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Vertis Communications Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
67 Reviews
2.1
67 Reviews
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Gerald Sokol Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I got a decent pay in today's economy but I don't know how long it will last (in 4 reviews)

  • Great co-workers but many are leaving (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is horrible and doesn't care about its employees (in 9 reviews)

  • The senior management did not have a clear picture of what they want to achieve (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company, but…

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertis Communications

    Pros

    Benefits and opportunity for advancement above average

    Cons

    Declining industry. Leadership solely interested in selling so owners can cash out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  2.  

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Company was finally bought out.

    Cons

    Employees having to take a cut in pay, while upper management received bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Some of my best working years were at Vertis

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    When I joined the company in 1999, management would leave technical decisions in the hands of the development team. We could choose what tools we used, what new technologies we could incorporate into our software.

    Cons

    After around 2006, we went thru a lot of restructuring due to bankruptcies and things went downhill from there. Large paycuts, forced furloughs, temporary removal of vacation came soon after that and morale was very low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They were taken over by Quad Graphics in 2013 and so no advice is necessary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Closed

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    pay and vacation time given

    Cons

    closed the plant 2 years ago

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Don't do business with Vertis

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good coffee in break room.

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible and doesn't care about its employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Terrible Environment

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    None...perhaps leaving with your dignity intact would be a pro.

    Cons

    Don't value employees or their customers at all. Purely bottom-line driven in all decisions. Management will outright lie to both employees and customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    back stabbers

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    Former Employee - Press Assist  in  Medina, OH
    Former Employee - Press Assist in Medina, OH

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    none plant closed gone forever

    Cons

    poorly managed wasted lots of money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    drop dead

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Need vision for business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager  in  Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Albany, NY

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Local units have business ideas. Local team have tons of talent . Little corporate interference .

    Cons

    Top management need to find way to f generate revenue . Company need to sell loosing units . Provide better salary to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain your best employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Vertis was the pre press benchmark for the industry.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the climate of the business has changed and this was just one more casualty.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Unable to adapt

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Vertis Communications full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people and fun projects.

    Cons

    The company tried many things to adjust to the changing print landscape. In the end none of them worked. I hope that being acquired by Quad Graphics will help then set a steady course for the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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