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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.

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Former Employee - Manager  in  Vancouver, BC
Former Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC

I worked at Catalyst Paper

Pros

You 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.

Cons

The 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 ManagementAdvice

Make the cuts hard and fast then invest in the remaining assets to make them competitive.

Doesn't Recommend
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Other Reviews for Catalyst Paper

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    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good long term employment until newsprint industry took a dump.

    Cons

    Mill closed due to downturn in newsprint industry.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pros and Cons to work at Catalyst Paper

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catalyst Paper

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No professional development and advance opportunity for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize the value of key employees and offer opportunity for growth and advancement

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