Senior Information Systems Analyst (Former Employee) – Spokane, WA – January 13, 2019
Because of the manger's lack of technical knowledge everyday was chaos. I learned that I should never have left my previous job.. Management was deceitful, dishonest, attempted to divide employees and blatantly lied about company policy. The cubicles are smaller than a bathroom stall, claustrophobic. the hardest part of the job was knowing that it could be a great place to work and productivity could be increased if the department was under proper management. The other employee's were good people. But I feel sorry for anyone that works in the Potlatch IT department. Very toxic environment. Avoid this company at all cost.
Forlklift Operator (Former Employee) – Saint Maries, ID – July 10, 2018
The management would stay in their offices and tell themselves how great the place was and never deal with anything. Ageism is beginning from management down at potlatch. So that why the kids who have been hired for a couple years are made bosses while older gentlemen with the same military background are turned away.
Self Employed Contractor (Former Employee) – United States – April 12, 2018
solid, professional company with an intelligent and directional management team. Nothing bad to say about the company. The company has a history of national and community support through providing work and sound environmental practice.
Production worker (Former Employee) – Warren, AR – January 9, 2018
Potlatch is a great place to work with room for advancement. To me the hardest part of the job was working in the elements. Depending on which part of the mill you work in, that may or may not be a problem. I liked my boss and my co-workers and in turn, that made it easier to like my job.
Production operator \ Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – Gwinn, MI – January 8, 2018
A typical day at work is an hour early to get all machines prepped and get turnover from other shift supervisor and maintenance foreman about previous shifts issues and concerns, Then monitor production thru out the shift (10)hours on both production sides of the company while maintain a high level of safety for all employees. The work is fast paced and can be very stressful as pressure to meet daily and monthly goals increases, The hardest part of the job was trying to meet goals while trying to process all employees thru safety training and documentation as well as documenting environmental reports on spills while monitoring a 35+ man\woman crews in performance and safety as well as dealing with mechanical failures and mill cleanup in a 10 hour shift with little or no help from my manager
decent pay for the area, good pool of people to work with
Some management issues, Long hours, Increasing work loads with little or no help from production superintendant
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) – Gwinn, MI – September 25, 2017
There is a very small tight group of upper management that can do whatever they want with out repercussion. The rest of the employees there are all expendable and are treated as such. Alto my supervisor there was and awesome guy, He was the only guy there I was happy to have as a boss and wanted to have as my boss, he stuck up for his guys, and was/is a great guy to have as a boss.
Corporate Employee (Current Employee) – Spokane, WA – February 7, 2017
I am so thankful I found Potlatch. The company truly takes care of their employees and provides a great corporate culture. Staff are friendly, professional and hard working. As far as pay and benefits go, they do well and remain competitive in salary and benefit plans. It really does feel like a small company, even though there are 1,000 employees across the US. It's not uncommon to chat with the CEO or COO on any given day about life in general. Potlatch truly is a great company to work for; I'd even venture to say it's one of the premier places in Spokane.