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Tembec Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
5 Reviews
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Tembec President, CEO, and Director Jim Lopez
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tembec (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Specialty pulp with reasonably high demand

    Cons

    Situated in north easter Quebec fair distance from major centers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Tembec

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    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Saint Francisville, LA
    Former Employee - Shift Leader in Saint Francisville, LA

    I worked at Tembec

    Pros

    They had an on-site health club and cafeteria.

    Cons

    Did not follow up on commitments to the facility and community. Investments in processes and equipment were for the most part ill thought out. They wasted alot of money on the wrong things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not make commitments that you can't keep. Follow up on promises and treat people with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Dissatisfied!

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Kapuskasing, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Project Engineer in Kapuskasing, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Tembec full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Ignorant Boss and vinegar for blood

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    lots of on the job learning

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cochrane, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cochrane, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Tembec full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    a great variety of equipment to work on

    Cons

    paper companies are having a hard time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Boring.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Pay is good. Lots of overtime. Don't have to work very hard unless something breaks down. The people I worked with were great, we often bbq'd on night shifts or had potluck dinners. Shift schedule was great, only worked 6-8 months out of the year with all the time off and still made $86,000 a year. Being home every night to see the wife and kids was a definite plus.

    Cons

    Supervisors and management did not listen to their operators. Everything that broke down was given band aids to save production. No apprenticeships, no way to better yourself or advance. This environment kills a person's work ethic. No reason to work hard, you get paid the same as the lazy ones. I worked 2, almost 3, years doing the same back and forth drive on a forklift, very monotonous. Human Resources specifically instructed their people in management not to become friends with us workers on the floor, they were told the workers were out to get them. Management squeezed every drop of production out of the mill until they shut it down and layed-off all of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The operators know the equipment, listen to them when they say something is wrong with it, it's going to break down. Need some way to reward hard workers; apprenticeships or promotions could help this. Strive to be on Canada's list for top 100 employers. Tembec is a slow sinking ship, the only one that will survive is their specialty cellulose mill that they are sinking millions in to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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