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  1. "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..


  2. "Great Learning and Development Program"

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    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate

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

    Pros

    You're hired fresh out of college - you get a salary, a steady paycheck, benefits and a GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE.

    The LDP makes the transition from college life to professional life very natural, there are always people there to lean on for advice.

    You can stand out or fit in as much as you want to - the more you volunteer for extra opportunities the more you are recognized and get additional opportunities.

    The program has structure and benchmarks but each company runs the program differently and so experiences are typically tailored to achieve the individual's goals.

    The experience you get in all different kinds of areas will give you skills you need for any career path.

    You're also given the time and freedom to decide where you want your career to go.

    It's a great training program!

    Cons

    High starting salary but not always much increase once graduating from the program.
    Benefits are not great

  3. "Happily Hard at Work"

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    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Leadership Development Program Associate in Memphis, TN
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *Merit based program where career advancement is essentially placed in your own hands. You get out what you put in. Those who understand the value of hard work and a positive attitude in today's work enviorment will become company President's, controllers, or high level managers.

    *CGX allows young college graduates extensive training in the industry to allow for success later on their career.

    *Management understands and cares that in the end of the program, that choosing the career opportunity that suits you best is also healthy for the company.

    *Constantly challenged to propel yourself to the next level professionally and personally.

    *Company continually invests in new equipment and technology services. Financially stable. Associates have work security.

    *Exposure to high profile clients early in your professional career.

    Cons

    *The salary and benefits are not in line with what is expected out of a TOP LEVEL associate.

    * Some rotations call for a level of dedication that eliminates the ability for someone to have a healthy work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    I like to say that I am happily hard at work at Consolidated Graphics. As a recent graduate of the program, I've landed in a management position that stretches my professionalism and ability each day. This is a challenging program that is not for everyone. However, for those who understand the expectations it is highly beneficial and a great place to launch your career. Every day is a new challenge and when you prove you can handle the dynamic enviornment, you will be rewarded!


  4. "CGX has given me the tools and opportunity to make the most of my career."

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    Current Employee - Associate- LDP in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate- LDP in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Responsibility, respect, growth, for the individual. Flexible, upward moving, large US geographic footprint, forward-thinking company.

    Cons

    Hard work required. Open mindedness required. Flexibility and openness to change required. Confidence, motivation, right attitude required.

    Advice to Management

    Push to improve wages/benefits. This is one way to help retain your brightest minds and most talented individuals.


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    "Great company with a lot of potential!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great combination of thinking globally, acting locally. Each company is locally managed (often with original management from before Consolidated Graphics). Therefore, the individual companies know a LOT about their local markets. But - being part of the Consolidated Network allows for global reach and purchasing power, as well as support from highly qualified, highly experienced people.

    Cons

    More mentoring of new salespeople would be helpful, including the opportunity to tour and meet with the management at multiple facilities, especially facilities that have different capabilities that the home facility. Continue to encourage sales training and independent continuing education.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going, don't give up in this difficult environment. Invest more in a team that is designed to answer larger requests for proposals from a comprehensive, integrated perspective.


  6. "LDP"

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    Current Employee - Associate- LDP
    Current Employee - Associate- LDP
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Endless opportunities to advance your career. Ability to move to multiple locations (70+ companies network wide). Long term projects in different locations. Exposure to executives at an early age. If you put the long hard work in up front, it will pay off down the road.

    Cons

    Long hours. Stressful situations. Repetitive/Grunt work as a new LDP. Starting salary could be better but it is definitely competitive for an entry level position

    Advice to Management

    NAM/FYI/News Letter are great ways to keep people informed. A "Position List" would be nice to have for graduating LDPs so they know what is available in the network.


  7. "A rollercoaster ride that has pushed me to grow personally & professionally, and, longterm, has been very worthwhile."

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Room for advancement, peer support, opportunities to live & travel to different areas, job security w/a financially sound company, visibility & exposure to top management, their leadership development program gives college grads time to feel out their strengths & interests to find the right position within the company, ability to make an impact or difference to the company's bottom line early on

    Cons

    Long hours, hard work, you need to look out for yourself, the starting salary is tough for a college grad but if you have a long-term orientation & work hard & be your own advocate you can do well!

    Advice to Management

    I recommend taking more time on the hiring side for the leadership development program - there's a certain type of person that can persevere through a 3 year program like CGX's.

    I thank the executive leadership for being visible to the LDPs at the First Year Initiative & National Associates Meeting - that is very much appreciated & respected.


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