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Georgia-Pacific Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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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)

  • Great work life balance but boring (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Manager - Process Safety"

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    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 if you are into adding value and working with people who try their best to live by principles."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very capable management.
    - Long term investors
    - Focus on doing the right thing.

    Cons

    - big company sometimes gets hard to handle

    Advice to Management

    MBM and the Principles are the right way to manage. Continue to hold people accountalbe to their application.


  3. "A great company of great exposure and opportunities for career growth that had a focused enviroment"

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    Former Employee - National Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - National Product Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Leaders in the industry and Inovative... Presence they have in the industry... A diverse company that positioned the divisions well in markets. Good reputation for having the best and most experienced sales and buyers. Recruited some of the best in manangement teams....

    Cons

    Politics was and is always an issue in large companies and often times would get in the way between business groups!

    Advice to Management

    holding on to your experienced is key to customer satisfaction....looking forward to a recovery in the economy to get back to a healthy business...


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  5. "Great Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Monticello, MS
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Monticello, MS
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people and a great culture
    Believes in teamwork
    opportunities for growth

    Cons

    takes a while to get project approved
    long hours (but only at times)


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A rewarding career choice in a company with integrity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Georgia Pacific LLC has a culture of integrity at all levels. Employees are held accountable for their actions without regard for position or connections. Fair treatment is the cornerstone of what to expect.

    Cons

    Profit is the main ingredient for success at Georgia Pacific LLC. The balance of cost vs. quality may tend toward cost, though great emphasis is placed on finding the balance.


  7. "Great firm and true respect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A true family, many people have had other generations work there and consider it an honor to be there. Koch Industries have help with some inefficiencies and are looking to always improve providing new opportunities.
    Southern Hospitality from the day I started through the day I left.

    Cons

    Still a paper company so other roles have little turnover.


  8. "The Best Job I Ever Had"

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    Current Employee - Finance and Accounting in Yulee, FL
    Current Employee - Finance and Accounting in Yulee, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are a great company to work for. There is always room to advance. Benefits are great.

    Cons

    Did not find any in the time I worked there.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work as I am trying to get rehired because the location I was employed at sold out to another company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fulfilling"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People, Work Ethic, Social responsibility, Opportunity, Principled Entrepreneurship, Encourages new ideas, ownership, challenge process, Minimal Bureaucratic Overhead, Accountability, Employees viewed as greatest asset. Top management reviews business results with organization.

    Cons

    The benefits could be a little better; more formal HR processes and training for new managers would be beneficial; more opportunities for sharing ideas and experiences across operating companies.

    Advice to Management

    The benefits could be a little better; more formal HR processes and training for new managers would be beneficial; more opportunities for sharing ideas and experiences across operating companies.


  10. "GP gave a big opportunity when I was young, and I took it and have not look back."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GP select the talents and retain their employees. Paper products are residential and commercial use, so you know this GP Corporation will be there for a long time.

    Cons

    Safety is a big deal for the company.Be safe and one incident is too many.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone start at the beginning of the race line, when you get ahead, remember where you started!


  11. "overall pleasant experience so far"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    excellent real world experience, friendly work environment, great benefits and opportunities available to those who actively pursue and show a willingness to advance

    Cons

    develop more professional development courses for novice employees, seek advice from those who have the proper input to make wise solutions and decisions

    Advice to Management

    none



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