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Helpful (1)

Buyer Beware...

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Valassis full-time

Pros

work with some of the best people in the industry

Cons

Not competitive wages, upper management is not connected with employees, frequent layoffs, hey jump into new and exciting marketing trends without fully understanding them (ie: email) Then when it doesn’t work it goes away along with all the jobs

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees. Your losing some of your best talent due to the disconnect.

Other Employee Reviews for Valassis

  1. Helpful (1)

    Horrible management, horrible pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Multimedia Specialist in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Multimedia Specialist in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good as a stepping stone. Nothing else.

    Cons

    Don't plan your future here or you will have none. Executives don't understand technology and how its changed buying habits. Printed coupons will not be a revenue generator forever. Would use this company as an example of how to not manage your team. Don't work here if you are a creative!

    Advice to Management

    Start investing into technology and new mediums start moving away from print. Besides, its better for the planet.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Where do I begin and where do I end

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Valassis full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance and flexibility in schedule There are some great people to work with here who truly believe in the company and believe in the people around them.....there accountable but need better direction ....they do feel like a family.....the management team is out to lunch.

    Cons

    Creating a culture of mediocrity with cuts to minimize the operating budget.... all to take the cash and put a greater portion towards shares outstanding to offset EPS due to shorter margin and dwindling revenue. Investment with free cash flow is going to covering the problem than investing in the technology......great !!! and layoffs so more people covering the problem of technology.....this is regression in the face of the hope of innovation. Where do I sign up...Leadership is driving culture into the ground, enough said. Strategy is so unclear and unfocused.... I wouldn't trust the management....period. They don't get digital and won't but there aren't products coming from digital even that is the promise land....hold your breathe there. Digital is struggling to produce anything of value and arrogant that is building walls....they need a change that facilitates real change and builds on the engineering developments, capable of and merge key marketing - sales products....unfortunately they just don't have that vision to bridge and build relationships...... key if your leading a digital organization. Ya its going that well. And the next question from the imaginary management focus is where we can cut next.....ya its that good. Propaganda emails around best place to work try to convince the workers that they are contributing to the greater good of the company..... ....the medical is awful and no match for 401k...not even on the same level with most companies and not respectable. There focus reflects and organization that is scared and doesn't have the confidence in where its going....its cutting at all ends. The bone is exposed.

    Advice to Management

    There is a storm coming and the management team is lost, they don't understand why we fall down...to get back up !!! The fire is built in preservation and more air guitar quotes. People don't believe in leadership...you can't fake it...it needs to be true and also means truly accountability...Get the old guard out.....not sure your going to get there but you need to be honest with strategy and direction...not based on what you think....refocus on what your good at and put the investment in technology..your bog down in manual processes with little vision in where your going. Build the relationships and develop the next steps of the organization...


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