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"Great Company Overall though position is one of the most difficult."

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Former Employee - Production Planner in North Charleston, SC
Former Employee - Production Planner in North Charleston, SC
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Job security. The Charleston plant had a great year financially in 2010 due mostly to their asphalt products. The company has great benefits.

Cons

The Production Planner position in the Chemical division is one of the most difficult positions to have. You are on call 24/7/365. Balancing work and personal life is very difficult. The pay does not reflect the number of hours worked each week. Oftentimes, as a planner, you are seen as the enemy because you can't satisfy everyone's expectations. Too much responsibly is put on the planner's shoulders. You are setup to fail. All of this has been communicated to upper management. Though they acknowledge it and agree, they don't plan to correct the situation. This position has a huge impact on other departments (including getting the final product to the customer when promised).

Advice to Management

Listen to the employees who have held this position and take the time to improve it. This includes hours worked, responsibility level, who this position reports to, and salary comparable to responsibility.

Other Employee Reviews for MeadWestvaco

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Decent pay, hard work, great coworkers, but micromanaged."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Kenosha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pension program was still available. Vacation accrual was very decent. We worked 8- 4:45 the days we didn't have to stay late.

    Cons

    Too much micromanaging by the plant manager. You never feel competent no matter how hard you try or how much you take on. The longer you work there the longer your days get.

    Advice to Management

    Training doesn't have to last forever. You hire smart competent people. Let them be smart competent people. The quality of the service will increase the bottom line.


  2. "Great environment, great people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people/learning&development. Everyone is great.

    Cons

    The structure is broken up weird

    Advice to Management

    Good job.


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