NewPage Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Papermaker

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Papermaker in Whiting, WI
    Former Employee - Papermaker in Whiting, WI

    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

    Pay and benefits. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    NO home life. Work and sleep work and sleep.

  2. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  3. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

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  5. 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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  6. A great place to work

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

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Wonderful Health Program

    Cons

    The only con is the recent bankruptcy.

    Advice to Management

    Exploration of employee's talents is strongly recommended.

  7. Decent

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

    I worked at NewPage

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable employer
    Great sales team
    Value and encourage team-work (regardless of department)
    Community involvement
    Work / life balance
    Wellness programs
    Knowledgeable & experienced senior management team

    Cons

    Lack of career development - ie: managers - they manage more than develop their reports.
    no formal mentoring programs
    Typical office politics
    Pay is frequently at industry minimums
    Management needs more engagement with people doing the day to day jobs

    Advice to Management

    Career development - Implement a formal mentoring program; Push to learn each employee's career aspirations and update that information / understanding on a regular basis; additionally offer insight from management's perspective on potential opportunities based on their views of the individual's strengths, weaknesses and aspirations.
    Implement "Employee Engagement" surveys, at least bi-annually, to determine employee satisfaction - level of challenge, rate of pay, opportunity for growth, etc.

  8. Wonderful Organization!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miamisburg, OH

    I have been working at NewPage full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -The company culture is wonderful. NewPage is a large advocate of Safety and Wellness
    -NewPage has strong values that they actually strive to live and work by
    -Work/life balance is important to the company
    -Positive outlook towards the future of the company

    Cons

    -The paper industry itself and its viability
    -Debt

  9. Fantastic organization

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at NewPage

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Culture
    Honesty
    Communication from Leadership
    Integrity
    Management
    Fast moving change culture

    Cons

    Industry
    Debt
    Long term viability of print
    Paper
    Pring

  10. Helpful (1)

    Almost always in the dark

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wisconsin Rapids, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

    I worked at NewPage

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

    Pros

    Straightforward, aggressive business philosophy
    Salaries very competitive
    Some very good and capable people in middle management

    Cons

    Very poor communications - information is power and many don't want to share.
    You're on your own - sink or swim - little to no mentoring and goals are not clear.
    They have something called 360 Degree Review, which is no more than a method for others in the company to criticize you and do so anonymously. What a morale killer!

  11. Company going down hill.

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

    I have been working at NewPage

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for the area, but in a more competetive market, it is not a good place to work.

    Cons

    Benifits slashed, no raises in 3 years, bullying management that hire incompetents.

    Advice to Management

    This WAS a great gcomapny when it was Mead. Nothing but down hill since.

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