Consolidated Graphics Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Consolidated Graphics Chairman and CEO Joe R. Davis
Joe R. Davis
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Pros
  • Consolidated Graphics' Leadership Development Program allows Associates to really hone in on their strengths and allow them to choose their career path (in 7 reviews)

  • The Leadership Development Program is a wonderful training program that enables each employee to learn about the company from the ground up (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover because people find better opportunities (in 11 reviews)

  • Apparently I should have realized that it is a "leadership development program" and not a "Management Training program" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Very easy going

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some easy going management. Work at your own pace.

    Cons

    Nothing too bad. Sometimes you can be flooded with projects.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better incentives for employees.


  2. Administrative Assistant

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best job ever and sorry that I had to leave

    Cons

    Needed more income and no advancement available at the time.


  3. Feel sorry for RRD for acquiring CGX

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgantown, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morgantown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Promotions were good as long as you didn't expect more money.

    Cons

    no 401k match; higher than market medical participation. Joe Davis' is by far the greediest employer I ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Get out! It doesn't get any better. You will never get what you are promised. Good rid dens CGX.


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  5. For a large company, it really felt like family.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ldp Associate in Smyrna, TN
    Former Employee - Ldp Associate in Smyrna, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Advancement is easy and encouraged. And it's also pretty easy to transfer to other branches if you feel like you'd succeed better elsewhere.

    Cons

    You're not going to get rich, even at upper level management. President of medium-sized cgx companies average in the 70k's and work their butts off!

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on your labor as a percentage of value-added. Also, sell off some sheetfed to strengthen your digital infrastructure; printing is going smaller and faster, and you could easily put yourself in a great position to snap up a large market share of the digital-format.


  6. Not great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Close to home, small team,

    Cons

    No structure, no pay raise, no appreciation


  7. LDP

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Growth Opportunities, promoted from within.

    Cons

    There was no work life balance, extremely long hours.


  8. Experienced QA Tester

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good Environment,Technology,Team Good Benefits,Good Culture

    Cons

    No Automation Testing,More structured, No work flexibilities like work from home

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (2)

    Good Riddance, CGX

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    At least my paycheck never bounced.

    Cons

    Joe Davis Every other corporate hack working for Joe Davis Poor business model (Designed to make JD richer and every employee poorer)

    Advice to Management

    Go to Hell. Seriously.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Senior management never valued employees , but rather the stock price no matter the cost.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff
    Former Employee - Senior Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Any port in a storm.

    Cons

    Could never be candid with management. Only a few at the top are rewarded, but not even they are valued.

    Advice to Management

    RRD owns the company now. They bought a pit of snakes with deplorable corporate values.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Company sold - don't recommend Leadership Development Program

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The other LDP associates were awesome. Also, if they allow you to choose the sales route vs the operational route (an unscrupulous company president didn't even let me do and learn the things an LDP is supposed to), it's a fast track to get sales experience to eventually take elsewhere.

    Cons

    Printing is a dying industry. For the most part, the LDP program is a "they work you to death for little money, they get cheap management, you get experience". You may learn a lot and may get a lot of high level experience at a young age, but they put pressure on you and put you in high level positions without compensation because you are an LDP. And there's no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. LDP graduates get good positions but minimal raises leaving them underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of working to consolidate a fractured industry into a massive company so you can sell it (I get it, I do), spend some time caring about your employees. There's. Reason there's a revolving door around this place. I know the company sold (the old owner and CEO was from Arthur Anderson and it showed, esp his accounting background), and I really hope the new company and management cares more about its people. It used to be all about the bottom line at the expense of its employees.



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