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Pros
  • to garner more experience than most recent college grads (in 6 reviews)

  • Good short term projects to gain experience (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • lack of appreciation for work/life balance, very diverse work force led to a lot of tension (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time

    Pros

    This company allows you to gain experience as a recent college grad that can be used to move up within the company, or to go elsewhere.

    Cons

    The pay is low for new grads, and it is by no means an easy or glamorous job - it's printing, after all!

    Advice to Management

    Pay new employees more to show them their worth and to retain employees after they get through the basic training.


  2. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Operations in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay was not bad
    The people I worked with were nice

    Cons

    Terrible benefits if you got any at all. Basically you pay a lot for a little
    No room to move up

    Advice to Management

    The salary wasn't great and I worked here for 4 years with no raise. Pay more to keep god employees

  3. "Leadership Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Timonium, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Timonium, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to meetings with leadership and opportunities for growth within the company

    Cons

    lack of appreciation for work/life balance, very diverse work force led to a lot of tension


  4. "I liked my jobs!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Broad work experience and opportunity to work with several great mentors. Gained thorough understanding of the industry and developed leadership skills that are invaluable to future employers.

    Cons

    Often thrown into a department as a "warm body" to cover for absent or nonexistent employees. Some days, critical projects were delayed in order to get product completed and shipped out on schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Take associate's career goals seriously and try not to rely so much on them as place fillers. It can be frustrating, to someone who is dedicated to the company, to feel like the company is not as dedicated to them.


  5. "Great Experience, and Very Beneficial"

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    Former Employee - Sales Administrator in Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Administrator in Saginaw, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fast paced environment which kept you motivated to perform at your best. Small company, where growth from within happened frequently. Bonuses and incentives.

    Cons

    None to think of now. At times, the work load was heavy, but that is to be expected when working for a thriving business.

    Advice to Management

    None right now..


  6. "Decent job for padding your resume"

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    Former Employee - Ldp Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Ldp Associate in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics (More than a year)

    Pros

    great amount of responsibility, they will teach you how to be professional and mold you for your next career

    Cons

    low low low pay, long hours

    Advice to Management

    nothing. they are fine. its a shrinking market, hard to pay top dollar for entitled college grads


  7. "CGX vs RRD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics (More than a year)

    Pros

    The department I worked in was great, and I had a manager that cared. Everyone worked hard but towards the same goal and together when we needed all hands on deck. There was a great management development program for new college grads.

    Cons

    Company was purchased by RR Donnelley on 2013, the sale resulted in the loss of my job. I don't know how the brand recognition transferred from CGX to RRD.

  8. "Very easy going"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some easy going management. Work at your own pace.

    Cons

    Nothing too bad. Sometimes you can be flooded with projects.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better incentives for employees.


  9. "LDP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    OK to gain experience for new grads--you can get ahead if you are willing to go above and beyond.

    Cons

    Bad industry, little upward mobility, long hours for little pay, few mentors, manufacturing

    Advice to Management

    Make a place for each new associate so they can contribute to the company.


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Best job ever and sorry that I had to leave

    Cons

    Needed more income and no advancement available at the time.


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