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Georgia-Pacific Reviews

Updated September 18, 2018
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Georgia-Pacific President & CEO Christian Fischer
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  • "Work-Life balance at manufacturing locations - need good manager to ensure you have proper balance" (in 24 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 (15)

    "Great company and well run"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Process Engineer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I got to work on a large variety of projects, including supporting several large capital projects. I really appreciated the flexibility I had to work on different projects and work independently as an intern. The mentors and management I had were very helpful and good to work with. I many of the employees were really encouraging and intelligent people, which made the experience enjoyable.

    Cons

    They were regularly undermanned, which meant many of the shift workers put in a lot of overtime. You could see that wore on a lot of people, and people got disgruntled because things didn't change quickly enough when they voiced a need for change.

    Georgia-Pacific Response

    Jul 11, 2018

    Hello- thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your internship and felt you were able to have a wide variety of experiences while with us. I will be... More

  3. "Human Resources"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a well run company with Managers who really care. The benefits are top notch and salaries are competitive. The company cares about the community and issues that affect our world. My Manager is concerned about my career and will help me to the next level. The training opportunities have been ample and interesting.

    Cons

    This is the best company I have ever worked for and I can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on your excellent communication to the employee. Critical Conversations with Christian are fabulous.


  4. "Great Company!!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, Coaching, Respectful, Foster innovation and creativity, 401K matching,

    Cons

    Training, not all jobs are posted, compensation stagnate


  5. "Values the individual"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Concept Developer in Neenah, WI
    Former Employee - Concept Developer in Neenah, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They very much value individual talents and diversity

    Cons

    Stodgy - felt like the rules police were everywhere paralyzing is at times


  6. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    MBM Principles
    Culture as a whole is very welcoming

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  7. "Operator"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company long established company

    Cons

    Management better interactions with people

    Advice to Management

    Better interactions with employees. Listen

  8. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance was good.

    Cons

    Too slow to make a decision or change. Quickly bored.


  9. "Great place to develop your career!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Market Based Management Philosophy
    Benefits
    Competitive Pay

    Cons

    Work-Life balance at manufacturing locations - need good manager to ensure you have proper balance.

    Advice to Management

    Measure, review, adjust strategy with to advance MBM.


  10. "Logistics Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Pros

    GP is great company to work for with lots of opportunity to move up and build a career. The people I work with are very friendly and the corporate office is a great building to work in.

    Cons

    It is a very large company so can lack the community feel sometimes.


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