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Roseburg Forest Products Dillard Reviews

Updated April 6, 2017
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Dillard, OR

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Front Line in Dillard, OR
    Former Employee - Front Line in Dillard, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Holiday time is fantastic. The mill operation itself is world class. Safe place to work and some friendly people in general. The company is really a great business to work for.

    Cons

    Direction of initiatives is unclear. Hours can be gruesome for salary positions, 50 plus is common place.

    Advice to Management

    Consider change as a positive


  2. "Roseburg Forest Products"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Dillard, OR
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Dillard, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roseburg Forest Products full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Roseburg is a large company, spread out over the US, that has a secured grasp of the wood products market. They have been able to maintain there customer base and will remain a leader for many years to come. The recently moved their headquarters from Dillard, Oregon to Springfield, Oregon, with the hope of attracting new college graduates from nearby Oregon University.

    Cons

    Roseburg is in the middle of making a major changes to the management of the company. The company is privately owned, but the family wants Roseburg to start thinking like a large corporation. This requires major changes in the management structure and processes. The company is making the changes as quick as is possible and want the work force to accept the change. Unfortunately, the workers don't feel they are part of the change and don't accept in the changes being made. This makes it difficult to manage any change without coming across as a dictator.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great pay and benifits, low quality environment both in managment/employee relations and environmental health savety"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator and Many Other Jobs in Dillard, OR
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator and Many Other Jobs in Dillard, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits for the area that the company employs in. Fairly normal manufacturing shift schedules. Fair system of employee seniority in place for obtaining better jobs.

    Cons

    Quality management seems to be almost non-existent. In my experience management tends to be childish, arrogant, and largely incapable of understanding complex issues. When employees bring issues to managements attention, the typical response ultimately equates to "shut up and get back to work". Upper management seems to suffer from an inability to understand the basic realities of individual day to day jobs. An example would be when we got a new plant manager, the first thing he did was begin adding quite a few new grades to be pulled by Core Graders. He did not address/consider machine speeds, manning requirements, or any other factors that affect the employees ability to complete the new requirements of the job. The end result was an inability of the affected employees to pull the new grades, and then management began reprimanding those employees for failure. Most of my experience with management during 14 years of employment with this company, at 3 different plant sites, can be defined along the lines of these examples. If you can shut up and do your job, regardless of the insanity around you, you will be just fine working at Roseburg Forest Products.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to determine which employees are honest and qualified at what they do and listen to their feedback. Know what you don't know, be honest about it, and listen to your employees that do know. Upper management needs to screen floor foreman more closely. An individuals maturity level and personality are very important factors for determining someone's ability to manage employees. If your employees have little to no respect for whom has authority over them, then you will never achieve maximum efficient productivity and safety from them.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dillard, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dillard, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for the area. Large company that is willing to hire/ promote from within. Co-workers/ superiors/ associates all have voice that can be heard given channels are followed.

    Cons

    Direction of company programs is not complete or followed through. The team is continually fighting a fire instead of preemptively addressing issues already known. Salaried employees work 50 plus weekly

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the team and building the young generation of employees from within the company


  6. "Run run run"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Dillard, OR
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Dillard, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great location. The pay for the area is decent. A lot of the people are very friendly.

    Cons

    Horrible management.lack of growth. Safety programs run by idiots. To much Covering there butts and not running a good company. You literally feel like the want to control every Aspect of your life. Not employee friendly or equal opportunity for all.

    Advice to Management

    Move management people around . Buddy systems corrupt employment. Be more sensitive to employees needs. Lead with growth and development make it a team not a little prison camp.


  7. "Positive employee environment and industry competetive compensation"

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    Former Employee - Summer/Vacation Relief in Dillard, OR
    Former Employee - Summer/Vacation Relief in Dillard, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roseburg Forest Products part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Extremely committed to employee safety and well-being and ample opportunities for diversity and vertical progression. Most first line supervisors and even middle managers have been promoted from within and started in the general labor pool.

    Cons

    Occasional corporate/union tension and vulnerability to layoffs mostly due to industry volatility. Corporate aims at cutting pension funds and employee benefits first when market starts to weaken.

    Advice to Management

    Sustain safety and employee well-being atmosphere in place. Continue promoting from within and selectivity of seasonal rehiring.


  8. "Great Location and Long Term Vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dillard, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dillard, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -One of the few companies that really lives their values
    -Long term decision making in everything they do creates a culture where short term gains are discarded for more strategic initiatives even if there would be a short term loss
    -The people are nice and down to earth atmosphere with co-workers is the friendliest I have ever experienced all the way from hourly workers to executives
    -Management has passion for what they do

    Cons

    -Timber industry is cyclical and oftentimes the downturns can be painful especially with the close relationships developed between co-workers
    -Hours can be long

    Advice to Management

    Continue current initiatives and focus on developing internal talent more. Find the sweet spot between world class management and entrepeneurial spirit at the plant level.


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