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Updated February 20, 2019
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  • "Work-Life balance at manufacturing locations - need good manager to ensure you have proper balance" (in 30 reviews)

  • "The pseudo management theory (Market Based Management) is a joke" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Say No To Georgia Pacific"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Port Hudson, LA
    Current Employee - Machine Operator in Port Hudson, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are ok
    Overtime is better than most places

    Cons

    To much micromanaging
    Poor management
    Management/Employee Communications Suck

    Advice to Management

    Listen to Employees Who has the knowledge of whats the problem. Instead of listening to ME'S who just guess and pacify the problems


  2. "Good Parent Company"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific full-time

    Pros

    The management philosophy is excellent for innovative, collaborative individuals.

    Cons

    The practice of the principles of the company diminish extensively at the mill level. It is a good-ole-boy system.

    Advice to Management

    Look into the management teams at the mill level. It is broken.

  3. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and the things you learn

    Cons

    Alot of hours but you have good people to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Work better with employees


  4. "Good Overall Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Fort Dodge, IA
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Fort Dodge, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money, plenty of hours, and works well with people who never been in the manufacturing field.

    Cons

    Can't leave the facility for breaks as a Production Operator


  5. "Great company to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    Encourages intellectual curiosity, flexible hours, engaging projects, not much wasted time

    Cons

    Somewhat bureaucratic, can feel like you are a small cog in a big wheel


  6. "Veneer puller on Green end"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Puller in Gurdon, AR
    Current Employee - Puller in Gurdon, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, health benefits, safely forward

    Cons

    Extreme Heat/ Cold, Poor area conditions I.e. flooded walkways, failed Air Conditioning system, unfair bonus system

    Advice to Management

    Equal employee opportunities


  7. "Flexible Work Schedules"

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    Former Employee - Inventory Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Inventory Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, encourage use of public transportation, good benefit packages include parking and public transportation incentives.

    Cons

    Some departments slowing moving to telecommuting options where applicable.

  8. "Very good Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent job very good no complaints

    Cons

    No cons since I started the job


  9. "Like most companies, good and bad"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Zachary, LA
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Zachary, LA
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are cool

    Cons

    Management, no upkeep on equipment


  10. "Decent place....now they are closing it"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Zachary, LA
    Current Employee - Operations in Zachary, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family oriented mill
    Decent pay for the amount of work you have to do

    Cons

    Management is severely bad at their job
    As a result, they're closing down the mill

    Advice to Management

    Stop firing good management and replacing them with incompetent people

    Georgia-Pacific Response

    Jan 21, 2019 – Manager, Recruiting

    We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback, and want you to know that we will be sharing it with appropriate teams for review. Additionally, we wanted to clarify that while a portion... More