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Quad/Graphics Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
77 Reviews
3.0
77 Reviews
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Quad/Graphics President and CEO J. Joel Quadracci
J. Joel Quadracci
77 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are great - everyone is working hard to what they believe is the right direction (in 10 reviews)

  • The people are great and there is a strive to provide work/life balance (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Although I was told that I would get used to the 12 hour shifts, I never did (in 11 reviews)

  • A lot of responsibility and long hours with not much reward at raise time (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people are nice and the pay is average.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts rotating from night to day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To give overtime and promotions based on merit and not favortism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great benefits, terrible room for growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Sussex, WI
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Sussex, WI

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

    Pros

    The culture is very relaxed, very open to asking questions. The benefits are very good, very reasonable, but very poor if you have a long commute.

    Cons

    Other departments seem to look down upon others. Very little room for advancement, though they promote their hire within policy early and often.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I worked at Quad/Graphics

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quad/Graphics

    Pros

    working 12 hours shift 3 days one week and 4 days the next week,

    Cons

    Not much room to grow, Benefits not that good, shutting down several plants they recently acquired, large portion of the employees are temp workers that don't really want to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people actually doing the work of the

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  5.  

    Decent job, good co-workers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Press Operator II in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Press Operator II in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics

    Pros

    Friendly people for the most part, days off. Lots of overtime during the busiest parts of the year. Pretty decent Healthcare coverage.

    Cons

    Tough to make living wage during slow periods without dipping into vacation hours. In order to qualify for health insurance, must have a biometric screening every year. Kind of a pain.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Decent company lots of work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics

    Pros

    compressed work week, overtime available, pretty easy work if you follow the program. 3 and 4 day weekends if you stick to the schedule

    Cons

    low pay monotonous work, 12 hour days, need to work overtime in order to survive Military style management

  7.  

    Slightly better than avg

    • 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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is still a pretty good company to work for with solid ideals, a sound cash to debt ratio, an aggressive business strategy and decent health insurance.

    Cons

    For the senior staff, it is a great company to work for. For everyone else, it's getting harder and harder. Executives still think it is the same company it has always been because the $ is still rolling in and dreams are still coming true. Everyone else is working longer hours for avg. or worse pay with additional responsibility and expectations. They have lost sight of the founders vision...you can't just tell people what the company stands for, you have to embody it, live it and show the commitment from the top down and that includes sharing the wealth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An open door policy means that at any given moment almost every executive door should be open.
    Re-build a productive work environment...people cannot get more and more done when they spend more and more time in meaningless meetings.
    Communicate the vision - let people know where we are going and why, not this secret society rigmarole that has become the norm.
    Pay it forward...it gets less fun everyday having to walk past the executive row of $100k cars while the rest of us worry about bills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not too Bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inkjet Operator in Effingham, IL
    Current Employee - Inkjet Operator in Effingham, IL

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

    Pros

    Good insurance (Blue Cross Blue Shield). 401k match.
    Opportunity for overtime comes and goes.
    Warm place to work in the winter.

    Cons

    Inhumane conditions in summertime. Keeping doors closed to keep people inside (they claim safety as a reason) is more important than offering a bit of ventilation.
    Opportunities to move up or into another area are held 'close to the vest' ... ie...job not posted then that certain someone happens to get another position. It's happened more than once in this location. (Effingham)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out for your people and they'll look out for you. BTW that's in opposition to your current plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    great benefits, not good relationship between departments

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quad/Graphics

    Pros

    Quad has a great benefit system and time-off policy.

    Cons

    i have not seen people get trained as much as i did ( i had a great relationship with my boss)

    other departments treated our department differently,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good to gain experience; no room for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Management Trainee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn the business and feel like family while doing so.

    Cons

    Young, talented people are not promoted or allowed to succeed in new positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace your trainees or you'll continue to lose them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great opportunity for young professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Sussex, WI
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Sussex, WI

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Not a bad company to work for-
    Great healthcare benefits; many opportunities to network through social gatherings; friendly high-level management; the Quad Culture has good intentions, work-life balance and understanding of family matters

    Cons

    Salary below average based on location; manager without the skills to properly train employees; disrespectful manager attitudes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    negative (or insecure) energy from lower-level manager makes it difficult to express idea's; more focus on Quad's "growth of employees" value as this is going to benefit Quad most; keep record of compensation review promises managers make during offer of employment...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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