During my early years the company was more like a family. Over the years, the Paper Industry started to struggle, and Bowater was bought out and eventually became Resolute. I was serving a special assignment, as the Pulp and Paper Union Rep., as Safety Coordinator. I was a role that I held for 5 years. It was this assignment that made me realize that the Safety field was where I needed to be and could offer the best of my talents. In August, Resolute laid off 180 people, and my special assignment ended and I had to return to the labor force. I made to decision to stay with the company, even though I had accept a lesser paying job. I believe in being loyal to the company, but I am ready to pursue my desire to get back into safety.
I loved my job as Safety Coordinator, because of my interaction with the employees.
Horrible. Stay away. Extremely high management turnover
Paper Maker (Current Employee) – Calhoun, TN – August 22, 2017
Good pay with poor insurance. New management monthly because of poor run ability and it never improves. This would be a decent job for a single person, but if you need steady employment look elsewhere.
They lied in the interview to me about job security (Massive Lay Off)
Utility Worker I (Current Employee) – Calhoun, TN – August 20, 2017
I would not recommend this place to my worse enemy. They were deceitful in there hiring practices. I ask if i had a job for a while and they assured me i did but a month later i was let go in a massive lay off.
company employee (Former Employee) – Catawba, SC – August 9, 2017
This company is lacking a forward thinking management and will continue to go down the drain until they make some serious changes. The management that is in place were placed their with a lack of training and more so based on friendships. If you are offered a job with this company....Run! The staff that is there doesn't want any new employees with new ideas and they run off the new people. This place is a joke when it comes to management. They pay people to do jobs that they are not doing. Maybe this was once a good company but not anymore. they lack money for basic office supplies!
lack of suitable healthcare plan, no new ideas welcomed and lack of funds to run company
Electrical and Instrumentation Mastercraft (Current Employee) – Catawba, SC – July 24, 2017
Once upon a time, this company was a good place to work. They cared about their employees and you felt that your role was appreciated. Over the years, through mergers and acquisitions, changes started to take place and company began a downward spiral.
Chief Finishing Operator (Current Employee) – Rock Hill, SC – July 22, 2017
Safety first while maintaining production. Great place to work and a nice culture. working at this paper mill for 30 years and i have learned that teamwork is the most important part of a job while maintaining safety. I enjoy helping and showing others what to do and i also learn something new everyday. I have a very open mind about the way things run and not afraid to think outside the box as long as safety first.
working here is a fun and exciting place to work but at the same time you have to realize that there is danger everywhere around you. the hardest part of the job is watching for others. your actions in the work place can not only put you in danger but also the people around you. the people you work with are all friendly. of course like all jobs tension will rise but you all have to come together for the common goal and that is to make high quality paper at a great speed!
MACHINE 5TH HAND (Current Employee) – Catawba, SC – June 20, 2017
Job pays well but no balance between home and work. Basically always on call. Job is hot and a 12 hour shift can turn to 16 in a seconds notice. Coworkers are great for the most part. Extremely hot job.
Paper company. The pay was great , hours were long. We worked 12 hour swing shifts. The itself was not hard, just dealing with the heat was the worst part. Got plenty of overtime. Overtime that you wanted and overtime you didn't want.
To ashamed to identify (Former Employee) – Calhoun, TN – June 10, 2017
Calhoun TN is one of the most wasteful and poorly managed places I've ever had the dissatisfaction of working at. If you enjoy working with or around other people who hold zero accountability for nearly all work related tasks, this is it. (Hard working/intelligent humans need not apply) This is a culture based off of a " S**T where you sleep," mentality. Do yourself a favor and spend a little more time/energy with your career search. Good luck.
Asst. Power operator (Current Employee) – Catawba, SC – June 6, 2017
Very stressful and dangerous place to work but you can also learn a lot of different skills. Everyday you would come in and take over the job which your skill set requires. Every work day is a 12 hour shift