Georgia Pacific Gypsum

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Georgia Pacific Gypsum Reviews

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
15 Reviews
3.0
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    A job

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    Current Employee - Production in Wheatfield, IN
    Current Employee - Production in Wheatfield, IN

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the old GP

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    There are some smart people who work with the company

    Cons

    You need to watch your back. Political as hell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Politics Rule

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recruited and fired in less than 2 years

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Co-op Experience in R&D lab

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Decatur, GA

    I worked at Georgia Pacific Gypsum as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone is very close (close quarters, communications, etc) due to its small setting. Its fast paced and management does a good job of keeping everyone connected and oriented. The management principles and leadership values set a good standard. I worked on some interesting projects and learned some essential skills. Gained good work experience.

    Cons

    The Co-op program needs some serious work. There was little direction and because of its R&D nature, there were quite a few times where I went days without having something to do. There is little room to grow in this company because its work is so specialized.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Satisfied factory worker while i worked there

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    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Newington, NH
    Former Employee - Factory Worker in Newington, NH

    I worked at Georgia Pacific Gypsum full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Team enviroment,decent pay,benifits,advance at your own pace

    Cons

    Very cold in the winter,very hot in the summer.tough fast paced work,

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in West Memphis, AR
    Current Employee - Controls Engineer in West Memphis, AR

    I have been working at Georgia Pacific Gypsum full-time

    Pros

    GP is very pro career advancement. They go out of there way to provide opportunities to grow professionally. they strictly follow their guiding principles

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons about working for this company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Zachary, LA
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Zachary, LA

    I worked at Georgia Pacific Gypsum as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy work, nice people, comfortable environment, quite laid back

    Cons

    No cons things went really well

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    GP provided a good framework from which to build a great selling experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Manager Architectural Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Regional Manager Architectural Sales in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Reachable Goals, Great Products, Innovative, Credible, Good Compensation Plan

    Cons

    Inconsistent Direction, Lacking in Customer Connection at Upper an Upper Middle levels of Management, Inadequate Response by Management to feedback from field staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think more about the customer and the business relationships.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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