Georgia-Pacific - Solid Company, but not as employee friendly as it was Pre-Koch | Glassdoor
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"Solid Company, but not as employee friendly as it was Pre-Koch"

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Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Large Company, easy to transfer to different divisions or functions. Mostly merit based promotions as opposed to tenure. Generally competitive benefits. Market Based Management keeps the company from making major mistakes.

Cons

Libertarian ownership sometimes misses the fact that they are competing against non-libertarian employers for top employees.

Advice to Management

Focus more on non-monetary compensation for employees. Change the culture to be more pay for performance.

Other Employee Reviews for Georgia-Pacific

  1. "Good company to work with"

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    Former Intern - IT Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - IT Co-Op in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was only an intern for a year in the IT. Compensated okay, my fellow intern was hired but was under-paid for his position. Good culture, they take care of their employees. Very corporate so beware if you're not the corporate type, it is run by the Koch Brothers. Work/life balance is good, my bosses never take their work home unless they happen to be on call.

    Cons

    Below industry average pay, okay benefits. Seems like they are scaling back and hiring more contractors, moving current employees to other areas of the company. If you're an intern and thinking about a FT job there, don't hold your breath. Did not see a whole lot of young employees. Paper industry is not doing very well but GP is an exception, they produce many more products than just paper.

    Advice to Management

    Develop young employees more, they are the future that will run the company. Senior management should interact more. You don't know people by face, just names.


  2. "Not a great place for salary jobs. Great for the hourly people."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Port Hudson, LA
    Current Employee - Maintenance Mechanic in Port Hudson, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. The work conditions vary throughout the mill, but most areas are pretty good. Maintenance is treated pretty well.

    Cons

    The culture and attitude of the workers is a little toxic. A lot of complaining and undercutting.

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