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Domtar Employee Reviews about "upper management"

Updated Nov 12, 2018

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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)

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  1. "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
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market sector is growing due to baby boomers

    Cons

    A lot of people will be retiring soon with no replacements. Much of the equipment is dated. Upper management makes unilateral decisions

    Domtar2017-08-23
  3. "Conflict of interest between the two headquarters"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work benefits, and a real care for environmental concerns.

    Cons

    Half of the upper management is in the US, the other is in Canada; lack of communication and each headquarter looking out for its own well-doing creates a considerable deal of conflicts of direction and focus, and tension in the work environment.

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    Domtar2012-08-31
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work, stable income."

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    Current Employee - Utility in Kingsport, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Union job Compensation Job security(hourly side) More mental than physical work Needed supplies are given to make your job easier

    Cons

    24/7 operations (shift work) Upper management lack common sense Micromanaging Salary get bonuses while hourly who actually work do not

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    Domtar2018-11-12
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Don't bother working hard for this company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Domtar full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance & 401K match

    Cons

    You could be this company's dream employee and never miss a day of work, receive superior ratings on all your reviews, be a positive and likeable team-player, catch mistakes that could cost millions, etc., and you will still be passed up for promotions. Many excellent employees remain where they are for two likely reasons. First, incompetent employees are automatically given promotions to different departments (i.e. the job the good employee is applying for), because their current boss wants to get rid of the poor performers. Second, your manager doesn't want to lose you. Upper management and HR are either completely oblivious to these issues, or simply turn a blind eye. I personally feel it's the latter. The only option high deductible medical plan is awful. At least cover prescriptions with a co-pay, instead of making us pay 100% until you meet the high deductible.

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    Domtar2018-11-07
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Used to be a Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kingsport, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is very good, overtime is mandatory due to not hiring enough employees. I'm gonna hit 1000 hours 3rd year in a row.

    Cons

    I have worked for Domtar for nearly six years. Domtar Kingsport used to be a good place to work. About three years ago a new group of management took over and the mill has being going down ever since. They refuse to listen to hourly employees on anything. They blame hourly for the woes of the mill despite the mills safety record being exemplary prior to their take over. Since they came we have had record numbers of people getting hurt. Mostly due to being worked nonstop. The average number of hours worked is over 600 at the halfway point of the year. The salaried people are treated no better by upper management. They will promise you a job and than replace you without warning. One person brought in as a trainer was replaced than fired after only a month despite being promised a permanent position. Three other similar stories could be told for this year alone. The upper management make back door deals to get their friends into cushy positions and do not promote based on if it's deserved. Every negative mentioned in other reviews is doubly true for the Kingsport Mill. Bottom line, Do not trust the salaried offers to work here and only consider an hourly job if you wish to give up safety, time off, and any way of life. You won't get that here.

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    Domtar2017-09-16
  7. "Manufacturing Systems Analyst"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Domtar

    Pros

    Good pay, with fairly predictable hours.

    Cons

    Upper management does not seem to care about employees as people, only as assets.

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    Domtar2016-09-12
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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     in Fort Mill, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Domtar

    Pros

    Great company to work for promotes good people from within.

    Cons

    Direction from upper management changes quickly and unpredictably at times.

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    Domtar2015-09-17

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