Quad/Graphics Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Quad/Graphics President and CEO J. Joel Quadracci
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Pros
  • The people are great - everyone is working hard to what they believe is the right direction (in 10 reviews)

  • Work-life balance has improved recently (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Although I was told that I would get used to the 12 hour shifts, I never did (in 11 reviews)

  • None really just some long hours sometimes which is to be expected in our field (in 8 reviews)

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  1. overall..nice place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The people are great. clean friendly environment. I.T support is great. There is room for advancement. Very clean.

    Cons

    There are changes happening all the time due to going public. It is hard to get used to at first, but there is a lot of support to get you through and help you navigate.


  2. material handler

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Chalfont, PA
    Former Employee - Material Handler in Chalfont, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    paid weekly there are oppertunies in the company to move around.

    Cons

    12hr shift times of the were there could be layoff or work is slow and you would be sent home.


  3. Starter Job, Nothing More.

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    Current Employee - Postal Solutions in Sussex, WI
    Current Employee - Postal Solutions in Sussex, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a job. For someone starting out it gives them experience.

    Cons

    Pay is below market. Good old boy management in which the only concern is keeping what's theirs.


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  5. analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bolingbrook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere. If you are not interested in getting things accomplished, this is the place to be. Just need to be social and give no input.

    Cons

    I am a very organized and logical person, this is not the place to work if you are. The people who lead their transportation are IT personnel and they are taking instructions and understanding of transportation from the dispatchers who's only concern is to move the freight. The one person they have to analyze rates is very good at analyzing, but again needs to be fed the informtaion so that it can be put into a metrics and pretty reports can spit out. There is no hands on experience there.

    Advice to Management

    Not fair to put all Management together, but for the most part they need to be more involved. Might even think about taking a course in logistics and hiring people that do, not just review.


  6. Rotating door of Finishing Technicians

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    Former Employee - Finishing Technician in Martinsburg, WV
    Former Employee - Finishing Technician in Martinsburg, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Quad/Graphics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wellness program Onsite clinic Opportunities for unskilled workers to advance

    Cons

    Hard work - low pay If you stay there and work hard, they constantly move you to crappy jobs when someone walks out on them. Minimal raises: 25 cents and hour, 50 cents if you're lucky. Diminishing benefits Supervisors and leads that walk by and laugh when you're having trouble keeping up with a machine that is not working well. All they care about is whether it is running, not that you are struggling to keep up. It is no wonder that people walk out the door on them or leave on their break.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate those people that work hard for you and willingly stay. Don't be so willing to move them to crappier jobs in the middle of a shift because you pissed off someone not so tolerant of this type of job.


  7. Lead CSR

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    Former Employee - Lead Customer Service Representative in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Customer Service Representative in Winchester, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Large company that still matches a portion of 401 contributions. QuadMed clinics if you work near one.

    Cons

    Vertis employees are being phased out because they don't fit the 'mold' of what Quad expects, though their performance and skills are better than the dumbed-down Quad equivalents.

    Advice to Management

    Value your good employees and take advantage of their skill set. Your silos do NOT work.


  8. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Electronic Imaging Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Electronic Imaging Specialist in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quad/Graphics (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent environment and work culture. Paid befits were very good. Management very understanding and accommodating. Fellow employees were great to work with and everyone pulled together during the busy times. for 13 years, I looked forward to going to work everyday.

    Cons

    Too much outsourcing contributed to the downsizing of the company.

    Advice to Management

    With all due respect, put as much effort to keeping jobs in this country and within the company as much as you try to max out your profits.


  9. Alright Already

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at Quad/Graphics part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits were OK but pay was not

    Cons

    Lacking in morale overall throughout


  10. Distribution Technician

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Distribution in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Distribution in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, paid lunch with no clock out required, 12 hour shifts with 3 days off one week then four off the next week. Cheap uniforms. Progressive attitude to safety and education. Large facilities have cafeterias that are open for both shifts, and the ability to payroll deduct all vending and cafeteria purchases. Large plants also have onsite clinics and fitness rooms.

    Cons

    weak annual raises despite a positive annual review. A newly hired employee can out earn a tenured employee in a few years due to competitive recruiting.

    Advice to Management

    Up the annual raises to your current workers who have shown loyalty, commitment, and service to the company. .20-.30 annually does not keep up with inflation. The sole reason why I just resigned.


  11. Material Handler

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The money is good. The people are friendly.

    Cons

    Its hard work and you only get a 20 minute lunch.



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