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Enjoyable way to support my family.
Journeyman Printer (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INNovember 23, 2015
Fun work place with supportive management. Not all about the numbers but high on personal safety.. Decent amount of red tape and politics, but this is expected of a big company. The most enjoyable part of the job was working alongside my colleagues and learning from them. There was a lot of variety in what I did each day, ranging from the monotonous tasks to new projects that were challenging and exciting.
Pros
Good wages and benifits.
Cons
They closed my plant.
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Environment of future focus and success.
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (Current Employee) –  Kingsport, TNJune 3, 2016
Top company with advance business opportunities. Provides gym and other healthy opportunities to ensure a healthy workforce and also provides incentives for safe work environment. Largely communicative salaried workforce with a large effort for advanced teamwork efficiency and inclusion from the entire workforce in areas of change management. Good efforts to move the into updated industrial practices such as transformational leadership, where the management is more closely involved with the hourly staff. . Efforts to implement better practices slowly, but surely, taking effect.
Pros
Each employee matters
Cons
The decline of the use of paper places a concern for the future
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good first position
Traffic Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Ashdown, ARMay 2, 2016
the day would start receiving raw data from customers, this data was entered into the computer system for daily processing. the work was very high stress due to the Must complete nature of the business. However at the end of the day the work was rewarding after deadlines where met. with the satisfaction of a job completed accurately and on time.
Pros
co workers
Cons
lack of breaks and downtime during shift
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productive pretty easy going place.
Warehouse Lead (Current Employee) –  Waco, TXMarch 13, 2016
heavy in-bounds and outbound 2 or 3 days a week.
i have learned to prioritize all task
management is pretty helpful to a point
the rotating week is the hardest part of this job, but atleast you only work 4 days a week and rest for 4 days.
Pros
4 days off every week
Cons
insurance isn't the greatest.
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Great place to work with great benefits
Winder Operator (Current Employee) –  Bennettsville, SCJune 17, 2016
Atypical day at work is most usually a 12 hour day. Seven days and seven nights during a four week period, in a heavy industrial atmosphere where I am part of a paper making team, who's safety culture is #1.
Pros
Lots of time off.
Cons
Nights, lots of weekends, and lots of holidays
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Great workplace! Diaper factory.
Assistant Operator (Former Employee) –  Waco, TXJanuary 20, 2015
If you like the warehouse/factory setting, this job is for you. One of the nicest factories I have worked at. First, the shift was started off with a safety meeting, and we would go over numbers from the previous shift. We go out to our spots at one of the diaper lines and relieve the shift before us. My position was assistant operator A. Which was second in responsibilities right below the Team Leader. The job requirements were to be able to stand on your feet for hours, observation skills; looking for quality defects/ making adjustments. Working with tools; replace machine parts if damaged, or during changeovers. Management was constantly finding ways to strive. In productivity and safety. The coworkers were like a family, they all knew who I was and I had a good relationship with everyone of them. The hardest part of the job was standing on your feet for 12 hours. And the most enjoyable part of the job was the people I worked with.
Pros
benefits, discount off diapers, schedule, mangement.
Cons
some coworkers are never happy.
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Good
Project Coordinator/Manager (Current Employee) –  Fort Mill, SCMay 15, 2016
Good place to work, good people, exciting work place and projects. Travel benefits, in my line of work. Would do it again.
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Good pay. Horrible management
Maintenance technician (Current Employee) –  Kingsport tnApril 15, 2013
Domtar pays good and has good benefits. But the management is horrible. They don't let the people working on the equipment make any decisions. This is the people who sees the equipment every day. The decisions are made from the offices without even looking at the equipment. The only reason this mill is still running is because it produces too much paper quantity to shut down. The quality is pathetic. And it's all managements fault. They don't care. It's pathetic.
Pros
good pay an benefits
Cons
management that knows nothing about making a rational decision.
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Good place to work
Reliability Engineer (Former Employee) –  Johnsonburg, PAApril 3, 2014
Domtar is a good company to work for. The pay is good, the company will gladly spend money if you justify the spending. They believe you have to spend money to make money. One big downfall is trust within the organization. There are a few that believe the best way to look good is to make other people look bad. If you can handle that, this is a solid place to work. There will be opportunities for advancement. There is a team environment. As mentioned, the pay is good.
Pros
team environment, compensation
Cons
watch your back
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Great company!
Corporate Accounts Manager (Former Employee) –  West Chicago, ILNovember 13, 2015
Years from now there will be few paper companies still around-- Domtar will be one of those few. It's a great company with great culture and sound management.

Like most companies in pulp and paper today, there are very few growth opportunities in management.
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Traditional - Great Benefits - Good Balance
Manager (Former Employee) –  South CarolinaMarch 2, 2012
Domtar is a company full of really great people. It's a brick-n-mortar Fortune 500 company and provides good pay and benefits. The only caution I would provide is that pulp, paper, and Forrest Products in general is trending the way of textiles. Expect Merger/Acquisition activity with Domtar and its peers in coming years.
Pros
benefits, pay, work-life balance
Cons
unstable industry, declining markets
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A fast changing environment with room to grow.
Mill Technical Services Technician (Current Employee) –  Nekoosa, WINovember 12, 2015
The paper industry is constantly changing and growing with a giant demand for new ideas and fresh workers. There is room for advancement but not always internally. The company is fun and the employees are dedicated and devoted.
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Great Company to work for
sales servicce Rep II (Former Employee) –  Indianapolis, INJune 21, 2012
Domtar has a great team and wonderful training. Management is wonderful and employees are great. The insurance benefits and rate of pay are really good. They have other incintivies as well. Everyone takes their job seriously and all employees are willign to pick up slack even in other departments.
Pros
the rate of pay, benefits, training, and management are great.
Cons
nothing negative to say.
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Good place to work. Usually there is room for advancement.
Operator (Former Employee) –  Rock Hill, SCAugust 19, 2014
Domtar is a fast paced work environment. They offer great benefits and a very far hourly wage with available overtime. They have a great group of employees and management. Sometimes the work can be very strenuous, repetitive, and exhausting, but it is a great place to work.
Pros
paid break, holidays, and vacations
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Relatively new facility with full functionality
Electrical & Instrumentation Technician (Former Employee) –  Bennettsville, SCAugust 9, 2014
Good place to work overall. Pay & benefits were highly competitive along with an excellent in-house training program.
Pros
great place to learn instrumentation
Cons
poor, poor chances for advancement.
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OK Job
Utility, Auto Pack, Roll Doctor Operator, Operator (Former Employee) –  Rock Hill, SCMay 16, 2014
Good job, excellent pay and benefits.Worked 3rd shift which was 11pm-7am. Lots of overtime if you want it. Hardest part of the job is running good quality in a timely manner.
Pros
free lunch, good pay, excellent benefits
Cons
work life balance and machines are old.
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productive fun place to work
Operator (Former Employee) –  Columbus, MSJuly 28, 2015
Long hours. Great people to work around. Small amount of politics and red tape with management. Pay was decent. Always learned something different everyday.
Pros
People and conditions
Cons
heat
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Interesting and fun place to work. Great people and a challenging job.
Sales Analyst and Marketing Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 7, 2015
I provided analysis each day. Worked with multiple teams and led teams. Communicated with multiple groups: sales, marketing, operations in different manufacturing plants. Managed advertising agency.
Pros
Great people. Good senior management.
Cons
Organizational restructuring changed some peoples positions.
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They had a nice break room
Machine Operator/ Sheeter (Former Employee) –  ILJuly 5, 2012
This was one of the best companies i ever worked for, i mean they really took care of me. Its too bad the paper industry took a huge hit and the company closed its doors.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
long hours
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Great corporate culture
Account Manager/Territory Sales Representative (Former Employee) –  For Mill, SCDecember 28, 2011
Domtar has a great training and benefits. However, since the company is so great, people tend to stay and there is not as much room for upward movement. Flexible schedules and wonderful managers and team leads.
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