Georgia-Pacific Corporation

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Georgia-Pacific Corporation Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
283 Reviews
2.9
283 Reviews
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Georgia-Pacific Corporation President & CEO Jim Hannan
Jim Hannan
174 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance may be a the best you could hope for (in 9 reviews)

  • Pay and benefits were OK once the Koch's took over in 2005 (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Guiding Principles should be adhered to at all levels of management (in 13 reviews)

  • GP doesn't practice core values of parent company (MBM "Market Based Management") (in 7 reviews)

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    Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation for more than a year

    Pros

    best place to work for

    Cons

    Long hours, upper management not o good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's been a good experience.

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer

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

    Pros

    It can be a pretty laid back environment at time. Nice people to work with. Company cares a lot about safety and looks out for it's employees. MBM culture is great for promoting long term growth.

    Cons

    Pay is usually a little lower than in other industries possibly because of profit margins. This makes it harder to retain talented individuals.

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    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Small cog in a gigantic machine

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, stable business

    Cons

    Sales can sometimes be shortsighted, trading long term growth for short term gains.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Long term employee who loved the work and only left due to layoff.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources/Safety  in  Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Human Resources/Safety in Spartanburg, SC

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

    Pros

    Fun, competitive workplace while still being cooperative. The corrugator plant (Spartanburg) I was in , did very well my 13 years with the company.

    Cons

    Big decisions come out of corporate in Atlanta and plants just have to "deal with it":!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plants getting results should be copied. Part of why I was cut was because they wanted headcount reduction. Our plant was already lean, so the reduction was stupid and incompetent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with great values.

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Palatka, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Palatka, FL

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company truly lives its values and pays a competitive salary. Benefits are great and the PTO is acceptable.

    Cons

    Time demanding. Frustrating dealing with unnecessary issues at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain your values in the face of opposition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation

    Pros

    Routine days and very fast paced loading trailers.Learned different paper and housing products.People worked very well together to be productive.The ability to work safely in small work areas loading trailers.

    Cons

    Very dusty, hea,t don't trust anything they tell you, watch your back from sr. mgt.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation

    Pros

    Great benefits and great coworkers

    Cons

    Some travel but on an as need basis

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue what you are doing. Very dedicated managers willing to help

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    All in all a good company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer  in  Fairfax, SC
    Former Employee - Reliability Engineer in Fairfax, SC

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

    Pros

    Chance for advancement, excellent pay.

    Cons

    Some of the managers are given more power than they deserve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look closer towards the managers to ensure they are following your guiding principles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was a great experience, the culture is great!

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    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist  in  Montgomery, AL
    Former Employee - Logistics Specialist in Montgomery, AL

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

    Pros

    The culture, the people, a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    I was in a smaller office, with not much room to move up in the company. However, there are a lot of other locations with more opportunities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Overall, an excellent company with world-class senior management

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    Current Employee - Director, Planning & Analysis  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director, Planning & Analysis in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Well-managed, plenty of opportunities, fair compensation structure, privately owned, empowering, highly respectful workplace with minimal tolerance for low integrity individuals

    Cons

    Less-than-ideal work-life balance, extremely conservative, IT systems are non-integrated, extremely high expectations and standards, benefits are fair but nothing to write home about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to re-visit compensation and retention strategies for top talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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