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Updated January 4, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work and explore technology with Pefect worklife balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catalyst Paper full-time

    Pros

    Catalyst paper has been providing great opportunities to explore in different areas of technology,numerous learning opportunities, one on one interaction with senior management, great teams, very good work environment which always keeps motivated to come up with the innovative ideas, Perfect work life balance. Definitely privileged to be part of the Catalyst family.

    Cons

    None as of now from the time I joined.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Continuing all the good work and target to become the No. 1 paper company in US and Canada

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Jun 19, 2017 – Director, Talent

    Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback! Glad to hear all is going well :)


  2. "Paper Winder Assistant Position"

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    Former Employee - Paper Winder Helper in Rumford, ME
    Former Employee - Paper Winder Helper in Rumford, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catalyst Paper part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and good amount of days off. Overtime is available as well.

    Cons

    Shift work is not that great

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. "Operations Management"

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    Current Employee - Operations Management in Biron, WI
    Current Employee - Operations Management in Biron, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Catalyst is a progressive company that strikes a solid balance between managing the daily operations and exploring new opportunities to ensure the success of our business over the long-term.

    Cons

    The markets Catalyst currently serves are very challenging due to the declining demand for our products. Change is necessary for the business to survive. This has created an environment that is very dynamic. For folks seeking stability in their day-to-day activities, find another option.

    Advice to Management

    You have the opportunity to be part of building a future for your community, spread the word!

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Apr 7, 2016 – Director, Talent

    Thanks for the positive feedback!


  4. "Catalyst Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catalyst Paper full-time

    Pros

    Catalyst fully supports employee development and career growth and provides many methods and opportunities to challenge us in our future.

    Cons

    There are many changes and initiates before us which are all very positive steps in the right direction. With this comes very dedicated focus and time to ensure successful implementations.

    Advice to Management

    If you are a strong leader who is open to growth and challenges, you would be a great member for our team.

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Apr 7, 2016 – Director, Talent

    Grateful for the feedback - thank you!


  5. "Good, forward-thinking management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catalyst Paper full-time

    Pros

    The management is great and forward thinking. They're on the right track to diversify products and remain relevant. Competitive pay and benefits. Good opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Occasionally, there can be conflicting priorities between departments that can slow the growth of progress. But those are usually resolved in a timely fashion.

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Apr 6, 2016 – Director, Talent

    Thanks for the feedback!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Biron, Wi"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Biron, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Biron, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, not really anything else just had to have five words

    Cons

    Most coworkers are good, however the ones that are bad are the worst people I have ever met in my life, good old boys club mentality, management sides with senior employees even when they're in the wrong legally, safety is a joke and only used to punish workers, they aren't concerned about safety when they want something done

    Advice to Management

    Get serious about safety, start actually following employment laws, listen to your employees instead of wasting money to have people come in from some Nordic country to tell you the same exact thing


  7. "Since catalyst takeover probably worst company to work for !"

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    Current Employee - General Labour in Duncan, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - General Labour in Duncan, BC (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great workmates . A union job with benefits future products will add years to the mill. A very good location on Vancouver island

    Cons

    Owned by US bankers only interested in servicing their debt. treat employees like a number , mills are ran by HR department only interested in discipline .

    Advice to Management

    Get a backbone

  8. "Great culture, unpredictable lifespan."

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    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catalyst Paper full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Room for advancement, very competitive pay, opportunities to learn more about the paper industry, excellent experience in sales, distribution, and manufacturing.

    Cons

    Unpredictable future, dying industry, can have limited growth for some, poor internal communication, limited thinking outside of the box, rigid when it comes to change.

    Advice to Management

    Offer everyone a chance for added knowledge and experience, improve internal communication.

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Recruitment Coordinator

    Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback! Glad to hear all is going well :)


  9. "profesional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Refreshing atmosphere where your opinions are respected and valued. You are allowed to do your job and are accountable for your area of responsibility .

    Cons

    training on internal management systems needs to be expanded


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Shift Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Shift Engineer in Crofton, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Shift Engineer in Crofton, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catalyst Paper full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working for a pulp mill Catalyst has some of the best locations

    Cons

    Has a lot of fatalities for the industry, the worst safety record of major pulp mills in Canada, old poorly maintained equipment benefits are on the low end, especially pension.

    Advice to Management

    Give respect to your employees

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Jul 10, 2017 – Director, Talent

    Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Catalyst is not perfect, but in fact has an improving safety record, with both the injury severity rate and number of incidents resulting in lost time... More


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