Georgia-Pacific Corporation

www.gp.com
Profile Unclaimed
There are newer employer reviews for Georgia-Pacific Corporation

 

GP EMPLOYEES

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Cleveland, OH

I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Pros

Georgia Pacific was a great place to work. The Cleveland Ohio facility had a family atmosphere and were proud to work there. The benefits were good and the company took care of you when needed.

Cons

After Koch purchased Georgia Pacific, the company started to care about the company and less on the employees. Koch cut back on benefits and compensation.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Your employees are your most important asset, take better care of them. You can afford it.

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

340 Other Employee Reviews for Georgia-Pacific Corporation (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It WAS a great place to work.. Not anymore.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation

    Pros

    With the company being so large, it is relatively easy to gain rapid promotions. HQ location is easily accessible, and most of the employees are great people.

    The owner, Charles Koch, will send you a Christmas card every year (no bonus enclosed, sorry).

    Cons

    If you do too good of a job, you'll be told you cannot apply for another internal position. If you don't get a promotion, you won't get a raise (despite them raising the salaries for new hires!!!). In general, by the time you are eligible for a promotion, they just give you more work, but only the same salary that new hires in your former position will be paid.

    Don't expect a performance review. You will have to complete a self review, as well as many peer reviews, but you won't see the result of them from your supervisor. They always tell you "we'll have it next week" but you never will. I didn't receive one for the last 2.5 years I was with the company despite repeated promises that all managers are required to give them annually. It doesn't really matter though since you won't receive a raise. Nothing better than being told that the company is having record profits, that your performance "exceeds expectations" and then being told that they cannot afford to give you a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give performance reviews. Value your employees. Practice what you preach!! Bring back the old GP. The only employees that are sticking around are the ones with 20+ years of tenure who are scared to leave, and those who are too incompetent to find a new job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Undervalued

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ops Maint Gatekeeper in Clatskanie, OR
    Former Employee - Ops Maint Gatekeeper in Clatskanie, OR

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunity if you are driven and intelligent. The company has many locations to choose from once you are in-network. Excellent way to get experience so you can go to a company without such radical business perspective.

    Cons

    Continually changing policy and constant fear of termination due to inability to follow the changing policy. Unclear leadership at the corporate levels. Too many mixed messages from all levels of management.

    Unfair compensation consideration. They don't proactively retain people with attractive pay and bonus structure. Top producers are overlooked if unpopular for any reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt a program and stick with it. Keep people around with good pay and good benefits. Keep the messages clear and uncomplicated.

    Disapproves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Georgia-Pacific Corporation

Work at Georgia-Pacific Corporation? Share Your Experiences

Georgia-Pacific Corporation

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.