Stimson Lumber Company

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Updated January 27, 2015
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  1. I love my job!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stimson Lumber Company full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stimson takes great care of its employees. Great managers. Excellent benefits. Opportunities for advancement (especially in Manufacturing). Promotes from within. I love my job!

    Cons

    Jobs in the Corporate office and in Resources do not become available often.

  2. Good pay, benefits but questionable safety procedures.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stimson Lumber Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, plenty of hours available including overtime, room for raises/promotions.

    Cons

    Safety is preached, but not practiced, especially on graveyard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep tabs on graveyard crews, don't develop such an emphasis on production; it leads to compromises with a safety-oriented attitude.

  3. So much potential, such bad leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stimson Lumber Company full-time

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

    Pros

    Great business and great people...long history of profit for a family owned business. Lots of people stay for decades. Would have loved to end my career there.

    Cons

    Leadership is terrible. Current COO/CFO who came on board in 2011 is a poor manager and leader. Unethical and definitely has issues with women in leadership positions. Too bad the Board did not step up.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership only cares about making money for themselves and not with the career paths or goals of its employees. However, it is an easy place to work. Never more than 40 hours a week and very little performance pressure.

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  5. Not bad but could be better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fork Lift Driver in Gaston, OR
    Former Employee - Fork Lift Driver in Gaston, OR

    I worked at Stimson Lumber Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good at rewarding their workers with monthly safety awards, and quarterly savings bonds, and occasional cookouts.

    Cons

    Not much on individual employee recognition. No reviews so you know how your doing or communication with supervisors or management. Ever.

    Advice to Management

    Get more personable with your employee's. Yes some of the perks are great, but show that you care on a one on one so they know you care about how hard they work.

  6. High turnover, low morale but many good employees/coworkers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stimson Lumber Company full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Company has been around for over a hundred years. Dedicated employees that work hard. Sustainable practices are used. Some very good and honest managers. Pay and benefits are fair for the industry and markets.

    Cons

    Some senior managers practice bullying by singling out employees that share honest, open recommendations and feedback. Employees are then mocked or picked on. There is an environment of distrust and fear. High turnover and low morale throughout, especially in the corporate offices.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what is being said by the employees that are leaving in droves. Worry about your high turnover and listen to the feedback and recommendations that honest employees are providing. Stop allowing people to be treated poorly by certain senior managers. Be concerned about the constant high turnover and review the exit interviews with an open mind.

  7. Family like environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Forklift Driver in Forest Grove, OR
    Former Employee - Forklift Driver in Forest Grove, OR

    I worked at Stimson Lumber Company full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice management, many incentives, clean safe place to work

    Cons

    Sometimes the company has to close for a couple weeks around the holidays. Sometimes this can be hard to meet bills. So it's important to plan ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!! And PS Hire me back!! I want to work there again for you :)

  8. A 10 hour workout at a gym, 5 to 6 days a week.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Maries, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Maries, ID

    I have been working at Stimson Lumber Company

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

    Pros

    Steady work , nearly competitive wages, no shortage of overtime.

    Cons

    Seriously outdated managerial model. Most of the long time employees live in fear of losing their job.

    Advice to Management

    When the sawmill breaks production records by producing subgrade product, the planer can not possible produce the same numbers, while culling out waste that is split or 30% wain.

  9. Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stimson Lumber Company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management was supportive and open minded to try new opportunities. Very customer focused. Benefits are excellent along with flexibility. Encouraged employees to really learn the business.

    Cons

    Some locations are in extremely small communities

  10. Helpful (1)

    Stimson Lumber Company

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

    I worked at Stimson Lumber Company

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

    Pros

    When times are good the sky is the limit, ideas are listened to, and upper management lets its leaders lead.

    Cons

    Micro-management style from top down. There is a lot of "talk" about employee's being their best asset but they are easily tossed aside and easily replaced. Leadership is very inconsistent and lack communication. Stimson runs so lean it is dangerous. Do not pay anywhere near industry standard for what they are asking their employees to be responsible for. Not a healthy or stable environment.

    Advice to Management

    Change from the top down is needed if you want to change your culture in the mill.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Not really worth it

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

    I have been working at Stimson Lumber Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    laid-back, flexible, casual, some of the people are great

    Cons

    Unethical behavior by middle management, operations.

    Advice to Management

    You only see or hear what middle management wants you to see or hear. The less presence you have in the mills the more they get away with unethical behavior. I would dig around and then dig around some more. The wool is over your eyes Andrew.

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