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Roseburg Forest Products Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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  1. "Production Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Simsboro, LA
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Simsboro, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Upper Management invests in improving the skills of the supervisors and managers.

    Cons

    The industry feels like it is volatile.


  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. "i got fired"

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    Former Employee - Mill Production in Roseburg, OR
    Former Employee - Mill Production in Roseburg, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company work for and love job

    Cons

    Couldn't smoke and wish they had work hours bettre

    Advice to Management

    good management


  4. "Ten Years and Little to Show for It"

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    Former Employee - Coregrader in Riddle, OR
    Former Employee - Coregrader in Riddle, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is decent for the area, and many of the floor employees are very nice. You will make many great friends.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. You will not be treated with respect and everything you say will be treated like a personal attack against your supervisors. There are many employees who have great ideas that are turned down because the supervisors fear that they are going to look bad for not developing it themselves. Lower management is incredibly fraternal in their organization and I personally witnessed a "department head" challenge others to fist fights after work. The atmosphere is chaotic and other than good floor employees and decent pay, there is no reason that I should have wasted a decade in this place.

    Advice to Management

    Be very careful who you promote from within. The supervisors act like a college fraternity and often demean and insult their employees. Productivity would improve greatly if managers made themselves a part of the team and accountable to their employees. This applies to quality as well.


  5. "Laborer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riddle, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riddle, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Make good money without an education.

    Cons

    Work hours, no career progression, hard on families and wear and tear on the body.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like humans and not like an extension to a machine, overworking them to make numbers (or a record) affects employees and causes injuries, which in turn affects their life in the long run.


  6. 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.


  7. "Stacker Opp, Core Grader"

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    Current Employee - Core Grader in Riddle, OR
    Current Employee - Core Grader in Riddle, OR
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    benifits, great pay, able to grow with in the company

    Cons

    At times can be physically demanding

    Advice to Management

    listen to the workers on the floor.

  8. "Plant Scheduler"

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    Former Employee - Plant Scheduler in Oxford, MS
    Former Employee - Plant Scheduler in Oxford, MS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Roseburg cares a great deal for it's employees.

    Cons

    They shut the Oxford Plant down.


  9. 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


  10. 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


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