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MeadWestvaco Reviews

Updated October 5, 2017
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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MeadWestvaco (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good co workers to work within the operation

    Cons

    A lot of Corp. Bureaucracy and micro management by senior leadership


  2. "graphic designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    big company, well organized. nice facility.

    Cons

    hard to get promoted.

  3. "Cost Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MeadWestvaco full-time

    Pros

    Great team to work with

    Cons

    Lack of communication from Corporate


  4. "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


  5. "Purification Cellutions"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Senoia, GA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Senoia, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MeadWestvaco as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good operators, 3-4 engineers on the team were helpful

    Cons

    The rest of the engineering team not helpful, divide between the engineering team and operators apparent.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so snobbish and give more back to your employees and stop over working them.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good work environment

    Cons

    Cuts corners, inconsistent communications to employees


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    "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.

  8. "MWV Charleston"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in North Charleston, SC
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in North Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MeadWestvaco as an intern

    Pros

    Location- it's only 15 minutes from downtown, small work environment, passionate workforce, casual work environment,

    Cons

    No diversity, limited opportunities, age gap in employment; few recent college graduates, no women engineers, can be unprofessional at times

    Advice to Management

    Don't stop hiring people in downturns, don't be afraid to fire someone who is unprofessional, improve the HUman resources


  9. "Co-Op Review"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Tuscaloosa, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MeadWestvaco as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance seemed to be okay for the paper industry, even for some of the higher level engineers.

    Cons

    Co-op was not geared towards learning about the process and more towards having some cheap labor. They tend to low-ball starting salary offers.

    Advice to Management

    Add more emphasis to learning about the process during co-op terms.


  10. "Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, people, and community involvement.

    Cons

    Stringent internal screening discourages those who seek growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Create a pipeline for developmental growth for everyone.


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