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Overall a good company to work for.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at NewPage

Pros

Close-knit organization. A real can-do attitude about everything. Works hard to communicate and do the right thing. Awesome treatment of military vets. Multiple mills provides variety of culture and landscape.

Cons

Short term focus causes conflicting goals with no sense for what is most important. The result is too many initiatives and not enough time to do a good job at any of them. No work-life balance. Candor is often requested but not always valued.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus and deprioritize. You're burning out the good folks because you want everything at once. Temper new ideas against initiatives whose value depends on getting them completed before you take on more work.

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  1. Experience as an employee progressively got worse after leveraged takeover by Cerberus.

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at NewPage

    Pros

    Decent and hardworking people.
    Above average paper machines for North America.
    A couple proprietary products.

    Cons

    Management in over their heads and lack the vision for and industry in decline.
    Bankruptcy, high debt load, not market driven, inconsistent market directives.
    Weak marketing endeavors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time out of Miamisburg, listen to your customers, look for opportunities not being met by your competitors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Very poorly run company at the corporate (senior leadership) level.

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    Current Employee - General Manager At A Manufacturing Site
    Current Employee - General Manager At A Manufacturing Site

    I have been working at NewPage

    Pros

    Some sites offer outstanding career development opportunities.
    Some sites have excellent management teams.
    Excellent opportunity to work across departmental boundaries.

    Cons

    The company filed bankruptcy in September 2011.
    In the absence of significant change at the senior management level, this corporation will continue to wither and die. Very poor decisions have been made regarding capital investment and market share vs. net selling price.
    Compensation increases and retirement benefits (of any sort) are non-existent.
    No honest information is disseminated to the sites from senior management. "Town Hall Meetings" at the manufacturing sites typically draw less than 5% of the workforce since none of the information shared is honest or believable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior leadership doesn't take advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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