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Overworked, under payed.

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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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    YOU have to carve your own path

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    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Consolidated Graphics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Leadership opportunities from the get-go. (Filled in for a manager who was out for a month after working here for 3 months)
    - Overall, good company moral (at the individual company in Denver), for CGX, it seems to be OK-- everyone will always gripe.
    - Willing to train you for 3 years
    - Push you to set goals and then expect you to meet them (this is where YOU carve your path)
    - Get to deal with high-profile clients at an Associate level

    Cons

    - Long(er) hours -- 9/10 hour days
    - Mediocre pay & benefits (blame corporate, not the operating company)
    - If you want bigger, better, positions, you'll probably have to move

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the operating company, try to keep morale up, even after layoffs-- participate in activities outside of work. Showing 'us' that you're one of 'us' goes a long way.
    For Joe Davis-- work on LDP associate retention. While the LDP is your baby, heavy recruiting and hiring 8 new people in a year makes it difficult. It makes operations resent the LDP as well as higher turnover for associates. Most of us can get jobs in other fields, but our operating company MAKES us want to stay-- until we aren't challenged everyday and get bored, then it's time to pack our bags and move on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great job to build experience, but not a good long-term fit for most.

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    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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