MeadWestvaco Reviews in Kettering, OH

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
140 Reviews
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140 Reviews
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MeadWestvaco Chairman and CEO John A. Luke Jr.
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Pros
  • Stable company with good benefits and opportunities for people who earn them (in 15 reviews)

  • Work life balance good for some employees, but bad for others (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can become a problem (in 6 reviews)

  • Very poor senior management, bad decisions based on poor data has left this company very vulnerable (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Home

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Administrator in Kettering, OH
    Former Employee - Account Administrator in Kettering, OH

    I worked at MeadWestvaco full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open office culture, expectations clearly set and employees are empowered to act accordingly to help company meet short, mid and long term objectives. Expectations communicated on consistent basis.

    Cons

    Rare breakdowns in internal communications between departments. Training opportunities on skills set development for upward movement in the company difficult to navigate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to strengthen internal communication infrastructure, improve transparency around objectives and continue to provide robust external/internal learning/growth opportunities at all levels.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Kettering, OH
    Former Employee - Analyst in Kettering, OH

    I worked at MeadWestvaco full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee friendly with nice benefits

    Cons

    Upper management is removed from lower folks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more approachable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work, Excellent training and business understanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Intern in Kettering, OH

    I have been working at MeadWestvaco

    Pros

    Ability to move into positions you love
    Salary
    Culture is about as laid back as it gets, but requires results.
    middle management is very helpful.

    Cons

    broad responsibilities/projects
    complacency
    not many cons

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stay consistent

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Interesting work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kettering, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kettering, OH

    I have been working at MeadWestvaco

    Pros

    Great managers and offers laptops to take work home if necessary.

    Cons

    Little room for vertical growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue offering more training to employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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