Quad/Graphics Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
196 Reviews
2.7
196 Reviews
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Quad/Graphics President and CEO J. Joel Quadracci
J. Joel Quadracci
137 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The people are great - everyone is working hard to what they believe is the right direction (in 10 reviews)

  • The people are great and there is a strive to provide work/life balance (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Although I was told that I would get used to the 12 hour shifts, I never did (in 9 reviews)

  • A lot of responsibility and long hours with not much reward at raise time (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job if I was 20 and single.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Press Operator  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - First Press Operator in Oklahoma City, OK

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

    Pros

    Not bad pay for area. Health Insurance is extremely good. Probably the best health insurance I have ever had in my 20 years of employment.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not there. 12 hour rotating shifts. *Mandatory* voluntary overtime. Not uncommon to work 60-72 hours per week during peak season. Competitive focus of department ='s *screw your neighbor mentality between shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's no secret that there are employees in positions and pay rates that far exceed their performance. Listen to your experienced employees a bit more about new hires. Focus more on promoting the old Quad values and less on the *shift vs shift* mentality. The Departments/shifts need to drop the competition and focus on strengthening the Departments as a whole.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Learning Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Sussex, WI
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sussex, WI

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are great to work with, they are friendly and my team made me feel like family. I didn't mind the Quad blues either, I liked having separate clothes for work. The work I did involved working by myself most of the time, but when I needed help/advice my team was always there to give me input.

    Cons

    The main reason I left the job was because of the Quad culture. I am a software developer and couldn't work from home at all, because of the Quad culture. My drive to work was far and eventually that was why I burned out and had to find a different job.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    WC acquisition ruined this company

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth and promotion was really good for many years, prior to Quad becoming part of world color. Progressive approach to managing medical cost while providing good medical benefits to employees. Work hard - play hard used to benefit both employee and company.

    Cons

    young and inexperienced senior leadership team adopted world color sales and HR teams lock, stock, and barrel. Senior leadership still trying to figure it out. The inexperience shows through poor decision making and lack of clear communication. Quad has lost the ability to take care of their employees with long term thinking. Its all about the profits now, and the greed is disheartening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get back to your roots and do your best to channel Harry V. Quadracci's spirit. You need him now more than ever

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place for manufacturing employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time

    Pros

    If you work in manufacturing in Wisconsin there is no better employer. The company is very production friendly. If you make a mistake on the floor they will not hang you out to dry.

    Cons

    Lots of change going on there. Some long term employees may feel the company has changed too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to focus on the manufacturing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty Good.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PSR  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - PSR in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I work with great people. The company has great benefits. There are many places you can transfer to around the country. they are a very stable company.

    Cons

    Long hours and mandatory overtime. Not a lot of room for career advancement. Management can be know it alls at time. The pay isn't that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    respect your employees time and families more. Better pay rises. more advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Things are changing

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Company is acquiring smaller printers for growth. Plenty of plants to transfer to if you are looking to relocate around the country. Steady work and overtime. Work 3 / 4 days a week, for 12 hours a day.

    Cons

    A lot of mandatory overtime, no sit down breaks for pressroom. High turnover and a lot of temps. Senior employees are leaving frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to get a grip on turnover and make senior employees feel valuable. Training of employees is a must. Quality and run speeds are dropping due to this. Grow printers not operators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Do not allow new ideas

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Binder Operator  in  Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Binder Operator in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Haven't found a pros yet Benefits seem ok only if you live within the area of your plant. Some management seems willing to work with you

    Cons

    They lack the Want to learn new ways Day to night rotation is not heathy just a way to get older employees to leave. pay is low and cant keep better operators. Keep buying out smaller printers and now cant keep up with the work flow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your operators They are the ones making the money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Started in Press moved to admin

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative  in  Sussex, WI
    Current Employee - Administrative in Sussex, WI

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

    Pros

    Mostly good people who are good at what they do. Flexible work schedule for appointments or family needs(in admin). Challenging work with excellence recognized.

    Cons

    PAY SUCKS! If I stayed in the pressroom, I would be making $5 more an hour with almost no responsibility or working after hours. Completely gotten away from the old Quad values. Just another company to work for these days. I would never recommend anyone I know to work here. No longer proud to work for this company. Over worked and under paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to your roots. Stop being cheap with pay. You're pushing your best and stronges employees out by keeping idiots around and giving us extra work for no increase in wages.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    This Company Must Be Ran by Gingers, Because It Has No Soul.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers are okay, as long as you stay on their good side. Okay benefits.

    Cons

    Not a good place to work if you're an introvert. You'll be treated like an outcast if you like to work independently. Environment can be gossipy, and management doesn't believe in confidentiality (unless they like you, then they'll protect you). Lots of lip service from management. When I started here, I thought it was great that management maintained an 'open door' policy and that employees were encouraged to be honest about ideas, needs and wants. I've since figured out that while management encourages honesty, they really don't care what an employee has to say unless it benefits management in some way. Also, management is always right, no matter what.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that you don't know everything, and not everything is about the fiscal bottom line.

  11.  

    High Risk facility regarding Behavioral Safety and Environmental Safety compliance. Failure on managements.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Health and Safety Coordinator  in  Riverside, CA
    Former Employee - Health and Safety Coordinator in Riverside, CA

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I did learn new types of corporate safety computer processes.

    Cons

    Failure on managements part to role model safety is illustrated with amount of accidents for the Riverside facility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must have a higher level of safety bye-in to lower amount of safety violations on production floor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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