Valassis
2.9 of 5 139 reviews
www.valassis.com Livonia, MI 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 9, 2014

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Valassis CEO Rob Mason

Rob Mason

(45 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Caring family style culture and good work life balance"
    in 22 reviews
  • "Great people despite recent culture decline"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "Takes pride in upper management seniority, though ideas are often stale and lackluster"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Some interns complain that they do not have enough work to do, or do not have room for advancement"
    in 4 reviews
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    Payables Representative

    Payables Representative (Current Employee)
    Livonia, MI

    ProsGreat schedule/flexibility, work-life balance, love the people

    ConsVery topheavy Management, not much opportunity for advancement or bonuses

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good products & people, tough work culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexibility in hours/place worked, telecommuting
    Good productss
    Pretty good benefits

    ConsTough place to work and getting tougher over last few years
    Seems to value low salaried employess vs. experience
    Lots of layoffs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work????

    Production Tech III (Former Employee)
    Belleville, MI

    ProsFriendly people to work with, good health plan.

    ConsLong hours, management team only thinks of whats best for them personally

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the little guy. Promote within.

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

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    Multiple Positions - Mid Management Level

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat People. Great products and services. Flexibility to move around. Work Life balance is great. Exposure to large and small companies.

    Conssometimes working with internal departments can be hard.

    Advice to Senior Managementfind your stars and have plans for them, Some opportunities are missed because leadership does not offer positions, they are waiting for people to show interest.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosmoney and benefits plus customers

    Consmanagement processes no customer service or support

    Advice to Senior Managementback sales people and their concerns

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    A good company who tries to do the right thing...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsValassis generally tries to do the right thing for their associates and their customers. Culturally, it's been a great place.

    ConsWe were just acquired and that fantastic culture is changing quickly. Too soon to tell, but hope for the best.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The Tale of Two Cities

    Talent Development (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat CEO leadership. Company culture has high standards for work and professionalism. Smart, friendly people and good teamwork all around. I loved the quarterly Town Hall meetings that were broadcast and very effective in keeping associates informed and feeling involved. CEO has set the tone for empowering associates to be part of company growth by encouraging them to be innovators and risk takers. I enjoyed latitude to take many projects in directions that I felt would have the greatest benefit.

    ConsCorporate Club mentality - Leaders who worked in corporate headquarters were not adept at managing remote work teams and seemed to champion and reward associates for whom they could build relationships with at corporates, instead of promoting equally competent people who were never brought to corporate for team meetings, or to gain the exposure that would bestow upon them the blessing of the corporate management club.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Currently going through big changes

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople who work here are very nice, and most are long-time employees. The company was just purchased a few months ago by Harland Clark Holdings which made Valassis go from publicly traded to privately held. Hopefully this will allow senior management to be less reactionary and able think long term vs. bowing to the constant concerns of how numbers look to analysts on an earnings call. New employee sales training is very good. Company values are strong and they practice what they preach.

    ConsThe current sales pressure is immense and unrelenting. The company can be hard for clients to deal with (processes internally are extremely cumbersome, but they are working on fixing that).

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement does a good job requesting employee feedback. A little less sales "panic" would be good for morale.

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    Very humanity and good values company with good benefits.

    Client Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Miami, FL

    ProsGood leaders with very good opportunities to grow within the company, great values and Human resource. This is a company witch I've would've like to retire.

    ConsWhen I started in this company year 1999 it had so many good benefits, departments that were closed people that were let go because of changes, and because all these changes I've been 2 years unemployed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVery detailed and oriented management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Ups and Downs

    Account Executive (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work/life balance. Compensation is good. People are GREAT! We have some of the best resources and talent in the industry.

    ConsA lot of changes in the last 2-3 years. Uncertainty with direction of the company given Harland Clarke just purchased us. A lot of talent leaves because of frustration with middle-management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter communicate changes to your work force. The rumor mill tends to distract your sales execs from SELLING.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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