Rayonier Reviews

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  1.  

    Fast paced, interesting and solid.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rayonier

    Pros

    Company has lots of promotional opportunities and geographic diversity. Growing business with strong bottom line and focus on execution. Very skilled and competent workforce.

    Cons

    Management reluctant to let go of lower level strategic planning or decision making. Burdensome administrative functions. Benefits mediocre.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding job managing very good people

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    Former Employee - Manager, Applications Development in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Manager, Applications Development in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, excellent benefits and compensation. flexible hours with some ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Often go for short wins without considering long term goals. This leads to communication gaps and poor decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen and lead. Don't make hasty decisions in spite of recommendations from employees closest to the issue.

  3.  

    Tough Industry, Good People

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Rayonier full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning for someone early in their career. People were great and often helpful to the newbie.

    Cons

    Shrinking Industry. Hard to see long term career growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Account payables

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    Current Employee - Account Payables in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Account Payables in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Rayonier full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This was contract position so I was only to stay per contract.

    Cons

    I would off stayed but it was a contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management was good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent Leadership and skill building opportunity

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    Former Employee - Manager, Applications Development in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Manager, Applications Development in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Worked with top notch people

    Cons

    Reluctant to adopt full lifecycle development practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't carry hands off management to the extreme

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Rayonier is a high class sweatshop

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Rayonier's salary compensation is at market levels. It's bonus program for non-executives is not. Rayonier has a strong set of ethics.

    Cons

    Rayonier cares much more about production and productivity than it does about employees. Employees commonly work very long hours and over weekends and holidays. It is common for employees to be performing tasks and roles that would normally be handled by 2 or more individuals. Work/Life balance is non-existent. Not an enjoyable place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Current employee surveys do not capture the real state of morale. Many employees fear retaliation if surveys were answered honestly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I've been here 21 years, it is a good, strong, stable company with good people working with me.

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    Current Employee - Director, IT in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Director, IT in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Rayonier

    Pros

    Rayonier is very flexible, the people are honest with you, you know where you stand. Conservative, so we make it through the tough times and excel in good times.

    Cons

    Rayonier runs really lean on people. You have a lot of work to do, and it is sometimes hard to do a really good job because you have to keep so many balls in the air.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It’s all relative – Individual results will vary.

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    Current Employee - Various in Tbilisi (Georgia)
    Current Employee - Various in Tbilisi (Georgia)

    I have been working at Rayonier full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    IT, accounting, Performance fibers, good dividend, forested holdings, decent benefits. Depending on what department you go to, it’s hard to say what’s good or bad. I will say the I.T. & I.T. related folks & most all accounting folks are world class.

    Cons

    (won’t apply in all departments) counter - productive culture, assuming direction at times, double standards, limited advancement opportunities, , hypocrisy, Compensation/advancement/duties/flexibility based on cronyism/nepotism, mediocre communication, inconsistent bureaucracy; lack of identity (copying/obsessing about other competitors activities), little applicable training/inefficient hardware, “information is power” mentality reducing forward progress, you’ll have multiple bosses; all which do not effectively communicate with one another, resource shortage/inefficient delegation yielding large unmanageable workload, feigning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch out for PCL!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed Bag

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rayonier full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Esprit de Corps
    Supportive Local Senior Management

    Cons

    Value the dividend over everything else
    Benefits get worse year over year
    Limited Career growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Old timers don't know how to treat and welcome new employees into the company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rayonier

    Pros

    Benefits, stability, many locations in which to work, stock market reflects a strong company and good investment for your future.

    Cons

    Outdated systems, poor training for new employees, THE SMELL at the pulp mills, poor performance awards, lack of understanding when it comes to taking days off for family or medical related appointments, shortage or resources creates a large unmanageable workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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