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"Lots of opportunity but weak management structure"

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Former Employee - Analyst in Roseburg, OR
Former Employee - Analyst in Roseburg, OR
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Roseburg Forest Products full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Lots of opportunity to work on different aspects of business.

Cons

Weak management structure to retain or promote employees. The recession has really tested the patience of employees and employer. Low salary due to the location and higher unemployment.

Advice to Management

Improve the management style

Other Employee Reviews for Roseburg Forest Products

  1. "Positive employee environment and industry competetive compensation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer/Vacation Relief in Dillard, OR
    Former Employee - Summer/Vacation Relief in Dillard, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roseburg Forest Products part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely committed to employee safety and well-being and ample opportunities for diversity and vertical progression. Most first line supervisors and even middle managers have been promoted from within and started in the general labor pool.

    Cons

    Occasional corporate/union tension and vulnerability to layoffs mostly due to industry volatility. Corporate aims at cutting pension funds and employee benefits first when market starts to weaken.

    Advice to Management

    Sustain safety and employee well-being atmosphere in place. Continue promoting from within and selectivity of seasonal rehiring.


  2. "Great Location and Long Term Vision"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dillard, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dillard, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -One of the few companies that really lives their values
    -Long term decision making in everything they do creates a culture where short term gains are discarded for more strategic initiatives even if there would be a short term loss
    -The people are nice and down to earth atmosphere with co-workers is the friendliest I have ever experienced all the way from hourly workers to executives
    -Management has passion for what they do

    Cons

    -Timber industry is cyclical and oftentimes the downturns can be painful especially with the close relationships developed between co-workers
    -Hours can be long

    Advice to Management

    Continue current initiatives and focus on developing internal talent more. Find the sweet spot between world class management and entrepeneurial spirit at the plant level.

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