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Weyerhaeuser Reviews

Updated July 4, 2018
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Pros
  • "Decent pay and good work life balance" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Relaxed group of great people who come together to support each other when needed" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management does not support mid level and below" (in 12 reviews)

  • "Long hours,rotating shift ,night shift" (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time

    Pros

    Great work experience for students!

    Cons

    Far from the seattle area for bussing


  2. "Weyerhaeuser sawmill tech III 3 years"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time

    Pros

    The money is good as well as the benefits.

    Cons

    The hours are long, and the conditions are hard.

  3. "Good place to work for now"

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    Current Employee - Millwright in Longview, WA
    Current Employee - Millwright in Longview, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay talented mechanics, busy work

    Cons

    Weekend shift. Poor communication busy work

    Advice to Management

    Rotate maintenance to weekdays and production to weekends


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to grow and diversified business lines.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy a little on the high side


  5. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, office environment and culture. There is ample opportunity to move up in your current position or even move to different positions. Extremely low turnover, which speaks well for how the company takes care of its people.

    There is a also a good amount of diversity within the company’s corporate office. I’ve seen some other reviews stating otherwise, but from what I’ve seen at my time here those statements are not accurate.

    Cons

    Can be slow to change in certain areas, and the safety aspect while important, is a bit too emphasized for a corporate environment.


  6. "Co, Execs & Mgmt THINK they are GREAT. BUT! - they don't listen, make stupid moves, no initiative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    they pay well. total comp pkg was pretty good - salary, insurance, decent bonus, 401-k + 50% match

    Cons

    HA! where to begin?!? staffing # are up & down like a yoyo. mgt says "we can't predict what the needs will be." right. eliminating jobs in one area only to add in another. they call it "right sizing". others call it bs. other co.'s staff at a level where they don't have to "eliminate jobs". apparently some over-hire and have to compensate when mkt changes

    Advice to Management

    replace them all. other companies seem to be much more in tune with the rank & file who do the heavy lifting. other companies are much more supportive of taking initiative, taking educated risks, much better at empowering rank & file to make decisions & initiative on their own.


  7. "Excellent Culture and an Exciting Corporate Location"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Accounting Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Teams and New building technology. Great location. Great managers. Very transparent.

    Cons

    None to share, excellent time. I just wanted to change my area of work.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Would not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working in the Seattle HQ is a big step up from the dinosaur buildings in Federal Way. Management seems to think that employees place a financial value on the work environment though and we are told that our work environment is 25% of our compensation. It's a beautiful but soul-less building in a neighborhood where you will be assaulted if you're a female in a skirt and heels. Shouldn't be a problem though since most likely if you work here you are white and male.

    Cons

    The resounding chorus heard throughout the low-cubicles on all seven floors: I have too much work to do, I can't keep up! To tolerate the high demands of work here you have to be able to truly leave your work when you leave the building. I always felt like I was failing (despite positive annual reviews) and when I told my manager he said he understood, that he also felt overloaded, but that we had to just persevere. The culture as a result is one of complaints and negativity, and my more talented colleagues in Seattle have ended up moving on to other opportunities.

    Regarding compensation, they seem to offer mid to low end of the salary range and have been transparent about their desire to attract mid to low end in terms of talent.

    Advice to Management

    The emphasis on safety at HQ is absurd. We don't need training on common sense topics such as traffic crossing safety and the dangers of sun exposure. We are adults, treat us as such! (I am not speaking of the mill locations, I'm sure safety there should continue to be taken seriously).

    Ironically, both times I was assaulted in Pioneer Square, it was not clear to whom I should report the incidents and as such I felt as if Weyerhaeuser didn't genuinely care about my safety. Your safety program in Corporate HQ is a joke to most everyone, but nobody wants to speak up. The Emperor's New Clothes, anyone?


  9. "Current employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and well run

    Cons

    culture is dominated by cutting costs


  10. "Weyerhaeuser Timberlands"

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    Current Employee - Forester in Broken Bow, OK
    Current Employee - Forester in Broken Bow, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good people locally, good safety

    Cons

    Slow to make decisions when urgency is needed.


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