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Helpful (2)

Intern treatment for Associates

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate
Current Employee - Associate

I have been working at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good pay, work with peers around your age, and get a hands on lesson of all the ins and outs of printing. Annual associate meeting is a giant party for those who want to escape back to college life. The people you work with can be very helpful and you are given the opportunity to develop a very good relationship with people from all departments of your operating facility. Each individual facility has its own culture and feel (this is sometimes a pro and sometimes a con).

Cons

Associates are typically treated like interns and are asked to work 50-60 hour weeks with no extra pay. If your work load does not carry you past 8 hours a day you will be seen as a slacker and sometimes punished. The program is basically there to brain wash college grads into believing more hours you work the better employee you are. The associate meeting is basically a pep rally to keep those on the fence about quitting to stay. The program started as a great concept and it was prestigious to get into the program. However, with the fast growth of the program it is becoming diluted and seems like there is an expected higher turnover. They are trying to push people into sales in order to gain new leads from those who sink and give them to those who succeed. Some companies have President who cares about the program and thus treats their associates as adults. However, too many presidents are disrespectful and treat their associates as free labor often times in order to reduce over time for those on hourly wages.

Advice to Management

Please stop diluting this program. It is a great concept and has a great leader but the amount of people being poured into it makes it less prestigious.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Run unless you have a godfather in exec ranks watching out for you

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent location. Lots of work going on and all you have to do is express interest to be assigned to the project.

    Cons

    But be ready to be worked to the bone. Pay is/was sub-par. Constant backstabbing and sniping at each in the management ranks. Extremely siloed organization lacking a cohesive strategy.

    Advice to Management

    None that you would listen to and pay attention to anyway.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Underpaid and heavily overworked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate- LDP in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Associate- LDP in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Maximum exposure to many problematic situations that are begging for solutions.

    Cons

    You will NOT be provided any training for the roles you will assume nor the strenuous tasks you will be told to perform everyday. No one will help you, even when you beg them for two minutes of their time to help you.They will squeeze every drop of sweat and sanity out of you at a minimum of 12 hours a day, including weekends. Then, they will throw you away like a piece of garbage. Don't plan to have any sort of life outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother, you won't listen anyway. The shareholders are the only people you care to please.


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