Harland Clarke Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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Harland Clarke President and CEO Chuck Dawson
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Pros
  • The company does have good benefits (in 11 reviews)

  • Good pay, benefits and facilities (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Dying industry - mass consolidations and lay offs (in 6 reviews)

  • Very little communication with management and upper management, makes it hard to determine goals and projects (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Continuous Downsizing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harland Clarke

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, great co-workers and workplace.

    Cons

    Growth through acquisitions, shared services and downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees contributions and find ways to make profits that are not about cutting jobs.


  2. Helpful (1)

    it was Alright... Not for the creative and freethinking

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harland Clarke full-time

    Pros

    The benefits and work environment are supportive.

    Cons

    Was not transparent about everything


  3. Helpful (1)

    Workforce analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harland Clarke full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, training is great

    Cons

    pay, future, growth, job security!

    Advice to Management

    You need to learn to value your employees!


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  5. Customer service

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harland Clarke

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

    Pros

    None. I had a horrible experience with this company. No growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Under staffed for call volume


  6. Helpful (1)

    It's about cost take out vs. valuing committed employees

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Drone
    Current Employee - Drone

    I have been working at Harland Clarke

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

    Pros

    Well recognized company in the market

    Cons

    Always trying to keep people from ear I g too much money. Capped earnings and inwardly focused control freak "leadership" stopped investing in people years ago. Unlike John H Harland Co., Harland Clarke has tunnel vision when it comes to a broad view of what it takes to be a great company.

    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror then resign


  7. To Big For Their Own Good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Database Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Database Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Harland Clarke full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good managers and really great people

    Cons

    Micro-managmenment killed the spirit of a great company

    Advice to Management

    start over


  8. Helpful (1)

    They do not reliably and without prejudice recruit from within.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harland Clarke

    Pros

    Steady medical insurance Easy job to do Sedentary, no lifting

    Cons

    The company does not live up to its own hype The company does not do what it says it will do The company favors money over people in unfortunate typical corporate fashion


  9. Helpful (2)

    Incompetence everywhere.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Team Member in Grapevine, TX
    Former Employee - Digital Team Member in Grapevine, TX

    I worked at Harland Clarke full-time

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. I met some great people.

    Cons

    incompetency in management, awful hours, too much almost forced overtime, they hire a lot of incompetent people.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees who do a good job, more money or give them bonuses. It's sad when you work extremely hard, and regularly exceed production goals, but you make just as much money as the person who doesn't do anything their whole shift, and rarely meets their production goals.


  10. Communication is very lacking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Harland Clarke full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The benefits at HC are one of their greatest assets. Peers work well together. Lower level management seems to care for their workers.

    Cons

    There is NO downward communication. As much as they say they are communicating, it is almost non-existent. The one person I had the most respect for, at the "C"/VP level was Dan Singleton. He seemed like a straight shooter, many of the others spent more time not answering the questions of their employees as opposed to building up morale. HC is so top oriented, the people in trenches are often left no knowing what is going on. Sometimes you can send an email and it is a week or more, or never before you get a response back. All of the focus is on keeping business as opposed to the employees. No, or very little, internal recognition or upward movement available. I saw many times, over the years I worked with Harland/Harland Clarke, many qualified internal candidates for jobs were not rewarded for their hard work as outside persons were hired.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the employees needs and pay attention to their needs. Spend time preparing current employees to move up in the company as opposed to overlooking them.


  11. Under appreciated. Overlooked.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Representative in New Braunfels, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Representative in New Braunfels, TX

    I worked at Harland Clarke full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Company tries to find creative ways to encourage you to work more. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Micro managed. Seniority always trumped weather or not you actually qualified for the position.

    Advice to Management

    Consider being more flexible with hours.



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