Georgia-Pacific FAQ

Have questions about working at Georgia-Pacific? Read answers to frequently asked questions to help you make a choice before applying to a job or accepting a job offer.

Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Georgia-Pacific.

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46 English questions out of 46

January 3, 2019

What are perks and other benefits like at Georgia-Pacific?

Pros

Good pay, on-site at the mills was great for face to face with end users, culture was market based management- fantastic concept (see con) coworkers are will to go above and beyond. Lots of growth and opportunity. In my experience I was promoted from procurement specialist to buyer a little under 3 months ( see con). Rotations shifts. Great company perks, great benefits, nice 401k. If you are really reading please note no company is perfect and it depends heavily on you and your work ethic. It is good for getting your feet wet and for learning the ropes. To answer the question on if you would like it long term it honest depends on what want to give up.

Cons

Market based management is concentrated from headquarters once you get to the mills it disappears, long hours and low work life balance, promotion did not come with a pay increase. The training was odd I learned about procedures not related to my jobs and lacked job specific training. I was assigned a mentor at another mill but he was located in California. Buyers and managers are on call almost 24/7 I received a call at 3 am on Sunday to overnight goods. Really high turnover for buyers. Some people are promoted faster than they can learn their roles- and it can be seen. In terms of management it honestly depends on your manager- there are fantastic ones and also some of the worst ones I have ever seen. Good luck:)

Advice to Management

All humans are people but not all people are human. It doesn’t have to be hold your hand Let stalk this out but please respect people and treat them appropriately. Negative is bad but constructive feedback should always be welcome.....from both sides. Thanks for reading.

Great company perks, great benefits, nice 401k.

January 3, 2019

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October 5, 2020

What is health insurance like at Georgia-Pacific?

Pros

good pay, good hours, decent time off, great health insurance

Cons

Bad management, no set breaks, equipment in bad shape, not want to take time to fix problems

good pay, good hours, decent time off, great health insurance

October 5, 2020

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February 1, 2021

Does Georgia-Pacific pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Overall a very flexible company with a good culture. GP is private so it alleviates the quarter to quarter stress, they are very market based and apply economic thinking rather than shareholder thinking (long term value creation rather than short term)

Cons

Pay to park, no free gym, no cafeteria

Pay to park, no free gym, no cafeteria

February 1, 2021

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December 21, 2020

Does Georgia-Pacific offer tuition reimbursement?

Pros

MBM management philosophy Encourages new ideas and for all to innovate Encourages self development with good tuition reimbursement

Cons

Compensations is market-price at best even if you're a top performer Technologically behind Many complacent leaders who celebrate mediocracy

Advice to Management

Rethink talent strategy

Encourages self development with good tuition reimbursement

December 21, 2020

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December 14, 2018

Does Georgia-Pacific offer housing assistance?

Pros

Amazing Culture and meaningful work given to interns. Housing stipend was a plus

Cons

The intern program is huge, but it can sometimes be difficult to connect with other interns (especially those outside of your field).

Housing stipend was a plus

December 14, 2018

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