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Catalyst Paper Reviews

Updated Aug 7, 2019

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Catalyst Paper CEO Ned Dwyer
Ned Dwyer
5 Ratings
  1. "Paper Winder Assistant Position"

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

    I worked at Catalyst Paper part-time for 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

    Catalyst Paper2018-01-04
  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Catalyst Paper full-time

    Pros

    This was a great place to work with a great culture. They offered work from home opportunities and good benefits.

    Cons

    Minimal advancement opportunity due to minimal growth in apparel industry.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide good workplace culture.

    Catalyst Paper2018-05-22
  3. Helpful (1)

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

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    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 Paper2017-04-26

    Catalyst Paper Response

    June 19, 2017Director, Talent

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

  4. "Operations Management"

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

    I have been working at Catalyst Paper full-time for 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 Paper2016-04-06

    Catalyst Paper Response

    April 7, 2016Director, Talent

    Thanks for the positive feedback!

  5. "Catalyst Opportunities"

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    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 Paper2016-04-06

    Catalyst Paper Response

    April 7, 2016Director, Talent

    Grateful for the feedback - thank you!

  6. "Good, forward-thinking management"

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    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 Paper2016-04-04

    Catalyst Paper Response

    April 6, 2016Director, Talent

    Thanks for the feedback!

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Biron, Wi"

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

    I worked at Catalyst Paper

    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

    Catalyst Paper2016-01-27
  8. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Cost Accountant in Powell River, BC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catalyst Paper full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people, passionate about their jobs.

    Cons

    Staff side runs very lean - must work holidays around busy seasons and month ends.

    Catalyst Paper2019-08-07
  9. "Good job on the Island"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crofton, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good paying job, on the island, 4 on 4 off, lots of extra work if you want

    Cons

    poor management, needs new equipment

    Catalyst Paper2019-03-15
  10. "Chaos"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Catalyst Paper full-time

    Pros

    Great locations, decent salary, great location...oh and great location

    Cons

    Zero team work, fractured management teams, benefits have been stripped away from staff including vacation and pension, no communication or support but a high expectation to perform

    Advice to Management

    Best locations in Canada to work, but this is not enough of a pro to make the move to Catalyst worthwhile. Stay away until this company sorts itself out...hopefully soon...

    Catalyst Paper2018-12-07
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