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Louisiana-Pacific Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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  1. "Underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Roxboro, NC
    Current Employee - Utility Worker in Roxboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Louisiana-Pacific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with, as much overtime as you wanna work. Decent management. Ro

    Cons

    Couple supervisor are completely clueless and have been hired only for that supervision...no wood mill experience what so ever. Severely underpaid for the position. Also it doesn't matter to much how hard you work, it seems supervisors will hire their family and friends for open positions. It is a little of an uneasy feeling knowing that youre putting in for jobs and get turned down consistently cause they take people closer to them... experience and skill don't count just who you are. Actually make people do their jobs. Lots of people don't do crap around the mill and the few that Do, are forced to pick up the slack of everyone else. You're going to be passed over no matter your skill or work ethic for people who are either related to the supervisor or who are good buddies...might as well not even apply out of your shift
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    Advice to Management

    For some of the positions...they really need a raise. Utility operators are forced to know just about every position on the floor and yet are the lowest paid employees
      I have no idea where this makes sense. But it's ridiculous. You're forced to do everything from one end the mill to the other and make the least amount throughout the mill. Look at the wages here to other mills, we are severely underpaid comparatively...lots of times it doesn't matter what your job title is just do what the supervisor tells you to anyhow and trust me you'll be all over the mill doing others jobs for them. It's a true, do your job really well and you get to as well.


  2. "Louisiana Pacific fork lift"

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    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Hanceville, AL
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Hanceville, AL

    I have been working at Louisiana-Pacific (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    50 + hours per week. Company is consistently busy. No layoffs.

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between workers and management. 12 hour shifts, swing shift.

    Advice to Management

    More employee meetings to let workers voice concerns.


  3. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Louisiana-Pacific (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good internal culture. Promote from within.

    Cons

    A stagnant leadership culture. Same old way of doing everything.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in new ideas for growth.


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    "Decent job, poor career choice"

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    Former Employee - Utility Worker in Jasper, TX
    Former Employee - Utility Worker in Jasper, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ability to learn many skills, lots of cross-training opportunities.

    Cons

    Long wait as "temporary employee" (frequently seven months+) with no insurance or other benefits. Management frequently shows favoritism toward friends and family in promotions/switching jobs.

    Advice to Management

    A standard 90-day probationary period would be adequate; Making someone work full-time for six months or more, without a guarantee of job security or benefits, makes your organization appear very unprofessional and unstable. Potentially great employees will go elsewhere seeking long-term stability. The rampant favoritism by management is the worst I have seen anywhere.


  6. "All In It Together"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Louisiana-Pacific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    When budget cuts happened, the CEO and CFO took it in stride, selling the corporate jets and flying coach to remote sites. The culture with upper management was open. When things were going poorly, they let everyone know.

    Cons

    Remote sites don't necessarily have upper management oversight, so if your manager isn't great, nobody knows but the people who work for them.

    Advice to Management

    Know better what's happening with your managers who aren't on site. Get some input from the employees who work for the people you manage.


  7. "Programmer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, laid back culture. Most everyone in the company has a can do attitude. IT group's small size means that there means that there is an opportunity to make a real impact.

    Cons

    Senior management and the rest of the company doesn't place a high value on technology and IT. IT group as a whole is under resourced and over burdened. Salaries are below industry average.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to view technology as a competitive advantage versus just a cost center.


  8. "It was a good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Louisiana-Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Other employees are genuinely nice, great products to represent

    Cons

    management makes the worst decisions, management does not care about people, insurance is terrible

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to consultants, you are ruining a good thing.


  9. "Logistics Coordniator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Louisiana-Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Good Salary. Good Atmosphere. Good mid-level experience

    Cons

    Management needs improvement. Better training.

    Advice to Management

    Be more patient.


  10. "Great Company-Bad People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Louisiana-Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Benefits were great compared to the market

    Cons

    Micro managing was at an all time high

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people better


  11. "Pays the bills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, flexible hours, some autonomy

    Cons

    Being micro-managed and second guessed. Not trusted to do your job.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees to do their job. Recognize there is talent outside Nashville.


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