Great salary, very easy going job, great learning experience
Core manager, and General aid (Former Employee) – Windsor, QC – 25 April 2013
Learned how to drive fork lifts, and learned the basics of team work. Co-workers are hard working people, and they expect you to be just as hard working, which is a good thing. Security is top notch, no one was hurt on the job while i was there. Cafeteria food was expensive, but its better to pack a lunch.
Licensed Red Seal Plumber (Current Employee) – Espanola, ON – 6 December 2016
Absolutely the worst company I've ever worked for. Staff and management are extremely inexperienced and under qualified. Many human rights, employment standards act and occupational health and safety infractions have occurred by supervisors and the human resources department refuses to deal with the issues and the grievances they have caused. Should have never come to work here.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Cornwall, ON – 17 November 2016
domtar is no longer in business in canada. but at the time the people i worked with were great but the union people were selfish and couldn't care less if you needed the job. if you werent union you shouldnt be working there
A typical day at Domtar as Supervisor was busy. Always problem solving since the nature of the department being service related. Mail miss delivered, parcels too heavy, receptionist calls in sick last minute, meeting room required NOW but no rooms available.
I learned a great deal about prioritizing problems and executing a top-notch service.
My coworkers were hardworking and we worked as a team backing each other up.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with an internal customer who claims he or she is right and having to defend your staff because you know they did their job. Nonetheless the client says otherwise so you have to explain calmly and try to resolve.
The best part of the job was when surveys were done every second year and the overall score was outstanding. It made me feel as though I had accomplished my job as a Supervisor.
Most negative workplace I've ever worked at in my entire life
Instrumentation Technician (Former Employee) – Dryden, ON – 13 May 2016
If this was 1984, this mill would be state of the art, but since management refuses to put any money into upgrading anything and planning refuses to plan anything, it's a very frustrating atmosphere. Selfish Union always cutting back room deals for themselves and not sticking up for the younger people, and one of the most negative, unhelpful shops I've ever been a part of in my entire life.
Sometimes contractors bring doughnuts
Little to no OT, management doesn't spend for upgrades, negative atmosphere, selfish unhelpful union
Pulp mill worker (Current Employee) – Dryden, ON – 16 February 2016
My typical day as an oiler is to be given numerous work orders that entail planning, routes, different types of oils or greases for each application, sometimes walking long distances or climbing many flights of stairs with loads, in-doors and outside. Management and all co-workes integrate into a good working relationship. As with almost any job, there are hard dirty area, also there are a number of easy chores, and all are handled in ways that makes the company profitable.
The company is heavly involved with safety programs and incentives
Staff (Former Employee) – Espanola, ON – 12 November 2015
Some great people hourly and staff,
Good corporate entity and strategies- willing to invest in employee development. Top notch CEO Local management is inconsistent (understated!!) Family connections take priority and matter. Do your homework before committing.
IT Projects Portfolio Manager (Current Employee) – Montreal – 19 August 2015
I enjoy working at Domtar because of the people and because of the way employees are treated. There has always been room for advancement (which is important to me), and work/life balance is very respected.
Plan, control and direct the purchasing and inventory control activities
Senior Buyer (Former Employee) – St. Catharines, ON – 15 March 2015
negotiate and execute contracts, issue purchase orders, RFQs, Blanket Orders, etc. we worked as a team. Involved with accounts payable, receivable, oversee the stores operation. Schedule deliveries of raw materials and other products. Keep a close liason with the Traffic Department. Interview vendors, contact companies when invoices are not correct. Refuse truckload deliveries if product is not as outlined on the purchase orders. Review quality of goods received. Attend management round table meetings.
Working at this plant was a pleasure. We all worked as a team and helped each other. There is absolutely no negative feedback that I can give about this plant.
I have learned a lot about manufacturing and shipping products all over the world according to specifications and government regulations.
Team work, we were like a family rather than company & workers
Millwright (Current Employee) – Dryden Ontario – 5 January 2015
I love my job as a millwright I have been considering finding employment in the US for many years now and have decided to try now while I am still young. I feel that Domtar has a very competitive pay scale and are very fair to the workers.