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Was able to attain many great friendships, job ethics, and learning experiences. Working at domtar for 19 years, worked many different jobs, gave me the confidante and experience, that I use In everyday life.
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Excellent company with great benefits and support for employees. Good team work, and site safety is taken seriously. Love the department I work in, amazing atmosphere.
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Really enjoyed my time working here and more than happy to do so again.

The culture may take some getting used to, but it's constantly growing and evolving. Just don't be one of those people "set in their way" who isn't willing to grow, learn, teach, and adapt.
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No flexibility in the workplace, if you had a dentist appointment, you'll have to take it from your vacations even if you had sick days.
I had to work on New year's day because the computer system was the boss. I was the only one working on that day. The payroll system is very old and no flexibility in the work. They still print paystubs!!

In overall, it was not very much fun working at domtar.
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Fine people, challenging and interesting work. Upper Management is below average in my opinion. They lack a vision and don’t work well as a team. Would still say a good place to work but they are slowly moving to USA
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People, benefits
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Upper management, not a long term career
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Excellent, j'ai adoré mon expérience. Une équipe formidable.
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Safety is in the 1980s, i'm shocked nobody has been killed in recent history. Place is falling apart and nobody seems to have the drive or know-how to fix it properly. No communication between departments which further compounds maintenance issues. Heavy handed, top down management style and they are moving to a heavily micromanaged system which they think will solve all the problems.

There is no employee engagement whatsoever. No BBQs, no employee appreciation days, no employee activity days (well not maintenance anyway). All you get is a lousy 25 dollar gift card for a local grocery store at xmas and the chance to "earn" points online for cash towards "wellness", in lieu of an actual wellness program.


Run for the hills if you consider yourself a professional or have any self worth.
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My days at Domtar we’re great, the weeks seem to pass like days. They have a great team for support when needed. If you are looking for a job that challenges you and shakes it up day to day opposed to that same old day in and day out, I would recommend a career with them.
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Safety performance review
Millwide Environmental Impact review

Production review, discussed any break in work required to daily planned schedule

Planning and scheduling maintenance work (weekly and shutdown)

Very challenging work environment, focused on workplace safety and production requirements
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managed by someone who nobody there wants to deal with although many complaints have been placed against him.lousy hours, the pay is not competitive at all.
Pros
Pension plan
Cons
lousy hours, bad management, low morale
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Many aspects to a mill environment, I have worked in every dept,mostly I have operated equipment cats,loaders,forklifts, triple axle dump trucks,double axles as well.
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Worked at Domtar Kamloops from April 2019 to August 2019. Enjoyed my time there and management was very supportive and knowledgeable. Company is forward thinking and continues to look for improvement.
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Working at Domtar is a life changing experience day by day. One day you get a permanent role the next, your position is discontinued due to restructuring and your whole life changes again causing financial distress.

HR plays favorites and will turn her back on you without any cause at all.
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I have enjoyed my time at Domtar. It has been a great learning experience and I have been able to practice the skills associated with my trade. They have a great pension and benefits package.
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Management is essentially all contractors. Should speak for itself. They demand you to be going for 12 hours straight. If you dare have a seat in control room prepare for written warnings and an earful. Turnover is averaging about 1 person a month over the last number of years. This is a stepping stone job for steam time. Don't read that shift engineers comment who loves it. They are all worked hard due to lack of shift engineers because half are contractors. They live under constant stress of potentially being fired over disobedience even when they are right. They are supposed to be second class but couldn't find anybody to take it so they dropped their standards to a 3rd class willing to write seconds. Save yourself
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You get to involve your colleagues a lot and the floor space reflects it, as there has been special accommodation made for it. Management is usually on a different level.
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Although the pay was great, the management is bipolar. Make one wrong move and your out, question decisions on a "bad day" and your out no discussion, no logical discipline, no coaching.
It's all about who you know in regards to advancement nothing is based on experience or knowledge.

The morale all around that place has never been lower and unbelievably still keeps dropping.

Family/work balance is null with the schedule changes happening only 2 days before a new work week especially when they start on Sundays

Don't be fooled by the "saved jobs" tactic they promised after the government funding either numerous employees got let go due to "re-infrastructure" also known as a "bad day"

75% of the staff there are scared to lose their own job and are two-faced bringing anyone they can down before it happens to them.

Think about your mental health before accepting a job at this place!
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Domtar is a very old fashioned company with no flexibility. It's against the company policy to work from home and if you have a doctor appointment expect to use your vacation days. Pulp and paper is a declining industry so management will do anything to drive up their performance and usually they do that at expense of the employees, strict budgeting and work overload. They try to save even on the office supply so forget about salary raise.
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A lot of work , fast paced but relaxed at the same time. Great co workers. Location is perfect. Work life balance is good, 35 hour a week scheduled.
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Salaire très élevé pour une personne ne possédant qu'un secondaire 5.
Ambiance d'usine très récente, construite dans les années 1980.

La sous-traitence peu être renvoyé sans pré-avis, un peu inhumain.
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Very nice people, some activities and in a downtown location close to big malls making shopping easy during lunch time when need be.
Depending in which department you work in, you can get flexible hours. Overall its a good company to work for but they still need to get up to date in being able to work remotely.
Pros
Nice people
Cons
Commuting to downtown Montreal and not being able to work from home
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