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Clearwater Paper Overview

Spokane, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (CLW)
Industrial Manufacturing
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Clearwater Paper (NYSE: CLW) creates products that make our lives safer, cleaner, and more sustainable. We manufacture tissue, bleached paperboard, and pulp, as well as offer services that include custom sheeting, slitting, and cutting. We employee more than 3,000 people at ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Thank you North Carolina State University for hosting us at your Paper Industry career fair. We appreciate all of the students who came to meet us! For our latest openings visit our careers page,

  • We are excited to announce that Richard Peach has been appointed to our board of directors - welcome, Richard!

    Clearwater Paper Adds New Board Member | Clearwater Paper Corporation

    The Investor Relations website contains information about Clearwater Paper Corporation's business for stockholders, potential investors, and financial analysts.

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Clearwater Paper – Why Work With Us?

Clearwater Paper (NYSE: CLW) manufactures quality consumer tissue, away-from-home tissue, parent roll tissue, and bleached paperboard, and pulp. We employee more than 3,000 people at manufacturing facilities across the U.S.

Our hometown spirit drives us

We are driven by purpose, grounded in values, and connected to our communities. The spirit that makes up the communities where we work and live can be found in our remarkable people and the products we make. At Clearwater Paper, people work hard, think smart and really put their hearts into their jobs.

Learn more here.


We offer you the ability to improve your skills so you can succeed in your chosen career. Our employees have great opportunities to excel in their positions and be rewarded for their efforts. We think of it as offering you an opportunity, not just a job.


Most of our locations offer a sense of community with opportunities to get involved and enjoy outdoor recreational activities. Many take advantage of the opportunities for fishing, hunting, golfing, biking, hiking, and water sports kayaking and rafting.

Our values are more than just words; they are a way of life

We are committed to improving ourselves, the company and our communities. Our values provide a guideline for how we interact, make good decisions and help hold ourselves accountable. At Clearwater Paper, our four core values and our commitment to sustainability and giving back to our communities are the foundation of how we operate. Learn more about our values here.

We're serving customers, making great products, growing our company—and proud of it.

Every employee contributes to the success of our company. We develop solutions that make our workplace safer, our environmental footprint smaller, and our company more efficient. Our employees show up every day with a commitment to taking our company to a new level of performance. Examples include:


More than 70% energy used to run our paperboard mills is self-generated (green)

Offering Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified products

Read our Corporate Social Responsibility Report

We pay competitive wages. But there's more to our compensation than that. Benefits, work/life support, performance recognition, and career development opportunities are all part of what we call our Total Rewards package.


We compensate employees using a pay-for-performance model that is competitive when measured against industry. We pay for performance; both individual performance and contributions toward the achievement of our company's success.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package that addresses our employees' health, income security, and capital accumulation needs. Benefits include:
  • Medical, prescription drug, and vision
  • Dental benefits
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Retirement programs
  • Disability benefits
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Dependent life insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • And more

Work/Life Support

We provide programs that help employees balance the demand of work and home life. Programs include:

  • Wellness programs

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • 24-hour crisis support

  • FMLA leave

  • Military leave

  • Bereavement leave

  • Online training for personal and professional development

  • And more

Please note: Compensation and benefit programs and eligibility criteria across our locations may vary. These programs are evaluated annually. We reserve the right to discontinue or change these benefits at any time

Clearwater Paper Reviews

  • "Pretty good job"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Machine Operator in Shelby, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Machine Operator in Shelby, NC
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clearwater Paper full-time (More than a year)


    The work is not really that physically demanding. Overtime pay and holiday pay. Competitive salary


    Long shifts . Sometimes have to stay even longer to complete certain tasks

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Clearwater Paper Photos

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Clearwater Paper Interviews



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    Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Shelby, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Clearwater Paper (Shelby, NC).


    Interviews process easy not no crazy questions management was nice plant tour was very clean and nice laid back atmosphere a lot of computerized equipment slow pace kinda of hot plant

    Interview Questions

    • What you see yourself doin in a few years   1 Answer
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