Consolidated Graphics
2.4 of 5 88 reviews
www.cgx.com Houston, TX 5000+ Employees

Consolidated Graphics Reviews

Updated Feb 5, 2014
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2.4 88 reviews

                             

30% Approve of the CEO

Consolidated Graphics Chairman and CEO Joe R. Davis

Joe R. Davis

(64 ratings)

23% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    People are great to work with, job makes you not want to go to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat People to work with
    A lot of knowledge gain
    Flexibility in work sometimes

    Cons24/7 workload
    Last minute work
    Expect something in the drop of a dime
    Too many wann be bosses and not enough procedures
    No one wants to give the answer "NO"
    Everyone is a kiss a**.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Management after completing LDP

    Management Associate (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsGood short term projects to gain experience

    ConsNot too many management opportunities

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    ProsNo real company issues to list

    ConsNo cons or problems to list

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    Opportunities are there if you want them

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf you want to be president of a print shop, there isn't a better way to go.
    You will learn a lot, although it may be trial by fire.

    ConsCompensation is poor to fair, benefits are poor. You really have to take your medicine before you reap the rewards of your hard work

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people who genuinely have the goal to run a print shop or revamp the program.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard work paid off for me, but doesn't for everyone

    Purchasing (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsAdvancement is available. My experience was positive because I was given flexibility and was able to implement my own plans. I got some great experience, but I don't think everyone feels the same way. In many positions if you are just looking for a job, it's fine. If you are looking for a career, you may need to look elsewhere if you aren't confident in your direct supervisor.

    ConsEmployee morale is a complete non-issue for management. The benefits are a joke - ask for more money to compensate, unless you can be on your spouse's plan. Upper management is very mercurial and doesn't communicate well with the rank and file. Extra hours are the norm for many positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI really doubt that the upper management looks at sites like this for advice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    There are upsides and downsides

    Associate- LDP (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsHR at corporate works with those that want to excel within the company, but you have to initiate. Plenty of opportunities to move. HR has a great team. Chance to play many different roles if you want.

    ConsHorrible pay. Horrible benefits. Depending on your location, it can be an absolute miserable experience, with miserable people who are usually miserable due to CGX policies and pay cuts. Dying industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI understand what you're doing with the LDP associates - it makes sense. You're also pretty good at shelling out your BS as I know most of the people in my class drank your kool-aid. So, I can't really blame you for doing what you've done in a down economy and a shrinking industry. However, I've been keeping track of CGX for the past 4 years and it's been doing fairly well. I think it's about time you start going for quality hires rather than quantity.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Learn a lot ..plenty of opportunity..Cheap

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsGain plenty of knowledge
    Peers are excellent to work with
    Opportunity to get experience for recent graduate
    Friendly work environment
    Good promotion opportunity (mainly due to high turnover)

    ConsHorrible benefits (can get cheaper plan outside of company)

    High turnover (Don't get attached to working with same people b/c they'll be gone after less than year)

    pay scale all over the place for same positions (You may be a better worker but may make 8k less than a new employee that don't know squat)

    they pay who the want to pay good.

    Bonuses (they don't tell you that only certain people at the company get them).....

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a set pay scale and/or pay people on experience and education and not the lowest you think you can get them on for....once a person finds out somebody doing the same job is making 8-10k less and year

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay.

    Ldp Associate (Current Employee)
    Tukwila, WA

    ProsLearn a lot. Some fun travel.

    ConsPay is low, not much time to become an expert.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience at Consolidated Graphics was challenging.

    Leadership Development Program Associate (Former Employee)
    Saint Louis, MO

    ProsI was able to learn about several aspects and be a part of several different departments in a short period of time.

    ConsI had to change positions four times in less than a two month period. In the program, you're only supposed to rotate every 3-4 months. I was constantly having to adapt to new situations (which is good experience but stressful).

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    They do not pay enough

    Director (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsOpen to those who have an open mind. Lots of upside for people who like challanges

    ConsThey do not pay enough.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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