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Domtar Reviews

Updated Sep 6, 2019

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Domtar CEO John D. Williams
John D. Williams
68 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Company Focused on Family and Employee's, Very Good Benefits(in 13 reviews)

  • "Good pay, with fairly predictable hours(in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "HR upper management was due for a change(in 8 reviews)

  • "moved manufacturing of products out of canada and many many jobs were lost due to high head office overhead costs(in 5 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great Flexibility"

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    Former Employee - Global Marketing Intern 

    I worked at Domtar part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work from home, make my own schedule

    Cons

    Didn't hardly leave my desk

    Advice to Management

    Meet with intern more often

    Domtar2019-09-06
  2. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Crew Member in Bennettsville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fair. And good people to work with

    Cons

    Non. At all everything was good back theb

    Domtar2019-08-09
  3. "Loyalty"

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    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Domtar

    Pros

    People don’t leave. They retire.

    Cons

    Five words that don’t matter.

    Domtar2019-08-01
  4. "Great place to work (Corporate)"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Mill, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Colleagues are great, work/life balance maintained. My department was very flexible, helpful and friendly. Benefits are great; 401k match, etc - until 2018 when medical was changed to consumer driven program. Domtar offers lots of educational & volunteer opportunities. CEO and Ft. Mill upper management make a point to know employees by name.

    Cons

    Beware of backstabbers, as in any company. Pay equity is not good. Exec Admins make an average of $5k more than "regular" Admins having the same tasks & responsibilities. Medical benefits are more expensive to the employees now.

    Domtar2019-05-02
  5. Helpful (1)

    "So the pay & benefits outweigh bad management?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, most co workers are great.

    Cons

    Leadership team is a shining example of how nepotism is alive & well.

    Domtar2019-04-27
  6. "Hindsight is 20/20"

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    Former Employee - Lift Operator in Delaware, OH

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits were above average. Morale building activities/meals

    Cons

    2-2-3 schedule is tough after a while

    Domtar2019-02-19
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Company that truly values its employees and is committed to sustainability"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Fort Mill, SC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Relaxed corporate environment Great colleagues Good benefits package Good collaboration between divisions

    Cons

    Sometimes slow to make decisions HR process is slow Not always quick to move people where they can utilize their strengths

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of determining strengths and weaknesses of the workforce and allow them to move into positions where strengths can best be utilized.

    Domtar2019-01-29
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Dishonest management"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Nekoosa, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Domtar full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Excellent company benefits and compensation, including relocation

    Cons

    No team - everyone out to promote themselves

    Advice to Management

    Be honest

    Domtar2019-02-27
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Poorly run management"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Nekoosa, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The pay is pretty decent

    Cons

    Volunteer crazy amounts of overtime to cover there lack of manpower and get treated like garbage ...attitudes of management is the result of not enough manpower cause nobody wants to put up with the mistreatment

    Advice to Management

    First off loose the attitude and have a better open mind with the workers who run and fix the equipment

    Domtar2019-01-09
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work, stable income."

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    Current Employee - Utility in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Union job Compensation Job security(hourly side) More mental than physical work Needed supplies are given to make your job easier

    Cons

    24/7 operations (shift work) Upper management lack common sense Micromanaging Salary get bonuses while hourly who actually work do not

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the extra salary people that aren’t needed- the amount of salary it takes to do a job is ridiculous. If one can’t figure something out, they’ll hire another and keep the old one on too. Allow hourly to do their job and trust they know what they’re doing.

    Domtar2018-11-12
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