Georgia-Pacific Corporation

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Georgia-Pacific Corporation Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
318 Reviews
3.1
318 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.  

    Very good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  2.  

    Great opportunity with growth potential

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corrugator Operator in Spartanburg, SC
    Former Employee - Corrugator Operator in Spartanburg, SC

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

    Pros

    Above average pay, safety first , guaranteed 40 hours, work as a team, and will train until you have it down. Upper management is open to new ideas and processes. Truly work each and every day based upon the company values. They will not ask you to do something they wouldn't do or have not done before. Promote from within.

    Cons

    work weekends on 24-48 hour notice, only 2 days off first year. work non-stop (10-20-10) minute breaks in 8 hour span.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have clear cut expectations and if not weekly reviews (then monthly) on what to improve on and what you are doing well. provide more than 2 days of time off in first year.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It has been a pretty good run

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Business Analysis in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Business Analysis in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I like the flexibility of the projects work

    Cons

    We have become pretty rigid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Atlanta has lost touch with the field

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Happy

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great experience, proud to have been an employee with GP for over 11 years.

    Cons

    More formalized training would have been helpful in our group.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Brand Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Collaborative culture focused on creating the most value for the company, consumer, and community. Fellow employees are great to work with and genuinely care about you. Market Base Management is put into practice not just a values system that is displayed on the wall.

    Cons

    Only real complaint is a lack of training at times. I would have liked to been exposed to a more structured training program that provided guidance for keep job functions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Co-op, ARC

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Engineer Co-Op in Perdue Hill, AL
    Former Employee - Project Engineer Co-Op in Perdue Hill, AL

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, good pay for co-op

    Cons

    very politically opinionated workforce. Could have done without the attempt at republican brainwashing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Anonymous

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    best place to work for

    Cons

    Long hours, upper management not o good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Small cog in a gigantic machine

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with great values.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Palatka, FL
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Palatka, FL

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific Corporation full-time (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

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