Vertis Communications Reviews

Updated February 10, 2015
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  1. Good company but bankruptcies did not create a secure environment.

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    I worked at the home office and the people were a great group of people. Office location in downtown Baltimore was great location.

    Cons

    Company had numerous bankruptcies with the first starting in 2008 then 2010 and finally 2013. The constant losses meant that there was no money for salary increases and overall expenditures were tight.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Worked me to death, but It wasn't all bad.

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    Former Employee - Print Specialist in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Print Specialist in Irving, TX

    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

    I really liked the people I worked with. I learned a lot about the pre-press industry and agency advertising. The experiences I got a Vertis out weighed the headaches.

    Cons

    Upper management didn't really care about their employees. They want to pay them the bare minimum and didn't always keep their promises. There was zero work-home life balance. That company killed the marriages of more people than I want to count. Luckily, my account closed before my marriage was placed on the sacrificial altar.

    Advice to Management

    I made some lifetime friends during my time at Vertis and learned a lot. I was underpaid and undervalued however. Look at your human assetts before they all leave.

  3. Good company, but…

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertis Communications

    Pros

    Benefits and opportunity for advancement above average

    Cons

    Declining industry. Leadership solely interested in selling so owners can cash out.

    Advice to Management

    None

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  5. Need vision for business

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Albany, NY

    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

    Local units have business ideas. Local team have tons of talent . Little corporate interference .

    Cons

    Top management need to find way to f generate revenue . Company need to sell loosing units . Provide better salary to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your best employees

  6. Unable to adapt

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Vertis Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great people and fun projects.

    Cons

    The company tried many things to adjust to the changing print landscape. In the end none of them worked. I hope that being acquired by Quad Graphics will help then set a steady course for the future.

  7. Up and down

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    Current Employee - Finance in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    lack of benefits and retirement plan

  8. owned by investors who know nothing about printing

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    Current Employee - Pressman in West Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Pressman in West Sacramento, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    plenty of OT. very safety focused. can move up quick if motivated. Most employees long term. Soon to be Quad.

    Cons

    always doin more with less. Supervisors play games. No accountability. Same people making mistakes and no blame, team error. micro management.

    Advice to Management

    Quad is coming for your job, bye, bye

  9. For the most part, Vertis was good to me, treated me well, and compensation and benefits reasonable.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saugerties, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saugerties, NY

    I have been working at Vertis Communications

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits were adequate. Work schedule was extremely attractive and time off was also adequate. My manager was flexible in meeting my requirements to balance personal and professional life. The team was great to work with.

    Cons

    Leadership was constantly (corporate) changing and training to perform position responsibilities inadequate (division level). A lot of changing towards how production was measured, used different metrics, but none were helpful to the men on the floor. Not enough capital investment as the equipment was aging needed much repair and necessary resources to adequately satisfy production and customer requirements was unavailable or lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Increase capital investment in new equipment and technologies. Invest in training for divisional level management and supervision. Address specific areas needing improvement as opposed to a general "we need to improve". Give employees sense that direction being taken will not only improve shareholders/stakeholders confidence, but employees confidence as well.

  10. ok to work for

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    Current Employee - Lead Material Handler in Bellmawr, NJ
    Current Employee - Lead Material Handler in Bellmawr, NJ

    I have been working at Vertis Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    benefits the employees i make working there fun for everyone there

    Cons

    pay scale no pay raise in 4 years

    Advice to Management

    compensate employees we the one's pushing the product out on time getting the work done keeping the machines running eveyday

  11. Helpful (1)

    Confusion and arguing between departments

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

    I worked at Vertis Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The only good thing about working here was the people. It was a fun working environment. There were lots of happy hours and work events.

    Cons

    Management would say degrading things to employees. They would also promise you the moon and stars when you start working but you soon realize that it was all just talk

    Advice to Management

    Dont talk to people like their 5 years old. Listen alot more to your employees. Be more organized when it comes to assigning projects.

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