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Cenveo Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
64 Reviews
2.3
64 Reviews
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Cenveo Chairman and CEO Robert G. Burton Sr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • large corporation, fairly steady work, most immediate supervisors have good people skills (in 5 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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  1.  

    OK Company. Corporate structure and leadership is a mess

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cenveo

    Pros

    Dedicated people in Cenveo Publisher Services division.

    Cons

    Terrible corporate leadership. Misogynistic and homophobic remarks heard in upper management meetings.

  2.  

    CVO Evaluation

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cenveo

    Pros

    Good work teams, employees work hard to do a good job

    Cons

    personal growth, executive leadership, business strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run away as fast you can from these guys

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cenveo

    Pros

    There are some very nice people who work here who want to make a difference. Others who are just happy to show up and collect a paycheck but most of them are nice as well.

    Cons

    Suit and tie every single day in the corporate headquarters. This might seem fun at first but it gets old quick especially with the dry cleaning bills. (See statement on raises below)

    They are a printer but their technology across the board is very antiquated. One issue with this company is that when ideas start they are always stopped and never seen through to completion. I did not see them make one good decision during my time there.

    Expect to be shown the door if you have innovative ideas that will make your manager look bad for the fact that they did not come up with them. They like to snuggle up with the owners to cover their incompetence. There is no innovation with this company despite a drastic need for some before they need to close the door due to bad finances. "Status Quo is great". When you are shown the door expect to be escorted out and have everything cut off that day - pay, benefits, etc. They are extremely ruthless.

    You are always watched by HR in Stamford. Sadly they place more merit on if you sit in your chair while half brain dead from 9-5 rather then actually do something that will help the stock price. Also, HR is not truly an employee advocate. They oversee the hiring and firings at best. Expect to get dirty looks and have HR harass your manager if you need to step out during the day because you were not glued to your desk. All of this even if you have approval from your manager for stepping out.

    No raise unless there is an act of congress. Expect to be stuck at the same salary for a very long time despite your list of accomplishments. Some folks go several years without a raise. This was after compensation was cut by 10% for the whole company in 2010. There is also no formal annual review process.

    Extreme double standards from a performance perspective. Bottom performers who mess up time and time again are retained where top performers seek other employment due to all of the reasons listed here.

    Senior leadership sits in a separate area (ivory tower syndrome) and rarely talk with their employees to get new ideas or to seek feedback on difficulties. This is on a company, team, and individual basis. There is no vision or guidance on an executive level. It instead comes from the incompetent middle manager layer of the organization. All of this while those in the trenches are ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a rotten apple until proven otherwise. Take a solid look at your company and talk with your people to learn where the pain points occur. Then actually do something about it. Also, be honest with your employees and stop lying to them across all levels of the organization. Encourage your managers to be more professional and figure out the ones that are unprofessional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unfriendly place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cenveo

    Pros

    There are some great people that work for Cenveo

    Cons

    The work environment is unfriendly and cold.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Very welcoming and friendly team environment with lots of growth and learning potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Park Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Park Ridge, IL

    I have been working at Cenveo full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is always there to help you and answer questions. You feel like you have a work family from day 1. It was a shock coming here from my last company because i wasn't used to such a warm environment. The cafe is great, the food is very good and how convenient on a winter day! I also love the growth potential within the company, if you get bored you have the option to move around under certain circumstances. Another great thing about this location in Park Ridge, Il is being right next to the Metra station to take the train to work!

    Cons

    A 401k match would be great so I can have a happier retirement :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it more known for growth opportunities within perhaps

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A learning experience to see different aspects of printing.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pressman in Jefferson City, TN
    Former Employee - Pressman in Jefferson City, TN

    I worked at Cenveo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady work, decent pay good benifits

    Cons

    to many changes in management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When I worked in Jacksonville, Florida we were like a close nit family. In Tennessee, everyone was out to get each other, a very inhospitable environment. This deters productivity and quality of work. You need to connect with the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disheartening

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some lower management has been wonderful, and the work is steady for the most part. Non-office personnel are really great people to work with. Laid-back environment.

    Cons

    Training is promised and then doesn't happen. Management keeps us in the dark, upper management and a lot of the office staff are incredibly stuck-up. Major personality conflicts abound. Trenched in staff is incredibly adverse to change. Big, big communications problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your people without insulting our intelligence. Start dealing with the inter-personal problems. Just start communicating.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented people leave quickly...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT

    I have been working at Cenveo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Offices are near some good restaurants. The cafeteria serves good food. I especially like the Asian Stir Fry and the salad bar.

    Cons

    Unimaginative leaders. Employee turnover is high. Good, talented people are often attracted by a decent paycheck but quickly become disheartened, marginalized by management and inevitably leave within a year. The majority of senior managers who succeed there, only do so by snuggling up to the owners and covering up their inefficient management skills by blaming their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take some leadership training courses, learn to encourage innovation, and a creative environment. Paychecks will only keep talented people for so long because they will leave as soon as they get an offer in a modern, progressive company. Loosen up the ties take a deep breath, open your eyes and look around. You have made a lot of money doing business the old way but think about how much more you could make with happy, fulfilled employees who actually want to work there. If you earn your employees respect your stock prices will go up - and we all know you want that to happen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Got me by the balls.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cenveo full-time

    Pros

    The pay is great for area.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment. No one is trustworthy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say there to help, help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not bad once you get used to it. grass is not greener once you leave

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cenveo full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    good environment, good people,flexible, time off policies

    Cons

    benefits,salary,no bonus, training and promotions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    review the management more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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