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Pros
  • Work/life balance is important to the company (in 3 reviews)

  • Was able to work directly on the paper machines doing trial work for new grade development (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • The mill is huge and very old so it can be hard as a first time engineering intern to get a grasp on the entire process (in 5 reviews)

  • The largest player in an enormous "dying" industry (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly atmosphere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liberty Township, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Liberty Township, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere with very friendly employees.

    Cons

    rocky industry to be in!


  2. "Production Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Planner in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Production Planner in Miamisburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, friendly coworkers, positive culture, various opportunities, valued employees, working late was not typical, rapid lean six sigma company

    Cons

    In an industry that was dying, the company could not adapt quickly, engineering was valued over all other fields, little opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    In a company that was going bankrupt, I wish they would have started some innovative thinking about product offerings or reduce capacity to help the market


  3. "NewPage Wisconsin"

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

    I worked at NewPage full-time

    Pros

    Great people. Great location. Minimal politics.

    Cons

    working under a severe financial storm cloud


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  5. "Great people on a sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miamisburg, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miamisburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people, the people, the people. There are folks that have worked here from the Mead, Westvaco and Consolidated days and that passion runs deep.

    Cons

    The largest player in an enormous "dying" industry. Leadership was typically a puppet for their private equity owners.


  6. "Customer service manager"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Manager in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Those that have stayed are pretty talented employees.

    Cons

    Poor industry. No innovation. Bankrupt. Downsizing to keep lights on.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate to stay a float.


  7. "Executive Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture and management team were excellent leaders.

    Cons

    The paper industry is in decline and that made running the business challenging


  8. "You are a number, not an employee"

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    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very few. Decent benefits package.

    Cons

    Highly political environment, promotions based on politics & relationships, not merit or skill set. Average compensation with no cost of living increases. Company carries a heavy debt load. Constant mergers and buy outs make stability nonexistent. Management will throw subordinates under the bus in a heart beat to protect themselves. Disagreement with the party line, even if you can back up your statements with hard numbers and facts, may get you terminated. I witnessed this happen to several people.

    Advice to Management

    Get politics and nepotism out of the office. Foster a culture of constructive criticism, and encourage people to present new ideas or approaches instead of quashing them out of hand.


  9. "The NewPage experiment is over"

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

    Pros

    Somewhat decent Salary and benefits.

    Cons

    Finally NewPage is no more, purchased by Verso. Upper management allowed self serving managers to terminate older CPI employees to make room for their cronies. What a disgrace NewPage was. They tried to prove they could run a company after they were released by Mead Westvaco. They failed miserably. Too bad so many were hurt by the incompetence.

    Advice to Management

    Why give advice. They listen to nobody, unless it lines their pockets.


  10. "Good culture. Bad industry."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH

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

    Pros

    Good culture. The focus on Lean Six Sigma provides career opportunities.

    Cons

    The paper industry continues to downsize and consolidate.


  11. "Expect higher pay to compensate a risky industry"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Miamisburg, OH
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Miamisburg, OH
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Legacy NewPage Management was very supportive and worked to develop employees.

    Cons

    Staffing is being cut and layoffs are likely. However, if you hold a position that is not laying off retention and spot bonuses are generous to keep employees from leaving.



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