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Growth - up to a point

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Federal Way, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA

I worked at Weyerhaeuser

Pros

Pay was good compared to other companies in the area. Benefits were pretty good too. In most of my jobs here I was allowed a lot of autonomy and flexibility as long as I performed. There was a focus on development and promotion, but only up to a certain point. Once you hit your perceived performance high, you were on your own for career progression.

Cons

Cultures are totally inconsistent between departments so it is hard to succeed in a different environment. It is really hard to transfer between businesses or support functions - you get pigeonholed into a segment.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more transparent with the company strategy and communicate clearly to the employees. Don't use slogans or "campaigns" to try to get the plan across. Deal with employees as if you think they are capable of understanding, because they actually are highly capable.

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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.

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    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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