Asia Pulp & Paper Reviews

Updated 25 August 2014
Updated 25 August 2014
10 Reviews

2.5
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Asia Pulp & Paper Executive Director, President, and CEO Teguh Ganda Wijaya
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  1.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive
    Current Employee - Business Development Executive

    I have been working at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work. The job is stable over here

    Cons

    Growth opportunities are very less.

  2.  

    A twister of chaos

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    1. You got few good and smart people working with you and you will be able to learn a lot from them provided they are not harassed by headquarter
    2. Compensation and benefit could be very competitive if you join this company in the right time and right position
    3. Career opportunity could be possibly rewarding

    Cons

    1. Endless and ridiculous target setting from upper management could easily confuse employees
    2. Lots of repetitive pointless meeting with extremely short notice occupied all your time
    3. Reporting line is a mess
    4. Company culture is not friendly to new comer, orientation is nothing and training is surprisingly weak

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Recruit people you trust only and once they join trust them fully, delegation is everything for company with this size
    2. Stop all the micro-management activities immediately as it will only hamper subordinates' morale
    3. Do not promise much but once you do you follow through
    4. Performance comes from daily activities and work site, not from meeting room. Having meeting all day long generate not even one penny

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Dazed and Confused at APP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay and housing package.

    Cons

    Not very encouraging to new comers.
    Company has low moral due to never ending target setting.
    Confusing directions from the top.
    Little guidance, would not recommend this company for one's first full time job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should treat customers and employees with more respect and stop trying to cheat customers and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great learning place, bad employee satisfactions

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Manager  in  Karawang, West Java (Indonesia)
    Current Employee - Area Manager in Karawang, West Java (Indonesia)

    I have been working at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning place, lots of opportunities to learn various segments of business processes. Supportive team mates.

    Cons

    Too much negative feelings in the atmosphere. Employee satisfaction are surprisingly low. Benefits are second to none. High and repetitive workloads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to place more responsibilities to lower managements. Give more thought on employee's well-beings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Total Chaso

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrator  in  Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Administrator in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good relationships with the US team, great product if you can wait 4 to 6 weeks if your lucky

    Cons

    To many to mention but APP NIngbo does not know the US market, they send in expensive unqualified people from corp and agencies to figure out what - but the answers are within the US sales team - IF they can hire people who know paperboard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have been a part of APP going back to the late 1990's to 2013 either selling their product or working for them and they come to the US market not knowing and not listening, they will never capture more than 2 to 4% of the US market because you "must build for them to come" and not 7000 miles away

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Verify the product performance and quality

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Eastern Regional Manager, USA  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Eastern Regional Manager, USA in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I worked at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you can sell a product and can deal with overseas shipments then you could have great success, but make sure you have a salary plus incentive and not full commission.

    Cons

    Service is a key obstacle to your success. This means delivery, technical, quality and customer service are not in your control...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better system of follow through with all service aspects to show customers you respect their business and want more in the future. The customer buying a commodity is buying a relationship that can only be handled by the local representative whose recommendations must be considered.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Relentless Volume Goals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I worked at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging job for professional sales types. Good view of the world class production facilities in the paper industry. Perspecitve gained on the Asian approach to business through the eyes of a privately held family owned mega company.

    Cons

    Indexes used to judge sales performance do not coincide with market realities. Products that are to be world class must pass criteria for all markets. In the US the federal standards are difficult for APP to meet since they will push the limits on qualifications regarding product acceptability under US law. If on commission you will not get paid until the customer pays his invoices no matter what the holdup may be. Therefore you will not get paid or any credit for booking sales no matter what the issues will be with customer credit, product quality, delivery service or market conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the markets you are in and behave more like the domestic competitors if you expect to succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    chaotic experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Sidoarjo, East Java (Indonesia)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Sidoarjo, East Java (Indonesia)

    I worked at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good corporate social resposibility such as hospital ; school etc

    Cons

    evironment issue ; plantation pulp etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be nice if quality could be maintain

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    a place to develop multi-tasking capability

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Business Analyst

    I have been working at Asia Pulp & Paper full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Diversity of the working environment and plenty of interesting projects

    Cons

    Under the threat of electronic device and environmental criticism

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe Springs, Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I have been working at Asia Pulp & Paper

    Pros

    multinational company with global involvement, great team

    Cons

    payment is relatively low, heavy workloads

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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