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Domtar Reviews

Updated November 30, 2017
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  • Upper management makes unilateral decisions (in 5 reviews)

  • Focus will continue to shift to personal care (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Company does allow supervisors to bully"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Mill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall great place to work, but a few rotten apples can spoil the entire group.

    Cons

    Supervisors are allowed to bully employees, advancement is based on who you are friends with.

    Advice to Management

    Hold supervisors responsible.


  2. "Good company to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work, more concentrated on employee abilities

    Cons

    I haven't faced any cons

  3. "Great benefits, lackluster team management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    wonderful work environment
    great benefits
    high growth potential

    Cons

    team managment is not the best
    high stress for CSRs

    Advice to Management

    have your team leads undergo more "managerial" training


  4. 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


  5. "OK"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company Focused on Family and Employee's, Very Good Benefits

    Cons

    Has changed since restructure. Had a very bad boss and they seem to protect management. They struggled with focus and kept changing direction which was hard for the next level to get results. They will be going through this again for the next 1-2 years with the new focus, This stuff happens as a company tries to reinvent itself in a very mature market. Focus will continue to shift to personal care.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate clearly to all levels. Avoid so many secrets. If a manager continues to have a bad team year after year. It may not be the employees... evaluate how you are measuring middle management. Act on survey feedback from employees.


  6. "Staff Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well paid for the amount of work required

    Cons

    While not during close period, very little to do.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Horrific"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some amazing people but the good ones end up leaving due to frustration and lack of trust in management.

    Cons

    Untrustworthy management. Management will lie to your face. The employees are disengaged and apathetic as a result of the way management treats them. This is worst professional experience of my career.

    Advice to Management

    You need to rebuild trust.

  8. "Process Engineer Co-op"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer Co-Op in Nekoosa, WI
    Former Employee - Process Engineer Co-Op in Nekoosa, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Domtar (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Given lots of freedom to explore the plant and look for possible projects.
    Able to be involved in many areas of engineering: project, process, quality, environmental, etc

    Cons

    The company and people can be very adverse to change.
    Safety culture must change.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to collaboration and changes in safety culture.


  9. "cheme co-op"

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    Current Employee - Cheme Co-op
    Current Employee - Cheme Co-op
    Recommends

    I have been working at Domtar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good company and pay well.

    Cons

    location is rural, nothing much to do.


  10. 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.


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