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Georgia-Pacific Reviews

Updated June 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Market-Based Management and the company's commitment to excellence provides a maximum growth and development opportunity (in 30 reviews)

  • good work life balance at headquarters (in 25 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (10)

    "Manager - Process Safety"

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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 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. "Great place to work!"

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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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    All kinds of pros. Very talented folks. Great atmoshere. I learn so much everyday.

    Cons

    Not many cons. It would be nice if we got our parking and food cost offset.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. MBM is wonderful!

  3. "Awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Wauna, OR
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Wauna, OR

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

    Pros

    Plenty of growth opportunities for all employees

    Cons

    Nothing negative about the company


  4. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Camden, AR
    Former Employee - Maintenance Manager in Camden, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good benefits, people are nice

    Cons

    Not much free time for family

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good first job after college to gain experience but ...."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order and Logistics Specialist in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Order and Logistics Specialist in Green Bay, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Lots of perks. Working from home program. Free product. Peer recognition with cafeteria coupons and product. Flex scheduling. Great ergonomic workstations but bad if you are sensitive to lighting. Yearly Customer Service appreciation week including awards banquet and gifts. Nice activities for team building. Generally a friendly and caring department.

    Cons

    NO RAISES. MBM is a great idea but only an idea. No room for advancement. Favoritism and nepotism throughout the company. Only the favorites are given opportunities for projects and promotions. Hard work, meeting or exceeding quotas, seniority, skills, desire to learn and education mean nothing in decision making. Nit picky in performance reviews. Micromanagement by some managers and others are not connected to their people. Some cliques that can be catty. Double standards with favorites and everyone else. Favorites can be rude and get away with it. New hires compensated more than senior employees and sometimes given an extra week of vacation. Above average secrecy with management.

    Advice to Management

    The title was changed from CSR to OLS. Do not let corporate take away customer service. Stop pushing for terms and conditions....get back to listening, negotiating and servicing customers to make them happy instead of only satisfied. Practice what is preached about talents and virtues. Take off the blinders and give others a chance.


  6. "production manager"

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    Former Employee - Production Manager in Corrigan, TX
    Former Employee - Production Manager in Corrigan, TX

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

    Pros

    Company is a good complex industrial environment to work in

    Cons

    i have no downsides at this time

    Advice to Management

    take safety and enviromental issues seriously


  7. "Sourcing Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Upward Mobility, Private Company

    Cons

    Potentially long hours, inconsistent management styles

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Doesn't Care about Employee's!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asheboro, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Asheboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Georgia-Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Decent Pay and Benefits and as much overtime as you could possibly want, they'll work you 24/7 if you want it.

    Cons

    Forces you to work 12+hours a day 6-7 days a week!!! You can not have a home life or time for family. On a point system.


  9. "Love GP"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Machine Operator in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Machine Operator in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful management, great room to grow

    Cons

    Theyll keep getting better no place is perfect.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Interesting Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    MBM - Market Based Management is the philosophy which the company aims to run by. The overall philosophy is the type of culture that you would want to work in.
    I enjoyed working with the team and also I liked dealing with our customers
    GP was good about providing us with continuing education from college courses to online offerings like Pluralsight.

    Cons

    MBM isn't always applied as well in reality.
    Big companies move slowly.


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