SGK

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POOR MANAGEMENT/LEADERSHIP OVERALL

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Former Employee - Production Support in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Production Support in Chicago, IL

I worked at SGK full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Cons

Poor management overall with the exception of a few talented individuals - due to lack of experience. Presenting skills are horrible during meetings and not effective at all. Some of the managers do not have people skills and have problems keeping confidential information to themselves. Managers have been promoted to their positions because of who they knew not based on merit or experience. Does not have an ad agency feeling at all compared to other agencies in the Chicago area.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Hire new managers - especially on the Kmart team.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decent pay, good benefits, great office location.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at SGK

    Pros

    The health benefits are probably the greatest reason to work here. Potential employees are informed of feast or famine work cycles upfront, and management is usually easy about letting you take time off provided you have vacation/personal days available. The office location is GREAT... at Dearborn and Madison, so you are near many restaurants and Millennium Park!

    Cons

    The main office in Des Plaines keeps laying off people and sending the jobs overseas. No one is safe... even Group Creative Directors have been sacked. Pay scale depends completely on your willingness and ability to negotiate. Variance of upto $20,000 exists between employees of the same position!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    STOP SENDING JOBS OVERSEAS.

  2.  

    Freelancers expected to work unlimited overtime.

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    Former Employee - Freelance Production Artist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Freelance Production Artist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at SGK

    Pros

    Casual environment, friendly co-workers, professional office space. High profile clients.

    Cons

    Managers. Company morale. Overtime hours. Turnover. Opportunities for fulltime employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop answering questions with "That's not my job". Get off your "high-horse" and accept some responsibility.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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