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PHONEY and OVERRATED

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time

Pros

You'll be lured to GP with a great starting salary, subsidized transportation, a downtown location, and the promise of MBM (respect, value creation, challenge process....).
Will look good on your resume.

Cons

Your expectations will be dashed. No annual cost-of living raise, and most promotions don't include a raise. Horrifying micromanagement that will suck the joy out of your job and the life right out of you. The MBM guidelines, if actually implemented, would be awesome. But, GP management only talks about MBM it doesn't actually walk it.
Management wants you to think GP isn't like other huge corporations, that they hold themselves to a higher standard called MBM guiding principles. However, once you get here, you find out its just as bad or worse than other companies, GP just hides it better at first. If you do challenge an idea in a meeting, be prepared to have it show up on your review. Respect and integrity, though part of MBM principles, is phoney and counterfeit.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

MBM needs to be more than talk, please walk it. Don't pretend to embrace "change" and the "challenge process" and then retaliate in reviews. Don't talk about value creation when all you mean is that you'll promote only your friends who you value. If the Koch brothers saw how GP interprets MBM, they'd be ashamed.
Many middle managers have no people skills, and are so paranoid and insecure they blame others for their mistakes and problems. Listen when employees tell you a boss can't manage, they're telling you the truth and giving you an opportunity to fix the problem. Otherwise, you'll keep losing excellent workers in order to appease bad managers.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good Benefits, Perks, But thats it.

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    Current Employee - Customer  in  Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Customer in Green Bay, WI

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great health insurance, other perks.

    Cons

    Culture changed when Koch bought them out. Employee fulfillment- whats that? Lack of respect & Professionalism by many managers in certain departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out those that have been there because of the "good-ol-boy" policy in place, Get people that actually know how to manage a team and treat people with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Payroll Accounting  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Payroll Accounting in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Georgia 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.

    Cons

    Like 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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