NewPage Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Avoid at all costs.

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    Former Employee - Management in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Management in Miamisburg, OH

    I worked 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

    CO-workers
    wages
    benefits
    local management is very knowlegeable and strong but hands are tied by self serving upper mgt.

    Cons

    NewPage purchased StoraEnso in 2008. Their management is arrogant and self serving. They have hidden agenda and flat out lie to employees. Most of those working their like the $$ but hate the company.

    They went bankrupt in 2011 and treated many long time employees poorly. They are cutthroat.

    Advice to Management

    Resign before you run the place bankrupt again.

  2. Great people. Struggling business.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Honest, hard-working leaders who want the business to succeed. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) program provides development opportunities for some of the organization.

    Cons

    Always struggling financially thus not much investment in development for the masses. (LSS is the exception). Difficult to keep up morale with frequent downsizing.

  3. Good experience

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Miamisburg, OH

    I have been working at NewPage full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people and company culture

    Cons

    Paper industry shrinking and company being bought out.

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  5. Long Hours

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NewPage

    Pros

    Compensation was Ok Old leaderhip

    Cons

    No Advancement very much who you know there

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the mills The place is falling apart

  6. Terrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rumford, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rumford, ME

    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

    Good pay for the region.
    Decent work life balance

    Cons

    Murky standards by which your performance is measured.
    No empowerment - very much a "yes-man" work environment
    Terrible management. Its Comprised of individuals who either due to lack of interpersonal skills or of mobility ( deep roots in the area) cannot leave. They seem angry a lot of the time, lack vision, bitter and just generally unhappy. In turn this leads to a toxic work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees. Many on the ground level are extremely hard working, talented people who if given the chance can come up with idea to save the company a lot of money.
    Live up to your corporate creed of "Candid Communication" instead of creating an atmosphere where honest communication is discouraged.

  7. Business has serious issues

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rumford, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rumford, ME

    I worked at NewPage full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The job pays really well, and the benefits are very good. Most people like the shifts - 12hr rotating shifts for production, M-Th for maintenance, M-F for management/engineering.

    Cons

    Upper management is absent. Middle management is dysfunctional as it tries to fill the vacuum: rude, disorganized, unprofessional, confused. Front line managers are unsupported, generally good at what they do, but leaving in droves. Hourly workers are completely disenfranchised. Layoffs are common, and the uncertainty creates a poisonous atmosphere. Workers are old, and they care less about the mill and more about getting to retirement; and younger workers are jaded by the recurring layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Require mid/upper management to treat all employees with respect; putting up posters about ethics is no replacement for actually acting ethically. The people they disparage have the power to undercut your profitability, and some of them do so. But some of them make decisions that save thousands of dollars every day, even though they know you don't care that they make those efforts. Respect that.

    Require HR to understand law and contracts, and to make clear, informed decisions. They're responsible for people's livelihoods, and they don't seem to know what they're doing most of the time.

    Be visible, vocal, honest, and predictable. Make strategic decisions that imply that you are planning for the mill's long-term health, rather than that you are preparing to cut and run.

  8. New Page I just wish they'd been bigger

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    Former Employee - Logistics Expeditor in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Logistics Expeditor in Miamisburg, OH

    I worked at NewPage (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Training, LSS, and good work structure

    Cons

    too many meetings, too many people with tenure that held sway over vast amounts of work that often went undone.

  9. VERY LARGE CORP. ATMOSPHERE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NewPage full-time (More than 8 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good hours, good pay, good benefits, good employees. Employees work hard, contribute willingly to community needs and are just good people.

    Cons

    Management refuses to take responsibility and has a Corporate attitude where they separate what they do from the rest of the company. Some UNION attitudes at work with the employees too.

    Advice to Management

    Face the consequences of your actions and take responsibility.

  10. Opportunities for growth and relocation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Supervisor in Miamisburg, OH

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Growth opportunities within departments and locations outside corporate offices

    Cons

    Financial stability of company and industry

    Advice to Management

    Follow up with employees on state of the market and industry

  11. A limited overview

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NewPage

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wages are very good. Some positions present a challenge and a sense of accomplishment. Many of your co-workers are great to work with.

    Cons

    Not all things are as they seem. There often seems that an agenda exists but is not shared with everyone. Some positions have no chance for advancement due to union seniority.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Most of your employees are devoted to the Company's success and work hard to be part of that success.

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