Weyerhaeuser Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
166 Reviews
3.1
166 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • My boss is supportive when it comes to training and work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

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


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

  • CEO at that time did not relate well to senior management team or employees (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lumber Sales  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Lumber Sales in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefits and salary packages. Training and defined goals facilitate success

    Cons

    Very large company with many layers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue leading the industry in best products and services. Invest in people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Solid company that allows for personal growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Federal Way, WA

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Industry leader with a good reputation.

    Cons

    Slower pace than other companies, but is more due to the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to your employees, many of whom have many years in the business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Once a great company, the vision is now lost!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contractor  in  Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Contractor in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people, Flex hours, challenge work enviorment

    Cons

    Always changing strategy and direction. Seems like layoffs or change every 2 years. Low moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to a strategy and stop trying to appease everyone

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Career growth opportunities
    Proven company

    Cons

    Business can be cyclical which can lead to uncertainty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    12 years at a financially instable company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Federal Way, WA

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Many so called benefits, people trying to help you when you are in difficulties

    Cons

    Financially instabel company, lays off frequently and shuts down groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appoint a technical person, engineer or scientist to lead the R&D

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    My experiene has been accademically fulfilling with great variety in the work I do.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician III  in  Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Technician III in Federal Way, WA

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Wonderful people, great safety culture, everyone cares about each other and it's a beautiful place to work.

    Cons

    Like any corporation they are beholden to their shareholdes and as a result I have been through many rounds of layoffs. It is stressfull when it happens and hard to see your coworkers leave. Afterward it can be difficult to pick up the slack but you do.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    More focused on stockholders earnings than on those taht sell and move product (employees)

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst  in  Federal Way, WA
    Current Employee - Logistics Analyst in Federal Way, WA

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None I can think of.

    Cons

    Expect you to support all their PC left leaning causes.
    Focused on Stockholders NOT those that actually sell lumber, OSB or ELP.
    SG&A cuts irregardless of 200+ million in profits.
    Profits over people
    Leadership clueless on leading employees. All Management are cheerleaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    A mixed bag in Oregon

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Millwright
    Current Employee - Millwright

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A genuine and sincere focus on safety, which I laud, but..........Compensation is slightly above average, and health insurance is ok. Workload is reasonably to easy.

    Cons

    Very slow to react, with the exception to safety. If safety were a salable commodity we'd have the corner, block, and city on the market, but its not. Don't misunderstand, I have worked elsewhere, to others safety is a word given lip service, here it is the real thing. Some things, however, need to be dealt with common sense.

    A lot of talent and experience is wasted because of ineptitude, ego, and territorialism by middle management. Meetings, and the voluminous amount of Emails don't help me do my job; a Manager and Planning Dept. that are there to support me would. Work Orders that tell me my housekeeping responsibilities, or the need to review upcoming jobs for parts etc waste your time and don't benefit me.

    In general, a lot of missed opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to buy into that people are your greatest asset!

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Crappy management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser

    Pros

    Great job security, benefits good, very educational a company that you can look forward toward retiring

    Cons

    Terrible management. No bonus for sister mill, if you get hurt clearly company fault you will be fired, worst team members I've meet in my life. Management as well as team members always looking for your worst, never have anything positive to say about your performance regardless how much time and energy you give this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat team members like people. Do not micro manage every area of company. Reward females in your company without making them beg.

  11.  

    My experience at weyerhaeuser was the very worst i've ever been a part of.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trimmer Operator  in  Vanceboro, NC
    Former Employee - Trimmer Operator in Vanceboro, NC

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The best is the work experience, then dealing with people in general, after that it's learning exactly who you are. They'll push you.

    Cons

    The downside is that if you get hurt on the job and it's due to mechanical malfunction, THEY WILL TRY AND FORCE YOU OUT, BECAUSE FOR SOME PEOPLE THEY DON'T HAVE LIGHT DUTY. FRONT OFFICE BREAKS ALL THE RULES

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOU WERE FORCED OUT OF A JOB AND NOT KNOWING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN NEXT. GIVING BAD REFERENCES AS WELL AS BLOCKING UN EMPLOYMENT. ALL TIME LOW LIFES

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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