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  1. "Good company, good people"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Hoquiam, WA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Hoquiam, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rayonier (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company locations and fun working environment. Good people in most positions.

    Cons

    Lots of changes and shifts in strategy and direction. Some big downsizings occurred.


  2. "Work is easy just repetitive"

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    Current Employee - Operator III in Jesup, GA
    Current Employee - Operator III in Jesup, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Rayonier full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Easy work and good pay

    Cons

    8 hour swing shift

  3. "Rewarding job managing very good people"

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    Former Employee - Manager, Applications Development in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Manager, Applications Development in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, excellent benefits and compensation. flexible hours with some ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Often go for short wins without considering long term goals. This leads to communication gaps and poor decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to listen and lead. Don't make hasty decisions in spite of recommendations from employees closest to the issue.


  4. "Tough Industry, Good People"

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    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Operations Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning for someone early in their career. People were great and often helpful to the newbie.

    Cons

    Shrinking Industry. Hard to see long term career growth.


  5. "Account payables"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Payables in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Account Payables in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    This was contract position so I was only to stay per contract.

    Cons

    I would off stayed but it was a contract.

    Advice to Management

    The management was good.


  6. "Excellent Leadership and skill building opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Applications Development in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Manager, Applications Development in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with top notch people

    Cons

    Reluctant to adopt full lifecycle development practices

    Advice to Management

    Don't carry hands off management to the extreme


  7. "I've been here 21 years, it is a good, strong, stable company with good people working with me."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Director, IT in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Director, IT in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rayonier is very flexible, the people are honest with you, you know where you stand. Conservative, so we make it through the tough times and excel in good times.

    Cons

    Rayonier runs really lean on people. You have a lot of work to do, and it is sometimes hard to do a really good job because you have to keep so many balls in the air.

  8. "I truly miss my Rayonier family"

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    Former Employee - Revenue Leader
    Former Employee - Revenue Leader
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    During my time at Rayonier the management was truly concerned about the individual employees development and engagement within the company. In any meeting big or small every employee was encouraged to speak up and there were no wrong questions or answers. Before Diversity and Inclusion were big buzz words in business I feel that Rayonier was already living by these standards.

    Cons

    The base pay was fair but not as high as some others in the same industry/region pay. The terrific environment, bonuses and perks did help to make up for this.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to ensure all employees feel valued and are engaged in their work.


  9. "A Great Place to Start Your Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great training opportunities, local and national. Really interested in training employees across the US and allowing for lots of travel. Opportunity for growth if willing to relocate to remote locations, let me stress REMOTE. Great at training entry level employees, better than other similar timber companies.

    Cons

    Remote working locations, corporate culture focused on bottom line above all else, little interest in long term employee development and will make you move to remote places you don't want to be. Pay below industry standards.


  10. "Long-term employee POV"

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

    Pros

    During much of my time I worked in a stable environment. I had great support from my direct leadership and my projects were funded as needed. It was a challenging environment where I was expected to deliver consistent results. And that was something that I welcomed. You were paid well and the benefits were good. I worked with many great employees during my time.

    Cons

    Starting around 2007 the company changed. Senior management changed out and several former GP employees were brought in. Many felt the organization should run like GP. The problem was that Rayonier wasn't organized like GP & didn't have the resources to do what they did. Instead of honoring long-term values, the company changed. It became a very political organization where results did not matter as much as appearances. In time, several GP employees left & the company had to take drastic steps in splitting up.

    Advice to Management

    Adhere to the core values that made Rayonier a successful company for more than 70 years. Listen and count on your employees. Do not pay lip service to them.


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