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NewPage Reviews

Updated August 4, 2014
Updated August 4, 2014
40 Reviews
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40 Reviews
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  1.  

    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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Business has serious issues

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rumford, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rumford, ME

    I worked at NewPage full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    VERY LARGE CORP. ATMOSPHERE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Face the consequences of your actions and take responsibility.

    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Opportunities for growth and relocation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Pros

    Growth opportunities within departments and locations outside corporate offices

    Cons

    Financial stability of company and industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow up with employees on state of the market and industry

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A limited overview

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NewPage

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Papermaker

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Papermaker in Whiting, WI
    Former Employee - Papermaker in Whiting, WI

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    NO home life. Work and sleep work and sleep.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great employees, poor industry, terrible leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, IT in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Director, IT in Miamisburg, OH

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

    Pros

    The employees are great to work with and generally speaking a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Leadership is very poor, focused mostly on themselves and their long-time buddies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decision for the good of the company and not your own pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company but bad industry

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finace Process Optimization Analyst in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Finace Process Optimization Analyst in Miamisburg, OH

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees are great to work with. SAP is the ERP and I enjoyed working on it.

    Cons

    Just got out of bankruptcy and are laying off 2 to 3 employees a week at the corporate headquarters. Expenses have been minimized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with the plans for the company and its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Luke Mill, Built in 1888

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

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

    Pros

    In a very low cost of living area, NewPage offers employees at the Luke mill some of the best wages per hour for their hourly employees.

    Cons

    The biggest issue NewPage faces is the current status of the paper industry. Constant cutbacks in spending and employment have plagued the mill for several years. Very little of the money generated is reinvested back into the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on making money. Don't be afraid to admit you don't know or understand something and allow the people who have worked the job for 30 years do it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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