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Georgia-Pacific Reviews

Updated July 20, 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. "Unethical and deceitful Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shop in Green Bay, WI
    Current Employee - Shop in Green Bay, WI

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

    Pros

    401k contribution is still above the industry average.

    Cons

    I wish I could check a negative star rating. Employees are told lies at their orientation about the amount of money they can earn, and their potential for advancement and growth. HR encourages a culture of telling on your fellow co-workers which has damaged the company greatly. HR and management will bold face lie to their employees to get what they want. When confronted they act like they know nothing and doing the right thing is out of their control.

    Advice to Management

    Georgia Pacific used to have a great reputation, but has become a company that is having a hard time keeping their employees. The Guiding Principals sound good, but they need be lived out and encouraged by management. Charles Koch needs to participate and direct a correct and proper culture or GP's reputation will mean nothing. Word of mouth contributes greatly to people wanting to purchase your products. I know I will not spend my hard earned money supporting a company that has almost no integrity and functions in a dis-honest manner.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "The "Guiding Principles" only apply to the hourly folks!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Georgia-Pacific full-time

    Pros

    Solid maintenance department when given an opportunity to do their jobs, hourly and salary. Good Shipping department, Hourly.

    Cons

    Zero integrity, Minimum Compliance, Value Creation by sacrificing quality and sustainability, Customer focus on what excuse will work this week, Change Management defined by changing management often, Humility and Respect demanded but not given,

    Advice to Management

    Read the book and hold yourselves accountable

  3. "Sales Position"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Management is supportive of upward mobility
    - Culture promotes growth and value of employee opinions
    - The effort you give is directly equal to the reward given
    - Compensation is fair with good bonus structure

    Cons

    - Corporate environment can sometimes be slow for big changes.


  4. "Long time employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, good work environment, good communication to employees

    Cons

    Hard to advance, worse since the Koch buyout


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Off-bearer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will get a check.

    Cons

    No raises. No growth. Don't get compensated for your work performance. Supervisors treat you like slaves.

    Advice to Management

    Start Managing. Pay and know the employees who really run the company and not the ones with the white hats who get the recognition.


  6. "Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Engineering Co-Op in Jackson, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people I worked with

    Cons

    There was a lot of transition happening in the management structure. I felt like I did not learn as much as I could. I did not receive any performance reviews either.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management should hold intern supervisors more accountable.


  7. "Okay if you want a laid back job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None stressful environment
    Allows flexibility for work and life balance

    Cons

    No room for innovation
    Allow opportunities for innovation

    Advice to Management

    Create growth plans for your employees

  8. "General labor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - General Laborer in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - General Laborer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay & great company too work for if you can make it 90 days great safety concern

    Cons

    Lots of overtime but again who don't like money

    Advice to Management

    Better training


  9. "Like a snowball rolling downhill to the depths of hell"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Port Hudson, LA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Port Hudson, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some great people to work with in the salaried and hourly ranks. The pay is acceptable for the area. The mill used to be (and could be again) one of the flagships of GP.

    Cons

    The management hides their indiscretions behind the veneer of MBM Principals. They will talk about integrity and then lay off a third of the salary work force with no warning (August 2016). The union tends to write grievances as a tool to further their cause, The mill is quickly on its way to being on of the worst managed paper mills in the country, The turnover rate is very high, with most of the high value, high performing, knowledgeable workers leaving for better jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back Tim Crawford.


  10. "Scheduler Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Work from home, managers never brother you as long as you did not job.

    Cons

    Very, very difficult to get promoted. Managers MUST sign off on any job you want to apply for internally. If you are a great employee or manager does not like you, he/she controls your future of internal promotions. Lots of excellent employees have left because of this internal glitch. With over 15 years sales experience, I couldn't get one internal interview for a sales position. Shameful.


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