Cenveo Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
54 Reviews
2.2
54 Reviews
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Cenveo Chairman and CEO Robert G. Burton Sr.
Robert G. Burton Sr.
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • you can find good people in the lower hierarchy who are stuck there (in 3 reviews)

  • Before Cenveo bought Cadmus, it was a reasonable place to work (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Too much workload, long hours, no raises for over 6 years, but pay cuts (in 6 reviews)

  • There's an utter lack of communication from upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Chaos! Confusion! Compensation?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Buyer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Buyer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Cenveo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None, there is no work-life balance; however, in terms of benefits, the insurance was nice as it relates to the offerings, and employee contribution.

    Cons

    This company is choked by corporate mandates...nothing is accomplished without intervention by the corporate office. Staff are not empowered or properly compensated yet are expected to work fifty plus hours per week. The older/hourly worker try to sabotage the salaried employees and the lack of proper technology limits productivity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Withering at best

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cenveo

    Pros

    Good pay..large corporation, fairly steady work, most immediate supervisors have good people skills. Plant kept up to most stringent OSHA standards.

    Cons

    Plant closures to cut costs, Lack of supervision accountability, rude HR people who also make derogatory and slanderous comments. Not to mention in the envelope or folding end of business is a dying industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to work with, your people. So they actually feel like people, and not like another piece of machinery in your possession

  3.  

    its a good company, but.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cenveo

    Pros

    im happy with my current position and the salary is more than generous

    Cons

    i dont have the greatest on confidence in the burton boys to right this ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dress code in corporate hq is ridiculous; we're a printer not Goldman Sachs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Above Average???!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cenveo full-time

    Pros

    Some really nice, talented people working there.

    Cons

    In response to the review posted about "a great place to be if you are above average".

    Consider that review a warning. The fact is, most senior and mid managers really BELIEVE they are above average, when they are nothing more than narcissistic, manipulative, uncreative bores. Managers prey on the weak and are threatened by any real talent that might make them look bad. NEVER, EVER challenge a manager - they will make your life miserable.

    Before going into this company you should know a few things.

    Culture is old school corporate. Most managers and executives will say they have an "open door policy" but, in fact, they spend most of the day locked in their offices with doors shut. There is a "old boy's network" where comments and innuendoes are tossed around behind closed doors and occasionally right in the open during meetings.

    Politics among management is at its highest level with managers pitting their employees and business units against each other, scheming takeovers of each other's "territories".

    The HR group is worse than useless. They seem to be there just for hiring and firing - which tends to keep them very busy and oblivious to the multiple HR issues that are rife throughout the organization.

    Do your homework. Research this company, read the reviews. It may be the right place for you, but know what you are getting into.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to HR and the Burtons (owners) - get more involved day to day and find out what your senior, mid level managers and VPs are actually doing.

    You should, absolutely, implement a 360 review program on ALL management and READ THE RESPONSES from your employees! Give your employees a forum to give feedback on their managers and VPs. You might be surprised and also learn why turnover is so high and moral is so low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Ready, fire, aim

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cenveo

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for multiple projects.
    Never have to be concerned about being fully occupied with work.
    Diverse customer base.

    Cons

    Extreme lack of direction on senior management'part.
    Not enough time in the day to address changing priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better well thought out strategic plans, rather than reacting without fully understanding the implications of snap decisions. Ready, fire, aim!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    i have worked at this company for 7 years.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Cenveo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    pay is decent if you are an operator of any of the machinery. somewhat stable work.

    Cons

    getting bought out by a big corporation sucks. no raises in 7 years. upper management only care about numbers. if they are over budget, people are getting sent home and the rest of the workers still have to produce the same or more to get the numbers. This company doesn't care about their employees at all. Don't get into management, they will abuse you. when they are done they will kick you to the curb.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask yourself WHY is everyone leaving? UPPER MANAGEMENT!!!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pluses and Minuses are Both to be Had..

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manufacturing  in  Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Cenveo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work is usually quite steady and in suffient amounts, which allow most people full-time hours and also some overtime.

    Cons

    There's an utter lack of communication from upper management. Employees should know and be shown any corporate progress as it happens. Instead, we are NEVER given any info concerning company plans, goals or direction. Nothing is ever posted for us to read.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why should we have to do online searches to find out what we need to know?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former employee--one of many to be laid off!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Cenveo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The salaries are great if you are there for awhile. Enjoyed the job itself, loved the people other than management.

    Cons

    Do the work of many and get no recognition. Loyality means nothing. Bottom dollar means everything. No raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize how hard everyone works so you can keep your doors open. I doubt they will be for long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Everybody works REALLY hard here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Cenveo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Everybody works REALLY hard here. The underdogs are wonderful people and a great support group.

    Cons

    Too much workload, long hours, no raises for over 6 years, but pay cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A simple "thank you" and act of kindness and understanding now and then will help the environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was a great place to work until bought out by Cenveo

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    Former Employee - Prepress Specialist  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Prepress Specialist in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Cenveo

    Pros

    Many talented people work here, and all are eager to help each other. There was minimal co-worker drama when I worked at Cadmus

    Cons

    Owned by Cenveo whose management team is bent on plundering any available asset of the company to fill the owners' pockets. Since Cenveo took over, there have been no raises, benefits have been cut dramatically and out-of-pocket costs have skyrocketed. Headcount has been decimated, and working hours are cut without notice.

    Doesn't Recommend

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