Weyerhaeuser - Overall a good company with a mid-20th century management style | Glassdoor
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"Overall a good company with a mid-20th century management style"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Columbus, MS
Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Columbus, MS
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good salary and benefits
Good co-workers - competent
Work is interesting and rewarding
Many resources available to get job done
Millions and millions of trees -- the foundation of this company

Cons

Culture of company took 180 deg change about 10 years ago after merger with another forest products company. Once people were respected and their ideas appreciated. Now the company is run with a top-down, command and control management style (popular in the mid-20th century). Threats, authority and fault-finding are key tools used in this style of management.

Advice to Management

Real decision making is held by only one or two persons. Those in middle management are now just "Sargents" carrying out the orders to keep the "solders" in line. This "yes sir" culture is stifling the creative power available in competent and motivated employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Weyerhaeuser

  1. "Worst pulpmill - Port Wentworth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Control Engineer in Port Wentworth, GA
    Former Employee - Process Control Engineer in Port Wentworth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing I can think of.

    Cons

    Middle management doesn't know how to treat people with respect. I was called at 2:00 AM because mill was down. I was not paid any comp time or any overtime. The excuse that my manager gave me is that I am exempt employee, so I have to work whenever mil managers need me. I couldn't plan my weekend at all.

    Advice to Management

    Fire middle management and hire some good people.


  2. "Great local people. SMT is horrible and out of touch"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Easton, PA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Easton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and very laid back. If you are in management there is a lot of play from working hard

    Cons

    Advancement is almost nothing. You must apply for your next promotion. Salary is low

    Advice to Management

    Change the organization from strictly an all sales mentality. It is hurt you more than you know

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