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"Long work hours within a stressful work environment for little reward."

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Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Livonia, MI
Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Livonia, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Co-workers (non-management) are helpful and all-around good people. Casual dress code. Starting vacation days are generous. Livonia building facilities offer many amenities.

Cons

Work/Life balance is non-existent. Unless you are a working mother, do not expect to leave at 5pm on a daily basis. Single or married individuals without children are left to handle the workload of their co-workers. You will work evening and weekends regardless of what you are told during the hiring process (sans overtime pay). Supervisors rarely have experience in the department they oversee and offer little help during stressful seasonal periods. Computer systems are dated and slow (most internal systems are dos based). Little opportunity for advancement; Raises are even more rare. Unless you are one of the "chosen" few, do not expect to move up the corporate ladder.

Advice to Management

Supervisors and upper-management need to stop taking credit for their employee's hard work and ideas. Talk to your employees and ask for their honest opinions. Someone who does the job everyday can offer much more insight than an outside consultant who observes for less than a day. Raises and bonuses should not solely be based on goals set at the beginning of a year when variables constantly change; Understand most employees are doing the work for (2) people.

Other Employee Reviews for Valassis

  1. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Livonia, MI
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Valassis full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and track record

    Cons

    Poor management and culture is iffy.


  2. "Former employee review from Livonia, MI"

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

    I worked at Valassis full-time

    Pros

    Health benefits, nothing of value after that

    Cons

    No work life balance, expected overtime rather than hire enough employees to accommodate workloads, too many meetings, forced "fun" activities. Top heavy management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, not just management.

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