Georgia-Pacific Employee Reviews in United States

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Operator (Former Employee) –  North Las Vegas, NVFebruary 10, 2016
Poor work/life balance. 12 hour rotating shifts, with a 30 minute pre-shift meeting everyday. And sometimes they'll keep you late if there's a mess to clean up. (12.5+ hour shifts.. not even sure if that's legal, but they do it). At one point my work schedule was changed 4-5 times in less than 6 months.
The pay isn't good enough when considering the knowledge, fast pace, stress and danger involved with the job. The pay scale is also very vague, unfair, and political. This is the type of company that will pay 2 different employees doing the EXACT same job two different wages; thus creating an atmosphere of competitiveness and resentment. I mean, can you imagine working next to somebody who is doing the same task as you but you're making a dollar less than them? Holidays and personal days are paid out at 8 hours, even though employees work 12 hours.
Acquiring a raise is difficult. It consists of a lengthy review process which can take months to complete. But to even get the process started an employee has to constantly 'remind' management or even threaten to quit. I, myself, was with the company for over 6 months before they started my '90-day review'.
It's a very thankless and unsatisfying place to work. If you've done a good job, you won't hear anything. But, if you've made a mistake, expect to be criticized, critiqued, and spoken to by management. You'll also hear gossip and 'he said/she said' from other employees.
There isn't much job security or advancement. If you learn too much in one area, you'll never get moved or promoted. I worked with individuals
  more... who, basically, had so much experience in a certain area that the company would pass them over for jobs in other areas just to keep them where they were. It's also very easy to get terminated if you violate one of the numerous safety policies/procedures. The facility lost $1 million in 2015 and is currently struggling to become profitable.
Management personnel are only concerned with numbers and how they look to their supervisors. Nothing else.
The job culture here is horrendous. This is probably one of the most hostile and stressful places that I've ever worked.
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Pros
Okay hourly wage
Cons
Company policies, Pay scale, Pay discrepancies, Pay raises, Long work hours, Fiberglass, Management personnel
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Needs to adjust wuth the times
Operator (Former Employee) –  Prosperity, SCFebruary 9, 2016
First off , i left this company because . The culture of this mill in south carolina is horrible leadership horrible from butt kissing to favoritism its the pit stop where animals go to die . I would highly recommend if u are young or a college student stay away from this place run and after u are done running run some more .
Pros
Pay and advancement
Cons
Leadership, co workers
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Horrible place
utility worker (Former Employee) –  Brunswick, GAFebruary 7, 2016
This company has no respect for people or familys. They give no notice in having to work beyond your already long schedule. They dont care about your needs away from work. Keep in mind, they work you 6 days a week, 12 to 14 hours each day. They give no thanks for the work and pride you give when your there. Your just a lumber production number to this company and do trust they make sure you know that. Turn around is high because of this. Horrible company by far
Pros
NO pros
Cons
no advancement, no pride in this company
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Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Pennington, ALFebruary 4, 2016
rotating time shift, no personal life, bad management, poor job security, poor work environment, great pay, ok benefits
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Good Company but poor management
Wrapper Operator (Former Employee) –  Palatka, FLFebruary 4, 2016
Good Company, somewhat good benefits. Pay is good, but the hours are horrible. Shift work with alternating between days and nights every other week.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Hours
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No quality of life
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Circleville, OHFebruary 2, 2016
The quality of life here is horrible. The swingshift is not a southern swing. It is dayshift week one with possible saturday ( which you dont know if you must work until your leaving friday). Week two midnights with possible saturday work. Week three second shift with possible saturday work. No possible or healthy way to balence work, life, family, and sleep. Management is a revolving door. Problems never get fixed. And mangement never seems to learn or have foresight on anything. Most production employees work harder to do nothing than to help. If ur a self motivated hard worker looking to better yourself thru employment, stay away. This plant will leave you upset, frustrated and burnt out.
Pros
Pay is slightly better than average for the area
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Great company
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Sheboygan, WIJanuary 29, 2016
Great company top work for. Maint. works rotating shift which is rough on the family live. Compensation is good minus the shift premiums.
Pros
Pay
Cons
New operator turnover
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Great Money, Excessive Hours
Millwright Mechanic (Former Employee) –  Dudley, NCJanuary 27, 2016
Expect excessive hours. The pay and compensation were fantastic. Opportunity for growth was available if wanted. Outstanding opportunity to learn new skills / trades.
Pros
Money
Cons
Excessive Hours
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This was a fun and loving place to work
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Centerville, MSJanuary 25, 2016
A very productive place that you can learn how to do manything. you get the chance to learn how to operate all kinds of machinery. I love working with management, and my co-worker,we all got alone like one happy family. the hardest part of the job was when the chains break, and every thing get stoped up. The most enjoyable part of the job was when everything was running good, and making producting.
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Good Job great benefits bad management
Planer Infeed Operator (Current Employee) –  Brunswick, GAJanuary 24, 2016
The job is good 12 hours sometimes it can become alot when they make you work 7 days a week or make up day, seems to be a difference in how they treat shifts because i been on both and notice how one shift will get treated like the golden child versus the other. Management never seems to be on the same page let alone there forever they seem did swap out so much. Everyone gets along pretty good we all in the same boat.
Pros
Benefits, security
Cons
management, hours
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Low Pay in Building Products-Great Ownership with good emp security
Production Superintendent/Operations Leader (Former Employee) –  Hosford, FLJanuary 24, 2016
I was paid very well but it was nearly impossible to transfer to another BP facility because the pay was extremely low. For example, supervisors are paid $30-40K and department manager is paid $60-65K per year. This was due to economy (very few housing starts) but even in the early 2000's before housing bubble popped, they paid at this same level. The owners (Koch Bros) are great owners, reinvesting 90% of profits back into the company. They even invest capital in facilities struggling to make a profit because the want to be competitive with competitors once sales pick back up - assuming it ever does - Banks realize they can't give out mortgage loans like they give free checking accounts because they were already bailed out once.
Pros
Job Security, Ownership is not afraid to invest in Mfg facilities
Cons
Very low pay in BP division
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Pays Well
Production Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Dudley, NCJanuary 23, 2016
All jobs at Georgia Pacific pay well but be prepared for long hours and if you are an hourly employee hard work. There is potential to advance here if you are an hourly employee but for salaried leadership positions if you are not a part of the "good old boys" club you might as well start looking elsewhere.

Senior management is entrenched as has been at this mill for well over 10 years. Sometimes they appear to be the only roadblock to helping this mill succeed.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Work life balance will bring you down
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All together different environment
former employee (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 20, 2016
This company drives culture through a set of principles. They also have a group that has sole responsibility to facilitate driving that culture throughout the enterprise. That is a great thing! However, beyond the training, the company gives mulligans to any and everyone that needs them in any situation they deem necessary. It's amazing to me that they continue to allow behaviors that are not conducive to the principles that they try to instill in each employee.
Pros
Driving culture at a high level
Cons
Out of touch with employee needs and aspirations!
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poor place to work
Operator (Former Employee) –  Corrigan, TXJanuary 14, 2016
Don't care about their employees they talk safety but leadership will watch employee do a unsafe act let do the job then send them home why stop the person from doing it
Pros
some of the co-workers
Cons
to much favoritism
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hard work at the sawmill but i worked hard all my life
Multi - operater (Former Employee) –  Bay Springs, MSJanuary 13, 2016
this job taught me alot about myself normally it would take a person 6months to learn how to run a Edger. The Edger makes 2'4 and 2'6
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Overall good company to work for
Manager - IT, Information Security (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 10, 2016
Opportunities to learn and advance as technologies & business needs change. For the most part, there is a good work/life balance.
Pros
Opportunity to move into different job areas, salary, benefits
Cons
Not always able to advance within your own department
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Great work enviornment
Material Handler (Current Employee) –  Port Hudson, LAJanuary 7, 2016
Georgia Pacific is a great place to work and retire from with awesome benefits. Georgia Pacific is a company of much respect and dignity. Everyone there conducts their self in a professional manner.
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good money, horrible communication
Stacker operator (Former Employee) –  Buena Park, CAJanuary 6, 2016
good paying job easy to work with people. only problem lack of communication if u get stuck in a stacker position make sure you have the stamina to run for 12 hour 6 day weeks...expect you to know everything off top no room for error.
Pros
overtime
Cons
cant leave for lunch
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The job was challenging and I loved it.
Machine Operator/Packer (Former Employee) –  Easton, PAJanuary 2, 2016
Depending on the line I was on, I could've been a sorter packer while having the machine operator status or I would just be standing on the line making sure it was running good. Depending on the line, you always work as a team.
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Horrible place to work
Employee (Current Employee) –  Wheatfield, INDecember 30, 2015
This place does not care for their employees at all. They have a no fault absenteeism policy so even if you get in a car wreck you are expected to be at work or get 1 1/2 point for missing work. You get up to 9 points then you are fired. Less than 7 days off absent for the year and your fired. Horrible Union. Horrible pension ($900 per month after 30 years of service). Favoritism, discrimination, etc. we were told only this Monday afternoon that we had to work New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. No time to make any plans with family or friends. Upper management never has to work holidays. And don't get me started with All of their safety violations. Don't even think about working here, up to 70% turnover rate.
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None
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Everything
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