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Resolute Forest Products Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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Resolute Forest Products President & CEO Richard Garneau
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Pros
  • The pay was great the people I worked with and for were all good people (in 3 reviews)

  • Good salary, managers are kind, respectful and understanding with Dr (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad leadership, bad business practices, high stress, poor work/life (in 3 reviews)

  • Senior Management consisted of the "good old boy" network with little diversity at the top (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Poor Corporate Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rock Hill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Resolute Forest Products full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, good location and mostly good people to work with.

    Cons

    2 - 3 staff managers are horrible to work with. Corporate put the company into bankruptcy a few years back and they are now selling off assets just to have operating capital. Stock prices have plummeted the last couple from $20 to less than $5.


  2. "Once was great!"

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Catawba, SC
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Catawba, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Resolute Forest Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay, coworkers, 401-K, 12 hour shifts with two weekends off a month

    Cons

    Understaffed, so you have to work one or both weekends because of overtime. "Duh" Canadians running place into the ground. Morale is at an all time low. They shutdown two perfectly good paper machines for no good reason.

    Advice to Management

    Please sell the paper part of your company to folks with paper expertise, and stick to Canadian lumber!

  3. "Maintenance"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance in Catawba, SC
    Current Employee - Maintenance in Catawba, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Resolute Forest Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Experience and pay close to home

    Cons

    Managers just don't know the jobs and their employees are unfair


  4. "Stay away from, if looking for stableablity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Resolute Forest Products full-time

    Pros

    If you live close it is ok

    Cons

    Company on brink of bankruptcy again


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Millwright"

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    Current Employee - Millwright in Catawba, SC
    Current Employee - Millwright in Catawba, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Resolute Forest Products full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    20 year employee, great co-workers and fair benefits. I love my job!

    Cons

    This mill is micro managed from the Canadian head quarters. This leadership has destroyed this mill site. In just a few short years this management they took a Flagship mill who's profits carried this company and run it in the ground. Some employees think the Canadians are doing this on purpose. This is the worst management I've ever seen in my 40 years of working.

    Advice to Management

    Please sell this mill to an American company


  6. "Used to be great, now not so much"

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    Current Employee - 5th Hand in Catawba, SC
    Current Employee - 5th Hand in Catawba, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Resolute Forest Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, co-workers and management

    Cons

    Schedule, work environment, upper management


  7. Helpful (1)

    "millwright"

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    Current Employee - Mastercraft Millwright in Catawba, SC
    Current Employee - Mastercraft Millwright in Catawba, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Resolute Forest Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great living wages and benefits

    Cons

    Mill is shutting down lines and will likely go out of business in the next 2 years

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to get organized and stop cutting corners

  8. "My experience as a graduate engineer so far has been great."

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    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Grenada, MS
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Grenada, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work with great people, easy to get along with. They bring new hires along slowly and do a great job of acclimating.

    Cons

    Job involves a lot of pitch control in product which is a very difficult thing to control. Difficult to pin exact answers down for quality improvement.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Downward death spiral"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Calhoun, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Calhoun, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Resolute Forest Products full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really good people in the rank and file. Companies plans to enter tissue market represents some of the largest investments in North America paper industries. Good pay.

    Cons

    No resources. No training. No routine maintenance. Investments seemed to be a disaster as led by incompetence. Corporate leadership is a comedy of fools. The leadership is bad, so very bad. No strategy, no real focus on waste or effective focus to improve costs. Company is led by arrogant fools. Poor upward mobility. Bad leadership, bad business practices, high stress, poor work/life. Oh the list goes in.

    Advice to Management

    I think you're a hopeless lot, but if you stop patting yourselves in the back for 10 min and go back to basic business principles maybe you can return the company to profitability. Stop paying premiums all the time because you're too damn cheap. Start focusing on waste. Start building an actual process optimization team and utilizing them (Op-ed, LSS, something..). A new fancy machine isn't going to fix anything if what's supporting it is rotten to the core. Invest in your people and in sound business strategies. Every dollar you cut from maintenance and personell costs you 2+. Realize you've filled your leadership ranks with incompetence and stupidity.


  10. "Poor Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Catawba, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Catawba, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Resolute Forest Products full-time

    Pros

    Money, money, money, money, money

    Cons

    Dysfunctional
    Poor Leadership
    No work life balance


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