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Updated Nov 23, 2021

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4.0
89%
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99%
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UPM-Kymmene President and CEO Jussi Pesonen (no image)
Jussi Pesonen
40 Ratings
Pros
  • "The benefits are good and there's a good working environment(in 7 reviews)

  • "The work life balance is also very good(in 3 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Finland is an amazing country but is very far away(in 5 reviews)

  • "Very limited career opportunities in IT(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      good

      Jun 22, 2021 - Technical Customer Service Engineer 
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      Pros

      fexible working hours and good relationship with colleagues

      Cons

      low salary compared to the industry

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A great company but a toxic department to work in.

      Nov 23, 2021 - Senior Customer Service Specialist in Naperville, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Finnish mgmt cares, free lunches sometimes, freebies like mugs and clothes sometimes as well

      Cons

      I worked in the customer service department and it was run like a boot camp. The employees were very nice and caring but the department was run like a drill exercise every day where it was highly micromanaged. It was not an understanding work environment as to the day-to-day issues that customer service faced. It was very conflictive indeed. I know the employees would try to fulfill their daily tasks but they were always being called into the office and micromanaged. Highly stressful with little work/life balance.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Awful management

      Nov 3, 2021 - Customer Service Specialist in Naperville, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Certain benefits are ok and some not

      Cons

      Management is terrible. They only focus on making money to fill their pockets. They care less about their employees. They will secretly have people keep on eye on you. They filter your emails constantly. They do not respect privacy. I would firmly not consider this employer. The paper industry is an aging industry. No future.

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Used To Be Better....

      Apr 7, 2021 - Supply Chain Manager in Mills River, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits; the people do try hard

      Cons

      Too fragmented; too hard to service customers due to internal system limitations; very political

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good Place for Recent Grads

      Feb 2, 2021 - Chemist I 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are AMAZING, PTO and a good place to learn entry level chemist skills

      Cons

      No sick time-vacation and sick time come from the same pool, higher ups don't care to make the necessary changes for improvements as long as the money is made

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent company

      Nov 23, 2020 - Horticulture in Weston, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work environment, very professional, good pay

      Cons

      life balance sometimes turns difficult

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Great place to work

      Sep 21, 2020 - Customer Support &Amp; Services in Asheville, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really good people to work with. Safety first mindset. Really seem to care about the employees well-being.

      Cons

      Very little cross-training opportunities. People tend to get stuck in a role and get over-looked for internal openings.

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      UPM-Kymmene Response

      HR Director

      Thanks for the review & good point on job rotations.

    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Company that cares about its people and the planet

      Sep 18, 2020 - Manager in Asheville, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great leadership, good pay, and fantastic work environment

      Cons

      Fast-paced business that keeps you very busy

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Competitive Wages in a declining Industry.

      Feb 16, 2020 - Senior Production Planner in Naperville, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Competitive wages and benefits .. Flexible schedule in certain positions.

      Cons

      Printing papers which is UPM's main product is under pressure from declining magazine and catalog printing. Consolidation and mill closures haven't kept up with the decrease in demand. Other pressures are from lower cost production in Asia Pacific. Supply / Demand pushes prices down and paper manufacturing is capital intensive industry.

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Culture

      Mar 12, 2019 - Senior Director in Asheville, NC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Challenging work, smart co-workers, great global experiences

      Cons

      High travel, poor work-life balance

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