Georgia-Pacific Corporation

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Georgia-Pacific Corporation Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
322 Reviews
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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.  

    the money was great and the experience is helpful

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    Former Employee - Utility in Gurdon, AR
    Former Employee - Utility in Gurdon, AR

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

    Pros

    learn a new trade or make a career out of it

    Cons

    a few problematic people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great Place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation

    Pros

    Great company to work for; great benefits

    Cons

    Too strict on attendance. Stuck in traffic? Call in and leave mass voicemail while your whole group is in the cafeteria eating breakfast. Get to your desk before they are done with breakfast and get written up. Makes no sense

  3.  

    GP from a non-tenured fellow...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits.. Solid workforce... Owed by Koch. Folks need to pay attention to that.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, stodgy, good ol boy mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tighten it up, embrace Koch's influence and change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great Company; but experience is site dependent

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    Former Employee - Department Superintendent in Warm Springs, GA
    Former Employee - Department Superintendent in Warm Springs, GA

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Results driven, and embraces the free market. A lot of experienced and dedicated co-workers at all levels.

    Cons

    "At risk" facilities often operate out of fear rather than to grow. i.e. short term decisions rather than long-term strategies. A lot of management turnover (something like 4 plant managers in the last 4 years, and almost all of the salaried managers have been at the site fewer than three years). This is, however, a function of the "at risk" label. I was able to train in multiple other locations, where there was a significantly more stable management environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure management hires are given the whole picture when offers are extended.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good Company. Seems committed to doing things right.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation

    Pros

    Money is available for improvements and projects. People with "can do" attitude will go far.

    Cons

    Culture is not for everyone. Focus on value creation can be difficult for some roles.

    Recommends
  7.  

    A great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation

    Pros

    people,resources,benefits,willing to invest in the business, empowerment

    Cons

    People,benefits,investing in their employees,layers,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Revolving door for engineers.

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Rincon, GA
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Rincon, GA

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Once you get to know people, they are pretty good people. Free product every week. Relatively low stress.

    Cons

    Typical big corporation with several layers of unnecessary management all trying to justify their existence by sticking their nose in things they shouldn't. They love to tell you how they don't give raises so consider yourself a depreciating asset. MBM is just the same ole corporate brain washing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop it with all the MBM lecturing. We know you are a tool but the same old MBM blabber just puts a flashing arrow over your head. Implement a transparent pay grade system so employees have something to gauge their career goals on. You need to figure out why you are running engineers off since they are the future of your organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company but culture changed once purchased by Koch.

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great location. Overall, people that have been there long-term are great.

    Cons

    The MBM culture is difficult to receive and achieve especially for non-management to lower management employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give non-management and lower management employees some guidance on how to apply the MBM concepts before it applies to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Labor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay is alright

    Cons

    Lay off too much and lack of team work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    GP as I know it

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    Current Employee - Product Development Scientist in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - Product Development Scientist in Neenah, WI

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

    Pros

    GP is a part of Koch Companies, and resources are plentiful. There is so much room and opportunity to grow for employees who are innovative, creative, and initiative.

    Cons

    There are organizational changes that require people to adjust to changes and learn new responsibilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to start fresh instead of patching here and there as an organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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