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Georgia-Pacific Atlanta Reviews

Updated March 24, 2017
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Georgia-Pacific President & CEO Jim Hannan
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Pros
  • Market-Based Management and the company's commitment to excellence provides a maximum growth and development opportunity (in 29 reviews)

  • good work life balance at headquarters (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

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    "Manager - Process Safety"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing company business philosophy. Market-Based Management and the company's commitment to excellence provides a maximum growth and development opportunity.

    People are great, willing to work with you, help you and challenge your thought processes and ideas to foster the best knowledge and the greatest return from a personal perspective in a fulfilling environment, and also provide business growth that is constantly surpassing its last projections.

    Cons

    Silos exist between business groups, and often duplication of efforts are an unfortunate consequence.

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving Market-Based Management and the Five Dimensions deeper into the organization and foster development and continuous improvement from a business and personal level that consistently challenges and provides fulfillment in new and creative ways to the business as well as the employees.


  2. "Good company for interns"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - IT Coop in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - IT Coop in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Innovation driven
    Employee Engagement
    Technology driven
    Work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing as such, good company to work


  3. "Scheduler Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Work from home, managers never brother you as long as you did not job.

    Cons

    Very, very difficult to get promoted. Managers MUST sign off on any job you want to apply for internally. If you are a great employee or manager does not like you, he/she controls your future of internal promotions. Lots of excellent employees have left because of this internal glitch. With over 15 years sales experience, I couldn't get one internal interview for a sales position. Shameful.


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  5. "Management structure"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interview process was quick
    Upper Management not open minded

    Cons

    No room for advancement


  6. "Finance manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work life balance at headquarters

    Cons

    not much in terms of overall company


  7. "Safety Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Safety Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Current Intern - Safety Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You meet lots of great people and create a stream of network. This is a great opportunity that will diversify your skills and create not only a better professional but an ethical individual.

    Cons

    You may have to get used to traveling and being away from home if you have not already.


  8. "GP offers so much opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Corporate Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Approachable, smart leadership. Ability to grow and develop according to your capabilities and interests. Opportunities to experiment and innovate.

    Cons

    So many resources, it's hard to find the right one immediately

    Advice to Management

    Trust in MBM and that your employees are more responsible than you sometimes think.


  9. "Senior Database Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Georgia-Pacific is usually behind on technology, so there are plenty of opportunities to make improvements.

    Cons

    Georgia-Pacific is always behind in technology.

    Advice to Management

    Don't give the latest technology to department heads that only use if for email and calendar.


  10. "Good Place to Work - Live the Guiding Principles"

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    Current Employee - Leadership in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Leadership in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GP is a good place to work, leadership truly tries to live the MBM management philosophy and the Guiding Principles. Leadership, especially Hannan is strong.

    Cons

    Though entrepreneurial still moves slower than it should and can be difficult to get decisions made. Compensation philosophy is not easily communicated or predictable. Though Koch influence has been positive, still have too many of the "old school" team just punching the clock.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate compensation philosophy and tie to specific actions, be open to alternatives ideas and allow more experimentation.


  11. "Professionalism and Leadership Development Promoted"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed meeting diverse professionals from all over the world.

    Cons

    Due to family health reasons I wasn't able to continue in my full-time position.

    Advice to Management

    Have more service days... like one mandatory day weekly, instead of just on special occasions (like MLK service day).



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