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"Good company, employees empowered to advance through development process"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Logging Supervisor in Portland, OR
Current Employee - Logging Supervisor in Portland, OR
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Employees are able to chart their own desired path while leaders are expected to help provide those opportunities. Great career opportunities if employees wish to work toward them

Cons

Management expects top-quartile performance while providing industry average compensation

Advice to Management

Reward rank and file employees for providing the dedication it takes to be a top performer

Other Employee Reviews for Weyerhaeuser

  1. "Overall a good company with a mid-20th century management style"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Worst pulpmill - Port Wentworth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

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