Georgia-Pacific - PHONEY and OVERRATED | Glassdoor
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"PHONEY and OVERRATED"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Georgia-Pacific full-time

Pros

You'll be lured to GP with a great starting salary, subsidized transportation, a downtown location, and the promise of MBM (respect, value creation, challenge process....).
Will look good on your resume.

Cons

Your expectations will be dashed. No annual cost-of living raise, and most promotions don't include a raise. Horrifying micromanagement that will suck the joy out of your job and the life right out of you. The MBM guidelines, if actually implemented, would be awesome. But, GP management only talks about MBM it doesn't actually walk it.
Management wants you to think GP isn't like other huge corporations, that they hold themselves to a higher standard called MBM guiding principles. However, once you get here, you find out its just as bad or worse than other companies, GP just hides it better at first. If you do challenge an idea in a meeting, be prepared to have it show up on your review. Respect and integrity, though part of MBM principles, is phoney and counterfeit.

Advice to Management

MBM needs to be more than talk, please walk it. Don't pretend to embrace "change" and the "challenge process" and then retaliate in reviews. Don't talk about value creation when all you mean is that you'll promote only your friends who you value. If the Koch brothers saw how GP interprets MBM, they'd be ashamed.
Many middle managers have no people skills, and are so paranoid and insecure they blame others for their mistakes and problems. Listen when employees tell you a boss can't manage, they're telling you the truth and giving you an opportunity to fix the problem. Otherwise, you'll keep losing excellent workers in order to appease bad managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Georgia-Pacific

  1. "Georgia Pacific is okay to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company to work for although they should pay more

    Cons

    They should pay more and care more about employee


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Payroll Accounting in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Payroll Accounting in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Georgia Pacific is a company that values it's employees. There are plenty of career opportunities at Georgia Pacific, as well as room for growth within the different areas of Georgia Pacific.

    Cons

    Like most companies, there were some challenges with Management. For example, allowing specific individuals to get away with things that were obviously inappropriate at work.

    Advice to Management

    Provide regular customer service training to management, quarterly, so that the lessons will stay fresh in their heads.

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