NewPage

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NewPage Reviews

Updated 4 August, 2014
Updated 4 August, 2014
40 Reviews
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40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Not a financially sound company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, crappy industry

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Innovate into different applicaitons

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company, tough industry

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    • 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)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Financial Health of New Page Always an Issue

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Limited opportunities due to constant layoffs with pending bankruptcy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great people. Struggling business.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dayton, OH (US)

    I worked at NewPage full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Honest, hard-working leaders who want the business to succeed. Lean Six Sigma (LSS) program provides development opportunities for some of the organization.

    Cons

    Always struggling financially thus not much investment in development for the masses. (LSS is the exception). Difficult to keep up morale with frequent downsizing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Avoid at all costs.

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

    I worked at NewPage full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    CO-workers
    wages
    benefits
    local management is very knowlegeable and strong but hands are tied by self serving upper mgt.

    Cons

    NewPage purchased StoraEnso in 2008. Their management is arrogant and self serving. They have hidden agenda and flat out lie to employees. Most of those working their like the $$ but hate the company.

    They went bankrupt in 2011 and treated many long time employees poorly. They are cutthroat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign before you run the place bankrupt again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Miamisburg, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Miamisburg, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    Good people and company culture

    Cons

    Paper industry shrinking and company being bought out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Long Hours

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NewPage

    Pros

    Compensation was Ok Old leaderhip

    Cons

    No Advancement very much who you know there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the mills The place is falling apart

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