Clearwater Paper
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Just ok

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Good benefits, upper management changed things constantly and didn't know what they were doing, couldn't just focus on the task at hand to make paper
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Cut throat individuals that sabotage others to get to the top.

Rewarding pay but a very demoralizing environment of cut throat people back stabbing to elevate themselves. They make essential products that are in very high demand in private label bath tissue and paper towels.

Pros

Pay & Benefits and Annual Bonus potential

Cons

Not Inclusive, treat employees poorly, not trustworthy
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Decent

Employees are fairly compensated through pay and benefits. Hours can be difficult for some needing work/ life balance. A lot of good people hidden amongst the place.

Pros

Coworkers and benefits

Cons

Not climate controlled, difficult hours
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Converting

Management didn’t care you worked a lot of overtime. Poor management always new didn’t know what was going on on the floor. Shut the doors with very little notice

Pros

Good pay

Cons

Long hours. Forced overtime
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Production Worker

Management is derived of complacent individuals who only look after themselves! There is literally no sense of teamwork or unison of any fashion! More often than not, daily tasks are performed in grueling heat. The work is not rewarding as your perpetuated daily work makes you feel like a hamster on a wheel. In addition to the mind numbing work, supervisors don’t hesitate to fail at their jobs. Schedules are mismanaged and the workplace is short staffed. Needless to say, overtime is abundant (which is financially appealing at first) and eliminates any chance of work/personal life balance! If you don’t mind being just another number in the work force, micromanaged, or overworked, then this is the place for you!!! Been there 7 years! Saw the writing on the wall year 3! Been actively trying to leave since! The catch 22 is the paychecks that attract you are the same paychecks that hinder you from leaving!

Pros

Pay, benefits

Cons

Management, culture, lack of training and development
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Good pay when they let you advance

Place doesn’t allow for everyone to advance. Bounce you from line to line without letting you test to earn the money for knowing the other areas. Constantly short handed. Money is good but turn around is awful due to unrealistic expectations. Constantly trying to make things “better” even though they don’t stick around to help while it fails. People that work the lines are amazing and lots of fun.

Pros

Pay, benefits

Cons

Don’t always get your break, no accountability
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Coworkers are awesome

Lots of overtime hard to get time off rotating southern swing so you work 7 days in a row off 2 those 7 days could be 12 hours so it’s a long shift impossible to have a life outside the mill

Pros

Paid lunch and breaks

Cons

Hours and shift rotation
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Fun place to work

Good place to work but lots of turnover on the management side. Good coworkers and vacation time is great. Office is a little crowded but they have a great break room.

Pros

Pay

Cons

None
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Closed permanently

Way to much over time. Clearwater paper does not like to fix equipment so employee has to work harder. Company chose to close it’s doors permanently could have sold to save 300 jobs. The people to work with were great. Company gave yearly cost of living raises also had yearly company picnics. Had a good variety of machines to run. Bath, paper towel, jr towel napkins and tissue. Plus paper machines.

Pros

Good money per hour

Cons

Way to much overtime
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It was a good job.

It was a good job and pay. Health insurance was bad but so is everyone elses. Could have been an incredible producer if even a quarter the money they spent on their Shelby mill would have been put into Neenah.

Pros

Pay was good

Cons

The way they filled overtime and vacations was the most braindead thing i have ever seen.
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Dont trust anyone

Don't trust anyone while working here . If they don't like you they will do everything to get rid of you . They also do random drug testing ...alot .

Pros

Good benefits and easy work

Cons

Management
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Enjoyable

Great compensation and flexibility. Really feel empowered to learn and grow. The company as a whole is very people oriented and takes good care of its employees. Management will sometimes act without getting enough insights from all levels and cause a lot of failure when rolling things out.
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It was fun and a great learning experience

It was a good job I like the benefit and the pay only bad I can say is no time with family so be sure I like working all the time 7 day rotation 223 southern swing

Pros

Great benes and money

Cons

No time for off
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Great pay and benefits but poor management

If you just Want to work and get paid this is the place to be but if you wanna advance you better be ready to pucker up your lips and start kissing... Well you know... This place is full of politics and favoritism.. They do what they want for who they want... So if your not in the click you better keep your expectations low.... Great pay and great benefits...

Pros

Great pay and benefits.

Cons

Politics and favoritism, poor culture...
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It used to be great

The job feels like there is no purpose and goals are arbitrary. It seems they are only there to make a manager look good. No training is offered and if you have interest in an area they typical hire from the outside. It hasn’t always been like this but management comes and goes. Hopefully they will learn employees that are happy and feel appreciated make productive assets.

Pros

Vacation is pretty good

Cons

Moving to better roles is difficult, no opportunity for training, no raises other than small cost of living 1-3%
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decent job

decent job, pays well, management incompetence detracts from job. questionable decision making with little input from hourly people. decent benefits.
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Assembly line worker

Good job but machines would break down and it would take 20 min for someone to come fix it but it was good job co worker were good at least once a week someone went and got food

Pros

Good hours

Cons

Bad management
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Productive work enviroment, many opportunities to advance and learn.

Productive work enviroment with great team members. Many opportunities for advancement. Plenty of overtime hours for training avaliable. Flexible schedule four days on and four days off.
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Culture issues

High turnover in hourly and salary personnel caused by bad culture. There is much backstabbing and no accountability. There are personnel working who are not earning their salary. They just hired a young engineer who was suppose to be leadership material and he did not show up to work the first day and never told the mill he would not show. Very poor judge of talent that is reflected in poor culture.
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Good place

Good place to work enjoyed my time here wish I would’ve stayed good benefits and pay and ability to advance in your job. Things do get hard sometimes but better off to stick it out and stay

Pros

Schedule

Cons

Heat
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Good place to work

Loved the people I worked with. Yes you work long hours, but the pay is good and the hours worked for me and my family. Management is not that great. They need to work out the kinks in that area and only then, it would be a great place to work.
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