Valassis

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Valassis Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
184 Reviews
2.9
184 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Caring family style culture and good work life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • Great people despite recent culture decline (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • Takes pride in upper management seniority, though ideas are often stale and lackluster (in 9 reviews)

  • People who have worked at the company for years and long to advance themselves are often left behind because there is no room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Place To Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI

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

    Pros

    Great management team, great business philosophy, really enjoy going to work everyday and especially lime that I feel like I really make a difference each day

    Cons

    Plant I work in has a lot of tenured employees that have this "entitlement" trait which overall is disruptive and hurts morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. HCHC provided us the foundation to continue to grow and continue to make us a better organisation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty nice place to work, but no room for improvement and management plays favorites.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Client Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Valassis full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    No micro-managing. PTO is decent. Co-workers are friendly.

    Cons

    Management clearly plays favorites. On the Client Coordinator team, there are some people working way less than 40 hours a week, while others are overworked and have a lot of overtime. All advancement opportunities seem to be only in Michigan, but shouldn't be because nobody there works past 5pm EST (and a lot of people leave earlier than that). Fewer paid holidays starting in 2015. The company just got bought out by Harland Clarke and benefits are much more expensive this year, along with the constant threat of layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a better grip on associate workload, and make it fair. Take note of associates setting their own hours, ie, coming in late, leaving early, and working from home whenever they feel like it. Open up more advancement opportunities outside of Michigan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great people and culture!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valassis

    Pros

    AMAZING work-home life balance. Transparent leadership, everyone is approachable. Autonomy with your workload. Touch several products and parts of the business;continual marketing knowledge gained.

    Cons

    Not much room for promotion. Lateral movements are expected.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good pay, good community, not as exciting work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Coordinator
    Current Employee - Client Coordinator

    I have been working at Valassis full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Loves millennials, great pay, great mentorship - everyone truly wants to help everyone. Multiple resources. Good benefits, 401k match program.

    Cons

    Company takes forever to get things done. Harland Clarke now owns Valassis - recently cut holidays from 13 to 8, rolled holidays and sick days into one. Lots of older systems to work in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Overall, a very good experience. Was able to gain invaluable business experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valassis full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits (401, vacation, etc). Good work culture. Great associates.

    Cons

    nothing comes to mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company had been very good to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valassis

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and awesome people.

    Cons

    Culture has recently changed. Very hard to move up within the company. Positions often filled with young unqualified associates. Very cliquish environment. Nepotism is very prevalent.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place for work/life balance

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Valassis

    Pros

    Great work life balance, typical benefits, great team atmostphere

    Cons

    Difficult to move up, very top heavy organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote within

  9.  

    Sales

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Valassis

    Pros

    Independence to manage and develop your book of business. Excellent support teams!

    Cons

    Average compensation and health benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop office culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good run!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Marketing Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I have been working at Valassis full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flex Time, interesting work, the people.

    Cons

    Too much middle management whose expectations seem unrealistic and without warrant. Cliquish among management and within corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please minimize employee expectations and let their work be your guide. Impossible to meet those demands and still maintain your work load that has become increasingly heavier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    My experience at Valassis was not the best of the many jobs i had but i allways try to make of any type of job setting.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Windsor, CT
    Former Employee - Receiving Associate in Windsor, CT

    I worked at Valassis full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was an enviroment where work was always steady and u didnt have supervisors constantly watching your every move.

    Cons

    Being that u wasn't constantly being monitored by upper management u would have to be very deligent and precise in your work duties

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say try to learn more about the entirerty of the whole business from the bottom to the top to have a better understanding of issues that may occur.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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