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Business has serious issues

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rumford, ME
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rumford, ME

I worked at NewPage full-time

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

The job pays really well, and the benefits are very good. Most people like the shifts - 12hr rotating shifts for production, M-Th for maintenance, M-F for management/engineering.

Cons

Upper management is absent. Middle management is dysfunctional as it tries to fill the vacuum: rude, disorganized, unprofessional, confused. Front line managers are unsupported, generally good at what they do, but leaving in droves. Hourly workers are completely disenfranchised. Layoffs are common, and the uncertainty creates a poisonous atmosphere. Workers are old, and they care less about the mill and more about getting to retirement; and younger workers are jaded by the recurring layoffs.

Advice to Management

Require mid/upper management to treat all employees with respect; putting up posters about ethics is no replacement for actually acting ethically. The people they disparage have the power to undercut your profitability, and some of them do so. But some of them make decisions that save thousands of dollars every day, even though they know you don't care that they make those efforts. Respect that. Require HR to understand law and contracts, and to make clear, informed decisions. They're responsible for people's livelihoods, and they don't seem to know what they're doing most of the time. Be visible, vocal, honest, and predictable. Make strategic decisions that imply that you are planning for the mill's long-term health, rather than that you are preparing to cut and run.

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  1. New Page I just wish they'd been bigger

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    Former Employee - Logistics Expeditor in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Logistics Expeditor in Miamisburg, OH

    I worked at NewPage (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Training, LSS, and good work structure

    Cons

    too many meetings, too many people with tenure that held sway over vast amounts of work that often went undone.


  2. VERY LARGE CORP. ATMOSPHERE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NewPage full-time (More than 8 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good hours, good pay, good benefits, good employees. Employees work hard, contribute willingly to community needs and are just good people.

    Cons

    Management refuses to take responsibility and has a Corporate attitude where they separate what they do from the rest of the company. Some UNION attitudes at work with the employees too.

    Advice to Management

    Face the consequences of your actions and take responsibility.


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