Georgia-Pacific Corporation

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Georgia-Pacific Corporation Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
311 Reviews
3.0
311 Reviews
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Georgia-Pacific Corporation President & CEO Jim Hannan
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Accounting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation

    Pros

    Overall good company to work for with many different paths and challenging opportunities. The change and challenge process is great for growth

    Cons

    Compensation is a bit lower than it should be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No issues

  2.  

    Very good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Innovation Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Innovation Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Large company, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    A lot of management changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Manufacturing engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation

    Pros

    Mbm principles, good experience

    Cons

    Work life balance, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not all management follows mbm, good ideas but bad implementation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mobility but not at first

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance but you may have to start working in a mill for a few years before you move to ATL and vice versa
    Good pay for internship

    Cons

    Internship was vague
    Did not cater to my preferences and overall did not have good experience since it was a completely different major

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to intern preferences and cater to their major

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Principled-Based, but poor collaboration and communication

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Size, priviate company, management philosophy.

    Cons

    Communication, collaboration, the size gets in the way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The belief that there this is a flat organization is slightly twisted. Decision marketing and execution, even after the right mental models have been followed is painful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Limited advancement opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation

    Pros

    Well respected brand name within industry.

    Cons

    Company did not recognize true leaders and did not promote the right people. Many district manager left and were backfilled with individuals that were not prepared for the position; leading to further erosion of the workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great first job.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Steady work. Good boss, great coworkers, not overly stress full

    Cons

    Slow on innovation. Lot of dinosaurs calling the shots. Very risk averse. Not everyone has bought into the core values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start taking chances on technology and educating your employees on how to use them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    It's okay, but not the best. Don't expect to get rich!

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    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Supply Chain in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good company, benefits, culture, work environment

    Cons

    Management at headquarters leaves something to be desired. If you are not with the "in" crowd, you will be invisible and you will not grow and prosper. There's a lot of favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be professional, apply the guiding principles and don't just talk about them. Once again, be professional!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    love the people I work with

    Cons

    nothing to report except that some assignments need better deadlines

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many hours, good pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Plywood Trainee in Camden, TX
    Current Employee - Plywood Trainee in Camden, TX

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Tons of hours here. You'll easily get 50+ hours a week. The people can be fun to work with. It's a very safe work environment. Very easy system of promotion. You can switch your job at almost any time to find something that better fits your needs.

    Cons

    Too many hours if you have a family, or other responsibilities. Sometimes the work area is very hot, or cold depending on the time of year.
    If you have to work overtime, they will tell you that day, so forget ever trying to make plans outside of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on the problems, and get them fixed. Your workers are the ones that make you able.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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