Catalyst Paper
3.0 of 5 7 reviews
www.catalystpaper.com Richmond, Canada 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Nov 13, 2013

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Catalyst Paper President and CEO Kevin J. Clarke

Kevin J. Clarke

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Needs Improvement in SAP Practices

Senior SAP Developer (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I worked at Catalyst Paper full-time for less than a year

Prosgood benefits and pay.

Good HR Team .

ConsPoorly Documenting and Tracking Code Modifications in SAP.

Advice to Senior ManagementFollowing best Practices of SAP Development Projects.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Operations Specialist Utilities (Former Employee)
Port Alberni, BC

I worked at Catalyst Paper full-time for more than 10 years

ProsWell established company that has servived industry down sizing.

ConsDue to restructuring wages and benifits have diminished over recent years.

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Enjoyed working with the people there...

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Catalyst Paper

ProsCompetitive compensation plan and nice work environment.
Used to be a good place to work with many good people around.

ConsNo future for people that still have many years left, it is kind of normal for companies in paper industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing much to say really...I guess you have tried everything you could, maybe it is time to let it go.

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Great place to work if you've only got a few years left to work and want to retire on Van Isle.

Manager (Former Employee)
Vancouver, BC

I worked at Catalyst Paper

ProsYou get to live on Vancouver Island and work in a company full of great people to work with. The most cooperative atmosphere I've ever worked in, very few ladder climbers and a stable, low-turnover workforce.

ConsThe company is in a sunset industry and has not invested the necessary capital to make their mills competitive. As a result they are continuous shutting down non-competitive equipment. This leads to the constant fear that there is another downsizing coming around the corner so you cannot make any long term life plans, are afraid to buy a house in town and always have one eye on the classified ads. This is not a concern if you're financially set and only a few years away from retirement, but for younger folks trying to make a life it is not viable.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake the cuts hard and fast then invest in the remaining assets to make them competitive.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Environmental Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Catalyst Paper full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood long term employment until newsprint industry took a dump.

ConsMill closed due to downturn in newsprint industry.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Pros and Cons to work at Catalyst Paper

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Catalyst Paper

ProsBig company, no overtime and a place to have work and life balance

ConsNo professional development and advance opportunity for growth

Advice to Senior Managementrecognize the value of key employees and offer opportunity for growth and advancement

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Catalyst Paper

Prospay is union negotiated and good if you can get work

ConsUnion breaking seems to be the plan. Company pits it's mills and unions against each other in an effort to break contract pattern. No jobs, no future,

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect the people who make your product. Note, we do not control the CDN vs US $ .

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