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Weyerhaeuser Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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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. "Constant Change"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Heavy focus on career development at headquarters

    Cons

    Constant change leads to constant lack of certainty
    Lack of internal resources to get the job done


  2. "Great Company and Superior Staff"

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    Former Employee - Finance & Planning Manager in Naperville, IL
    Former Employee - Finance & Planning Manager in Naperville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Superior Staff. Great learning environment. Growth and change supported. Extremely ethical company.

    Cons

    Still in reorganization mode due to the REIT status.

    Advice to Management

    none

  3. "Stores Purchasing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser full-time

    Pros

    Efficient, on time, quick learner, always perform above expectations.

    Cons

    When asked to complete other non departmental projects & If I absolutely can not, Its EXTREMELY hard for me to reject this. I always want to help EVERYONE.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your employees trust you and also in you. If an employee does NOT feel as if they can turn to their supervisor for ANYTHING, then they may be creatng a very bad situation.


  4. "Growth Opportunity"

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

    Pros

    -Wonderful people who care about your well-being
    -Relaxed environment
    -Huge opportunity to learn about the industry. You will be surrounded with people who are are at the top of their field and they are overall happy to teach.

    Cons

    - Filled with 'yes men' who seem to not want to make waves by addressing the issues.
    -Changing business model. Becoming more corporate with every passing year. No one/no sector of the business is considered sacred or safe from the chopping block.
    -HQ just moved to Seattle. That commute is pure unadulterated misery.


  5. "Operator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was good and overtime available.

    Cons

    Its shift work and very hot in the Summer.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect


  6. "Good company USA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser full-time

    Pros

    Fair work for fair pay. Safe and comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    Limited ceiling for advancement. Paid by job with out opportunity for raises despite quality of work or effort exerted.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring incapable employees. Release employees that are a liability for safety and productivity.


  7. "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Designer
    Former Employee - Designer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment,benefits, training is top notch. Equipment is top notch. Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Tough business climate, resizing, restructuring, constant change. Challenging conditions for any prolonged stay. However, this is more a reflection of the industry rather than the company.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "A fresh coat of paint does not a new tractor make."

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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

    Pros

    Pay is barely acceptable for Seattle, but work environment, long, traffic filled commutes, and long hours quickly erode that benefit. Don't work here on salary.

    There are good people here, but none of them are in upper management. Middle managers and people on the front lines seem to actually care and be friendly, for the most part.

    Cons

    Where to even start? This place is a show and a half.

    The stated reason for moving to Seattle is to "attract new talent". Their behavior indicates that they don't truly believe this, or they are disconnected beyond belief. Nothing about what they are doing says that they actually care about talent, retention, or employees. All of that means bad things for you.

    First, lets start with the office.

    Seattle leaves a lot to be desired. Pioneer Square is a pretty rough neighborhood, and while it has its upsides, be prepared to walk past plenty of homeless people. Minimize the valuables that you are carrying, it is only a matter of time before an employee gets mugged.

    Once you're inside the building, it's all concrete, wood, and logos. "Look at all our products being showcased around you!" says the promotional material. It's an ego trip, and not even a very good one. Quite a few of the tables look like they are built out of plywood, there is exposed, unfinished wood everywhere, and what finished wood there actually is, usually has big, unintentional cracks in it. If they can't even bring their A-Game to their company HQ, what do you expect them to be doing to wood they don't actually care about? Also, bring tweezers. Splinters will be in your future.

    Unless you are upper management, you're very likely to end up in an open office plan. If you're upper management material, you can do better than Weyerhaeuser. If you are interviewing here, be sure to ask where you would be seated, as there is very little storage and no work space provided in the open offices. Walls on the cubes are also very low. Half-cubes (the ones with side desks) have it a little bit better, but not by much. The concrete echos, the windows are generally open, meaning you'll hear frequent sirens, and whatever is happening outside, for good or ill.

    Also, Weyerhaeuser does not care about you. Benefits are next to non-existent. that You can get an ORCA card, but given that pretty much everyone in Seattle will provide one of those for you, it's hardly worth mentioning. Health and 401Ks are a thing, but are nothing special.

    If you're anywhere near a C-level or their immediate underlings, be prepared to be micromanaged into the ground.

    Advice to Management

    If you're serious about trying to attract talent, pointing at your new building and talking about how cool you are is, at best, going to get you an eye-roll. Every company thinks they are cool. They usually aren't. If you want to attract talent, you have to give them a reason for them to want to work for you in the form of tangible benefits, such as better pay, private cubes...something. Your environment is actively working against you on this one, and it seems to be intentionally planned out that way, which seems counter-productive. Currently, you make it very obvious that if you aren't a C-level or one of their direct reporters, you don't matter. This needs to change, or your employees are only going to get more unhappy.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Accountant & Financial Analyst in Federal Way, WA
    Former Employee - Accountant & Financial Analyst in Federal Way, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Weyerhaeuser (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers and leaders, ample learning opportunities through projects such as Lean events. Used to have benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Loss of benefits and perks, employees taking a backseat to shareholders, numerous layoffs and loss of friends. No more benefits and perks.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to executives: have a care and don't lose sight of the importance of your greatest assets; your employees. Management: good luck.


  10. "Weyerhaeuser"

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    Current Employee - Planer Tech II in Dierks, AR
    Current Employee - Planer Tech II in Dierks, AR

    I have been working at Weyerhaeuser (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, co-workers, and management staff. It's like working in one big family.

    Cons

    Work hours can sometimes be strenuous.


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