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"A great, caring company"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

A very strong, caring culture with the highest safety commitment of any organization. Employees build lasting, long term relationships and chose to stay with the company for a long time. Most employees have at least 15 years of service. Very strong work ethic, dedicated, smart employees who give back to their communities. .

Cons

The forest products industry is very cyclical so it can be tough to ride the commodity markets....highly dependent on housing.

Other Employee Reviews for Weyerhaeuser

  1. Helpful (1)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  2. "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.

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