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Georgia-Pacific Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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  • Some roles do not offer as much flexibility in work/life balance due to the requirements of the position (in 23 reviews)

  • Company uses MBM (market-based management) to their advantage and to employee's disadvantage (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Great company and well run"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Halsey, OR
    Current Employee - Engineer in Halsey, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable product, well funded operations, strong safety culture.
    Company is owned by Koch and has a very consistent company culture which is defined by their guiding principles. It is very clear that unlike many companies mission statements which get reviewed periodically as an exercise that employees from top to bottom are expected to create value, and deal with respect and humility towards others.
    Charles Koch is an excellent guide for the company, being privately held allows the company to focus on long term value instead of the next quarterly earnings report.

    Cons

    It is a manufacturing environment with round the clock operation and can sometimes require long hours and/or weekend work. Generally able to compensate for this by schedule flexibility at other times.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "World Class Culture, World Class Company"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    It's easy to work at Georgia-Pacific. Doing the right thing is not just encouraged, but expected. The values and beliefs I have in my personal life are a great match for the company.

    Cons

    While I think it is a "pro", some people may not be comfortable in a performance based pay system. I think it's an excellent system for highly motivated individuals!

  3. "Attorney at Georgia-Pacific"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Attorney in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Company culture is a real living thing. Not just words on a PowerPoint presentation.
    -The expectation is that you speak up, if you have something to offer or want to challenge an idea or approach.
    -My colleagues are talented and world-class.
    -If you're not a nice person, you can't work here.

    Cons

    -GP and Koch Industries get painted as "conservatives." The Kochs are conservative, economically. But, not socially. Their stance on social issues is refreshingly open.

    Advice to Management

    When you encounter a talented person, hire them, even if you don't have a spot for them. Never pass up good talent.


  4. "Production Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay and bonuses

    Cons

    Not good for work/home life. Too many hours.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Culture and Supervisor suport makes all the difference"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been at GP for about 3 years. I enjoy working here, and plan on staying. One of the best parts of working at Georgia-Pacific is their individualized approach to everything - compensation, development, expectations. I took this job, knowing that I could grow my career in different directions as I am not pegged in to the position title I currently have. My managers (had a few as I've changed roles/departments) have all listened to where I want to go and helped me get there. MBM is something that I believe in and flows in to other aspects of my life, not just work. It's a company that believes in doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Vacation - its an average package, starts with two weeks but does not go up to three weeks until year 5! But they also do have good holidays - more than other companies I've worked for.


  6. "managment Lacks a lot"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grounds Crew in Brunswick, GA
    Current Employee - Grounds Crew in Brunswick, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and overtime employee perks

    Cons

    Management only looks out for themselves and not whats best for the employees like to use people for there own pawns


  7. "Great Company Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company Culture / respect in office / benefits

    Cons

    Mostly white men in senior leadership roles

    Advice to Management

    Promote more women

  8. "Excellent Culture"

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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 5 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture that is incorporated into every aspect of business processes

    Cons

    I do not have anything negative to say about GP


  9. "the paper stinks put pays good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Instrument Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay and lots of room to grow

    Cons

    bad smell, but compared to my old lady its not so bad

    Advice to Management

    work hard play harder


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Systems Analyst/Programmer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Resource access & some awesome co-workers.

    Cons

    Cut-throat since 2006 (Koch takeover).

    Advice to Management

    Sharing of ideas & sometimes passwords. Less follow the leaders & LEAD.


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