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Resolute Forest Products, formerly known as AbitibiBowater Inc., is a pulp, paper, tissue, and wood products manufacturer headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, formed by the merger of Bowater and Abitibi-Consolidated, which was announced 29 January 2007. At the time, AbitibiBowater was the third largest pulp and paper company in North America, and the eighth largest in the world. On 1 July 2012, the company name changed to Resolute Forest Products. Resolute Forest Products is a member of the Forest Products Association of Canada and the American Forest & Paper Association.

On May 2020 an outraged former employee talks about how was working at Resolute Forest Products, he wrote for Indeed: They do not care about their employees. The job is not what they make it out to be. The Union is in with the salary workers and really behind the lines do what the salary workers want. Terribly unsafe conditions. Misreable place, no where near worth the money.

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Curve gang operator (Former Employee) says

"Poorly run mill not enough parts to keep equipment running...poor company, horrible leadership throughout the whole mill yeah they start with decent pay but I promise it’s not worth it with the supervisors you will have to deal with. No morals at all in that town Cons: Everything"

Electrical Supervisor (Former Employee) says

"If they offer you a job as a supervisor run for your life. Horrible experience.Resolute expects tremendous amount of overtime for supervisors with no compensation.z"

Helper (Former Employee) says

"They do not care about their employees. The job is not what they make it out to be. The Union is in with the salary workers and really behind the lines do what the salary workers want. Terribly unsafe conditions. Misreable place, no where near worth the money."

Level 2 operator (Current Employee) says

"Very toxic place to work. Management has no respect for there employees. Supervisors are pricks they sit behind a desk and watch the cameras and bark orders. Work with junk things are bubble gummed up to make it run. Would not recommend this place. Very hard place to work. They hire anybody now some can't even speak English. It's a messed up place. Cons: Low pay"

Warehouse Worker packer/stacker (Former Employee) says

"Hot work environment horrible management no training no job security long work days 12 hr shifts high turnover just a bad company overall I would not recommend"

Forklift Operator (Former Employee) says

"Very poor training and no communication what so ever, they expect you to know every safety aspect of the job, but fall short on training. Management is very bad, specially HR. Cons: You will hate it even more"

Process Engineer (Former Employee) says

"The culture at Resolute Forest Products is not ideal for someone who wants to work in a professional environment. The culture is very difficult for anyone who doesn't have previous manufacturing experience."

Operator (Former Employee) says

"This mill is poorly managed! They do not have enough trained management staff! the most important thing to management is production and if they don't get production they will threaten your job. Safety is at the bottom of the priority list at this mill! I don't now recommend working for this company unless you absolutely have to!"

Maintenance Supervisor (Former Employee) says

"Very poor management, starts at the top. Try to rule by intimation and threats of shutting down if things don't go as they plan. Manager wouldn't deal with issues as they arise, making things worst. Safety is important as long as production is not effected. Have to have the beloved piece of wood out the door at any cost. Employees are expendable, when you have served your purpose they don't need them anymore. Worked for many companies, Resolute was by far the worst. Avoid if possible"

employé (Former Employee) says

"management sans vision et avec peu de considération pour ses employés"

Supervisor (Current Employee) says

"Horrible work culture. High stress. Incompetent management. What else could you ask for? Constantly beaten down and humiliated by management while given no resources to accomplish tasks. Even if you do manage to do well, you will get kicked in the teeth repeatedly as the company does very, very little internal promoting and would rather hire for vacancies from outside. No rewards for success, and sometimes even punished for success. Pay is better than average, but it just isn't worth it in the longterm Cons: Management throws temper tantrums like children, no resources available, long hours, little promotion potential"

Salaried Professional (Former Employee) says

"I worked here for over 20 years. The managers are incompetent. They knew less about papermaking than I did. Micromanagement was rampant. Managers made sure they knew EXACTLY what time you came in and what time you left. I was forced to work many weekends, even when I was not "on call" to provide data to accounting. As the "single person", I was almost always forced to work Christmas or Thanksgiving. Don't plan on seeing your family if they live out of town. Cons: Where do I start? Favoritism, Punitive, Blaming Others, NO Work/Life Balance, Need More??!"

Operation (Former Employee) says

"Particulièrement l usine de Clermont, la gestion est malsaine de plus les cadres sans compétences non scolarisé (Ami de.la famille gagnon) l employeur n a aucune reconnaissance envers ses employers. Il faut ce battre pour faire respecter les normes du travail, employeur sans coeur ni âmes. Elle se crois tout permis elle se dit même au dessus des lois Cons: Ne pas travailler la"

Paper Maker (Current Employee) says

"Good pay with poor insurance. New management monthly because of poor run ability and it never improves. This would be a decent job for a single person, but if you need steady employment look elsewhere."

Supervisor (Current Employee) says

"Horrible work culture. High stress. Incompetent management. What else could you ask for? Constantly beaten down and humiliated by management while given no resources to accomplish tasks. Even if you do manage to do well, you will get kicked in the teeth repeatedly as the company does very, very little internal promoting and would rather hire for vacancies from outside. No rewards for success, and sometimes even punished for success. Pay is better than average, but it just isn't worth it in the longterm Cons: Management throws temper tantrums like children, no resources available, long hours, little promotion potential"

Millwright (Former Employee) says

"Everyone in management always passes the buck and is afraid to make a decision because the incompetent leaders. This could be the best place in the country to work and the most profitable, but they still have the 1970s mentality. the owners need to wake up and reevaluate the profitability of this plant make the necessary changes and start making money. Cons: Very cut-throat"

E&I Mastercraft (Former Employee) says

"When I see the behavior of extremely selfish, insecure, irresponsible, unaccountable, arrogant spoiled brats, I think of certain top managers at Resolute Forest Products. Some people have no conscience because they simply don't care. Cons: Extremely incompetent managers."

Specialist (Current Employee) says

"The whole experience was very disappointing. The job turned out to be very different than what was discussed in the interview. As time went on, more and more was required with very little training."

Millwright (Former Employee) says

"Management is all french, they choose non local contractors so the can fly french contractors in. Not good work exposure for a millwright apprentice, you can expect to clean the shop of oily rag bins, sweep the floor and dispose of garbage and be paid 25$ an hour as a fourth year millwright. the like to get you to use the CNC finding machines to sharpen and change planer head knives, this company has great hourly workers but lacks in the operations supervisory roles, and upper management is favoured to french speaking people only. think carefully about considering them as an employer. Cons: Too many to list."

company employee (Former Employee) says

"This company is lacking a forward thinking management and will continue to go down the drain until they make some serious changes. The management that is in place were placed their with a lack of training and more so based on friendships. If you are offered a job with this company....Run! The staff that is there doesn't want any new employees with new ideas and they run off the new people. This place is a joke when it comes to management. They pay people to do jobs that they are not doing. Maybe this was once a good company but not anymore. they lack money for basic office supplies! Cons: lack of suitable healthcare plan, no new ideas welcomed and lack of funds to run company"

Former Employee - Supervisor says

"I worked at Resolute Forest Products full-time for less than a year Cons: Everything is a downside, lies, corruption, manipulation, no integrity"

Former Employee - Coater Operator says

"I worked at Resolute Forest Products full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Hot humid working conditions, forced overtime, no consideration for a home life, French Canadians that think they know everything but don’t!"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Resolute Forest Products full-time for more than a year Cons: Awful management, no accountability, you are on your own, if you try to get work done they just pile it on you while others continually screw up or do nothing with zero consequences. There is so much turnover it is crazy, most people are waiting for 2 year relo payback to expire so they can leave. Only people who stay are upper management since they provide no help and throw people under the bus. The place is just sad I truly feel bad for the hourly employees who cant leave"

Current Employee - Tissue Processing Technician says

"I have been working at Resolute Forest Products full-time for more than a year Cons: The appointed management cannot be trusted and is quick to appoint blame and throw their employees under the bus. As well as, not adhering to their own guidelines both in operational procedures and union staffing procedures. Favoritism runs ramped throughout the facility as well as personnel appointed in higher regarded positions that hold no regard for the other employees. The training procedures are a joke and those appointed to the position of training care more about sucking up to other upper management, their coffee time, and extra-curricular activities outside of the workplace... or better yet, how and who they can screw over next to make theirselves look good. Upper management will block all ways possible for pay advancement and/or into Mill positions. Daytime team members think they are above all standards."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Resolute Forest Products full-time Cons: Micromanagement is a common theme from upper management. Upper mgmt doesn’t welcome open conversation, they want you to do what you’re told with no questions asked. The hourly workforce and most salaried people have a total distrust for upper mgmt. The good ole boy system is in full effect and utilized to place friends in positions that they aren’t remotely qualified for. You are expected to live out there if you are in the production environment...no one cares about if you have a family or not. Diversity is nonexistent!!"

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Resolute Forest Products full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Lazy People that slept on job or never came to work.Management was terrible.Canadians trying to run a plant from Canada they have no idea."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Resolute Forest Products full-time Cons: Dirty poor mgt low morale overworked"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Resolute Forest Products full-time Cons: Company on brink of bankruptcy again"

Former Employee - Anonymous says

"I worked at Resolute Forest Products full-time for more than 3 years Cons: No resources. No training. No routine maintenance. Investments seemed to be a disaster as led by incompetence. Corporate leadership is a comedy of fools. The leadership is bad, so very bad. No strategy, no real focus on waste or effective focus to improve costs. Company is led by arrogant fools. Poor upward mobility. Bad leadership, bad business practices, high stress, poor work/life. Oh the list goes in."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Resolute Forest Products full-time Cons: Dysfunctional Poor Leadership No work life balance"

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