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Deluxe Corporation CEO Lee J. Schram
Lee J. Schram
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  • More focus on strategy needed

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    I have been working at Deluxe Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Many good people working hard to support larger and more complex structure. Senior management has been somewhat successful in selling a positive story to investors. Regular meetings with employees convey results and highlight successes and failures. Management cannot be accused of hiding in their corner offices.

    Cons

    Long term strategy is secretive if it exists at all. Organic growth is the white whale for most companies and Deluxe is no different. As a result, Deluxe is more tactical, blocking and tackling to offset weak results with acquisitions and expense reduction. Schram is a master at this and the right man for the job if you are a shareholder - not so much for employees that ride the waves of uncertainty and results volatility. Culture is wary of layoffs and capricious firings. Managers hire and fire too often, rather than investing time into training and building teams. There is heavy turnover in departments that have poor supervisors and managers. This ripples out to nearby departments. The divisions are plagued with stale thinking and very focused on defending market position rather than creating a new growth story or innovating existing products and services. Post-acquisition strategy often poorly executed, has inadvertently slowed momentum of the new business through clumsy integration and poor sales positioning.

    Advice to Management

    There are really not many alternatives to what Deluxe is doing, which is keeping the company chugging along. Hire some game changers and put your best people on acquisition integration. This company will be around another 100 years.


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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Deluxe Corporation (Shoreview, MN) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Involved listening in on a few calls with a current employee which is helpful to see a sample of what the job involves. Interview was completed after with the hiring manager, took approximately 1 hour.

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    • Can you give me an example of one way you found solutions to fit a customer's current needs along with additional produts or services they did not originally initiate.   Answer Question

Deluxe Corporation Awards & Accolades

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Top 20 Printers , Environmental Protection Agency, 2011
Outstanding Corporate Small Business Supporter and Advocate , SCORE, 2010
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Additional Info

Website www.deluxe.com
Headquarters Shoreview, MN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1914
Type Company - Public (DLX)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

At Deluxe we strive to be an indispensable partner to the small businesses and financial institutions we serve. Our goal is to provide you with products, services and advice you need to help you achieve success. Small Businesses: From personalized printed products to logo design, web services, and search engine marketing that helps your business get found, we work to deliver the most innovative products and services to help you live your passion. Financial institutions: Being successful in today’s financial arena means being flexible to the ever-changing demands and ... More

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