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Domtar Reviews

Updated May 25, 2019

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Found 146 reviews

3.0
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55%
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67%
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Domtar CEO John D. Williams
John D. Williams
66 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good Company Focused on Family and Employee's, Very Good Benefits(in 13 reviews)

  • "Good pay, with fairly predictable hours(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

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    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.

    Domtar2019-05-14
  2. "Great experience and chance for growth"

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    Former Employee - Co-Op 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great mentoring Community culture of safety

    Cons

    Cannot see full completion of projects in short work term

    Domtar2019-05-25
  3. "Well"

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      Current Employee - Operating Engineer in Espanola, ON

      I have been working at Domtar

      Pros

      Pay is okay for the bottom wage

      Cons

      Management could use some knowledge

      Advice to Management

      Unionize

      Domtar2019-05-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "accountant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Domtar

      Pros

      great colleagues, a great working environment

      Cons

      preferential treatment by management to select employees, promotions blocked in favor of those employees regardless if they are qualified or suitable for role

      Domtar2019-01-05
    • Helpful (1)

      "Not good"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Domtar full-time

      Pros

      Office is located downtown

      Cons

      Stagnant and not innovative. Old building lost in the 90s. Employees don’t talk to each other, therefore, to each their own atmosphere. Management takes themselves too seriously. No flexibility.

      Domtar2019-01-15
    • "Changes were really over due!"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Good company values and honest effort to make the right things

      Cons

      HR upper management was due for a change

      Domtar2018-08-09
    • "Finance"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Domtar full-time

        Pros

        Good company culture and values

        Cons

        Be more aggressive in terms of moving forward with projects that have potential for growth

        Domtar2018-07-18
      • "Good place to work"

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        Former Employee - Agent in Montreal, QC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Flexible hours, reconciliation work-family, bonus, social activities, location in Place-des-Arts.

        Cons

        Overloaded and not able to take 2 straight weeks vacation. Lack of expertise in some of the new projects as the best employees left the company.

        Advice to Management

        Communicate more with the employees, understand their needs.

        Domtar2018-02-01
      • "Payroll - Not the best"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
        Doesn't Recommend

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

        Pros

        -Quiet office setting -Nice people -Good benefits

        Cons

        -Challenging work environment -Old systems/Culture -Continuous high staff turnover

        Domtar2018-01-28
      • "Awful place stay away"

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        Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Dryden, ON
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Doughnuts and pizza are brought in often and they do have great safety, active lifestyle and benefit incentives

        Cons

        Selfish, unhelpful union, Negative atmosphere, No OT, outdated equipment with virtually ZERO replacement parts available, company openly is running this place into the ground and not spending for upgrades that this place needs BADLY

        Advice to Management

        Fire everyone at the top and get some people in place who know how modern day industrial pulp manufacturing is done. Spend some money to fix the place up.

        Domtar2017-10-03
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