Plum Creek Timber

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Good company, no advancement opportunities

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

Downtown Seattle office - great for commuters from all over
Solid management - very little turnover
Stable company, looks good on a resume
Good bonus and benefits package

Cons

Lack of growth opportunities. Most Finance jobs were either in Arkansas or Montana

Other reviews for Plum Creek Timber

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    Most employees were friendly and helpful, and the pay was good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Plum Creek has some of the best people! Because of the dispersed geography with small offices across the country, it has a small company feel. Many people have worked together for years, especially in the smaller towns, but they also have a welcoming attitude towards new talent.

    It is a fairly flat organization, which allows for good communication.

    Compensation is good, and the HR team stays current on pay rates in the market. The bonus program is generous and based on performance of the company and individual. Insurance and 401k match are good.

    Cons

    Because it is a flat organization, it can be difficult to advance. This is not a great place to race up the corporate ladder but is good for people who are willing to stay in their roles for several years.

    Another potential downside is that some central functions are primarily based in one location (accounting in Arkansas and Montana, IT in Montana) and employees who work in a different location may feel disconnected from the group.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    In today's economy, a good employer, yet middle management is territorial and most upper management is earnings focused.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Plum Creek strives to provide a good wage, fair work-life balance, competitive benefits and encouraging environment to its employees. There is a lot of talent within the company and a strong sense of team. Employees have a strong work ethic and you'll find a good number of "career" Plum Creek people. Those who work in the trenches seem most relational and connected to customers or day to day operations. Slackers don't last at Plum Creek. Hard work and value embodies its employees and motto. The land and forestry ethics and practices are exceptional - they strive to surpass legal and morale standards.

    Cons

    Mid-tier management can be territorial. By this I mean, some take their mid-management position as license to a "good ole boys club" and create a sense of separation-ism. Those with differing viewpoints or creative ideas can, at times, be prevented from advancement or fair compensation. Yes, this exists in most companies. At Plum Creek this appears to be most prevalent in the IT Department - but strides to change are happening. Upper management is strongly focused on performance and company earnings. They attempt to create an "open door" atmosphere with only marginal success. Plum Creek is slightly stuck in previous decades with regards to issues like flex time, telecommuting, virtual presence and dress code (this can vary by department).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust takes time to build and moments to lose. Mid-management needs a purging based on that one principle.

    Listen to your employees! What's happening in day to day operations and on the floor is often best understood by THOSE DOING IT. Budgets and spreadsheets are important, but without customer satisfaction and employee morale the race is run much slower.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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