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Catalyst Paper Reviews

Updated Aug 28, 2019

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Catalyst Paper CEO Ned Dwyer
Ned Dwyer
6 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work if you've only got a few years left to work and want to retire on Van Isle."

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    Manager in Vancouver, BC
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    I worked at Catalyst Paper

    Pros

    You get to live on Vancouver Island and work in a company full of great people to work with. The most cooperative atmosphere I've ever worked in, very few ladder climbers and a stable, low-turnover workforce.

    Cons

    The company is in a sunset industry and has not invested the necessary capital to make their mills competitive. As a result they are continuous shutting down non-competitive equipment. This leads to the constant fear that there is another downsizing coming around the corner so you cannot make any long term life plans, are afraid to buy a house in town and always have one eye on the classified ads. This is not a... concern if you're financially set and only a few years away from retirement, but for younger folks trying to make a life it is not viable.

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    Advice to Management

    Make the cuts hard and fast then invest in the remaining assets to make them competitive.

    Catalyst Paper2008-10-02
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