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Luke Mill, Built in 1888

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Current Employee - Calendar A Helper  in  Luke, MD
Current Employee - Calendar A Helper in Luke, MD

I have been working at NewPage full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

In a very low cost of living area, NewPage offers employees at the Luke mill some of the best wages per hour for their hourly employees.

Cons

The biggest issue NewPage faces is the current status of the paper industry. Constant cutbacks in spending and employment have plagued the mill for several years. Very little of the money generated is reinvested back into the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on making money. Don't be afraid to admit you don't know or understand something and allow the people who have worked the job for 30 years do it.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    A great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miamisburg, OH

    I worked at NewPage full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Wonderful Health Program

    Cons

    The only con is the recent bankruptcy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Exploration of employee's talents is strongly recommended.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NewPage

    Pros

    Stable employer
    Great sales team
    Value and encourage team-work (regardless of department)
    Community involvement
    Work / life balance
    Wellness programs
    Knowledgeable & experienced senior management team

    Cons

    Lack of career development - ie: managers - they manage more than develop their reports.
    no formal mentoring programs
    Typical office politics
    Pay is frequently at industry minimums
    Management needs more engagement with people doing the day to day jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career development - Implement a formal mentoring program; Push to learn each employee's career aspirations and update that information / understanding on a regular basis; additionally offer insight from management's perspective on potential opportunities based on their views of the individual's strengths, weaknesses and aspirations.
    Implement "Employee Engagement" surveys, at least bi-annually, to determine employee satisfaction - level of challenge, rate of pay, opportunity for growth, etc.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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