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Nice place to work but lacking in challenges and competitive compensation.

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Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Livonia, MI
Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Livonia, MI

I worked at Valassis

Pros

Work environment and culture: It was a fun place to work and had a lot of lateral moves to keep it interesting.

Cons

Lack of structure in career growth, which depended on who your direct report was and if he/she were interested or motivated in helping your growth. Too many lateral move opportunities, not enough upward movement. Further, the work was easy and was no longer challenging after some time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Mid-level management was disappointing in terms of leadership and competence; could be leaner at that level. Too many "generals" not enough soldiers or captains.

Approves of CEO

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    Watch your back

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Livonia, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Livonia, LA

    I have been working at Valassis

    Pros

    the sales force at Valassis is very qualified. The product is good and the prices are competitive. The sales process is easy. Most of the front line management that I have interacted with are okay, though it is easy to get bogged down with the little stuff. If you have a large enough client, that might be your only job, servicing one client.

    Cons

    The downside of the sales process is that after you make the sale, there is so much other work that needs to be done that it almost negates the value of making the sale. The compensation structure is not correct yet, the base pay is okay, but the commission/bonus needs to be structured in a way that a third grader can understand it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    simplify the order process. make the small sale worth while or stop asking the rep to target them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Valassis leads the way in the Top 50 companies NOT to work for.....

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Windsor, CT
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Windsor, CT

    I have been working at Valassis

    Pros

    If you do not need to drive through Hartford to get to work, the commute is easy. And, you're close to the airport for travelers.

    Cons

    Through the acquisition of ADVO and the integration of the companies Valassis has become a very difficult place to work. I beleive in a couple of years, it will be a great place, however now it's too disorganized, no one is willing to make a decision and all you hear is that it can't be done. No one is willing to be accountable for the work that they do. After 1.5 years we do not have any consolidated company information, systems are still un-related and while we do attempt to integrate at a worker level, Sr. Management does not appear to be capable of managing cross divisionally, or across locations. There is a motto whispered in the hallways, it's because of ass, Al Said So..... if that really doesn't say it all, I don't know what does...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put your money where your mouth is, look for leadership and accountability. Quit allowing the passing of the buck and lose the friendships. This is a business, treat it as such, and quit looking out for your buddy. Acknowledge where you are making the money and get rid of the losers in the deal, and don't bank so heavily on a lawsuit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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