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Updated January 18, 2018
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  • Very few women in upper management positions (in 11 reviews)

  • They are no longer the company they once were (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great 118 year old company. Great products & services. Ethical, responsible, reliable, fair pay, easy to work for, fun, family, profit sharing, great benefits

    Cons

    Big, slow to make changes, not good at holding people accountable, pay based on longevity vs results, so concerned with being black at the bottom, that we step over a dollar to pick up a penny. SAP

    Advice to Management

    Management should hold employees accountable


  2. "Old school anything new is for show"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time

    Pros

    Nice shiny new building in a happening fun area of Seattle.

    Cons

    Leadership hires friends, does not work to develop employees. Micromanaging at it's finest. Does not value education or ambition; is looking for employees to take sub par compensation to save money on the bottom line. Would not recommend applying under any circumstance.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Research Technician III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time

    Pros

    Great people development at Weyerhaeuser.

    Cons

    There were frequent Layoffs at Weyerhaeuser.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "A company that is changing - to the worse for employees and forests"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compansation was good, benefits were OK by Federal Way standards, but probably subpar by Seattle standards. Projects were interesting and challenging and it was fun to work on them. If you are a lazy person, you'll do fantastically here, because there's no individual accountability (see below).

    Cons

    Research is not a priority in this company, as evidenced by selling off or closing down research departments. In the meantime, the company still claims that R&D is a foundation of decision-making and plays the innovation card to the public. This is concerning in many ways, i.e. with regards to sustainable forestry in the future.
    The management I have experienced is incompetent in all regards except achieving their own personal interests. Micromanaging at its worst, number pushing, and absolutely no comprehension on how research works. Low performing team members are not held accountable, personal friendships define who gets promoted and who doesn't, new ideas get quenched straight off the bat, and motivation has steadily declined over the time I have been with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending that R&D is important to the company. Stop pretending safety is important to the company. If it were, you would not treat your employees like children that can't be trusted to open doors without hurting themselves.
    Completely replace mid-to senior-level management with outside talent to break up the cycle of incompetency and nepotism.
    Bottom line: adhere to the values the company pretends to have.


  5. "ok"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent coworkers, easy work and decent insurance.

    Cons

    Not very clear about what is going on.


  6. "Shipper/Planner"

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    Former Employee - Shipper/Planner in Sweet Home, OR
    Former Employee - Shipper/Planner in Sweet Home, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money was good/benefits was okay not but okay

    Cons

    They don't treat everyone equal


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Western Timberlands Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time

    Pros

    Many open positions since people quit at such a high rate, which in itself is a red-flag. This place is only a great stepping stone to obtain another job.

    Cons

    Morale is in the gutter across all employees. Management, which has been inflated with middle managers, is flaky, incompetent, and does not have your back. Your chances of advancement depend more on the color of your nose than the quality of your work. Workers who excel are pigeon-holed in their roles while inept employees are bounced upward. Developmental training is reserved for those pre-destined for advancement (see above) and as a carrot to keep disgruntled, but essential, employees from quitting. Pay increases are withheld from entry-level to first level workers despite bring promoted and having more responsibilities. Necessary business tools, such as cellphones, have been ripped away, and you must now pay for the privilege to be on call 24/7. And don't expect to get any comp time (you WILL be working well over 60 hours/week and on weekends). Also, don't expect a work/life balance: departments are ridiculously understaffed, and your manager doesn't have one, so you won't, either. HR cannot be bothered to pretend that they even care about you; at least they're honest (in a sense).

    Advice to Management

    You all should be fired and replaced, but I doubt even that could save your company.

  8. "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

    Good people. Everyone is helpful.

    Cons

    Locations are distant from metropolitan areas


  9. "Review of sawmil"

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

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time

    Pros

    Leaving work each day
    getting a pay check

    Cons

    Awful place to work, starts with top leader in the mill
    If you are hourly or salary, you are disrespected and treated poorly no matter what you do
    There are better places to work for more money


  10. "Good Company to Work For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Federal Way, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, Advancement Potential, etc

    Cons

    Normal large company re-organization pains every 5 years or so


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