Cenveo Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
52 Reviews

2.2
52 Reviews
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Cenveo Chairman and CEO Robert G. Burton Sr.
Robert G. Burton Sr.
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • you can find good people in the lower hierarchy who are stuck there (in 3 reviews)

  • Before Cenveo bought Cadmus, it was a reasonable place to work (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Too much workload, long hours, no raises for over 6 years, but pay cuts (in 6 reviews)

  • There's an utter lack of communication from upper management (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great job until it moved overseas

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cenveo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    flexibility, learned a lot, moved up

    Cons

    jobs moved overseas. not valued.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your hard working employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Withering at best

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cenveo

    Pros

    Good pay..large corporation, fairly steady work, most immediate supervisors have good people skills. Plant kept up to most stringent OSHA standards.

    Cons

    Plant closures to cut costs, Lack of supervision accountability, rude HR people who also make derogatory and slanderous comments. Not to mention in the envelope or folding end of business is a dying industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to work with, your people. So they actually feel like people, and not like another piece of machinery in your possession

  3.  

    its a good company, but.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cenveo

    Pros

    im happy with my current position and the salary is more than generous

    Cons

    i dont have the greatest on confidence in the burton boys to right this ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    dress code in corporate hq is ridiculous; we're a printer not Goldman Sachs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Above Average???!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cenveo full-time

    Pros

    Some really nice, talented people working there.

    Cons

    In response to the review posted about "a great place to be if you are above average".

    Consider that review a warning. The fact is, most senior and mid managers really BELIEVE they are above average, when they are nothing more than narcissistic, manipulative, uncreative bores. Managers prey on the weak and are threatened by any real talent that might make them look bad. NEVER, EVER challenge a manager - they will make your life miserable.

    Before going into this company you should know a few things.

    Culture is old school corporate. Most managers and executives will say they have an "open door policy" but, in fact, they spend most of the day locked in their offices with doors shut. There is a "old boy's network" where comments and innuendoes are tossed around behind closed doors and occasionally right in the open during meetings.

    Politics among management is at its highest level with managers pitting their employees and business units against each other, scheming takeovers of each other's "territories".

    The HR group is worse than useless. They seem to be there just for hiring and firing - which tends to keep them very busy and oblivious to the multiple HR issues that are rife throughout the organization.

    Do your homework. Research this company, read the reviews. It may be the right place for you, but know what you are getting into.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to HR and the Burtons (owners) - get more involved day to day and find out what your senior, mid level managers and VPs are actually doing.

    You should, absolutely, implement a 360 review program on ALL management and READ THE RESPONSES from your employees! Give your employees a forum to give feedback on their managers and VPs. You might be surprised and also learn why turnover is so high and moral is so low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Ready, fire, aim

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cenveo

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for multiple projects.
    Never have to be concerned about being fully occupied with work.
    Diverse customer base.

    Cons

    Extreme lack of direction on senior management'part.
    Not enough time in the day to address changing priorities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better well thought out strategic plans, rather than reacting without fully understanding the implications of snap decisions. Ready, fire, aim!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Cenveo corporate mess

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cenveo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay and good hrs

    Cons

    Sorry benefits, no compassion with people. Hardly no management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to pay more attention to the individuals you have hired or put in these positions to run your plants.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to be if you are above average

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    Current Employee - Management
    Current Employee - Management

    I have been working at Cenveo full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people, great service. Last man standing in our industry. People with drive and talent, quickly get moved to the top.

    Cons

    You need to be above average to make it here. The weak get weeded out quickly. People who complain tend to get left behind. Work hours tend to be long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing for growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not care about employees, do not suggest you work for them.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cenveo

    Pros

    None, notta, nothing good to say about them. I don't know how they can sleep at night for what they are doing to 140 people.

    Cons

    Well they bought us 8 months ago, just signed a 3 yr. Deal. Now closing the doors. We were their biggest rival, now we have no jobs. People have been here for 25-30 yrs. And are getting nothing for it. They should be ashamed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management sucks, they do not care about workers or their families. Just about personal greed. Next time you close a plant , maybe give the workers a severance package, specially the ones that have been there for many yrs.

  10.  

    overall positive feeling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Cenveo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, some of the best in the industry,

    Cons

    Salaries: top management is overpaid, the rest of us are struggling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more money into people's salaries, continuous staff development and education, and improvement of working conditions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A great place to work for people who want a good profession

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    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Inspector  in  Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Machine Operator/Inspector in Kenosha, WI

    I worked at Cenveo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Able to learn many aspects of printing and accurate percisional measurements

    Cons

    Not enough people knew the value of a job till it closed the doors

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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