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I have been working at Quad/Graphics part-time (Less than a year)RecommendsPositive OutlookRecommendsPositive Outlook
I work with good people and I'm glad I stuck around long enough to find that out. Owning their own medical facility is a huge plus, they also have many free programs for mental and physical health such as counseling services and a fitness center. They have a nice day care and dining facility. The 401K, life insurance, etc. is of good quality also. There are constant bi-monthly on-line training modules and a good interactive website that allows for access to an abundance of learning opportunities.
The onboarding is their biggest deficit. having such a large company creates a climate that lacks personal elements.Apparently quad graphics was interested in becoming the largest printing company in the world. Through an abundance of acquisitions they managed to bring themselves to the number two position. Along the way there was a huge amount of turnover. It is my personal opinion that the expected turnover was anticipated to be from the newly acquired companies. However, an abundance of pre-existing employees flew the coop with hurt feelings. Many of those that remain seem to only converse with each other by using forms of negativity in regard to their common shared interest (their employer). Being a fairly new employee myself I have received an earful of cons, with an extremely minimal level of pros. I have no idea as to the validity of most of them, but my personal experience allows me the ability to honestly say that the on-boarding process is nearly inexistent. Quad graphics is a good place to work, but really needs to step it up in the areas of on-boarding, and in getting the word out there that they are interested in my career. Most companies are advanced enough to know the value of succession planning, and make efforts to let employees know.
Advice to Management
It is my understanding that there are efforts presently being made to repair the organization / employee relationships. Information would go a long way. Many employees recently had their reviews and were not given thorough explanations as to why their highly anticipated rewards were either minimal or nonexistent. It would go a long way to explain how particular positions can only be funded to certain degrees. Employees lack knowledge and understanding of disbursement of overall overhead costs. Also, on-boarding is extremely important if the goal is employee retention through satisfaction. Employee satisfaction is increased when a sincere interest in the employees’ career path is expressed. Currently I'm in a Master’s program in Human Resources, and hold a degree in adult education and psychology. I am also simultaneously halfway through a Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling. Knowing that an employee has the ability/skills to counsel, educate, and train other employees would normally put an employer in the mindset of seeing value that can be used to support the organizational goals to the extent that they would take action to further develop these types of assets. My suggestion would be to use the interactive existing website to survey for employees skills, talents and interests. The obtained information will be beneficial, I'm sure you will find a huge return on investment when you're recruiting efforts are minimal due to the fact that with a minor amount of training, you already have qualified internal candidates to fill positions that you would otherwise have to spend a great deal of funds sourcing to acquire.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days – interviewed at Quad/Graphics in June 2015.
Sent a resume to a recruiter who answered with a a couple emails, which lead to having first a detailed phone screen by a recruiter, then driving to QUAD where I met with met two people who asked questions a face to face
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Your mailbox may be filled with Quad/Graphics' handiwork. A leading US printing company, Quad/Graphics produces catalogs, magazines, books, direct mail, and other commercial material. Services include production, design, photography, binding, wrapping, and distribution. It has produced catalogs for Bloomingdale's, books for National Geographic, and magazines such as People. The firm owns some 140 facilities in about 20 countries throughout North America, Europe, and Latin America. CEO Joel Quadracci is the son of company founder Harry Quadracci; his family controls the...