productive and very busy workplace with coworks who are pleasures to be around.
Control Room Operator (Former Employee), Doraville, GA – October 14, 2013
Pros: overtime when needed
Cons: slow at times
Busy and fast pace enviorment with lots of movement and noise in the work place. I learn how to be an leader at all times. Management,they not around much. my coworkers are a pleasure to work with on a daily basic. the hardest part of my job being responsibleable and held accountable for others.The most enjoyable part of my job, being a leader with – more... the ability to oversea others and get the job done. – less
Cons: dont trust anything they tell you, watch your back from sr. mgt.
Plant did not follow the Koch Bros. own principles. And when they did it was only when it would benefit them. Most managers no raises in 5 years. What was said in interview and what job turned into was totally different. No appreciation for cost savings implemented or improvements made. Other plant mid management were great to work with, however most – more... quit soon after starting and new hires left within a year. Great experience learned allot. Constant doom and gloom with threats of plant closure. Not a fun work environment. – less
Machine Operator (Former Employee), Darlington, SC – November 20, 2013
( Georgia Pacific) My very first day at work was a learning experience. I had to bring out the right material.And also had to make sure it was on the machine the right way. So right before the material run out my co-worker will notifiy me so can bring more. And the hardest part of that job was getting it off the stand. And the enjoyable part of the – more... job was at the end of the day when we clean up.And that the job summary that i experience with this job. – less
Responsible, love to help people, seeking a career in the medical field
Export Sales Associate, Containerboard & Packaging (Former Employee), Atlanta, GA – November 18, 2013
Pros: benefits, learning new skills.
Cons: long hours, standing for long periods of time.
I enjoy working in a fast paced environment. I truly seek to help people and show respect. I am a team player. I seek to help my co-workers when they need it. Being happy in what I do is very important to me. Knowing I can help and make a difference in someones life is very gratifying.
General Flor (Former Employee), Sheboygan, WI – November 10, 2013
Pros: experience, overtime, money
I was very excited to be hired on at this company. I was the youngest there working and doing a great job. I picked up quickly utilizing all the skills ive learned throughout many factories. BUT for whatever reason i still dont know to this day. The 2nd shift supervisor did not like me and has spun rumors of my bad work. I had co workers stick up for – more... me and explain in detail of my success and ability to work there. She was a very evil person that would murmur things to me in the office when people left her alone. I wish i had a camcorder or even a voice recorder. If given a opprotunity to work here again in a different location i would love to but never again with the same supervisor – less
Project Manager/ Lead Security Analyst (Former Employee), Green Bay, WI – November 2, 2013
Pros: good gp management
Cons: spent many years required to work during earned vacation time.
Good place to work before Koch Industries. My typical day started at 7am and ended at 3-4am the next day. I worked from 1995 to 2009 before taking my first week vacation of 4 weeks of vacation earned. During the GP years I did not mind it much but after Koch Industries took over GP, it was expected that I support US sites during US work hours and support – more... overseas sites during their daily work hours. I requested assistance for several years without receiving any until I was asked to move to Atlanta or Wichita which I refused as I had already moved to Atlanta and moved back because I wanted to raise my family in the Green Bay area. The team was eliminated in Green Bay including my position. I trained one person in Atlanta and one person in Wichita. Since I left, the two people I trained have left the company because they were overworked and they now have 6 people doing the job I was doing for years by myself.
So the hardest part was having a personal life/work life balance. I loved the people I worked with at GP GP management was very good, Koch management are friends of friends management, many without real management skills During Fort Howard, Fort James and GP, I learned continually learning new technologies and keeping up to date on technology along with building relationships leads to productivity and job enjoyment. – less
Very Productive place that deals with different types of tissue
Lift Truck Operator (Current Employee), Pennington, AL – October 31, 2013
Pros: great benifits and oppurtunity
Cons: no lunch break and long drive from home
Each day as I arrive to work I am responsible for many different task. First thing I have to do is check the paper machines to make sure there is not any tissue waiting to be pulled, then check the schedule to see what all need to be cut for that day. Usually after an hour or so I have a safety meeting, in the meeting we discuss various types of ways – more... to prevent injury. Afterwards the day begins and the work load is steady. Working with great co-workers make the job very enjoyable and safe. The hardest part about the job is the swing shift and short notice of overtime. – less
Laborer/Operator (Former Employee), Gainesville, FL – October 29, 2013
Georgia Pacific is a company you have to be ready to adapt to change and learn fast.Everybody out there mangers and employee's are very helpful and respecting.I learn something almost everyday because I had very important responsibility like repairing and replacing equipment.Because of working at gp I will for the rest of my life embrace challenge whenever – more... I am a sign a job. – less
Productive and fun place to work with great employees who love their job!
Accounting Assistant (Former Employee), Cedar Springs, GA – October 27, 2013
Pros: great, friendly employees
Cons: long drive from dothan, al to cedar springs, ga
This is one of the best employers I've ever worked for! They are a great company and absolutely understanding as far as family problems, or children being out sick. This company cares about their employees and their safety. I would highly recommend this company to anyone willing to drive a good twenty-five to thirty minute drive every morning and evening. – more... Great compensation and I'm sure they have wonderful insurance for employees. I was employed as a temp person and do wish I was still with them. – less
Currently Maintenance Team Lead (Current Employee), Claredon – October 22, 2013
Pros: great job and family atmosphere
Cons: long ways from home
Very good job with very open minded management who will stand behind recommendations as long as you have documentation to show just cause, always looking for ways to improve and save cost(i.e. monthly budgets, equipment reliability) employee training.