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"If you have no other options."

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Former Employee - Designer-Sr. Art Director in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Designer-Sr. Art Director in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

If you need some cash and to get a start in the business it is an ok place to start. You can get some experience here and get it under your belt, but keep your eyes open and learn as much as you can how to to work smarter. Some of the people are great to work with, but it's kind of like being in the trenches of design and rework. The benefits package is good and they do offer fair vacation packages. I would advise to negotiate this upon hire. The location is nice too, in the loop proper.

Cons

Long hours. Not much direction for finding new opportunities and clients. It's pretty much a production house that touts itself for being a creative place to work. Upper management is very unavailable and elusive. They fail to see those that tow the lines and put forth the effort. There is very little recognition for those who put forth the effort to make the deadlines and win accounts. I had helped the creative win three accounts and was not given a bonus nor even lunch for the effort. The photo studio is most likely the worst place to be in this company..

Advice to Management

Get to know the ones that work hard and hold this place in piece by delivering.

Other Employee Reviews for SGK

  1. "Large Organization With Supportive Leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SGK full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large financially sound organization
    Supportive in professional development
    Consistent exploration in cutting edge technologies
    Competitive wages and benefits

    Cons

    Company runs fairly lean, which increases individual workloads.


  2. "Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SGK full-time

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with

    Cons

    Way too much politics & very poor communication from upper management. No vision or plan from management

    Advice to Management

    Need to get a consistent vision & plan

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