Wausau Paper

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Updated Jun 17, 2014

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2.8 13 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

Wausau Paper President, CEO, and Director Thomas J. Howatt

Thomas J. Howatt

(10 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Senior Management is clueless, if the shareholders don't continue to apply pressure there could be serious problems.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Harrodsburg, KY

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Land of egos and sucking up

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood entry level salaries and bonuses but a 3 percent raise is the best you can expect after that.

    ConsEgo issues, horrible communication, absence of any product control.

    More window dressing than substance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your employees. Don't preach cost savings to hourly personnel and then spend on stripe executive trips and outings. Remember your employees aren't idiots and know how you act and treat them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Future very gloomy at Jay, Me mill.

    Production (Current Employee) Jay, ME

    ProsGood pay for the area. Very good people at the site, enjoyable group to work with. Very dedicated hourly workforce. Very knowledgeable work force. A lot of experience at the lower levels of management and within the hourly ranks

    ConsVery poor communication at the management level. No control at the site. Micro manged from corprate headquaters. Wausau not showing commitment to the future of the otis mill. Have been setting the facility up to fail for the past 5 plus years. Do not treat employees with any respect.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart thinking through important decisions. Get feedback from site management. Focus on improving sales for site

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good benefits, friendly team

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsToo many chiefs, not enough indians

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    From stable to uncertain

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are on par with industry.

    ConsManagement actions for stockholders, not future of company or employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A proud tradition being eaten away by the modern world

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA 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.

    ConsCore 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Power Plant Manager

    Power Plant Manager (Former Employee) Middletown, OH

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prospay was good, hours were good

    Consmanagement or lack there of

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the voice of the employee in mind when making decisions

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

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Middletown, OH

    ProsEvery 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.

    ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Wausau Paper was a good company to work for.

    Maintenance (Former Employee) Middletown, OH

    ProsWausau Paper pays employees well.

    ConsMiddletown mill is old, is being repaired but old.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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