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Domtar Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2019

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3.2
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58%
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67%
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Domtar CEO John D. Williams
John D. Williams
67 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)

Cons
  • "HR upper management was due for a change(in 8 reviews)

  • "moved manufacturing of products out of canada and many many jobs were lost due to high head office overhead costs(in 5 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.

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    Domtar2019-05-14
  2. "Great place to start career"

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    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

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    Domtar2019-08-14
  3. "Good experience"

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    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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    Domtar2019-07-18
  4. "Declining Industry"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits Life Balance People Location

    Cons

    Industry Outlook Competition Management Dynamism

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    Domtar2019-07-24
  5. "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

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    Domtar2019-05-25
  6. "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

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    Domtar2019-05-20
  7. 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

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    Domtar2019-01-05
  8. 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.

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    Domtar2019-01-15
  9. "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

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    Domtar2018-08-09
  10. "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

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    Domtar2018-07-18
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