training you will receive.

    Cons

    Training is practically non-existent, but the expectation is such that you should know all of the information that the senior CSR (who has been at the facility for over 14 years) keeps in her head. There have been more people in the lower level CSR position than you will be told ( IF you ask that question). ONE reason is it is a hostile work environment that can only be tolerated for so long. Very few people will take accountability for their actions or responsibility for their mistakes. If you accept a position here expect to be blamed for every mistake that is made in the plant. Even keeping a record of everything and being as accurate as possible will not help. Management does not use any common sense in these matters. Management will also not listen to any more efficient ways of doing business, they are happy to use paper for everything and take three times the amount of time to do a project. Evaluations are extremely biased ( see above training reference) and although you will be told you have input, that is not the case.

    I was fortunate to find new employment while still at this company and was able to walk away - many there feel like they cannot replace their current employment and benefits (retirement etc.) which is sad because a significant amount of them are unhappy and would like to leave. Be wary - If I had it to do over again I would not have worked at this location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace new and efficient ideas. Learn to actually "LISTEN" and make new people in the organization feel involved and worth the investment. Eliminate unprofessional individuals who sabotage co-workers and make the environment hostile.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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