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Catalyst Paper Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "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

    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. "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 :)

  3. "Enforce company policies for ALL not just new hires"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Alberni, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Alberni, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None right now......really horrific experience

    Cons

    Got bullied so bad had to leave because safety and health deteriorated, long-time employees bad behaviours overlooked and catered to

    Advice to Management

    Enforce company policies for ALL employees not just new hires


  4. "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


  5. "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


  6. "Maybe the worst company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job with benefits, but looking to take more

    Cons

    They don't treat people well , always looking for a fight . The worst company I have worked with. No respect for workers whether staff or union


  7. "Working at Catalyst Paper"

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

    I have been working at Catalyst Paper full-time

    Pros

    People at Catalyst are the best i have worked with ever.

    Cons

    Company is going through a lot of changes recently, makes it a little challenging.

    Catalyst Paper Response

    May 31, 2017 – Director, Talent

    Thanks for the feedback!

  8. "My first 90 days"

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    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.

    Catalyst Paper Response

    May 31, 2017 – Director, Talent

    Appreciate the feedback, glad to hear things are going well!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of interesting challenges."

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Powell River, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor in Powell River, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catalyst Paper (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Busy place with many challenges and opportunities for improvement. A great place to build your experiences. Has been a great place to work in prior years.

    Cons

    High expectations and minimal resources. Limited advancement. Cost cutting that is not sustainable resulting in poor equipment maintenance practices. Short term thinking characterizes many decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Take steps to cut politics at middle management levels and improve resource allocation around a balanced score driven criteria rather than permitting islanded mentalities amongst stakeholders. Allow star players to develop by mentoring others and reward good track records with advancement and opportunities to develop.

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Oct 24, 2016 – Director, Talent

    Thanks for taking the time to review your experience working at Catalyst, your comments help us to build a better future for our company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Catalyst Paper Corp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people who work there are great. Everyone is so friendly and helpful. The compensation is generally more than at other companies for the same role.

    Cons

    Since they laid off a lot of people a few years ago, the workloads of the remaining employees has increased and everyone seems overworked. The company moral also seems to be low since the downsizing

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Oct 24, 2016 – Director, Talent

    Thanks for the review... We really do appreciate your comments - and yes, I agree, we have the best people working here!


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