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Plum Creek Timber Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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  1. "Great Place To Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee At Corporate Office in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Employee At Corporate Office in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Plum Creek Timber full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plum Creek had a great culture and was full of friendly, knowledgeable employees.

    Cons

    Company was sold to Weyerhaeuser--a good place to work in its own right.


  2. "IT Analyst/Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - IT Analyst/Project Manager in Columbia Falls, MT
    Former Employee - IT Analyst/Project Manager in Columbia Falls, MT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Plum Creek Timber (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, great people and good work life balance. Good compensation, especially bonuses!!! Good benefits package, including pension, 6% 401k match, medial low and high deductible choices.

    Cons

    Merged with Weyerhaeuser. Bonuses cut in half, no pension, 3% match, only high deductible medical.

    Advice to Management

    They should have never merged, Plum Creek was a far better employer. Very sad.


  3. "Excellent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brunswick, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brunswick, GA

    I worked at Plum Creek Timber (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great! Flexible and easy to work for

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of work


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  5. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT SDA in Columbia Falls, MT
    Former Employee - IT SDA in Columbia Falls, MT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome company to work for. Great pay, great culture, great people to work for

    Cons

    The merger with Weyerhaeuser Timber


  6. "Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee in Columbia Falls, MT
    Former Employee - Employee in Columbia Falls, MT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Plum Creek Timber full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Above market salaries & benefits, interesting and challenging work. Not too political or bureaucratic and employees are generally empowered and engaged. Would have worked there for the foreseeable future if the merger with WY had not occurred.

    Cons

    Work environment (office in Columbia Falls MT) is sub-standard. Since there is a 20 word minimum requirement, I will go on to say that this was a great place to work before the merger with WY.

    Advice to Management

    As a former employee I have no advice to give to current management.


  7. "A pretty good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time at Plum Creek, and noticed that it got much more relaxed and less formal in the time that I was there. Everyone is very smart and capable, only a very few bad apples in the bunch.

    Cons

    Senior management can be slow to adapt, would like company to embrace longer-term outlook rather than quarterly focus. 2 weeks paid vacation to start is not very good.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the company culture is taking root at all levels - sometimes managers that don't have lives don't want their direct reports to have lives either.


  8. "It is good"

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    Current Employee - Forester in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Forester in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plum Creek Timber full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company great job carefully planned thoughtful will be bought by Weyerhaeuser will be interesting to see their management style and philosophy

    Cons

    None none none none none none none not much to say as plum creek will no longer be a company

    Advice to Management

    Rock on


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Manufacturing and Finance Department in Corporate Office"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia Falls, MT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia Falls, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Plum Creek Timber full-time

    Pros

    I resigned and best decision I could of made in my life!

    Cons

    Favoritism, harassment, no trust, wouldn't advance unless I obtained a masters and incurred $80k in school loan debt- no thanks! treated very poorly as I was hard working employee for 15 years!

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to build your employees up not break them down.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent executive management, trouble below""

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plum Creek Timber full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extremely well experienced executive management team and guided the company through the recession very well. Strong growth prospects for the future for the company as a whole. Well diversified geographically and opportunity to grow *if you're in the right business units*.

    Cons

    With the caveat noted in the Pros section, the company is fairly old and set in its ways. There are some growth opportunities, but only really in its primary business lines (forestry and timber products). Most of the operations are managed out of Montana (Flathead Valley), so if you want to move up in the company you often have to move there on that path. However, there isn't much growth in ANY field. You often have to wait for more senior workers to retire or get jobs elsewhere.

    Significant cultural problems in IT. Merit is not often recognized and reviews are subjective, not based on work performed for all employees.

    Will only support continuing education within the business line you're currently employed in, and even then it is arbitrary (some get it, some don't, manager's discretion).

    Advice to Management

    Take a long, hard look at the review process. Review of this process needs to be handled across business lines to ensure fairness and mitigate arbitrary behavior on the part of senior IT managers. The drive to control costs is good, but good employees shouldn't be sacrificed with BS reviews in order to justify the poor performance of others.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Not on the cutting edge in technology but managament cares"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Kalispell, MT
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Kalispell, MT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Plum Creek Timber full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the midst of this recession everyone was given a blanket 2% raise to show they cared. We also still get a well run, well funded defined pension program along with a well run 401K. We are always told that management says people first

    Cons

    Small company with a lot of petty small compay politics. A single person can carry to much churn with a couple of allies.

    Advice to Management

    I was told ther other day that a person I work with feels like working for Plum Creek must be a little like what it feels to win the lottery. In these difficult economic times she felt like the top management is looking out for us -- there's not much more that can be added to that.



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