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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

Other Reviews for Weyerhaeuser

  1.  

    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    Very slow to react, outdated management practices, didn't reward for performance.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
  2.  

    ITS REALLY GOOD IF YOUR A GUY.

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    Former Employee - Technician III  in  Bennettsville, SC
    Former Employee - Technician III in Bennettsville, SC

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser

    Pros

    The pay is good and there are alot of "perks". Having one week off per month is great and the vacation time (length)is fair, for length of service.

    Cons

    They are chauvinistic towards women. Had problems with this the entire time. Working twelve hour swing shift is very hard on kids and family life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to drop all of the PC crap and just do what needs to be done for best of company.

    No opinion of CEO
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