Quad/Graphics Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
190 Reviews
2.7
190 Reviews
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Quad/Graphics President and CEO J. Joel Quadracci
J. Joel Quadracci
134 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are great - everyone is working hard to what they believe is the right direction (in 8 reviews)

  • The people are great and there is a strive to provide work/life balance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • You work long 12 hour shifts with two 20 minute breaks, 3 on, 3 off, 4 on, 4 off with rotating days to nights every 4 months (in 5 reviews)

  • You are supposed to get two 15 minute breaks but you'll be lucky to get one (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bad Communication

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Gatherer Operator  in  Woodstock, IL
    Current Employee - Gatherer Operator in Woodstock, IL

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Have not experienced any Pro's

    Cons

    Terrible Communication about the closing process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to us like you really care and plan your plant closing a little better next time. Beware East Greenville

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

    Great Job If You Undervalue Yourself

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Minion  in  Hazleton, PA
    Current Employee - Minion in Hazleton, PA

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - at least you have a job right? no, you can do better.
    - motivation to find a better employer or entrepreneurship.
    - I feel good when I get out of work.

    Cons

    -Management always nervous of being fired so they take it out on employees
    -Low pay
    - Atmosphere is depressing because nobody cares
    -I get nauseous every day I walk into work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Joel Quadracci should resign. I understand buying companies to acquire growth by acquisition but alienating your workers doesn't equate to dollars and definitely not morality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Quad culture is just labor unfriendly practices

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Cloud, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Cloud, MN

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    A big company with a soul?

    Cons

    Shut down our plant. They do not think out side the box as they acknowledge in new hire orientation. Everything fell on deaf ears since they took us over. Borderline rude behavior. Middle management on up attained there positions without having the skills. For the future of this company to work, they have to rethink there business model. I am not an ex disgruntled worker, just not clear on what there sustainability is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about the people and make them your greatest asset.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee treatment by upper management human restores could care less about the employee.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I don't see any pros to working at this place

    Cons

    When someone has worked for 30+ years for the company, gives all of themselves to do whatever it takes to be a loyal and careing employee, does the job of at the very minimum of 3 people for no extra pay, and then get slapped in the face by your management for not doing more to pass the blame on this employee because you don't want to hire and pay people what they deserve. Vertis at least cared about them. Quad just treats them like disposable body's with out regard for the years of service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your management who has not a clue how to run your business let alone treat your employees with the respect they deserve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    If you need a stressful job they supply it. You are just a number to them.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Warehouse, Material Handler
    Current Employee - Warehouse, Material Handler

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    No pros. This company could be a better place to work if they stop worrying so much about their numbers and their ego.

    Cons

    The pay is very low. The safety is nonexistent. You try and let them know what's going on in your area and what changes can be made to improve it but nothing ever happens. I wouldn't recommend working here unless you needed just a temp job till you found something else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your crew. We are the ones out on the floor working and knowing what's going on and how to improve things while you sit back in your offices doing nothing but searching the web.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    not happy with quad

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Second Operator  in  Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Second Operator in Manassas, VA

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    really there is nothing pro about this company

    Cons

    too much mandatory overtime ,
    no sick days
    no pay raises
    insurance too high
    management cant make good decisions
    when bought out lose your senority and your years with previous company
    has over 25.0000 employees and cant keep up
    the no smoking policy
    not allowed to leave the building policy
    security cameras everywhere

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat us with respect and know that we know how to do our job forget the core value that you have doesnt work in the real world

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    worst company ever

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

    I worked at Quad/Graphics

    Pros

    none at all very bad company

    Cons

    where do I start first off long hours with only 2 15 min break yes no lunch just a break for 12 plus hours of work. this is illegal and my second week of work I asked why these is and the let me go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a good place to work until Quad bought us out.

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    Former Employee - Rolltender  in  Merced, CA
    Former Employee - Rolltender in Merced, CA

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with everyone with the exception of a few.

    Cons

    First off those stupid uniforms are ridiculous! Have to call a day ahead to see if you have to work the next day. Can't plan a life unless you take a vacation. Good ole boy, circle of friends culture. If your friends with the manager you're well taken care of, if you're not well you get the picture and I have plenty of examples of that! Management has no consideration for the people that have put in a lot of years and have families to take care of. Only care that you take care of the company. They want you to step up to the next position but without the pay (take the risk without the reward). To much favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You say you are a company with a soul. I think many would say otherwise. Treat people like they're worth something other than a $ sign. Get rid of the circle of friends culture in Merced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Where to start??

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

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Nothing else is good

    Cons

    Where do I start with this first off they play the favorites game so if you looking for overtime it won't happen unless you are one of the favorites. Next they don't like minorities especially blacks just how it is they look out for the regular associates more than their leads which is horrible then they give these dumb job titles out like team lead which is really the supervisor and business area lead which is really the operations manager just to be cheap and not pay people supervisor or operations salary then you get 2 20 minute breaks in 12 hours really?? You get overtime after 40 which you will never see because you only get 3 days a week this company is a joke

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Racism is not cool

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Not A Good Experience or Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Worker  in  New Berlin, WI
    Former Employee - Production Worker in New Berlin, WI

    I worked at Quad/Graphics part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pay is not bad its better than most

    Cons

    This company plays favoritism. My supervisor was always out to get me and make me look bad. I'm glad I do not work there anymore and I would not recommend this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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