Catalyst Paper - Great place to work if you've only got a few years left to work and want to retire on Van Isle. | Glassdoor
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"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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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Former Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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.

Advice to Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Catalyst Paper

  1. "Great Place to work and explore technology with Pefect worklife balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Catalyst Paper full-time

    Pros

    Catalyst paper has been providing great opportunities to explore in different areas of technology,numerous learning opportunities, one on one interaction with senior management, great teams, very good work environment which always keeps motivated to come up with the innovative ideas, Perfect work life balance. Definitely privileged to be part of the Catalyst family.

    Cons

    None as of now from the time I joined.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Continuing all the good work and target to become the No. 1 paper company in US and Canada

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Jun 19, 2017 – Director, Talent

    Thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback! Glad to hear all is going well :)


  2. "Operations Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Management in Biron, WI
    Current Employee - Operations Management in Biron, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Catalyst is a progressive company that strikes a solid balance between managing the daily operations and exploring new opportunities to ensure the success of our business over the long-term.

    Cons

    The markets Catalyst currently serves are very challenging due to the declining demand for our products. Change is necessary for the business to survive. This has created an environment that is very dynamic. For folks seeking stability in their day-to-day activities, find another option.

    Advice to Management

    You have the opportunity to be part of building a future for your community, spread the word!

    Catalyst Paper Response

    Apr 7, 2016 – Director, Talent

    Thanks for the positive feedback!

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