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Clearwater Paper Reviews

Updated Oct 31, 2019

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3.0
44%
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Clearwater Paper CEO Linda Massman
Linda Massman
36 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, semi-flexible with leaving early for appointments, etc(in 9 reviews)

  • "Work with good people on the floor(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Some Upper Management gossip about others(in 5 reviews)

  • "Long hours, 4 days on 4 days off, also in the middle of nowhere(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Clearwater Paper full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, willing to help you learn and they invest a lot of time into teaching you how to become a successful professional.

    Cons

    No cons at this point.

    Clearwater Paper2018-12-10
  2. "N/A"

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

    I worked at Clearwater Paper full-time

    Pros

    Company incentives, salary is on point and fair

    Cons

    Leadership, leadership and leadership - change the direction almost hourly (not an exaggeration) and its expected. Dysfunction and Chaos with little accomplishment

    Clearwater Paper2019-10-29
  3. "Clamp Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lewiston, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Clearwater Paper full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people, helpful coworkers, family oriented

    Cons

    Long hours, weak middle management team, greedy upper management team.

    Clearwater Paper2019-10-27
  4. "Ok."

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    Former Employee - Equipment Operator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Ok benefits. Good training. The company as a whole treats their employees well.

    Cons

    The schedule has no flexibility. A touch of favoritism and racism amongst shift managers. Disorganized and unfocussed roles.

    Advice to Management

    Consider offering different and/or flexible schedules, you will retain more employees. Working both days and nights is unhealthy and unnatural.

    Clearwater Paper2019-10-23
  5. "Top executives are a joke."

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    Current Employee - Millwright in Lewiston, ID
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clearwater Paper full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people you work with.

    Cons

    Top executives are a joke. They take in millions of dollars in bonuses but claim there is a loss each quarter and then tries to take it out on the employees through a garbage contract offered to the Union. The losses are claimed to be from maintenance issues and the cost of huge new projects that haven't panned out. The executives came up with and approved this projects that haven't worked out but they want to take... away from the hard working employees to pay for their bad decisions.

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    Advice to Management

    Linda Massman needs to go. Offer the union a good contract or offer to let them keep the contract they were and still currently working under.

    Clearwater Paper2019-10-31
  6. "Bad culture"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Spokane, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clearwater Paper full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefit is ok, 401k is good

    Cons

    Bad culture, change management is a challenge. Managers hire people to bring fresh outlook and ideas. As soon as they get you in, your ideas are rejected

    Advice to Management

    Pointless

    Clearwater Paper2019-10-26
  7. "Not too bad"

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Manager in Elwood, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people. Good compensation. Automated Warehouse

    Cons

    Upper management listens t hourly employees complaints without asking the person they are talking about their comments

    Advice to Management

    Talk to both side when complaints are issued

    Clearwater Paper2019-09-19
  8. "It seems the company has odd practices when it comes to interviews."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clearwater Paper

    Pros

    This company pays good wages, compared to most companies.

    Cons

    It looks as though the company hires people based on questions that do not concern the job applief for.

    Advice to Management

    It would be helpful if management could promote employees or potential employees based on experience and education.

    Clearwater Paper2019-09-21
  9. Helpful (1)

    "management is a joke."

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    Current Employee - Packaging Machine Operator in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clearwater Paper full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary. Good vacation. Great schedule.

    Cons

    Management is asleep at the wheel.

    Advice to Management

    Do away with process engineer's. They dont add value.

    Clearwater Paper2019-08-07
  10. "Distribution"

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

    I worked at Clearwater Paper full-time

    Pros

    Company benefits and pay are above industry standard for many roles

    Cons

    Organized chaos. Changes made are not necessarily fleshed out completely leaving the lower level employees to pick up the pieces. Morale continuously remains low due to these poorly orchestrated and implemented changes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees at all levels. The company would be more profitable and would attract quality employees looking to do a great job.

    Clearwater Paper2019-01-05
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