Quad/Graphics

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Good place to work

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Gravure Pressman in Lomira, WI
Current Employee - Gravure Pressman in Lomira, WI

I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

cafe, great benefits, and 3/4 rotating schedule 12 hour shift

Cons

little or no raises and sometimes too many cooks in the kitchen

Advice to ManagementAdvice

pay the ee that are worth it, and fire the ones that aren't

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top Heavy Management and out of control egos are normal

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    Current Employee - Support in Sussex, WI
    Current Employee - Support in Sussex, WI

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay at market rates, average benefits, int he office environment, you are pretty much free to do as you please.

    Cons

    Unbelievable management style in the white collar divisions. Most managers in the office environment have been here for 20+ years and so gradually, all their buddies are managers too. It not uncommon to have 2 desk or support workers and 6 managers above him.

    Also, across departments, this culture is common. It is one thing to be easy going but workers could not get away with what managers flaunt. Every-time an iPhone is released, the managers play with it for days at work; Farm-ville, funny sounds, Facebook, you name it. Also included in their favorite past-times is gossiping like old hens.

    The new thing at Quad is being a multitasking worker. It is demoralizing when six managers hold their daily boys club meeting all day; playing, gossiping, while allocating extra work because they feel you could further fill in your day. Two managers in my section had no outlined responsibilities but to show up to work and entertain the rest of the managers there. One manager, on company time, went to the gym after she deposited her belongings on her desk at 7am and then again for a gym class at 2pm.

    Most managers computer their and their peers hours such that they can safely take Friday off and not go into overtime. Total work on average per week would be 6 hours, total face-time would be 32 hours and time sheets will show 40 hours.

    If they required the managers to fill out a daily worksheet of what they did that day, 99% would be exposed as doing zero.

    A manager at their press controls division is straight out of college with a electrical degree, no experience in how to manage and is very celebrated among his peers. He has no control on waste and his peers are happy with his non-management. He treats the non-Caucasian workers with contempt, although ironically, he is not Caucasian himself. Too many egos out of control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scratch below the surface and the wasted resources in out of control middle management is so widespread. Hire more actual workers and re-allocate or dismiss a good portion of middle management. Expel the young managers who are on their personal ego trips and treat workers poorly!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Was great, slowly declining

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    Current Employee - Color Sponsor/Color Retoucher in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Color Sponsor/Color Retoucher in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Overall the company has a great base to offer it's employees, compared to other companies.

    Cons

    Over time (17+ years) the fun, family atmosphere has waned. The company is getting too big for it's britches; swallowing up other companies to eventually put more money in "their" pockets, but in the meantime we're suffering. Over the last several years we've suffered little to no raises, gotten no cost of living adjustments, our deductibles and copays are rising, and other small perks are either shrinking or being done away with altogether. It's sad and depressing. The fun days of old are gone. May Harry rest in peace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LISTEN to the Production force. What happened to bottom up managing? We are getting too big when the open door policy no longer exists because you are too busy to be accessible.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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