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"Review of Direct Mail"

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  • 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 Valassis full-time

Pros

Valassis has a great employee environment. They strive to create an inspiring environment and a great place to work. The company culture is wonderful.

Cons

The big cons would be the lack of career paths for some positions. People who have worked at the company for years and long to advance themselves are often left behind because there is no room for advancement.

Other Employee Reviews for Valassis

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Client Program Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Program Coordinator
    Current Employee - Client Program Coordinator
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valassis full-time

    Pros

    -Benefits(Health, Vision, Dental), although shrinking as of 2013.
    -Causal dress
    -Company Outings
    -Opportunity to work on projects that are beyond your usual responsibilities.
    -Big on promoting within.
    -Most holidays off. Generous vacation time for longterm employees.

    Cons

    -Management is overburdened with projects from the top.
    -Less of a focus on generating revenue than meeting their project goals. For example, Valassis is a tough vender to do business with. This should be dealt with promptly rather than focusing on longterm goals such as diversity.
    -Surpise! You have been volunteered to help-out a local charity. 4 to 5 hours of your work day is taken from you and you must make-up that lost time with unpaid overtime.
    -Six 4 hour training sessions(in a 6 month period) on such boring topics as communication and time management. These sessions are filled with common sense info that Valassis buys from cheap trade schools. Surprise, you must make-up the lost time with unpaid overtime while clients are angry you were not available.
    -Salary is average and it is repeated over and over that pay is within industry standards. HR, please stop wondering why employees are not energize. They are not paid enough.
    -Outdated software and hardware. We're running Windows XP and Office 2003 in 2013!
    -Not many job growth opportunities in the field offices.

    Advice to Management

    -Focus on making Valassis the easiest vender to do business with.
    -Return to basics! Less focus on vague issues like diversity.
    -Reduce the amount of VPs. Someone gets promoted everyday to one of the 3 tiers of VP.


  2. "Run, don't walk away from this company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, but I doubt they are at good rates.

    Cons

    Management is the WORST I have ever worked for! I have no words!

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