Roseburg Forest Products Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. Run run run

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Dillard, OR
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Dillard, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Roseburg Forest Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a great location. The pay for the area is decent. A lot of the people are very friendly.

    Cons

    Horrible management.lack of growth. Safety programs run by idiots. To much Covering there butts and not running a good company. You literally feel like the want to control every Aspect of your life. Not employee friendly or equal opportunity for all.

    Advice to Management

    Move management people around . Buddy systems corrupt employment. Be more sensitive to employees needs. Lead with growth and development make it a team not a little prison camp.


  2. Roseburg Forest Products

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    Current Employee - Millworker in Coquille, OR
    Current Employee - Millworker in Coquille, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Roseburg Forest Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Union shop with good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Low morale in the workplace, poor communication from management and safety policies seem unreasonable with production demands.

    Advice to Management

    Employees used to be considered important assets and now we are treated as expendable bodies.


  3. Great, Stable Company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roseburg Forest Products full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great teammates; Focused on winning; Good Bene's. Focused on how to improve.

    Cons

    Still working toward safety and process improvements. Short staffed as the market has recovered.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the solid Bene's. Work on safety improvements that are needed. Be visible.


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  5. RFP why not to work there!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, Employees, Time off, Hours

    Cons

    Management, Benefits, Personal growth, Work load, Responsibility They don't care about quality.


  6. I was a very good earning experience.

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    Former Employee - Strapper in Simsboro, LA
    Former Employee - Strapper in Simsboro, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roseburg Forest Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The promotions are based on seinority.

    Cons

    The racial divide between Black and Caucasion.

    Advice to Management

    Look at a person's work history before terminating them.


  7. Great company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Former Employee - Customer Service
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roseburg Forest Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment! I was able to work without anyone over my shoulder. The work was very busy and I loved it.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Pay could have been better.


  8. Lots of opportunity but weak management structure

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Roseburg, OR
    Former Employee - Analyst in Roseburg, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Roseburg Forest Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to work on different aspects of business.

    Cons

    Weak management structure to retain or promote employees. The recession has really tested the patience of employees and employer. Low salary due to the location and higher unemployment.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the management style


  9. Positive employee environment and industry competetive compensation

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    Former Employee - Summer/Vacation Relief in Dillard, OR
    Former Employee - Summer/Vacation Relief in Dillard, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roseburg Forest Products part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely committed to employee safety and well-being and ample opportunities for diversity and vertical progression. Most first line supervisors and even middle managers have been promoted from within and started in the general labor pool.

    Cons

    Occasional corporate/union tension and vulnerability to layoffs mostly due to industry volatility. Corporate aims at cutting pension funds and employee benefits first when market starts to weaken.

    Advice to Management

    Sustain safety and employee well-being atmosphere in place. Continue promoting from within and selectivity of seasonal rehiring.


  10. Company wanting to grow but not so sure of what that entails

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roseburg Forest Products full-time

    Pros

    - Good company if you are looking for oportunities to learn and horizontal career expansion - Great people at all levels - Humane leadership (which is not common) - Fantastic opportunity for beginners becuase there is no limit to what you can do if you are ready to work hard - Pretty good benefits - Nice location for people who like small towns and outdoor activities

    Cons

    - Becomes difficult to move up (very few internal promotions)particularly after you become a mid-level manager - Seems like they would like to grow but is not sure how to do that and what it takes - Absence of a real business strategy (both long and short-term) -Frequent flip-flops on whatever little startegy they have Following is only applicable if you plan to work in their HQ at Roseburg, OR - Location is not great if you like larger cities (very little shiopping, not a lot of restaurant choices) - Limited number of schools and other educational/ extra-currcular activities - Very little opportunities for a working spouse unless they are a doctor or work in the Helathcare industry - Housing is unreasonably expensive (seems like you won't get enough for what you pay)


  11. Great Location and Long Term Vision

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dillard, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dillard, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -One of the few companies that really lives their values -Long term decision making in everything they do creates a culture where short term gains are discarded for more strategic initiatives even if there would be a short term loss -The people are nice and down to earth atmosphere with co-workers is the friendliest I have ever experienced all the way from hourly workers to executives -Management has passion for what they do

    Cons

    -Timber industry is cyclical and oftentimes the downturns can be painful especially with the close relationships developed between co-workers -Hours can be long

    Advice to Management

    Continue current initiatives and focus on developing internal talent more. Find the sweet spot between world class management and entrepeneurial spirit at the plant level.



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