Catalyst Paper

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Catalyst Paper Reviews

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  1.  

    Needs Improvement in SAP Practices

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    Former Employee - Senior SAP Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior SAP Developer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Catalyst Paper full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good benefits and pay.

    Good HR Team .

    Cons

    Poorly Documenting and Tracking Code Modifications in SAP.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Following best Practices of SAP Development Projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Work Conditions

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    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Environmental Engineer

    I have been working at Catalyst Paper full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good long term employment until newsprint industry took a dump.

    Cons

    Mill closed due to downturn in newsprint industry.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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    Long Term Employee

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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist Utilities in Port Alberni, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist Utilities in Port Alberni, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Catalyst Paper full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well established company that has servived industry down sizing.

    Cons

    Due to restructuring wages and benifits have diminished over recent years.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pros and Cons to work at Catalyst Paper

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catalyst Paper

    Pros

    Big company, no overtime and a place to have work and life balance

    Cons

    No professional development and advance opportunity for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize the value of key employees and offer opportunity for growth and advancement

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    Catalyst Paper

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Catalyst Paper

    Pros

    pay is union negotiated and good if you can get work

    Cons

    Union breaking seems to be the plan. Company pits it's mills and unions against each other in an effort to break contract pattern. No jobs, no future,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect the people who make your product. Note, we do not control the CDN vs US $ .

  7.  

    Enjoyed working with the people there...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Catalyst Paper

    Pros

    Competitive compensation plan and nice work environment.
    Used to be a good place to work with many good people around.

    Cons

    No future for people that still have many years left, it is kind of normal for companies in paper industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing much to say really...I guess you have tried everything you could, maybe it is time to let it go.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you've only got a few years left to work and want to retire on Van Isle.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I worked at Catalyst Paper

    Pros

    You get to live on Vancouver Island and work in a company full of great people to work with. The most cooperative atmosphere I've ever worked in, very few ladder climbers and a stable, low-turnover workforce.

    Cons

    The company is in a sunset industry and has not invested the necessary capital to make their mills competitive. As a result they are continuous shutting down non-competitive equipment. This leads to the constant fear that there is another downsizing coming around the corner so you cannot make any long term life plans, are afraid to buy a house in town and always have one eye on the classified ads. This is not a concern if you're financially set and only a few years away from retirement, but for younger folks trying to make a life it is not viable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the cuts hard and fast then invest in the remaining assets to make them competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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