Veritas Document Solutions

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Veritas Document Solutions Reviews

Updated January 2, 2015
Updated January 2, 2015
13 Reviews
2.3
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    A lot of opportunity for the right people

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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 Veritas Document Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company continues to experience strong growth as the solutions provided to our clients are truly game changers in managing the complexities of their print, and fulfillment needs. The company continues to evolve and is bringing in stronger leadership to improve morale and work/life balance.

    Cons

    As with any small company that is becoming a bigger company there are growing pains so you may be working through situations that are new and need to be figured out. Being a production facility there is pressure to ensure things are working consistently. Not a lot of room for error or bottlenecks It's fast paced and sometimes high pressure. Not for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve communication, reward performance and make it a good long term place for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Plenty of potential, but lack of leadership from management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I worked at Veritas Document Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of new things to learn technology wise.
    Plenty of room to move up in your career.
    Close to train station

    Cons

    Management sees bodies rather than a employee.
    Project managers are rude and think they own the place. Managers are always missing in action and hardly involved. Nasty spaghetti code that is VERY outdated and needs improvement. Management constantly talks about improving code base but never actually acts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employees. Don't over work your team members and hire more people so you can actually replace the horrible code base. GO AGILE.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Terrible experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - IT Project Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I worked at Veritas Document Solutions

    Pros

    The office is close to the Metra stop.

    Cons

    Read the reviews of Consolidated Graphics. This is a CGX company and those reviews are accurate. Communication from senior management does not exist. Escalations to management go nowhere. When the eventual disaster happens the CEO steps in to yell. This is the Veritas leadership. The daily working environment is chaos having no processes for application development , project management, or operations. Nothing is documented. Best practices are never learned - in a short period of time you will see the same mistakes happen over and over. The technology is not impressive and the code is frightening. The benefits are really terrible. The working environment is a cement floor with no windows. Animosity between groups is chronic. There is no employee review process. The exit interview is an opportunity for you manager and CEO to argue, tell you off, and tell you "you can't handle it" not listen any attempt at thoughtful feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not care for any advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not great!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I have been working at Veritas Document Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Not much, I really cannot not think of any, its a pretty negative environment all around.

    Cons

    It has a feel of Chaos and no control. Benefits horrendous and Mgmt generally disrespectful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No thanks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    No work/life balance or benefits, but good experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I worked at Veritas Document Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There was a lot of opportunity to learn new things at Veritas. There was always a shortage of people, and plenty of work to do, so if you wanted to help out with something different, people welcomed you to explore tasks outside of your normal job description.

    Cons

    The work/life balance here is not good, most people are given an iPhone on day one and are expected to be on call 24/7 (including vacations). Benefits were absolutely horrible as well, you were nearly better off getting private insurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin to change the culture so that you don't see such high turnover. When everyday is a fire drill, people get burnt out quickly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible senior management, high turn over and you work like crazy for no recognition at All

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

    I have been working at Veritas Document Solutions

    Pros

    Team members are great but with such a high turn around everyone is pretty much brand new
    Flexible hours- you can get in anytime until 9:30 and nobody says anything which is nice.
    Work from home ability
    Close to train station
    Casual work environment

    Cons

    No review process- don't expect to get a raise
    Terrible senior management who fail to appreciate hard work of everyone here
    Very long hours! No work- life balance
    Benefits are terrible - your vacation time is accrued so whatever you collect that's what you get. No sick time- when you're sick you're expected to work from home. No personal time off either.
    High expectations for little in return

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start looking at your employees as your most valued asset. People will continue to leave as they are now. Lots of GREAT talent is lost and will be lost because you can't see anything past the bottom line and sucking up to the clients.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    If you don't understand print then you won't enjoy your time here

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

    I have been working at Veritas Document Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the employees are a pleasure to work with, fast paced is always a plus(makes the days go by quick), Close to Metra so commuting is always easy.

    Cons

    Despite what everyone else says about the long hours and burning out employees, this is printing and its like this at most busy companies. You are warned upfront about the hours while in the hiring process. They don't lie about it. Employees wouldn't get burned out if they would spend more time focusing on their work instead of worrying about their personal business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better Cross training for sure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Work here and get out in one year

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

    I have been working at Veritas Document Solutions full-time

    Pros

    It's a great place to learn and dive into experience. There are benefits, but at a minimum. Maybe it will be different with RR Donnelley. This building is right by the Metra. I think that's a good perk.

    Cons

    They work you until you want to stomp your feet, cry, and run out the door. No appreciation/thank you for your hard work. Even if you're putting in 80 hours a week. You're just expected to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wouldn't you get better results if the turnover rate wasn't this high?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Turnover, Turnover, Turnover = Bad Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Too Small of A Company to Say
    Current Employee - Too Small of A Company to Say

    I have been working at Veritas Document Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The company is growing which provides opportunities to work on a variety of accounts and learn from working with clients in a variety of industries. There are some great people to work with and learn from along with opportunities to take the initiative to improve internal processes.

    Cons

    Resources are stretched thin throughout the entire company and people are always asked to take on more and more until work suffers or they burn out and quit. The high and constant turnover reinforces this policy out of necessity. The benefits are awful and the pay isn't high enough to support appropriate hiring or talent retention. A company that is willing to go to such extremes to please its clients seems ambivalent towards creating a strong work culture that can appropriately support its current clients and the potential for further growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to fix the culture and reverse the turnover trend.

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

    Bad Environment for Software Development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I worked at Veritas Document Solutions full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are very nice, pay is good, work-life balance is okay and you are available to work from home once a week. They also give out iPhones which is a plus...

    Cons

    This company suffers from top to bottom. There is no true development methodology or practices, which basically makes for a giant free for all. Deployments are erratic and time consuming, the majority of programmers lack sufficient knowledge to do their jobs nor have any desire to advance, management is always in meetings and provide no direction, there is no consistent company-wide communication software, there is no dedicated QA for IT, the building is poorly set up and the workplace is dark, dingy and uninspiring. If you are planning on advancing your career, this is not the place for you, however, if you just want a job programming then this could be a decent fit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more developers, QA personnel and analysts and go Agile! As for upper management, pay more attention to your employees, they are people not "bodies".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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