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Updated Jul 13, 2014

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2.9 166 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Quad/Graphics President and CEO J. Joel Quadracci

J. Joel Quadracci

(118 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 4 reviews)

  • 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(in 5 reviews)

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    Mechanic

    Maintenance Mechanic (Current Employee) Lomira, WI

    ProsWell its a pay check and if you want to work non stop overtime you can make a ok living

    ConsCompany seems to have no real plan at the lower levels. Most of the Manager don't really have the right skill set for the job. constant fear of job being eliminated. everyone is out for there self. main due to the environment management has created. What training? is a common phrase I like to use. The printing industry is down sizing Oh and a complete Cult mentality

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou would have to start from scratch and hire non Quad people to fill the positions that are actually qualified to be Managers.

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

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    Retoucher

    Color Sponsor/Color Retoucher (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsStable environment for a long time, but now they are sending everything to India.

    ConsMorale boosting died with Harry.

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

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    It was a good learning experience, one that I hope I will not repeat in the near future.

    Operator (Former Employee) West Allis, WI

    ProsThe benefits are good. You got to see a lot of different magazines come across. They do have there own
    medical clinics Quad Medical. They are organized, with on time delivering.

    ConsYou 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. Fast past work being on our feet all the time. Injuries are high because of the nature of the work. Do not get injured on job. Our wrists, hands and feet takes a beating. You work on and around platforms. A lot of yelling, screaming, using bad language, degrading towards other co-workers. The Quad Medical Doctors are not the best skilled in their Profession.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the workers, we are human beings and have families too.

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

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    Industry stuck in old ways

    Maintenance Mechanic (Former Employee) Martinsburg, WV

    ProsPeople seem to strike a solid work/life balance. Plant is clean, people are friendly if you don't try to improve anything. Everyone wants to do their job and go home.

    ConsNo leadership or vision. Since the founder's son took over the company has gone down hill. New management doesn't know how to tap into the wealth of knowledge of experienced pool of unmotivated people. The print industry is changing and I don't believe quad graphics is going to survive with their current vision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider extracting the knowledge of the senior employees and transferring that to a new generation.

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

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    pay was good, compassion for employees is not very high

    Machine Operator (Former Employee) Jonesboro, AR

    ProsThe opportunity to make money is there, if that is what drives you. The shift set up we had did offer SOME time off. I HAD a job until they closed the factory... along with about a dozen others.

    ConsManagement kept changing at our factory. New set of rules, new way of doing things, didn't really want to hear any new ideas because they already knew it all. Days off varied to a degree. Had people working overtime when they didn't really need them. Closed plants and left people without jobs...a lot of people!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being greedy. I understand you have a business to run, but treating your employees like "something" stuck to the bottom of your shoe is not a good practice for your future. You will run off your experience and anyone who may care about their job.

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

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    Satisfaction fading

    Accounting (Current Employee) Sussex, WI

    ProsThe people are great and there is a strive to provide work/life balance. We have a fitness center and cafe but the fitness classes are nearly eliminated as focus of wellness has switched from being a benefit to being a profit center.

    ConsSenior Management in accounting has little understanding of the quantity and quality of work and knowledge of those who have been here for a long time. Employees feel under appreciated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust those below you to help you understand the culture and appreciate the resources you have in those grown up in the company. Try to understand and appreciate the value of those you have. On that note, employees throughout the company valued the fitness center staff and classes as a HUGE benefit, and taking that away is creating stress and resentment.

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

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    Lots of change

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDecent culture, good people to work with

    Conschange, change, change. Never know when your job will be eliminated

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

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    Thanks for the short time

    Logistics (Current Employee) Marengo, IA

    ProsLimited at the corporate level. At the local level we did very well taking care of each other putting out a top quality product. If your at a Quad facility you will be taken care of, a Vertis facility, good luck.

    ConsDespite having a good profit margin, they decided to close us down. "Welcome to the Quad family"-Joel Quadarucci

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood luck in the future in a dinosaur environment.

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

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    temp worker

    Stacker Operator (Former Employee) Taunton, MA

    Prosemployment is better than unemployment

    Conseverything about working there sucked

    Advice to Senior Managementretire

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

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    Poor approach

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Sussex, WI

    ProsNot a particularly good place unless you ate just beginning. Culture intends to keep you but mostly is a pass-through.

    ConsPoor communication and listening capacity. Top down driven and ignores sound technical advice in favor of a misapplied agile methodology. More putting out fires than thinking how to prevent them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter integration and flatter topology allowing good ideas to drive business instead of unmeasured managerial decision making. Provide either stricter compartmentalization of deities and determine where overlaps can be negotiated and include all departments in project initiatives where downstream processes are effected instead of being discovered after implementation as it locks you into an implementation constricted by original concept and requires more work arounds as opposed to approaching project in its totality and be able to determine by business needs the best course of action for streamlining and actually improving process flow.

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

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