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Holmen Reviews

Updated Jan 13, 2019

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3.7
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Holmen President and CEO Henrik Sjölund
Henrik Sjölund
1 Rating
  1. "Dba"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Holmen full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good CEo

    Cons

    None. A lot of traveling

    Holmen2017-07-31
  2. "Good experience as thesis student"

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    Master Thesis Student in Stockholm, Stockholm
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Holmen for less than a year

    Pros

    To begin with, the company is solid and healthy. The head office employees are nice. Working hours are perfectly reasonable, leaving leisure time. The office in central Stockholm is in the most wonderful location ever!

    Cons

    There is little international culture, therefore it happens to be in the middle of a conversation that is completely held in swedish even if you do not speak swedish.

    Holmen2019-01-13
  3. "Truck driving, machine operator, materials manager etc."

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    Former Employee - Truck Driver in Norrköping
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Holmen part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good compensation and working hours. I had very good fellow employees but guess that is just luck.

    Cons

    A feeling of negativism over the entire plant, no positive work culture.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on hiring and retaining new/young personnel with an incentive to achieve something.

    Holmen2015-02-16
  4. Helpful (2)

    "poor leadership - good salary"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Holmen

    Pros

    the salary is rather good compared to what is generally paid for this job, colleagues and managers are very friendly, international environment

    Cons

    due to a very flat organization there are only little carreer chances, little acknowledgment for good performance, leadership is very poor and the same applies to HR, performance reviews are rather based on individual perception than achievements which can be measured (e.g. no key performance indicators)

    Advice to Management

    improve leadershipskills within the management team, introduce instruments which allow to measure the employee's performance, more transparence, improvements in HR qua availability and skills

    Holmen2011-01-07
  5. Helpful (1)

    "9-5 job without future perspective but with decent salary"

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    Account Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Holmen

    Pros

    It is an informal environment, Ideal for part-timers with not much career ambition and that have fullfullment outside the work environment

    Cons

    Matrix organization, nobody know who is responsible of what, and at the end it is always your fault. Lack of leadership. Very poor HR. They don't even have KPI.

    Advice to Management

    Change organization structure, prize entrepreneurship and initiative. Clarify company goals and set KPI. DO not make promise you cannot mantain (career?), nor lie about petty issues, as it only disrupt your credibility.

    Holmen2009-06-13
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