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Great Learning and Development Program

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Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate
Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate

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

Pros

You're hired fresh out of college - you get a salary, a steady paycheck, benefits and a GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE. The LDP makes the transition from college life to professional life very natural, there are always people there to lean on for advice. You can stand out or fit in as much as you want to - the more you volunteer for extra opportunities the more you are recognized and get additional opportunities. The program has structure and benchmarks but each company runs the program differently and so experiences are typically tailored to achieve the individual's goals. The experience you get in all different kinds of areas will give you skills you need for any career path. You're also given the time and freedom to decide where you want your career to go. It's a great training program!

Cons

High starting salary but not always much increase once graduating from the program. Benefits are not great

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  1. Helpful (1)

    There are upsides and downsides

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    Former Employee - Associate- LDP in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate- LDP in Houston, TX

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

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

    Pros

    HR at corporate works with those that want to excel within the company, but you have to initiate. Plenty of opportunities to move. HR has a great team. Chance to play many different roles if you want.

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Horrible benefits. Depending on your location, it can be an absolute miserable experience, with miserable people who are usually miserable due to CGX policies and pay cuts. Dying industry.

    Advice to Management

    I understand what you're doing with the LDP associates - it makes sense. You're also pretty good at shelling out your BS as I know most of the people in my class drank your kool-aid. So, I can't really blame you for doing what you've done in a down economy and a shrinking industry. However, I've been keeping track of CGX for the past 4 years and it's been doing fairly well. I think it's about time you start going for quality hires rather than quantity.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Hard work paid off for me, but doesn't for everyone

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Purchasing in Houston, TX

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Advancement is available. My experience was positive because I was given flexibility and was able to implement my own plans. I got some great experience, but I don't think everyone feels the same way. In many positions if you are just looking for a job, it's fine. If you are looking for a career, you may need to look elsewhere if you aren't confident in your direct supervisor.

    Cons

    Employee morale is a complete non-issue for management. The benefits are a joke - ask for more money to compensate, unless you can be on your spouse's plan. Upper management is very mercurial and doesn't communicate well with the rank and file. Extra hours are the norm for many positions.

    Advice to Management

    I really doubt that the upper management looks at sites like this for advice.


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