Hollingsworth And Vose

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Updated July 30, 2015
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Val Hollingsworth III
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  1. Third Hand

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Hand in South Glens Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Third Hand in South Glens Falls, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hollingsworth And Vose (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay rate, vacation time, and retirement.

    Cons

    Very hot (hey! Its a paper mill!) And some very long days.


  2. Process Engineer Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Intern
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Intern
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People with over 35 years of experience were there to teach me.

    Cons

    The working conditions were hazardous


  3. worse job I have ever had

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hollingsworth And Vose full-time

    Pros

    not too many...some nice people

    Cons

    Managers not aligned properly. Want to act like a big company but unwilling to actually make the hard changes needed.

    Advice to Management

    Carry a stick and make some real changes


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  5. Your putting your health at risk working here.

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    Current Employee - Millworker in Easton, NY
    Current Employee - Millworker in Easton, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hollingsworth And Vose full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay Ok benefits 401K contribution

    Cons

    Respiratory problems and lung disease is a serious threat working in areas of this organization. Many workers suffer from a chronic cough, deterioration of immune health, many have retired and shortly there after have died of lung cancer or Silicosis. Even into today's age, H&V doesn't do much for a cleaner environment, instead, they allegedly manipulate air quality data and lie that the glass dust and the melting plastic fumes are not a threat. Their final line of defense is handing out respirators to fulfill their duties to OSHA.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge there is a severe health threat within the mills and rather spend the time and effort denying and work around, actually fix the bad air quality and health risks.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company to work for. Always a challenge.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hollingsworth And Vose full-time

    Pros

    Good flexibility unless having problems. Constant challenges. You never get bored on the job. Great benefits (health insurance, 401k, pension plan, etc.).

    Cons

    Always on call. Sometimes very long days / weeks. Not enough local IT and process engineering and process control engineering technical support on the site.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to local mill resources.


  7. Top management is not qualified from an experience standpoint.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Groton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Groton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hollingsworth And Vose full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits.

    Cons

    Where do we begin? Management does not have the necessary skill sets to manage and motivate people. They do not treat people equally. Numerous cliques throughout the company. Management genuinely does not care about their employees. Safety issues not addressed, just use a band-aid approach. Moral within the union is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people who KNOW how to run a mill. Hiring people with an Ivy League education does not guarantee success. Have an open mind. Change top management!


  8. adventure

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    focused more on my work

    Cons

    none to report at this time

    Advice to Management

    i'm a loyal hard worker willing to grow


  9. Family Owned Company w/ GE-like Mgrs: Struggling Sales = Layoffs

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very old company with long-term track record

    Cons

    * Feast or Famine Cycles * Unstable Niche Markets * Leading Edge of Trailing Technology * Layoff due to Sales Decline: People w/ 20-30 years experience

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. A private owned US company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hollingsworth And Vose full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Business model is simple and straight, and have technical advantage in the area they are in. Working relationship is fairly simple and easy, good for some people without big ambitious.

    Cons

    Small business and limited growth potential. Being in same nich market segment for long years, difficult to move into new area while facing quite big potential threats in the existing market segment. Limited resource to support expansion.


  11. A close-knit small company with big company bureaucracy

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hollingsworth And Vose full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are knowledgeable, hard-working and helpful. The company is stable and conservatively managed. Throughout the economic downturn, H & V continued to hire new employees.

    Cons

    The organization is fairly flat and there is little room for advancement which is especially concerning given the influx of new hires. However, people will be brought in from the outside to fill newly created positions. VP approval is required for any travel and seemingly small expenditures. Bureaucracy and red tape has increased tremendously.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees as assets instead of liabilities.



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