Weyerhaeuser Reviews

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Pros
  • My boss is supportive when it comes to training and work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • decent work environment, decent supervisor, interesting work (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work / life balance can be hard most of the year with over time (in 4 reviews)

  • Favortism is out of control and people are not held accountable if they are "in good" with middle management (in 5 reviews)

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  1. milwright

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    the management needs to learn people skills

  2. Great work environment

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    Former Employee - Management in Shreveport, LA
    Former Employee - Management in Shreveport, LA

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Focus on production goes hand-in-hand with support to all personnel. The quality of work is based on the quality of workers and they use local people in their facilities to support the community and ensure the workers have a vested interest in both the community and the company.

    Cons

    Very few - harsh conditions due to the facility being a large plant that makes a product requiring heat and loud equipment. However, all necessary actions are taken to make employees as comfortable as possible to prevent heat stress and hyperthermia!

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the consistency of the safety and production focus on the facility and workers. Listen to them when they have concerns and do what you can to abate any problems when they are little before they get worse and employees lose confidence in management.

  3. Weyerhaeuser Technology Center

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    Former Employee - Research Technician in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Research Technician in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked as a research technician for several years. The tech center has some plush extras, including a cafeteria and gym. Both were excellent. Comradery of fellow technicians was a big plus.

    Cons

    Extremely male dominated company. Very few women in management, virtually none in upper management. Like taking a step back in time. Sexism and sexual harassment are far too prevalent.

    Advice to Management

    Promote women.

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  5. Used to be great, not so much now

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    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - IT Analyst in Federal Way, WA

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time

    Pros

    Great people, decent work-life balance, decent pay

    Cons

    Cost cutting environment during an economic upturn. Selling off business divisions piecemeal over the last decade to make money. More work with fewer people and small raises.

    Advice to Management

    Forgetting to appreciate and compensate your employees for more work is a really bad idea, lowers morale, and nudges employees toward jumping ship.

  6. Couldn't be better, great job with great team

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    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Hudson Bay, SK (Canada)
    Former Employee - IT Specialist in Hudson Bay, SK (Canada)

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser

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

    Pros

    Great, friendly, professional team spirit

    Cons

    Remote location of Hudson Bay SK

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing well and be safe

  7. Soulless, gutless, clueless

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    Former Employee - Manager in Boise, ID
    Former Employee - Manager in Boise, ID

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are pretty standard but company no longer offers pension to new hires. Very safety conscious. Brand name is respected in lumber and OSB. Good at growing saw timber.

    Cons

    During my career I saw Weyco go from an honorable company with outstanding leadership, values and culture to a snakepit that would make Chainsaw Al proud. The new norm is managers are expected by their gutless bosses to show how tough they are by firing people. HR used to make sure employees were treated fairly and consistently but now they lead the fire 'em all bandwagon. Management is clueless about strategy and blindly follows consultants from one convoluted plan to the next. Worse yet, they never pay a price for their epic failures, like iLevel and SAP......that honor goes to the workers in the mills and branches who lose their jobs because of these pathetic putzes. Won't be long and they'll jettison CF, TJ, OSB and Distribution, and more good people will be looking for work. But as long as the SMT continues to pocket boatloads of stock options and outrageous bonuses, who gives a crap, right?

    Advice to Management

    Your army of overpaid yes men and consultants won't tell you this, but you really, truly and sincerely suck.

  8. Was a great company. Hope it comes back strong!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser

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

    Pros

    For many years this was a great place to work. Very family oriented. Great co-workers. 10 years ago I would have given this company five stars in every category. Now unfortunately things are very different as they are for many companies.

    Cons

    Due to the economy there were constant lay-offs. You never knew when it was going to be your time.

  9. Ethics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very ethical and safe company

    Cons

    Company has limited career options

  10. Company is very conservative.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    They put safety as first priority.

    Cons

    Lay offs that makes employees do more with less.

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser

    Pros

    Great Company in every way possible

    Cons

    Old and slightly hindered by inertia

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