Georgia Pacific Gypsum Reviews

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James Hannan
9 Ratings
  • MBM only when it's convenient

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Pacific Gypsum full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Positive culture influences through the Koch Market-Based-Management philosophy. Pay (not total compensation) is at or above market.

    Cons

    Market-based-Management only looks at compensation as being your salary and bonuses, which means that your benefits are being eroded under the false pretense of the ACA. Salary ranks were forced to take Low-Cost-High-Deductible healthcare insurance this last year, which means that if you have any health issues or kids your salary that's above market suddenly turns south-of-market. 401k doesn't vest for 3 years so if you're there, you're in for a 3 year stint if you want your match. Not much effort to retain top talent. In fact, I'd say that they wouldn't care if they lost their best and brightest unless they have "Vice President" or above in their title.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your compensation philosophy and get the old-guard out of the higher ranks. MBM absorption is minimal outside of the plants (and pretty spotty in them), which means that you'll hear the preacher a-preachin' but on Monday morning, he's hanging out at the strip club.


Georgia Pacific Gypsum Interviews

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    Entry Level Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Leandro, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Georgia Pacific Gypsum (San Leandro, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Received a call from Human Resources with basic questions as part of a screening process. She scheduled me for a same day interview with the hiring manager. He asked basic questions about my current position and behavior based questions, the interview was about half an hour long. Two days later I received a call from HR again asking if I'd like to schedule an interview with the plant manager, which occurred two days after that. This interview was similar to the first, easy questions about my interests and resume and basic behavior based questions. The interview was, again, about a half an hour long. After another two days I got a call from HR asking to fly me out to the site (in California) to interview with the whole team. It was about four hours of interviews, with 5 people. The interviews were broken into categories like "adaptability" or "knowledge" with behavior based questions tied to these topics. After the interviews, they gave me a plant tour and then took me to lunch. I got a call from HR the same day offering me the position. A great interview experience

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you challenged a decision made by your manager or higher-up   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation necessary, the offer was much more than expected. They added a signing bonus and will pay for my whole move to California.

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Website www.gpgypsum.comq
Headquarters Atlanta, GA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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