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Provided a decent range of opportunities and experiences

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Current Employee - Area Manager in Pleasanton, CA
Current Employee - Area Manager in Pleasanton, CA

I have been working at Weyerhaeuser

Pros

Large company with very deep roots in the integrated wood products industry. They are process driven and provide for good understanding in their development. Safety is of HUGE importance at Weyerhaeuser. You can count on a safe working environment.

Cons

Leadership structure is very hierarchical - a bit old school. If you are a person who is looking to work for a value added company, this really isn't the place as they are highly commodity oriented.
Safety culture nearly consumes the purpose for the existence of the company - to make money.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Safety is important and needed but needs to be more balanced with creating greater customer value. Often, meetings are spent on safety issues rather than how the company can create a better customer experience.

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    A once great company destroyed by poor leadership.

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser

    Pros

    Great and loyal co-workers.
    South Puget Sound commute.

    Cons

    Technology is treated as a necessary evil. Thus they have no clear direction for those that work in IT. Applications, infrastructure and vendors are swapped out on a monthly basis.
    No IT Leadership. The current business that makes the money claims the direction conch. The CIO position has been diluted to figurehead by committee position at the director level.
    Keep the Lights On: This company used to be known for its innovation. Technology was what set it apart from the competition. The survival mentality has brought up a generation of leadership that will not invest in people or technology. They count on the last remaining remnants of their glory days: The loyalty of their employees.
    Arrogance: They offer an IT salary and compensation that is equal to other Timber companies and yet they are only 20 miles away from the top IT companies in the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in IT. This does not mean getting an iPad for everyone on the 5th floor. Hire an outside CIO that has technology as a background. Consolidate infrastructure and applications from multiple versions of the same product to one. Compensate your IT employees on the local market value. Correct your manager to employee ratio.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Many good years there, but company chose to focus on housing at the wrong time--sad to see a once proud company so weak.

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    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser

    Pros

    Good culture that truly valued work/life balance.

    Cons

    Very slow to react, outdated management practices, didn't reward for performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some talent other than from the real estate business. Truly seek to innovate at all levels--business processes, products and services.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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