Consolidated Graphics

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Overworked, under payed.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Ldp Associate in Sacramento, CA
Current Employee - Ldp Associate in Sacramento, CA

I have been working at Consolidated Graphics full-time

Pros

Gain management experience.
Rotate to find the area you want to concentrate on.

Cons

Glorified intern/personal assistant.
Long hours with no appreciation.
High turnover rate.
Treated differently than other employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK Starter Company. Work Lots for Few Rewards. Get the experience you need then look for advancement elsewhere!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Consolidated Graphics full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Leadership Development Program is a wonderful training program that enables each employee to learn about the company from the ground up. It is a great way to start a career as a new college graduate, developing essential business skills. Plenty of information is made available to employees to support individual growth. There are lots of opportunities to relocate around the country (70 different locations to choose from). Corporate supports career development in management, sales and operations.

    Cons

    While CGX offers many opportunities to learn and develop a professional skill set, upward mobility is limited. Many notable promotions require the employee to pack up bags at a moment's notice to move to another location in the US. The Leadership Development Program varies from location to location, some are more structured than others, some offering more experience than others. The benefits are bare minimum. Pay is below market. The expected # hours of work per day is minimum 9-10 hours. Weekend work expected when peak season arrives (no additional compensation). Recognition is low. 5% pay cut all around when the company did not do well financially. No raises (or return to previous salary) after pay cut even though cost of living continues to increase. The turnover rate of the Leadership Development Program is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talented individuals are often recruited to this company. It is a shame that a competitive package is not offered. Many individuals are inclined to get the experience, then leave as soon as a better offer comes along. A competitive compensation and benefits package will reduce the turnover rates dramatically. A $1 billion company can & should take better care of its team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job to build experience, but not a good long-term fit for most.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Worked with great people
    -Good program structure, in theory
    -If being president of a printing company is what you want to to, then this is the way to go.
    -Opportunity is there to get experience doing many different things most other entry-level jobs don't provide.
    -To succeed in program, you must have a strong work ethic or be prepared to develop one.

    Cons

    -Pay is mediocre at best, benefits are poor
    -Very high turnover of associates
    -Industry is in its decline
    -Companies vary greatly in what their LDP program is like, and most want you to work long hours and do alot on top of your "rotation" role.
    -Lots of corporate homework which no one outside of Houston has time to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining the good talent.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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