Bowne

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Please tell me that Dave Shea will not be the CEO of the RRD/Bowne merger

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

Pros

Ample vacation. Nice co-workers. Salary + Overtime.

Cons

Abusive salespeople. Inaccessible management. Ill-defined career paths. Most positions are filled externally instead of promoted from within. No training.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote from within. Reinstate profit sharing and 401K match. Properly train employees in new technologies. Define career paths. Engage employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other reviews for Bowne

  1.  

    Positive Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY

    Pros

    Some leaders have brought new innovative leadership to Bowne, and have learned more this year than my 12 years at the company

    Cons

    Need more capable management with new ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on career path for employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Long lasting company, but needs communication help

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA

    Pros

    long, stable company (1 year older than the USA).
    Financialy sound.
    Good benefits.

    Cons

    many communcations problems. On the surface it looks like they communcate well, but lack in substantive lower level communcations.
    Where given directives with no assistance to carry them out, or whom to contact.
    Branch left hung out to dry with no sales for future work support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate.
    Help branches grow and prosper.

    No opinion of CEO
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