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Consolidated Graphics Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  1. "Development Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room for development in "learning the ropes" of business in general.

    Cons

    Longer hours required and expected


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "LDP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Growth Opportunities, promoted from within.

    Cons

    There was no work life balance, extremely long hours.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "People are great to work with, job makes you not want to go to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with
    A lot of knowledge gain
    Flexibility in work sometimes

    Cons

    24/7 workload
    Last minute work
    Expect something in the drop of a dime
    Too many wann be bosses and not enough procedures
    No one wants to give the answer "NO"
    Everyone is a kiss a**.


  6. "Management after completing LDP"

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    Current Employee - Management Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Management Associate in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good short term projects to gain experience

    Cons

    Not too many management opportunities


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    No real company issues to list

    Cons

    No cons or problems to list

  8. "Opportunities are there if you want them"

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

    Pros

    If you want to be president of a print shop, there isn't a better way to go.
    You will learn a lot, although it may be trial by fire.

    Cons

    Compensation is poor to fair, benefits are poor. You really have to take your medicine before you reap the rewards of your hard work

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who genuinely have the goal to run a print shop or revamp the program.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "There are upsides and downsides"

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    Former Employee - Associate- LDP in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate- LDP in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HR at corporate works with those that want to excel within the company, but you have to initiate. Plenty of opportunities to move. HR has a great team. Chance to play many different roles if you want.

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Horrible benefits. Depending on your location, it can be an absolute miserable experience, with miserable people who are usually miserable due to CGX policies and pay cuts. Dying industry.

    Advice to Management

    I understand what you're doing with the LDP associates - it makes sense. You're also pretty good at shelling out your BS as I know most of the people in my class drank your kool-aid. So, I can't really blame you for doing what you've done in a down economy and a shrinking industry. However, I've been keeping track of CGX for the past 4 years and it's been doing fairly well. I think it's about time you start going for quality hires rather than quantity.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Hard work paid off for me, but doesn't for everyone"

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

    I worked at Consolidated Graphics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Advancement is available. My experience was positive because I was given flexibility and was able to implement my own plans. I got some great experience, but I don't think everyone feels the same way. In many positions if you are just looking for a job, it's fine. If you are looking for a career, you may need to look elsewhere if you aren't confident in your direct supervisor.

    Cons

    Employee morale is a complete non-issue for management. The benefits are a joke - ask for more money to compensate, unless you can be on your spouse's plan. Upper management is very mercurial and doesn't communicate well with the rank and file. Extra hours are the norm for many positions.

    Advice to Management

    I really doubt that the upper management looks at sites like this for advice.


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