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"Good company, good people"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Georgia-Pacific full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Professional working environment, respectful management.
Now that Georgia Pacific is a private company (purchased by Koch Industries) a lot of the corporate bloat was reduced down to core efficient teams. Less people and more work getting done. At least in the IT side of GP.
I really enjoyed my time at GP and felt that I was rewarded for my efforts most of the time.

Read up on Charles Koch's book market based management to see if you would be a good fit for the culture. I personally found it fit my personal values so i embraced the idea.

Cons

Big company slower to make decisions.
Management has good philosophies "Market Based Management" but not all leaders actually follow it.

Advice to Management

Embrace Market Based Management.
Find ways to keep senior team members engaged and not too comfortable.

Other Employee Reviews for Georgia-Pacific

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Progressive place to work at with a blend of old-school and new-school ideas"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - IT Senior Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    IT is a dynamic organization filled with people who have a lot of experience. People are progressive and want to build systems and processes that are best practice if not cutting edge

    Cons

    This is an organization where people tend to stay for many years, so mobility at the senior levels can be somewhat limited.

    Advice to Management

    Provide people more lateral opportunities for upward growth eventually.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A decent Company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hourly pay. Recession proof consumer products. Extreme focus on safety. Additional performance pay for reaching key goals.

    Cons

    Accepting change related to strong focus on the bottom line. After over 20 years of employment with this company it was purchased and became privately owned. The owners drive the company on a set of principles called Market based management(MBM). It was difficult at first adjusting from being a human to being a commodity. But reality is in this system what you contribute is what you are worth to them. They reward innovation, reliability, safety, adding value, etc. Don't plan on working here and doing enough to just skate by. You won't last long.

    Advice to Management

    Somehow consider the humanity of those that work hard to make this company successful. Right now it is all about the bottom line. Time off flexibility, etc. continues to erode as policies evolve. We are not machines, we have emotions and families.

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