Domtar Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2020

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61%
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Domtar President & CEO John D. Williams
John D. Williams
73 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good site management, friendly teams, good pay, lots of opportunities for advancement(in 16 reviews)

  • "Good Company Focused on Family and Employee's, Very Good Benefits(in 13 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Domtar full-time

    Pros

    - Ideal location - Nice work environment - Positive management practices - Very good work vs personal life balance - Attractive salary - Company with truly "human" values - Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Could improve the possibility to work remotely on a regular basis.

  2. "Great place to start your career"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Engineer in Kamloops, BC

    I have been working at Domtar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Steep learning curve within plant operations - Collaborative environment - Work is done quickly (fast-paced environment)

    Cons

    - Training and investment opportunities fluctuate with market - Some gaps between union and staff workers

  3. "Very lost place, with lots of potential"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Espanola, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A few good people, good pay, a skeleton that was once a good place to work

    Cons

    Top down communication with no feedback Poor management, periodic layoffs

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  4. "Company oriented towards their employees"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Adjointe executive in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Domtar full-time

    Pros

    Good work conditions Good salaries and benefits

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

  5. "Good team leadership"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Development in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Senior management with experience tackling new business issues

    Cons

    Extensive deadline for implementation of new project

  6. "Poor place to work . Age discrimination and harassment are par for the course at this place."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They have a defined Pension Plan

    Cons

    Horrible and toxic work environment whereby they try to push out their long service employees by using tactics such as targeted harassment in order to force those long service employees to quit. AKA Constructive Dismissal. They have Human Rights violations filed against them.

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  7. "Good pay, Poor Management, Only promotion through artrition ."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Laborer in Espanola, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Domtar full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Hardly pollutes due to the Mill not being able to run.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor communication. No leadership. Union is weak, does not fight for unionized employees.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Domtar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Stable environment that is dependable.

    Cons

    Stability also can be negative in that it stunts growth.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Dryden, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Domtar full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good site management, friendly teams, good pay, lots of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Corporate management is disorganized, poor work/life balance - essentially always on call

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Field Engineer 

    I have been working at Domtar full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Lots of OT

    Cons

    Scheduling is poor. Safety isnt always priority

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