Vertis Communications Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Gerald Sokol Jr.
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Pros
  • Great people, wide array of services, good mid-level leadership (in 2 reviews)

  • Vertis was the pre press benchmark for the industry (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is horrible and doesn't care about its employees (in 10 reviews)

  • No one did it accurately, sad to say (in 3 reviews)

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  1. No growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The people who worked for Vertis > the people who ran Vertis. Enjoyed the people I worked with. The benefits weren't so bad.

    Cons

    Zero growth opportunity. The company was going nowhere quickly. Pay was terrible and management had zero control. It was a company ran from an office in a different state and they were delusional to think the employees were happy.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on safety and employee moral. Employees were the core of the business. They were never happy. Always expecting the worst. Fair compensation and increased benefits would have increased moral.


  2. Media Buyer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertis Communications

    Pros

    Initially thought was going to have a half day every other friday, benefits, pay, company holidays were great

    Cons

    job description did not match actual position

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to train your people, be upfront with expectations


  3. Don't do business with Vertis

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good coffee in break room.

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible and doesn't care about its employees.


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  5. Terrible Environment

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    None...perhaps leaving with your dignity intact would be a pro.

    Cons

    Don't value employees or their customers at all. Purely bottom-line driven in all decisions. Management will outright lie to both employees and customers.


  6. back stabbers

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    Former Employee - Press Assist in Medina, OH
    Former Employee - Press Assist in Medina, OH

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    none plant closed gone forever

    Cons

    poorly managed wasted lots of money

    Advice to Management

    drop dead


  7. Bankrupt

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time

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

    Pros

    Exciting to be part of a company during a time of transition.

    Cons

    Management was more interested in diversifying away from print then investing in it. Why would the Board put a former AOL executive of a print company is beyond me.

    Advice to Management

    You shot yourselves.


  8. run

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vertis Communications

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

    Pros

    i can think of nothing

    Cons

    mgmt is out of touch

    Advice to Management

    remove and start fresh


  9. screwed from day one

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    Current Employee - Second Press Op in Lufkin, TX
    Current Employee - Second Press Op in Lufkin, TX

    I have been working at Vertis Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    18 years of great friends.close to home.i was able to make a difference in some of our lives by helping to construct an 8 hour shift schedule.my name is danny myers.i intend to help our new owners,quad graphics,impact our lives in a positive way.

    Cons

    inept top level management that listened more to the investment bankers instead of the people who knew how to make the plants profitable.it is too late for vertis,as i will be terminated at 3pm,tuesday,jan.15,2013.kinda funny.24 years ago on this same date,same time,i was laid off from my 1st manufacturing job.is this deja vu?another con,the secret of my pay.it is 19.90 an hour,or it was.

    Advice to Management

    none.you have already screwed enough people,including your suppliers.advice to quad-look me up in lufkin.i will be happy to help you impact our plant in a positive way.


  10. Became way to top heavy Bring on Quad

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN

    I have been working at Vertis Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    workers on the floor are great to work with

    Cons

    if your not part of the F program ( friends family favorites ) even though you bust your ass for them don't expect to be treated with any respect , vertis keeps going bankrupt for a reason alot people running the company that have no idea of what it takes to keep a company running keep pouring money into areas that you keep losing money and put nothing into what is making you money but they must be right because they went to school for it oh wait they were way off the mark and it shows , are plant has been profitable sense ive been there but they keep pouring money elsewhere that keeps bringing us down

    Advice to Management

    start treating all your employees at least 1/2 as good as you do to the ones in your click , you let alot of hard working people go over the years just so you have more room for people up top that dont have a clue about printing


  11. No wonder they are being bought out

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    Current Employee - Mechanic in York, PA
    Current Employee - Mechanic in York, PA

    I have been working at Vertis Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Seriously can't think of any. They were given about 7 years to prove themselves to the York Pa DM plant and they showed us nothing.

    Cons

    Management. Poor treatment of employees. Needless spending on things not needed(a tv for a break room that is only on the CNN channel? Really?) Taking of pay and benefits from the employees due to their poor management of the company(not because of the economy like they tell you) Do not let employees excel or move on to better themselves. The list just goes on and on....

    Advice to Management

    York, Pa. DM management, say good bye to your job (you know who I'm talking about) Quad Graphics will not put up with you. Your done.



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