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

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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


Pros: Good long term employment until newsprint industry took a dump. Cons: Mill 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… More

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Catalyst Paper


Pros: Big company, no overtime and a place to have work… Cons: No professional development and advance opportunity for growth Advice to Senior Management: recognize the value of key employees and offer opportunity for… More

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