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Domtar Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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  • Focus will continue to shift to personal care (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management does not seem to care about employees as people, only as assets (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Use to be good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Offers great training classes.

    Cons

    Very political. Good ole boys club. Promotions need to be based on performance and not friendship.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Things need to be looked into"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Domtar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Could be a great place

    Cons

    DPC would be a great business to work for if they cared more about their employees. Things change out here so much it's hard to have a life outside of work. "Consistency" is not apart of the vocabulary for DPC at the moment. The moral is very low and the employees are getting angrier by the week. There is so much stress on the converting floor from constant schedule changing and strenuous work loads.
    If the company really cared about its people it would listen and see. They think they are listening when we speak, but it seems as if the old saying "in one ear and out the other" is more of a common practice. They are not seeing what's happening. This company could be Great and I'm pretty sure it will be one day but they will have to let go of some of the educated people making dumb decisions.

  3. "Traffic Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Domtar full-time

    Pros

    Worked with great people pay is average for the area.

    Cons

    Domtar preaches employee caring and concern but definitely does not practice what they preach.

    Advice to Management

    Start actually caring about your employees, and listen to the hourly workers since they are after all the ones that actually do the work


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Diversity lacks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Domtar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Has good benefits, nice environment.

    Cons

    Very archaic in organizational structure; men in positions of authority, women not.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Poor leadership for Personal Care division"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Delaware, OH
    Former Employee - Analyst in Delaware, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Domtar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Had flexible schedule, could order discounted diapers, facility was clean

    Cons

    Too many meetings, misinformation from management, poor management in place, once the personal care division was acquired , not much was done to make it feel part of the company, very progressive minded company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on progressive issues and actually take care of your employees. It is better to say nothing at rather than make false claims to employees.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Not as professional as it seems at first"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Accountant in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Domtar full-time

    Pros

    The work is easy and the pay is good for the work. Benefits are reasonably good, but getting worse. Most people work less than 9-5 and even month end is not too busy for most people.

    Cons

    The pay is bad for an accountant and two weeks starting vacation is tough. There is little room for growth and the office is not much fun. Managers don't even bother to say hi to you in the halls, much less take time to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the staff and stop empire-building. Delegate some work - everyone is bored and there are good reasons you can't keep people here - pay more and give the accountants actual accounting work to do. People skills are important.

    Domtar Response

    Jan 28, 2015 – Talent Management Coordinator

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your constructive comments. Domtar utilizes a competitive pay structure that is comparable or better than market values. The compensation team at Domtar... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "was a good place to work with 401k, benefits, and good pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cerritos, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cerritos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    descent wages, lots of overtime

    Cons

    long hours, lots of stress

    Advice to Management

    good company but a dying field need to brach off

  8. "Don't"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubois (Guadeloupe)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dubois (Guadeloupe)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is good for the area. It is the only reason anyone works here. The schedule is terrible if you want any sort of life.

    Cons

    The schedule is terrible. It is swing shift and it is only separated with a day or two to make the day night shift adjustment. Everyone is like zombies because it is impossible to sleep very well.


  9. "Improving team"

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    Former Employee - A Finance Team in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - A Finance Team in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits pension and ok pay. Location is easy to get to.not as demanding as firms , travel is optional and flexible.

    Cons

    Some teams are poorly manager but improving. Not a lot of developments for members internaly. It was not for me to invest my time.


  10. "Unqualifed Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Domtar full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good pay, but forced to be a union member

    Cons

    management does not consider who has the best experience for promotions, as much as who is there best friend.

    Advice to Management

    opening yourself up to huge law suits. I could have taken you to court for discrimination but I knew I was going to leave any way. not the best choice of management unless running the company into the ground is your goal/


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