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Rayonier Reviews

Updated January 8, 2017
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  1. "Tough Industry, Good People"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Account payables"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  3. "A Great Place to Start Your Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Long-term employee POV"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company. Takes good care of the land they own, cares about the health and well being of the forest.

    Cons

    No loyalty to employees, pile more work on fewer people and raise expectations.


  7. "It’s all relative – Individual results will vary."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Various in Tbilisi (Georgia)
    Current Employee - Various in Tbilisi (Georgia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    IT, accounting, Performance fibers, good dividend, forested holdings, decent benefits. Depending on what department you go to, it’s hard to say what’s good or bad. I will say the I.T. & I.T. related folks & most all accounting folks are world class.

    Cons

    (won’t apply in all departments) counter - productive culture, assuming direction at times, double standards, limited advancement opportunities, , hypocrisy, Compensation/advancement/duties/flexibility based on cronyism/nepotism, mediocre communication, inconsistent bureaucracy; lack of identity (copying/obsessing about other competitors activities), little applicable training/inefficient hardware, “information is power” mentality reducing forward progress, you’ll have multiple bosses; all which do not effectively communicate with one another, resource shortage/inefficient delegation yielding large unmanageable workload, feigning.

    Advice to Management

    Watch out for PCL!


  8. "Mixed Bag"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Esprit de Corps
    Supportive Local Senior Management

    Cons

    Value the dividend over everything else
    Benefits get worse year over year
    Limited Career growth


  9. "-"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Stable paycheck
    -Health benefits but no vision
    -401K

    Cons

    - Limited advancement
    - Strict culture
    - Increasing bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    -Increase pay for folks not executives


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