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MeadWestvaco Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay and benefits and retirement package (in 15 reviews)

  • Great people to work with in a wonderful area of the city (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • No one is willing to comment on that part (in 4 reviews)

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

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  1. "MeadWestvaco - Sourcing Professional"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Global Technical Lead"

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    • 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.

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  4. "Great Co-op experience"

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    • 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.


  5. "MWV"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at MeadWestvaco full-time

    Pros

    Culture , values , opportunities, people .

    Cons

    lack of clear goals , changes direction often ,


  6. "Co-op engineering at paper mill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work environment was great and management seemed invested in personal progress as an engineer.

    Cons

    Papermill is kind of old and there seems to be a lack of initiative.


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

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    • 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.

  8. "Staff Attorney"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MeadWestvaco full-time

    Pros

    Nice work out facilities, people, restaurant, location, buildings, city.

    Cons

    Restructure very often (almost every the other year) resulting in stress about job security, too many management layers, too many relocation

    Advice to Management

    Stop reorganizeation every the other year


  9. "Finance Lead"

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    • 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


  10. "Recruitment Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruitment Manager
    Former Employee - Recruitment Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large, branded company image with a diverse work force and great technical tools

    Cons

    Not consistently supportive of a virtual work environment across all divisions

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people you hire to do great work without being under your thumb


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