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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. "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


  2. "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

  3. "Good Career Starting Point"

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    Former Employee - Acct Executive in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Acct Executive in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of experience quick for young careers

    Cons

    Low Pay for hours and work input


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Go anywhere else!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many of the employees here are great people. It amazed me how a company with such a bad tone at the top could have such great people working under it.

    Cons

    The main problems I had while working at CGX could be gathered into: (1) Execs and upper management do not care the slightest bit about employee retention. The CEO believes high turnover is good for a company. The result? You are not valued (and they don't even try to pretend to make you feel like you are). (2) The lack of benefits. Literally any other company you go to will have a better health insurance plan at a cheaper price. I paid $250 a month (employee only) for their cheapest insurance option. They do not offer 401k matching. Salaries are not competitive with the market. If you are looking for a company that cares about its employees, look elsewhere. If you are unemployed and are desperate for a job, work at CGX until you find something better.

    Advice to Management

    Increase employee morale with benefits and programs showing the company cares about its employees. Pay your employees more. At least put the employees whose pay you cut 5 years ago back to their starting point. Offer 401k matching. At least offer better health insurance coverage if the costs are going to be so high.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "CGX - TSSG management does not take care for their employees, explains why turn over is so high."

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

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

    Pros

    It is a Job. And it is close to several good restaurants.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the amount of work expected (after-hours and weekend work without pay).
    Expensive Health benefits.
    The different groups do not work well together (Developer vs Project Management).
    Some managers do not have any managerial skills (programmer promotion to Manager).
    Too much turn over - people leaving every week (some people have left after only a few months there).
    Never park in the bottom of the garage, because it floods.
    And do not go to HR about any issues, they will let you go...

    Advice to Management

    Hire some people as manager that actually have a Management degree.
    The lack of an actual Sick Day policy in the employee handbook make life confusing.


  6. "The experience you gain will lead to bigger and better things."

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    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Laurel, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As part of the Leadership Development Program, you are able to learn a lot in a short period of time and work in different parts of the company (customer service, estimating, accounting, etc.) to garner more experience than most recent college grads.

    Cons

    The Leadership Development Program boasts that you could become a company president one day, but they give you no visibility of how to get there.

    They expect you to work to the bone and "pay your dues" for little or no respect.

    They view everyone as "replaceable", and they aren't afraid to tell that to your face.

    Advice to Management

    Fairly compensate your employees and show that you value them.


  7. "Let this company be your last option!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consolidated Graphics looks great on your resume.

    Cons

    They don't care about their employees and most leave after a year or two.

  8. "Leadership Development Program - biggest scam out there"

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    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady Salary, more money spent to recruit and impress graduates than training and pay.

    Cons

    The division to 'sell' the leadership development program to college graduates is is separate from the actual managers, sister companies, and employees that work there. Company is behind in technology, you WILL work 60hrs a week. Good ol boy system, but the good ol boys are uneducated sales men, not business men. As an employee you will be taken advantage of and produce much much more profit for the company than you are equitably salaried. Grim outlook / AT ALL COSTS AVOID SOUTHEAST COMPANIES, ESPECIALLY FLORIDA. No 401k as well.

    Advice to Management

    Your operations are a joke (unprofessional at best), more HR issues than I can think of, your CEO is barely there (when asked questions about future growth, response was racist comments about hunting). Current corporate structure is path to destruction/ let those who sell the leadership development program actually train and manage hirees.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Overworked, under payed."

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    Current Employee - Ldp Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Ldp Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Consolidated Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Gain management experience.
    Rotate to find the area you want to concentrate on.

    Cons

    Glorified intern/personal assistant.
    Long hours with no appreciation.
    High turnover rate.
    Treated differently than other employees.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Not much structure, hard to get excited about working hard because it will go unnoticed in such a large corporation."

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    Current Employee - Ldp Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Ldp Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Training is readily available. Good work for some one right out of college looking for a start up job professionally.

    Cons

    No structure in the LDP program. Easy to get lost in the mix. The company no longer cares about the employees, only cares about the corporate bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    Have more of a hands on approach to your workforce. Be able to interact with the people who make the company run


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