Vertis Communications

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Vertis Communications Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
67 Reviews
2.1
67 Reviews
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Gerald Sokol Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I got a decent pay in today's economy but I don't know how long it will last (in 4 reviews)

  • Great co-workers but many are leaving (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is horrible and doesn't care about its employees (in 9 reviews)

  • The senior management did not have a clear picture of what they want to achieve (in 8 reviews)

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15 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    None

  2.  

    Need vision for business

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager  in  Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Albany, NY

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Retain your best employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Unable to adapt

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 8 years

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Up and down

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    People are great to work with

    Cons

    lack of benefits and retirement plan

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    owned by investors who know nothing about printing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pressman  in  West Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Pressman in West Sacramento, CA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Quad is coming for your job, bye, bye

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor  in  Saugerties, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Saugerties, NY

    I have been working at Vertis Communications

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    ok to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Material Handler  in  Bellmawr, NJ
    Current Employee - Lead Material Handler in Bellmawr, NJ

    I have been working at Vertis Communications

    Pros

    benefits the employees i make working there fun for everyone there

    Cons

    pay scale no pay raise in 4 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Confusion and arguing between departments

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Vertis Communications

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    If you work there now, you probably won't for long

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Customer Support Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Vertis Communications

    Pros

    I liked my specific job, but can't really point to many reasons why.

    Cons

    Management is clueless; they constantly lie about the financial stability of the company; they are clueless on how to develop business; there are way too many chiefs and not enough indians. Printing won't be around in the next few years, so the company will be sold off in pieces.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out a business development strategy, get rid of the political climate where everyone in middle management is working harder to build their own "fiefdom" rather than build a strong company that satisfies employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Too many cons....

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Monroe Township, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monroe Township, NJ

    I have been working at Vertis Communications

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, reasonable job expectations, plant location, adequate break periods, decent pay rates, co-operation between various departments, occasional company lunches or picnics

    Cons

    poor benefits, lack of raises, non-existant praise from management, over-worked during the busy season, certain departments get preferential treatment, management pressure during busy season, change temporary worker policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    thank your employees once in a while, plan company gatherings/trips, keep workers better informed of compensation changes, train new workers more thoroughly

    No opinion of CEO

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