Stimson Lumber Company
2.9 of 5 7 reviews
www.stimsonlumber.com Portland, OR 500 to 999 Employees

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Andrew W. Miller

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Not bad but could be better

    Fork Lift Driver (Former Employee)
    Gaston, OR

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

    ConsNot much on individual employee recognition. No reviews so you know how your doing or communication with supervisors or management. Ever.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    High turnover, low morale but many good employees/coworkers

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    ProsCompany 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.

    ConsSome 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 Senior ManagementListen 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Family like environment

    Forklift Driver (Former Employee)
    Forest Grove, OR

    ProsNice management, many incentives, clean safe place to work

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Saint Maries, ID

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

    ConsSeriously outdated managerial model.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

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsManagement 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.

    ConsSome locations are in extremely small communities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    ConsMicro-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 Senior ManagementChange from the top down is needed if you want to change your culture in the mill.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not really worth it

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsUnethical behavior by middle management, operations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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