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MeadWestvaco Reviews

Updated April 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Management very supportive of career goals and respect home and work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Good pay and benefits and retirement package (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • There weren't many cons besides the fact they layed off employees (in 3 reviews)

  • No one is willing to comment on that part (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Procurement Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Procurement Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at MeadWestvaco full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, managers did not micro-manage, centralized information

    Cons

    Slow to make and implement decisions


  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MeadWestvaco (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Average age is too high

    Advice to Management

    Plan for the future generation


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Aerator/Finishing and Packing in Winchester, KY
    Former Employee - Aerator/Finishing and Packing in Winchester, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MeadWestvaco (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best people I ever worked with, great bosses and working environment. A lot of chances for moving up in company.

    Cons

    Twelve hour shifts, and working 7 twelve hour days are hard. A lot of meetings and they need to keep up with pay scale of surrounding companies.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of spending so much on a fall picnic, or ordering food all the time put that money towards employees paychecks.


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  5. "Positive Experience"

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    Former Employee - Account Representative in Grandview, MO
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Grandview, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MeadWestvaco full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great and engaged management, friendly environment, partnership and collaboration, flexibility, people that really care. Opportunity to work with Salesforce, and gain experience in Supply & Demand management projects & Kazan events.

    Cons

    In general the company as a whole is heading in a positive direction but some of the Plastics division's systems are outdated, which at times can cause and create additional challenges. Disconnect from headquarters and manufacturing locations.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to work remotely, I believe this will allow you to keep top performers longer. Not allow lower performers to pull the team down as much.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Short Stay"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in North Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Product Manager in North Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent technologies and product portfolio attracted me to the company. They seemed like leaders in their markets and asked me to develop new products for them. Good feel for a few weeks.

    Cons

    VP was threatened by me and had me fired for no reason. Poor leadership and paranoid atmosphere emerged with the training sessions. Training seemed to focus on the "Be Bold" mantra which covered up that the company wanted only conformists and those who feared bold!

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with staff and try to end the old MWV paranoia of employers and employees. Focus on the real Bold leaders and promote an open and honest company.


  7. "Learned a lot and worked with a lot of outstanding people."

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Co-Op in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Co-Op in Columbus, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with a diverse rang of equipment.

    Cons

    Company acquisition. They keep getting bought out and the work load keeps increasing.

    Advice to Management

    Keep us safe


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MeadWestvaco full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Great relationships cultivated from my employment.

    Cons

    The worst HR leadership ever. HR leadership needs to be changed. They were intimated by certain educated employees and wasn't interested in empowering their employees or developing them.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your people! Don't continue to lose out on great people.


  9. "Maint eng"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Maintenance Tech in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MeadWestvaco full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Close too home good

    Cons

    Not enough time off 70 her a week for 28 years

    Advice to Management

    Times are hard but the strong get up and do what they need too do


  10. "Forester"

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    Former Employee - Forester in Rupert, WV
    Former Employee - Forester in Rupert, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Management very supportive of career goals and respect home and work life balance. Co workers respectful and always willing to assist. Family type atmosphere. Great place to work and no one leaves willingly.

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement since no one wants to leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Too bad you sold off forest land in the past.


  11. "MeadWestvaco - Sourcing Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at MeadWestvaco full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities to prove your worth & gain experience

    Cons

    Lots of changes as mergers and spin offs take place



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