Very cloudy dusty atmosphere, with negative managment
Production Operator (Former Employee), Antioch, CA – May 17, 2013
uncomfortable atmosphere, machines always failing, probably do to band-aid fixing problems. I learned to get the problem fixed before it crashes and causes further damage. Management overcrowds the operators area with multiple suggestions from multiple boss's making it difficult for the operator to take entrepreneurship of their machine. co-workers – more... work good together, good communication makes good teamwork.hardest part of the day is for myself or a co-worker not to make it home the same way they came in. Never had that day never want it. Most enjoyable part of the day is staying safe keeping my co- workers safe. Creating value meeting and or exceeding goals and expectations. – less
Corrugator/Clamp Truck Operator (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – May 16, 2013
I would decribe my typical day at work as enjoyable. I have learned so many things when I was working for Georgia Pacific. I worked a variety a machines and held a lot of resposiblities. I worked with great people and that always makes your day that much better.The most enjoyable part my seven years of working there is giving me the opportunity to learn – more... and voice my thoughts on how to keep days as productive as I could. – less
Utility Operator (Current Employee), Gurdon, AR – May 12, 2013
Pros: good pay safe atmosphere
Cons: short breaks hard work heavy lifting lots of paper work
Georgia Pacific is a good company when looking for employment. It is very hard work and demanding of time and effort. If you are looking for a lot of hours and a decent pay check then you are looking at the right company. There is a lot of overtime.
Electrician (Former Employee), Fairfax, SC – May 9, 2013
Pros: excellent pay, good benefits, talented management
Cons: advancing is a very slow process
The experience at Georgia - Pacific has really been an exciting and fulfilling time. I was able to learn a lot from some very knowledgeable co-workers and learn even more about how a business is run and managed through their online learning system. While everyday had its new challenges and experiences the overall experience has made me more able to – more... advance my career to the next level – less
Stacker (Current Employee), San Leandro, CA – May 9, 2013
Cons: everything else!!!!
if you have a family, kiss them good-bye!!! this job is very demanding of your time. no concern for worker's safety. can't take DAYS OFF, FORCE to call in sick. FORCE to use whole week instead of taking days off here and there. I wouldn't recommend this job at all!!! worst company to work for!!!
A very good place to make a deciet income for your family.
Panel Patcher (Former Employee), Fordyce, AR – April 29, 2013
Pros: employees received free safety meals, tissue and paper towels each quarter that we were accident free.
I worked the relief shift for 26 years, before taking a day shift job. I learned to work with other co-workers and was a team leader on the safety team. My job required me to work with both hands. I used a glue gun with my left hand and a routing saw with my right hand. The job require good coordination and fast things. My job was easy, but, you had – more... to be able to deal with hot and cold weather. The most enjoyable part of my job was knowing that I put out a good product. – less
Absolutly the worst job I have ever had during my career.
Senior Maintenance Electrician (Former Employee), San Leandro, CA – April 18, 2013
Pros: good medical benefits
Cons: every thing else.
Forced to work mandatory overtime. 12 to 15 hours per day. 7 days a week. No time off for any reason at all. Not even funerals. I will never work for this company again. Totally and completly ignorant of basic human decency. Hard working and as disatisfied as I was. The time demanded of me. Going home for a few hours rest.
worked at the oshkosh plant there was no training program, some of the employees were very unfriendly. it was dirty, house cleaning was not being done,quality was bad. this is not a place i would recommend.
Job Work/Life Balance
Working for Georgia Pacific I felt secure in my job.
SHIPPING CLERK (Former Employee), Camden, Tx. – April 14, 2013
Pros: very good pay, day shift, weekends off monthly safety dinners, paper hand outs i.e. toilet paper paper towels
Cons: no sick days, not very flexible if i needed a personal day i.e. come in late, leave early etc.the heath care was expensive
Georgia Pacific being the largest provider of wood and wood products i.e. cardboard paper lumber plywood etc. instiiled a sense of job security. The Camden Tx. mill has a stellar safety program that I was highly involved in. My supervisors and I got along very well and I couldn't ask for a better group of co workers. I had great repore with the Truck – more... vendors and really enjoyed my time working for them. My day consisted of loading flat bed trucks, A frame rail cars using a 8,000lbs capacity forklift as well as using a man lift to secure the loads on the rail cars by hanging cables and tightening them down using rachets and breaker bars. On occasion, I was responsible for preparing bills and readying loads to be picked up by vendors using the computer. We prided our selves by having great house keeping and I was responsible for running the sweeper within the warehouse when needed as well as every Friday evening. When I think about the hardest part of my job the only thing I can come up with is the personality diffrences in truck vendors some of which may have never been to our mill and they weren't accustomed to our safety regulations and would be some what resistive about all the safety procedures in place to ensure their safety as well as ours. I really enjoyed working for them but was ready to start a new chapter in my life. – less