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"Good experience"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Product Manager in Miamisburg, OH
Current Employee - Product Manager in Miamisburg, OH
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good people and company culture

Cons

Paper industry shrinking and company being bought out.

Other Employee Reviews for NewPage

  1. "Long Hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Compensation was Ok Old leaderhip

    Cons

    No Advancement very much who you know there

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the mills The place is falling apart


  2. "Business has serious issues"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rumford, ME
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rumford, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at NewPage full-time

    Pros

    The job pays really well, and the benefits are very good. Most people like the shifts - 12hr rotating shifts for production, M-Th for maintenance, M-F for management/engineering.

    Cons

    Upper management is absent. Middle management is dysfunctional as it tries to fill the vacuum: rude, disorganized, unprofessional, confused. Front line managers are unsupported, generally good at what they do, but leaving in droves. Hourly workers are completely disenfranchised. Layoffs are common, and the uncertainty creates a poisonous atmosphere. Workers are old, and they care less about the mill and more about getting to retirement; and younger workers are jaded by the recurring layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Require mid/upper management to treat all employees with respect; putting up posters about ethics is no replacement for actually acting ethically. The people they disparage have the power to undercut your profitability, and some of them do so. But some of them make decisions that save thousands of dollars every day, even though they know you don't care that they make those efforts. Respect that.

    Require HR to understand law and contracts, and to make clear, informed decisions. They're responsible for people's livelihoods, and they don't seem to know what they're doing most of the time.

    Be visible, vocal, honest, and predictable. Make strategic decisions that imply that you are planning for the mill's long-term health, rather than that you are preparing to cut and run.


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