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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. "Global Technical Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Technical Lead in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Global Technical Lead in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people at this company.

    Cons

    Technical track is very linear.


  2. "Former Employee (Huntington Beach, CA Office)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Huntington Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked there for a little over 5 years in the Huntington Beach, CA office. We had a good team and we became a family. It was very hard to leave.

    Cons

    I don't recall any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Just always communicate and show your employees you appreciate them.


  3. "Great Co-op experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Co-Op in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cross functional development throughout the supply chain sector. I loved the environment, the pay was fine because they accommodated for housing.

    Cons

    If you weren't a motivated individual or you weren't a great fit socially, you struggled. I had a great experience because I connected on both a professional and personal level with most of the employees and higher ups.

    Advice to Management

    I think the program was pretty top notch. It was a small enough program that each individual was cared for compared to working for a huge company that didn't really care about individual co-ops.


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  5. "Big Company pros and cons - Chemical Division"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MeadWestvaco (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company with room for growth. Tend to promote from within and willing to provide opportunities to those that demonstrate ability and work ethic.

    Cons

    Highly focused on main business segments and try to apply similar management styles across the board where business manager insight should be more highly valued.

    Advice to Management

    Trust those who are in the lab, field, and in touch with the businesses that the collective bottom line relies upon.


  6. "Finance Lead"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midlothian, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midlothian, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and great benefits

    Cons

    Declining business and significant challenges

    Advice to Management

    NA


  7. "pays well"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Safety Health in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Safety Health in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well big company some get lost in the shuffle

    Cons

    Managers look outside dont hire within always


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Working at MWV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Engineering Accountant/Administrative Coordinator in Mechanicsville, VA
    Current Employee - Corporate Engineering Accountant/Administrative Coordinator in Mechanicsville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome Company to work for. Professional Atmosphere. A place where we get things done without gossip, drama and playing. Yet a very friendly place. People look at each other and greet others walking by and in the elevator.

    Cons

    As a New Employee coming from outside the Company, training was not our strong point. Having a who's who, what systems we use, how to get around the systems would have been helpful. HR has since implemented an orientation for new employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "MWV"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Foreign/Domestic Payment Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Foreign/Domestic Payment Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    MWV corporate headquarters is a great place to work with an on-site gym, located in beautiful downtown Richmond, VA. Work/life balance is encouraged and work schedules are encouraged to help facilitate this balance.

    Cons

    Location does not afford convenience for lunchtime errands or restaurants. Options are to pack lunch or purchase from the rather costly on-site cafeteria.


  10. "Maintenance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None cause there is nothing good about making pennies when less then a 100 yards there making $40 hours doing less

    Cons

    Poor management and planning threw out the plant

    Advice to Management

    Just quit cause all of them are really annoying and not even close to what a management team is supposed to be


  11. "Customer Service"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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