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Catalyst Paper Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  2. "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!


  3. "Catalyst Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    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!


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  5. "My first 90 days"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at Catalyst are the best all the way from the CEO to the receptionist they have made my on-boarding experience a great one!

    Cons

    The only con is that there are not many amenities in the area of office for lunch, etc.


  6. "Exceed your expectations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, innovative, great people without big egos who care about improving, sustainability leader, flat hierarchy, lots of learning opportunities at a growing company.

    Cons

    Recent doubling in size means some growth pains (but also some opportunities). Challenging sector and market turbulence.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on listening to experienced employees, including the ones with the "soft" skills.


  7. "Exceed your expectations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, innovative, good people who care about making the company better, flat hierarchy, a sustainability leader, great leadership. North American presence (Can & US operations) with interesting internal and external organizational relationships.

    Cons

    Some growth pains (and also opportunities) from recent doubling in size. Bit of a hike to coffee/food, and traffic can be challenging. Challenging sector.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on listening to employees with experience, especially those with "soft" skills.


  8. "Innovation, environmental sustainability, customer service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent customer service and order management teams, dedicated to long term customer partnerships. Very strong leadership team, driving operational excellence and increased productivity with a focus on safety and the environment. Lots of opportunity to be innovative - and in fact rewarded for innovation and creativity. Not afraid to evolve - change is a positive experience, always opportunities to get involved in making improvements.

    Cons

    Nothing major that I can think of, other than lack of cafes, restaurants in the Richmond HQ area

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Mar 29, 2016 – Director, Talent

    Thanks for the great feedback!


  9. "It's been a great career"

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    Current Employee - Senior V/P Sales & Marketing in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior V/P Sales & Marketing in Richmond, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Catalyst and its predecessor companies always gave me a chance to prove myself, excel and advance within the organization.
    I was always given the latitude to make decisions appropriate for my position and while I made some mistakes along the way, none were tragic and the company has always supported me.

    Cons

    No cons for the company as we have an energetic yet seasoned leadership team. The only downside is that most segments of our paper business are in a state of steady decline, primarily due to migration to the digital world. However this can be an exciting challenge as well since the company is actively looking to stem these declines by moving into alternative streams of revenue using our existing assets. This is very exciting and we have a core group of employees dedicated to this New Product Development ( NPD)endeavor.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course. We are on the right track.

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Mar 29, 2016 – Director, Talent

    Appreciate the feedback - yes, lots of innovation in new product development, exciting times!


  10. "Great CEO, supportive management, great HR team!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catalyst Paper full-time

    Pros

    Our CEO is not just your average CEO that speaks great things about our organization, but truly believes in all messages he delivers. Our management teams identify those employees who are working hard and are always wanting to ensure their employees success! The HR team is always available to answer any questions and if are not able to address the questions, are able to direct you in the right direction to find out answers! Great organization to work for!

    Cons

    Nothing really that I can say!

    Advice to Management

    You are doing an excellent job!

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Mar 29, 2016 – Director, Talent

    Thanks for the positive review!


  11. "Staff Employee"

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for advancement. Company is showing a lot of innovation lately as markets are changing. Big capital projects being approved at all locations.

    Cons

    With big changes come big workloads. Long hours are the norm and you will fall behind if you don't log them in. Salaries are fair for the industry however the benefit plan has taken a hit over the years and is sub par.

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Mar 29, 2016 – Director, Talent

    Thanks for taking the time to send us your feedback!


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