NewPage Reviews

Updated 15 April, 2015
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  1. Expect higher pay to compensate a risky industry

    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Miamisburg, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Miamisburg, OH (US)

    I have been working at NewPage full-time (more than 3 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Legacy NewPage Management was very supportive and worked to develop employees.

    Cons

    Staffing is being cut and layoffs are likely. However, if you hold a position that is not laying off retention and spot bonuses are generous to keep employees from leaving.

  2. Good Job, good benefits, no room for advancement.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NewPage

    Pros

    Pay is competitive. Benefits are good, but progressively becoming less valuable. Very talented folks around you. Training budget is very limited.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, raises are nonexistent. Facilities are not maintained and there is very little capital available to improve production.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your infrastructure. It's declining rapidly due to lack of maintenance and capital investment.

  3. Excellent experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NewPage full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great management, meaningful work and amazing co-workers.

    Cons

    Raises have been smaller than expected.

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  5. Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Luke, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Luke, MD (US)

    I have been working at NewPage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I've worked for NewPage Corporation for several years in the Maintenance Department. Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Health insurance plans have been downgraded as far as coverage with an increased out of pocket expense. Working overtime can be good or bad depending on your situation

    Advice to Management

    Overall management does a good job.

  6. Not a financially sound company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NewPage full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has good benefits and respectable salaries and bonuses for management employees. There are opportunities for advancement if you know the right people.

    Cons

    Financially, the company is not sound, and the paper industry is a declining market. Senior management has made many decisions that have hindered the progress of the company for the long-term.

    Advice to Management

    Implementing programs that are very costly such as Manufacturing Excellence, only to then implement edicts that cut maintenance costs to the bone (which are directly conflicting with the ME processes) as a short-term cost saving initiative, will put the company backwards, not forward in the long-term. It is very demoralizing to employees when these decisions are made at the top level.

  7. Great company to work for in Business Development in a ever changing industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager

    I worked at NewPage full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Leadership
    Innovative thinking
    Outstanding Mills
    Training is stellar

    Cons

    The main difficulty is the industry itself. There are so many companies merging, collapsing, and you never know when it will affect you.

  8. Great company, crappy industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Finance in Dayton, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Director Finance in Dayton, OH (US)

    I have been working at NewPage full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    informal, but hardworking culture; respectful, candid communication

    Cons

    industry in decline. too many competitors, too little demand. Not enough liquidity to innovate

    Advice to Management

    Innovate into different applicaitons

  9. Good company, tough industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NewPage part-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible with a strong work/family balance. Organization generally does what is best for their employees. Benefits and compensation are probably slightly above average.

    Operations are some of the best in the US and provide quality product that is recognized throughout North America.

    Cons

    Being acquired by a competitor who has no idea what they are getting into. Very little faith in the new management, that they will have what it takes to run the company successfully.

  10. Helpful (2)

    If you are desperate enough to work here, GO IN WITH AN EXIT STRATEGY IN MIND

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Biron, WI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Biron, WI (US)

    I worked at NewPage full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The central Wisconsin mill locations were formerly Consolidated Papers and were known for their innovation and product quality. In addition, the mills were upgraded with the latest technologies so people could innovate. Those days are well behind them after the Stora Enso and subsequent NewPage acquisitions. I hope there's enough of Consolidated left after the debacle of NewPage that they can thrive in the future when unfettered by NewPage.

    Cons

    The Miamisburg Senior Leaders are arrogant and narcissistic. They came into this acquisition thinking they could do a quick flip and make lots of $$$, then got caught in the market and their own arrogance of not understanding the customers and markets. The central Wisconsin locations have multiple unions, with poor labor contracts. The contracts blanket the mill locations, so change is difficult. Management is unsupported by local HR, who have low skill levels and appear to only be concerned about themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Let's not waste our time, they are too arrogant to heed any advice.

  11. Financial Health of New Page Always an Issue

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Miamisburg, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Miamisburg, OH (US)

    I worked at NewPage full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good starting salary, convenient location. The leadership was approachable.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities due to constant layoffs with pending bankruptcy.

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