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West Fraser Timber Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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West Fraser Timber President & CEO Ted Seraphim
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  1. "Great Company!"

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    Former Employee - Procurement Forester in Riegelwood, NC
    Former Employee - Procurement Forester in Riegelwood, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at West Fraser Timber full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I had a great job...its a shame I had to relocate! Lots of flexability!

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of written policy...I'm not sure if that's good or bad. ;) The work could be tedious.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! You're doing a great job.


  2. "Plant manager makes it a terrible place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Augusta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at West Fraser Timber full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Would probably be an o.k place

    Cons

    Plant manager, micro managed, follows you, never heard anything good about him. Nott even oh he's ok when u get to know him. Nope nothing

    Advice to Management

    Fire him. Apparently he has been from other jobs

  3. Helpful (1)

    "West Fraser forklift operator 2016"

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    Current Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Mansfield, AR
    Current Employee - Fork Lift Operator in Mansfield, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at West Fraser Timber full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, people , placement atmosphere

    Cons

    Pay to low for work and not set days off


  4. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Sales in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The salary compensation is above average, benefits are good and the vacation package is good.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. There are no individual performance goals. No one has a clear picture of what is expected.

    Advice to Management

    Set performance goals, allow people to achieve them. Coach them if goals are not met. Praise employees when they meet or exceed goals,


  5. "Change in management not good."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germantown, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at West Fraser Timber full-time

    Pros

    None that I can think of at the moment.

    Cons

    The new way of management in IT has created a very hostile work environment. If and when you take an opening in the IT Department right now.....WATCH YOURSELF.

    Advice to Management

    Look at all the surrounding factors instead of only focusing on one thing or person. Stop the favoritism because of race and gender. Listen to employees who have good ideas instead of shutting them down because of low seniority or title. Please stop allowing arrogance and disheartening comments overtake you....that assists in creating a hostile work environment and brings down Morale among peers. Finally BE FAIR TO YOUR EMPLOYEES.


  6. "maintenance superentendent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, AL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at West Fraser Timber full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    can work all you want.

    Cons

    they want you to work 7 days a week even if you are salaried.

    Advice to Management

    management has gotten weak since retirement of plant manager.


  7. "Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at West Fraser Timber full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great over time hours get the training you need to do the job

    Cons

    Not really family oriented so if family comes first probably not a good place to work

  8. "IT Manager - US Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at West Fraser Timber full-time

    Pros

    Good, solid company. Largest lumber manufacturer in North America. Good employees/coworkers.

    Cons

    IT organization in US is limited in growth. They terminated me without cause (position eliminated).

    Advice to Management

    Be more employee centered.


  9. "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at West Fraser Timber full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pays good, benefits, 401 k, vacation, bonuses

    Cons

    No office personal on site to make decisions, to many people in charge


  10. "It was work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at West Fraser Timber (More than a year)

    Pros

    Put a lot of training into my head

    Cons

    72 hours a week. Management says family first. Only the family is always put on back shelf


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