Consolidated Graphics Reviews

Updated April 30, 2015
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  1. LDP

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics

    Pros

    Great Growth Opportunities, promoted from within.

    Cons

    There was no work life balance, extremely long hours.

  2. Helpful (1)

    People are great to work with, job makes you not want to go to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    24/7 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**.

  3. Management after completing LDP

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    Current Employee - Management Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Management Associate in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good short term projects to gain experience

    Cons

    Not too many management opportunities

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  5. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Consolidated Graphics

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No real company issues to list

    Cons

    No cons or problems to list

  6. Opportunities are there if you want them

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

    Compensation 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 Management

    Hire people who genuinely have the goal to run a print shop or revamp the program.

  7. Helpful (1)

    There are upsides and downsides

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    Former Employee - Associate- LDP in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate- LDP in Houston, TX

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    HR 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.

    Cons

    Horrible 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 Management

    I 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.

  8. Helpful (2)

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

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Houston, TX

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Advancement 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.

    Cons

    Employee 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 Management

    I really doubt that the upper management looks at sites like this for advice.

  9. Learn a lot ..plenty of opportunity..Cheap

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Consolidated Graphics full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gain 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)

    Cons

    Horrible 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 Management

    Have 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

  10. Okay.

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    Current Employee - Ldp Associate in Tukwila, WA
    Current Employee - Ldp Associate in Tukwila, WA

    I have been working at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a lot. Some fun travel.

    Cons

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

  11. Helpful (1)

    My experience at Consolidated Graphics was challenging.

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    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 Management

    N/A

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