Wausau Paper

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Wausau Paper Reviews

Updated October 7, 2014
Updated October 7, 2014
14 Reviews
2.9
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager
    Current Employee - District Sales Manager

    I have been working at Wausau Paper full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, great benefits.

    Cons

    Stingy with raises. Great incentive plan that is difficult to achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider shift a bit more power down to the mid-level people. You are missing dollars because you fear spending a few dimes to build healthy relationships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A proud tradition being eaten away by the modern world

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wausau Paper full-time

    Pros

    A business trying to improve its I.T. environment. Some management quite open to change and new ideas. Employees care about helping business customers. Benefits are generally better than one might expect.

    Cons

    Core management concepts are staid and slow to adapt to the modern world. Compensation was reasonable but limited. As with similar businesses, the goal of management seems to be to maintain a status quo with other organizations (and the past) rather than innovate, adapt and think outside the box concerning employment attitudes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Wausau Paper was a good company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Middletown, OH
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Middletown, OH

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

    Pros

    Wausau Paper pays employees well.

    Cons

    Middletown mill is old, is being repaired but old.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior Management is clueless, if the shareholders don't continue to apply pressure there could be serious problems.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrodsburg, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrodsburg, KY

    I have been working at Wausau Paper full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are many people there who truly care and work very hard to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Management does not listen to employees. Some hourly employees are not allowed to take lunch breaks. Management bases treatment of employees on whether they are liked personally or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hopefully Starboard will do their job and replace the entire management group before they run this company completely in the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Power Plant Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Power Plant Manager in Middletown, OH
    Former Employee - Power Plant Manager in Middletown, OH

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

    Pros

    Wausau Paper can be a very productive place to work, allowing an individual to rise to their potential.

    Cons

    Wausau Paper has a large turnover in upper management. When new management arrives they make changes without investigating the potential's of the current employee's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New upper management should review with known facts before making assumption's on their own. They should look out for the business at hand.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good benefits, friendly team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wausau Paper full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced and have opportunities to get involved in many aspects of the business

    Cons

    Too many chiefs, not enough indians

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    This is a company where the employees become like family.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Receiving Coordinator in Harrodsburg, KY
    Current Employee - Receiving Coordinator in Harrodsburg, KY

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great benefits. Good wages for the area.

    Cons

    Lousy employee review process - demeaning and lowers morale. This company needs a more objective review process and should definitely implement a 360 Review System. I believe it's difficult for some managers to be objective when they really don't have a clue what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful that you look at the whole person and don't pigeon-hole people based on only what you see they can do. Challenges and opportunities will allow some employees to shine and show you qualities and characteristics that you never knew they had.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    In years past, this was "The Place" to work. Not anymore."

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wausau Paper

    Pros

    pay was good, hours were good

    Cons

    management or lack there of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the voice of the employee in mind when making decisions

  10.  

    Wausau overpays its employees to compensate for its many corporate downsides.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Middletown, OH

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

    Pros

    Every employee, from the union workers to the mill manager is overpaid. If you looking for a work environment where all that is expected from you is to maintain the status quo, this company is for you. Extremely high turn-over rate for salaried management positions; can move up quickly because someone is let go.

    Cons

    This is not the company you want to be at if you consider yourself to be innovative or an out of the box thinker. Although employees are over paid, they literally give their lives to the mill. Union workers often work 60-80+ hours a week so they can reap the benefits of overtime, and salary employees are required to be on call at all hours of the day. There is no separation between a Wausau employees personal life and work life. Because of high turn-over rate, job security is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture of Wausau Paper is very stagnant, and content with maintaining the status quo. A huge culture shift needs to occur to encourage people to be engaged in their job and be innovative and progressive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Its a good place to work, it is a leader in Green tissue and towel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middletown, OH

    I have been working at Wausau Paper

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, pay is high than most places in the area

    Cons

    Older facility, older equipment, infrastructure of the facility makes it a challenge to perform tasks that would be easy at a newer facility

    Approves of CEO

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