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Vertis Communications Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
69 Reviews
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69 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worked me to death, but It wasn't all bad.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Print Specialist in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Print Specialist in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    I really liked the people I worked with. I learned a lot about the pre-press industry and agency advertising. The experiences I got a Vertis out weighed the headaches.

    Cons

    Upper management didn't really care about their employees. They want to pay them the bare minimum and didn't always keep their promises. There was zero work-home life balance. That company killed the marriages of more people than I want to count. Luckily, my account closed before my marriage was placed on the sacrificial altar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I made some lifetime friends during my time at Vertis and learned a lot. I was underpaid and undervalued however. Look at your human assetts before they all leave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    So glad they laid me off!

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    Former Employee - Production Artist in Hamptons at Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Production Artist in Hamptons at Boca Raton, FL

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

    Pros

    Easy job, just too much detail. The benefits are what kept me there so long.

    Cons

    Way too much team work and micro management. Loads of meetings. The company started to fail and installed a software system in place to count the amount of time it took to do this job and that job and it was a job within a job. No one did it accurately, sad to say. We were forced to do it even though it was not part of the job description.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the employees do their work and try not to hover too much.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company was finally bought out.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    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 (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
  7.  

    Closed

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time (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
  8.  

    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 (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
  9.  

    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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    back stabbers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Press Assist in Medina, OH
    Former Employee - Press Assist in Medina, OH

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time (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
  11.  

    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 (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

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