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Domtar Reviews

Updated Feb 16, 2020

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3.1
56%
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51%
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Domtar President & CEO John D. Williams
John D. Williams
72 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good site management, friendly teams, good pay, lots of opportunities for advancement(in 14 reviews)

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

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

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    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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    Domtar2020-02-04
  3. "Good pay, Poor Management, Only promotion through artrition ."

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    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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    Domtar2019-09-16
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company"

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    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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    Domtar2019-08-29
  5. Helpful (1)

    "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

    Domtar2019-08-14
  6. Helpful (1)

    "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

    Domtar2019-07-18
  7. "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

    Domtar2019-07-24
  8. "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
  9. "Well"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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
  10. Helpful (2)

    "accountant"

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    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

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