Georgia Pacific Gypsum Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Regional Operations Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Ops Manager Building Prod in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Regional Ops Manager Building Prod in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Pacific Gypsum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation is excellent - market pay for market performance

    Cons

    Forced to relocate or forced out

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes turning a blind eye is not acceptable.


  2. Senior Manager Marketing

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Pacific Gypsum (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I don't have many positive things to say.

    Cons

    Employees are not valued in this Division.


  3. Fast paced, multiple duties daily, and was able to be creative and solve problems on my own.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stores Leaderr
    Former Employee - Stores Leaderr

    I worked at Georgia Pacific Gypsum full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Met goals and expectations on quarterly basis and was able to do things on my own with little or no supervision.

    Cons

    Was not realty any cons it was a great place to work and I worked with great people.


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  5. Low quality of life/work

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    Former Employee - Shipping in Fletcher, OK
    Former Employee - Shipping in Fletcher, OK

    I worked at Georgia Pacific Gypsum

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

    Pros

    Closeness to residence. Weekends off.

    Cons

    Poor upper management.
    Terrible hours
    Little consideration for workers.
    Low compensation for amount of hours.
    Terrible work environment. I.e. Extremely hot inside during summer and extremely cold in winter (No temperature control at all)
    Understaffed - greatly increases work load.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more quality people. Allow employees to do their jobs without consistently changing policy.


  6. Overview of employment with gp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Pacific Gypsum

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Large private corporation deep pockets. Willing in to invest large sums of money into plants

    Cons

    Strictly bus in essential driven. Does not care about employees, length of service or following through on commitments.

    Advice to Management

    Remember how you achieved your posiiton. You are where you are because of the people who manage. You were once in their position. Too many managers forget where they came from


  7. Not what it appears to be

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Pacific Gypsum full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some smart people who work with the company

    Cons

    You need to watch your back. Political as hell.


  8. Politics Rule

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Pacific Gypsum full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work with much to learn about the science.

    Cons

    Promised raises not given, reasons for not getting one was not market based management based decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Manage to solve problems and move forward. Analysis paralysis reigns as middle mgmt. tries to guess the word of the month while waiting for the next "crisis" to emerge. I don't think this is what MBM is supposed to be.


  9. Helpful (6)

    MBM - A great concept but in practice a rapidly vanishing vapor about the time you on-board!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Blue Rapids, KS
    Former Employee - Plant Manager in Blue Rapids, KS

    I worked at Georgia Pacific Gypsum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A great recruiting process setting up great hopes - then the cool-aid quickly ferments when assigned to a remote location outside Atlanta. You are on you own and subjected to immense questioning of decisions that must be made daily - these question quickly involve your personal commitment, character, motives and dignity; something I've never encountered in 27 years of exemplary results producing Leadership positions I've held with smaller and much larger companies! MBM ???

    Cons

    No raises or bonuses in 3 years even though my site produced Division and site best Safety/Quality/Service/Cost and financial results. Severe micromanagement which defies anything close to the "guiding principle" Principled Entrepreneurship. Somewhat understandable considering current significant financial losses in Gypsum but not at all good considering the total lack of common sense and logic in Atlanta!

    Advice to Management

    Read the Science of Success SLOWLY put it down, then read it again 10 times. Put leaders in Atlanta that understand the business, it's people, machinery, processes and equipment - better yet the final product! Understand the facets just listed finance your ability to come work in the Pink Palace!


  10. Helpful (2)

    Recruited and fired in less than 2 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Role At HQ in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Role At HQ in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Pacific Gypsum full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - I like the MBM theory and it helps drive economic decision making throughout the business
    - I found senior management to be approachable
    - Talented people

    Cons

    Gypsum is the red-haired step child of the GP companies. Its plant assets are not competitive and they have trouble competing in the market place with National and US Gypsum.

    I was recruited for a senior manager role where I interacted routinely with top management in Gypsum. I never had a job review by my boss in the first 18 months but one day I ended up in an office with my boss and the HR Director where they let me go.

    Since my departure, everyone of the management roles have turned over except their all mighty President Brent Paugh. People were fired, left or demoted at an alarming rate.

    While I enjoyed my time at GP-Gypsum working with some talented people on complex busines problems, I would advise that others be cautious about the culture which is extremely cut throat.

    Advice to Management

    Success starts at the top and I don't know how you can expect to win in the very competitive gypsum market place with a revolving door in middle and senior management. Frankly, I am surprised that President Brent Paugh hasn't bee replaced.


  11. A job

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production in Wheatfield, IN
    Current Employee - Production in Wheatfield, IN

    I have been working at Georgia Pacific Gypsum full-time (More than a year)

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    hour, benefits, union, experience you get working in a heavy manufacturing company, management is awesome.

    Cons

    Pay was 15.28 no profit sharing. But eye health insurance, This company has gone down hill since the Koch brothers came him. little chance of advancement they hire from the streets

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the old GP



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