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Catalyst Paper Reviews

Updated October 19, 2016
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  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.


  2. "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!


  3. "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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  5. "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Crofton, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Manager in Crofton, BC (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company to work for, supportive senior management, progressive CEO

    Cons

    Declining market for what we produce, tough industry to be in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the effort

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Mar 29, 2016 – Director, Talent

    Thanks for the feedback - hopefully you are tuned in to the new product development initiatives that are already on deck?


  6. "Needs Improvement in SAP Practices"

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    Former Employee - Senior SAP Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior SAP Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits and pay.

    Good HR Team .

    Cons

    Poorly Documenting and Tracking Code Modifications in SAP.

    Advice to Management

    Following best Practices of SAP Development Projects.


  7. "Long Term Employee"

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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist Utilities in Port Alberni, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist Utilities in Port Alberni, BC (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Catalyst Paper full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well established company that has servived industry down sizing.

    Cons

    Due to restructuring wages and benifits have diminished over recent years.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Pros and Cons to work at Catalyst Paper"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Big company, no overtime and a place to have work and life balance

    Cons

    No professional development and advance opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    recognize the value of key employees and offer opportunity for growth and advancement



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