Georgia-Pacific Corporation

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Georgia-Pacific Corporation Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.1 266 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Georgia-Pacific Corporation President & CEO Jim Hannan

Jim Hannan

(162 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Employment is stable and there is generally a good work/life balance (in 7 reviews)

  • Market-Based Management: It really does make a difference in the decisions we make and how we do business (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • GP doesn't practice core values of parent company (MBM "Market Based Management") (in 7 reviews)

  • A strict and unforgiving set of guiding principles (in 12 reviews)

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    Long term employee who loved the work and only left due to layoff.

    Human Resources/Safety (Former Employee) Spartanburg, SC

    ProsFun, competitive workplace while still being cooperative. The corrugator plant (Spartanburg) I was in , did very well my 13 years with the company.

    ConsBig decisions come out of corporate in Atlanta and plants just have to "deal with it":!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlants getting results should be copied. Part of why I was cut was because they wanted headcount reduction. Our plant was already lean, so the reduction was stupid and incompetent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company with great values.

    Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) Palatka, FL

    ProsThe company truly lives its values and pays a competitive salary. Benefits are great and the PTO is acceptable.

    ConsTime demanding. Frustrating dealing with unnecessary issues at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaintain your values in the face of opposition.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsRoutine days and very fast paced loading trailers.Learned different paper and housing products.People worked very well together to be productive.The ability to work safely in small work areas loading trailers.

    ConsVery dusty, hea,t don't trust anything they tell you, watch your back from sr. mgt.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits and great coworkers

    ConsSome travel but on an as need basis

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue what you are doing. Very dedicated managers willing to help

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    All in all a good company to work for.

    Reliability Engineer (Former Employee) Fairfax, SC

    ProsChance for advancement, excellent pay.

    ConsSome of the managers are given more power than they deserve.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook closer towards the managers to ensure they are following your guiding principles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great experience, the culture is great!

    Logistics Specialist (Former Employee) Montgomery, AL

    ProsThe culture, the people, a lot of opportunities.

    ConsI was in a smaller office, with not much room to move up in the company. However, there are a lot of other locations with more opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, an excellent company with world-class senior management

    Director, Planning & Analysis (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsWell-managed, plenty of opportunities, fair compensation structure, privately owned, empowering, highly respectful workplace with minimal tolerance for low integrity individuals

    ConsLess-than-ideal work-life balance, extremely conservative, IT systems are non-integrated, extremely high expectations and standards, benefits are fair but nothing to write home about

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to re-visit compensation and retention strategies for top talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company to work for.

    Payroll Accounting (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGeorgia Pacific is a company that values it's employees. There are plenty of career opportunities at Georgia Pacific, as well as room for growth within the different areas of Georgia Pacific.

    ConsLike most companies, there were some challenges with Management. For example, allowing specific individuals to get away with things that were obviously inappropriate at work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide regular customer service training to management, quarterly, so that the lessons will stay fresh in their heads.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Work Environment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsThere are no Prod that I have encountered

    ConsGreat Culture and Leadership. MBM Framework works well

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very pleasant place to work. Management is MBM driven.

    Administrative Secretary (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsVery career oriented, awesome values and very considerate management and staff

    ConsI have no cons to report

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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