Mohawk Fine Papers Reviews

Updated August 10, 2015
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  1. Production

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saybrook, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saybrook, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mohawk Fine Papers (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay. Solid Growing Company. They lead the industry and innovation. They have great equipment for the most part. People on the production are great to work with.

    Cons

    Little Respect for Production workers at the Saybrook Facility. There used to be respect for the production line workers knowledge. They expect to much from too few workers.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your workers. Without them there would be no product and you would be out of a job. There needs to be a spirit of respect and a common cause.


  2. Mohawk Fine Papers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Design focused company Rewards people who do their job well Innovative thinkers

    Cons

    Can feel old school at times due to the industry Not as many women in top management positions as their should be

    Advice to Management

    There should be more women in top management positions


  3. A great experience.

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    Former Employee - Seeking Employment in Cohoes, NY
    Former Employee - Seeking Employment in Cohoes, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mohawk Fine Papers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The coworkers at Mokawk, dedicated to product, and their families. They exemplified the man I wished to become.

    Cons

    The work requires athleticism, and it is hot.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with the union man, they are the heart and sole of the sheet.


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  5. Upper Management is Egocentric

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mohawk Fine Papers full-time

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers (non-managerial), strong pride among employees on the front line and customer care.

    Cons

    Management is as EGOCENTRIC (thinking only of oneself, without regard for the feelings or desires of others; self-centered) and if you are not an O'Connor you better not get comfortable in your job. They don't want your opinion but they want you to smile and agree.(no descent). They make decisions based on "if they like you" versus your quality of work and contribution to the company. They fire people at a whim and back date employee files to cover their tracks with false information. They have a "click" and if you are not in that "click" beware of your place. Management speaks ill of there merchant distributors and smiles to their face like they are best friends and expect you to do the same.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your employees don't respect you, they fear you causing them to fake respect because you are one of the largest employers in the area. Listen to your workers from the mill, to sales, to customer care because they actually care for the company and believe in the products almost more than management does. Develop a process for work improvement so you do not fire at whim and get an HR group who actually knows what they are doing. Learn that those who challenge you are doing so because they love the company too.


  6. Upper Management Megalomania

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cohoes, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cohoes, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mohawk Fine Papers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health plan, and lower level employees are very friendly. The break room made for an enjoyable time at lunch. There was also never a shortage of paper.

    Cons

    The upper management and 'big brass' had far too much control over the overall business plan and personnel of the company. This might sound okay, but when a manager who has no experience with web development, design, or product development is making decisions that affect those areas without considering input from those departments, it's a big problem. This dress code was also far too over-blown and enforced. I once saw upper management yell at a marketing intern for not wearing a collared shirt under a sweater. He did it in front of about ten other employees while they were standing in the break room. They also don't take the opinions non-managerial employees into considering when making business plans. I was once in a four hour long meeting about product ideas and ways to improve the company. The employees in the meeting came up with several ideas and opinions. The next week, we learned that none of our input was taken into account, and the things we said we thought would not be successful, were chosen as the future product plan. There's also nothing going on in the immediate area, so it doesn't provide for a convenient lunch location, and there isn't anything in the area to do after work.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up the strings a bit and stop micromanaging every single employee. If you let your employees have a little leeway and personal freedom, they'll be more productive. If you actually take feedback from employees into consideration when making your business plans, they'll be more invested in their day-to-day work.


  7. The Company owns you, no life working here

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    Former Employee - Operator in Ashtabula, OH
    Former Employee - Operator in Ashtabula, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mohawk Fine Papers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only thing good about here is the benefit package.

    Cons

    Mandatory overtime. Employees don't matter to upper management. Poor management. You can't make family plans if you work here. The overtime schedule gets posted on Thursday for the upcoming weekend and the following week. The only way to get a weekend off is to take Friday as vacation day. Also, you get paid for 11 holidays but only 4 are guaranteed off....New Years Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. There should be a balance between work and home. Working at Mohawk is a PART of you life not our entire life. This is a company with high turnover of employees, there has to be a reason for that and usually it falls back on upper management.



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