NewPage Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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  1. The NewPage experiment is over

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Management
    Former Employee - IT Management

    I worked at NewPage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Somewhat decent Salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Finally NewPage is no more, purchased by Verso. Upper management allowed self serving managers to terminate older CPI employees to make room for their cronies. What a disgrace NewPage was. They tried to prove they could run a company after they were released by Mead Westvaco. They failed miserably. Too bad so many were hurt by the incompetence.

    Advice to Management

    Why give advice. They listen to nobody, unless it lines their pockets.


  2. You are a number, not an employee

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

    I worked at NewPage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very few. Decent benefits package.

    Cons

    Highly political environment, promotions based on politics & relationships, not merit or skill set. Average compensation with no cost of living increases. Company carries a heavy debt load. Constant mergers and buy outs make stability nonexistent. Management will throw subordinates under the bus in a heart beat to protect themselves. Disagreement with the party line, even if you can back up your statements with hard numbers and facts, may get you terminated. I witnessed this happen to several people.

    Advice to Management

    Get politics and nepotism out of the office. Foster a culture of constructive criticism, and encourage people to present new ideas or approaches instead of quashing them out of hand.


  3. Executive Vice President

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Dayton, OH

    I worked at NewPage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The culture and management team were excellent leaders.

    Cons

    The paper industry is in decline and that made running the business challenging


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  5. Good culture. Bad industry.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

    I worked at NewPage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture. The focus on Lean Six Sigma provides career opportunities.

    Cons

    The paper industry continues to downsize and consolidate.


  6. Expect higher pay to compensate a risky industry

    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Miamisburg, OH

    I have been working at NewPage full-time (More than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Legacy NewPage Management was very supportive and worked to develop employees.

    Cons

    Staffing is being cut and layoffs are likely. However, if you hold a position that is not laying off retention and spot bonuses are generous to keep employees from leaving.


  7. Good Job, good benefits, no room for advancement.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NewPage

    Pros

    Pay is competitive. Benefits are good, but progressively becoming less valuable. Very talented folks around you. Training budget is very limited.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, raises are nonexistent. Facilities are not maintained and there is very little capital available to improve production.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your infrastructure. It's declining rapidly due to lack of maintenance and capital investment.


  8. Excellent experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NewPage full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great management, meaningful work and amazing co-workers.

    Cons

    Raises have been smaller than expected.


  9. Good Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Luke, MD
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Luke, MD

    I have been working at NewPage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I've worked for NewPage Corporation for several years in the Maintenance Department. Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Health insurance plans have been downgraded as far as coverage with an increased out of pocket expense. Working overtime can be good or bad depending on your situation

    Advice to Management

    Overall management does a good job.


  10. Not a financially sound company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NewPage full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has good benefits and respectable salaries and bonuses for management employees. There are opportunities for advancement if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Financially, the company is not sound, and the paper industry is a declining market. Senior management has made many decisions that have hindered the progress of the company for the long-term.

    Advice to Management

    Implementing programs that are very costly such as Manufacturing Excellence, only to then implement edicts that cut maintenance costs to the bone (which are directly conflicting with the ME processes) as a short-term cost saving initiative, will put the company backwards, not forward in the long-term. It is very demoralizing to employees when these decisions are made at the top level.


  11. Great company to work for in Business Development in a ever changing industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager

    I worked at NewPage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Leadership Innovative thinking Outstanding Mills Training is stellar

    Cons

    The main difficulty is the industry itself. There are so many companies merging, collapsing, and you never know when it will affect you.



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