Press department (Former Employee) – Natchitoches, LA – July 18, 2017
They set unrealistic goals, threaten to fire or write you up when you don't complete the 20 different task they assign you.They preach team work but always assign you to do a task alone when the task requires 2-3 people.They have outsourced their hiring to a temp agency, so it's a constant process of firing for the smallest mistake, hiring, and training of new people.Which takes a toll on the full time employees and it creates problems in safety ,quality of products and quantity of products.
Communications Consultant (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – July 13, 2017
I worked here during a difficult time, when the company was being pushed by investors to break apart. Then the housing crash happened and thousands upon thousands of layoffs and facility closures followed. It's now just a REIT as opposed to the Fortune 100 multi-national corp it once was. But at the time, very normal, buttoned-up but solid work culture.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Emerson, AR – June 28, 2017
Weyerhaeuser has struggled operating this mill as well other mills in the south. Stock price has hovered at $30 for many years under Weyerhaeuser's leadership. The corporate office is too far disconnected from the mills and tend to expect unrealistic results. The mill is old with much of the equipment heavily worn and in disrepair. The pay for both hourly and salary are not competitive for the area. The company intends to stay competitive on salaries in the "industry" instead of being competitive with local industry. Salary positions are usually very long hours with no compensation for working late, or working weekends and holidays. . No much security in salary positions with current upper management. The hourly ranks are cover under the local union. The local union representatives are concerned for their other union "pals" instead of representing the entire workforce. If you like long hours for uncompetitive pay, this maybe a good place for you.
There are some good folks in the mill to work with.
Utility (Former Employee) – Emerson, AR – June 12, 2017
The work environment was small and not the best. The only great benefit was the health insurance I got for my family. Management at the location I worked at was poor and did show "favoritism" to certain workers.
Office Administrative Specialist (Current Employee) – Sweet Home, OR – June 8, 2017
I usually start around 6:30 am, Typical day would be to enter data from core sales and hog fuel deliveries. Then I would do the log report, enter sick leave/vacation/personal holidays taken. I would every other week process payroll for 100 plus employees. Process invoicing from various vendors, key/code payment for said vendors. Answer phone and greet visitors.
Production Manager (Former Employee) – Louisiana – June 2, 2017
Family type work environment. Safety is first. Ti is a company that is very security and safety prone. They celebrate safety and they conciously go out of their ways to make sure that employees are safe, and they make employees buy into the mind set that safety is first.
It is a fun place to work.
The environment is dusty, due to wood particles flying around.
Recovery and Utilities Instrumentation Technician (Former Employee) – Savannah, GA – May 25, 2017
For a paper mill, this was a very good place to work and develop my career. I was an instrumentation technician for the Recovery and Utilities plant and got to work on many different pieces of equipment to learn more about my craft.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – May 1, 2017
The short time I worked at Weyerheauser it was very busy and all of the employees got along. I did not feel like it was a lifelong company to work for due to no 401k and not very good medical and dental insurance.