Georgia-Pacific Corporation

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Georgia-Pacific Corporation Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
311 Reviews
3.0
311 Reviews
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Georgia-Pacific Corporation President & CEO Jim Hannan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • competitive benefits, encouraging MBM culture, and reasonable work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits were OK once the Koch's took over in 2005 (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Management has good philosophies "Market Based Management" but not all leaders actually follow it (in 8 reviews)

  • Guiding Principles should be adhered to at all levels of management (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Manufacturing engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation

    Pros

    Mbm principles, good experience

    Cons

    Work life balance, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not all management follows mbm, good ideas but bad implementation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Mobility but not at first

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance but you may have to start working in a mill for a few years before you move to ATL and vice versa
    Good pay for internship

    Cons

    Internship was vague
    Did not cater to my preferences and overall did not have good experience since it was a completely different major

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to intern preferences and cater to their major

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Principled-Based, but poor collaboration and communication

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Size, priviate company, management philosophy.

    Cons

    Communication, collaboration, the size gets in the way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The belief that there this is a flat organization is slightly twisted. Decision marketing and execution, even after the right mental models have been followed is painful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great first job.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Steady work. Good boss, great coworkers, not overly stress full

    Cons

    Slow on innovation. Lot of dinosaurs calling the shots. Very risk averse. Not everyone has bought into the core values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking chances on technology and educating your employees on how to use them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    It's okay, but not the best. Don't expect to get rich!

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good company, benefits, culture, work environment

    Cons

    Management at headquarters leaves something to be desired. If you are not with the "in" crowd, you will be invisible and you will not grow and prosper. There's a lot of favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be professional, apply the guiding principles and don't just talk about them. Once again, be professional!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Waxahachie, TX
    Current Employee - Forklift Operator in Waxahachie, TX

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Starting pay is good. Friendly workers

    Cons

    High Turnover. Cant depend on orders to come out the correct way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises would be nice

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strange Culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Lots of Opportunity within the company

    Cons

    Very strange culture, almost cult like around Market Based Management. People always trying to force buzz words into conversations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Live what you speak

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not recommend Lumber portion of Georgia Pacific

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor
    Former Employee - Maintenance Supervisor

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, training is good and pay was decent. Paper side of the company is great. Lots of experience and very knowledgeable in the field. really enjoyed working at the paper mill.

    Cons

    Lack of experience from management all the way to hourly when working for the lumber mill. Would not recommend anyone to work for GP on that side of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the front line supervision and hourly. Don't just sweep issues under the rug. When someone brings up an issue with harassment address it don't let the manager run wild.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Started out on the floor as an hourly employee and worked into management.

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Albion, MI
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Albion, MI

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and advancement. Opportunity to go to other facilities.

    Cons

    Political. Upper management does not like to listen to thruths.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the front-line. You may have different ideas on how the machine theoretically should work, but the front-line supervisors are out there day in and out working with it.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation

    Pros

    Given responsibility. Enjoyed the knowledge share event in headquarters.

    Cons

    not too much to say

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trips to different mills would have been nice

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