Vertis Communications Reviews

Updated July 7, 2015
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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. Allright

    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Vertis Communications as a contractor

    Pros

    The place was great in the begining but I think as time went on it became super corporate.

    Cons

    Very corporate, managers needed more training. It was like a high school were you needed to be in the cool click to advance.


  2. Great...but not

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time

    Pros

    There was an excellent group of professionals in the Atlanta Logistics group. Dave's group provided excellent insight and knowledge to an otherwise struggling company.

    Cons

    Several bankruptcies, renaming of the company, lack of job security.

    Advice to Management

    Good job selling this company to Quad - should have sold sooner.


  3. Coordinate details of incoming creative work: retouching, file assembly, photography and publication uploads.

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    Former Employee - Account Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Graphic Arts, Advertising industry is creative and fun. The work is always new and each project offers it's own set of challenges and objectives to meet.

    Cons

    Deadline driven. Demanding. Long Hours. Most of the work comes in at the end of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Work on keeping employees motivated and engaged in the company.


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  5. 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.


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    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.


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. 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.


  10. 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


  11. 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



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