The Sheridan Group
2.2 of 5 9 reviews
www.sheridan.com Hunt Valley, MD 1000 to 5000 Employees

The Sheridan Group Reviews

Updated Jun 18, 2014
The Sheridan Group – “Sheridan Technology Lab”

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2.2 9 reviews

                             

20% Approve of the CEO

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John A. Saxton

(5 ratings)

25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great company with potential

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe culture of the company is great.
    You will find yourself working with great people that truly devote to teamwork, knowledge share, and leadership.

    ConsNothing significant worth mentioning as a con. I will restate the advice to management here: I wish to see the company put more weigh on the technology growth aspect and increase its budget in that area.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease budget in technology product research & development.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's Book Manufacturing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPlenty of overtime; Emphasis on safety; Human resources listens

    ConsWork / Life Balance; Sometimes working extra shifts or weekends when required

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    Nowhere but down

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Hanover, NH

    ProsThe remnants of a once great printer

    ConsOnce good magazine printer now directionless and sliding downhill
    Poor upper management, not hungry at all and coasting on a shrinking market

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate people who make an effort to develop new business

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Cutter Operator (Current Employee)
    Hanover, PA

    ProsIt is generally a pleasant place to work. Most of the people are pleasant.

    ConsCommunication is sometimes lacking and availability of overtime isn't always distributed fairly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees and their concerns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My worst professional experience

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Hunt Valley, MD

    ProsI'm honestly not sure of any. The environment was stodgy and dull, the people in charge aren't very competent in areas where they are supposed to be subject matter experts. The company expects extreme loyalty and if you inquire into compensation or promotion possibilities, people behaved as if they were personally offended.

    ConsThis company went very far out of their way to hide the terrible financial trouble they were in, paid very low wages and had no appreciation for their employees. Some of the managers were basically abusive, and some of the directors were narcissistic. Unrealistic expectations for company outlook, employee expectations, and people were often fired for personal grudges.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet out while you can.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No Advancement and Devaluation of Employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Waterbury, VT

    ProsThis company has an extremely relaxed dress code, fairly flexible hours with the potential for telecommuting, and a convenient location. There is a lot of opportunity for overtime as an hourly employee.

    ConsNew employees are sometimes misled to believe there are currently benefits which no longer exist. The company gives the illusion of having great career advancement; however, while it is possible to "move up" in one's title, getting a "promotion" yields a lower hourly wage for many people. As one is promoted, they change from being hourly to salaried, and some salaried employees are grossly exploited, working up to 60 hours a week. It is possible to languish in this job for years without being promoted, but one can also get several promotions and only manage to increase his or her wages by a few thousand dollars a year. This company has continued to cut benefit after benefit in the past two years, culminating in a pay cut for all employees. Some of the managers are overbearing and don't treat the employees as adults. The company has a ridiculously high turnover, sometimes as many as three people in a week. The management refuses to admit there is any problem, and they are professional spin doctors. They make many pathetic attempts at improving employee morale, while insisting that the problem is individual people and their bad attitudes. Their choice of whom to promote seems arbitrary to most people, and they have demoted other people who were competent and good workers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to speak to people in a less condescending way, and be more honest about the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Morale and culture feels like a wet blanket.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Waterbury, VT

    ProsNice offices. Location is easy just off exit 10. Nice outdoor area to workout during breaks. A few really great managers and long time employees with heart here. Working hours are easy. Relaxed dress code.

    ConsPay is not competitive. No incentives for performance. Lots of benefit cutbacks due to company performance. No pay increases for few years. Used to be a company that was unionized, so that mentality and approach is still used by management. Morale and culture is draining. DJS is a professional office - technology driven, yet falls under TSG an old school mentality print company - TSG expects DJS to adopt the same practices even though the two cultures are very different.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease choose a direction and go with it. Feels like there is a new flavor each week. Show some top down loyalty. The company needs to take risks and pass along rewards to the employees. More and more cut backs are killing the culture here and the turnover is embarrassing. It's almost like you are not even trying.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It is a small company that needs a few adjustments

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe factory is clean and there is a good enough emphasis on safety.

    ConsThere are old machines that management (or owners) will not replace. Production is often halted and employees have the frustrating task of trying to rig the machine to get it to work. This entire process slows down productivity.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReplace broken equipment and see that as production goes up, business will improve, hence possible raises for hourly workers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    no advancemant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood co workers, friendly people

    Consno understanding of the marketplace. More interested showing a profit to the bondholders than creating a sustanable business.

    Advice to Senior Managementtalk to your people about what is needed to run the business

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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