NewPage

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Terrible

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rumford, ME
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rumford, ME

I worked at NewPage full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good pay for the region.
Decent work life balance

Cons

Murky standards by which your performance is measured.
No empowerment - very much a "yes-man" work environment
Terrible management. Its Comprised of individuals who either due to lack of interpersonal skills or of mobility ( deep roots in the area) cannot leave. They seem angry a lot of the time, lack vision, bitter and just generally unhappy. In turn this leads to a toxic work environment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Empower your employees. Many on the ground level are extremely hard working, talented people who if given the chance can come up with idea to save the company a lot of money.
Live up to your corporate creed of "Candid Communication" instead of creating an atmosphere where honest communication is discouraged.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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