SGK Reviews

Updated August 4, 2015
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SGK CEO David A. Schawk
David A. Schawk
46 Ratings

Pros
  • Good Benefits (Dental, Vision, Life, Health) (in 4 reviews)

  • Good People benefits are are as well as salary (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • very low pay, lots of outsourcing and low prospects for true advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • Apparently and unbeknownst to me, Corporate must require these traits to individuals that they want for mid-management up to senior management jobs (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Overgrown/Isolated

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SGK full-time

    Pros

    -Little involvement by managers/superiors...allowing self-driven work is an asset for any company. -Benefits are good. Not GREAT for a company of this size, but definitely a positive aspect of the job.

    Cons

    -Little involvement by managers/superiors...cannot create changes for the better. -The chain of contacts for IT and HR is confusing, ever-changing, and slow. -On-site employees are isolated from the company as a whole. -The company's recent acquisition by Matthews Intl has been scattered and confusing. -Little opportunity for growth. Objectives are flat and do not help a personal develop professionally or personally. Very little chance for promotion, recognition, or excelling in a job. -The company tends to communicate about details that do not matter to the average employee, and skip updates about the things that do matter.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage comaraderie in the workplace rather than divisions. Allow flexibility where it make sense (in scheduling, working remotely). Find ways to let the employee know they are appreciated - a small bonus or recognition would go a LONG way in such a huge and overgrown company.


  2. Bizarre Organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're a rock star - you'll shine

    Cons

    Way too many legacy people. The business has changed exponentially (needs are now digital - progressive - consulting - strategy) - yet most of top management has been in place for 20+ years. Will never forget CEO speaking at a company meeting and going off on a political tirade - basically threatening employees that SGK may not be able to offer benefits given Obamacare, etc. Was so beyond inappropriate - I don't care if it's a family company.

    Advice to Management

    Mix it up - identify, hire and retain top talent - which requires paying them and providing thoughtful leadership and guidance to help them grow their careers.


  3. Ok

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SGK full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, so long as work gets done, I can come and go as I please

    Cons

    Lack of communication and vision post merger. Not much clarity on how our support role will change going forward


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  5. Overall good company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Des Plaines, IL
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Des Plaines, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - No micro management - Good perks - Nice time off for experienced employees - Good growth prospects

    Cons

    - Located in an non office environment

    Advice to Management

    Corporate look and feel makes it better place to work for.


  6. Psychotic

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Battle Creek, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    interesting work on a daily basis

    Cons

    unrealistic deadlines, a lot of back stabbing. the boss had two heart attacks during the time i was there. an intense version of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Advice to Management

    shut the hell up


  7. Frustrating

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, OH
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SGK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Huge Potential, lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Extremely understaffed, Top management doesn't believe in the company.

    Advice to Management

    You have to spend money to make money (if you believe in the company)


  8. Helpful (1)

    The bottom line is their only concern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The employees (non-management) can sometimes be great co-workers

    Cons

    Zero concern for employee well-being

    Advice to Management

    Don't always take the offensive.


  9. Okay product, but not much growth potential

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    was sold - twice in one year. New ideas and people could make a world of difference

    Cons

    little growth potential, in both product and career.


  10. Helpful (3)

    All up to you

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SGK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for, with wonderful benefits, awesome people and an entrepreneurial spirit. One can succeed by taking initiative to grow the business and along with it your self. A very large small company spread across the globe. It's cool to be working with people in 5 different time zones at the same time.

    Cons

    Promotions are rare, raises even more so. Not in the DNA is a yearly increase. Unfortunately the approach is "well we gave you raise 3 years ago, so sorry about this year". The whole company is very afraid to spend any money at all. If you are accustomed to being invested in - forget it, if money is involved.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on employees and you will see a return. Recognize the cultural differences between SGK and MATW, they seem farther behind than we are in culture and approach to business.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Comme si Comme ca

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people. Great benefits & salary. Great commute. Good communication. Good team managers. Happy Hours that company organize at the end of month.

    Cons

    Poor upper level manager. Upper level managers don't have a clue what's going on under their operations. However, they affect the decisions without knowing anything. There are some people in the office like a virus that you have to love them. Otherwise, you cannot survive in the office. Poor management Company is not young. There are a lot of old fashioned people. People don't try to be socialize there. I don't know why you would try hard to convince people to have a lunch together.

    Advice to Management

    Well go upstairs and look what people do for the company. Work with more young people. Form a more diverse culture in the office.



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