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Harland Clarke Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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  • The work-life balance is at times difficult (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management walks around like they have no clue there's a problem when we all know they know (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - IT Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harland Clarke (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Benefits
    - Working Environment
    - Team Members

    Cons

    - Salary planning is lagging industry
    - Company is still stuck in old school printing and has not pivoted to digital, even though we get lip service to the same from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on commitments to pivot to more digital enterprises and move away from legacy print only work.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not a great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harland Clarke (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible in terms of working from the office or from home. Courteous and wonderful staff. Really enjoyed my boss. Challenging work.

    Cons

    Company has serious issues when it comes to overall maturity of various business processes. Every company owned by the holding company is in a silo, which makes it difficult to do IT work for. Company purchased technology based on the buzz words and not by first evaluating the business needs. Culture can tend to get very political (business wise).

    Advice to Management

    Strive to make the culture there less workplace politics motivated, meaning that the workplace politics should strive to make the workplace a more enjoyable place to work, rather than the workplace politics serving key individuals and managers. Integrate and mature the IT organization within the business. Develop business processes and standards that don't prohibit work, but rather enhance productivity. Provide for clearly defined career paths and how to achieve those goals.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Always told how good we are, but..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Harland Clarke full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people here do a tremendous job with minimal leadership support. Almost everyone will do whatever it takes to make their department, job, the project, a success.

    We are regularly reminded what a great a job we do and how "appreciated" we are, but...

    Cons

    with one major exception: pay. Everything is about cutting costs. "Magic" and "miracles" are rewarded with trophies and one-time checks, maybe. Only if your leadership takes to time to nominate you.

    We are reminded our raises/pay are "in-line" with area averages. However no one I know (including this site) can point to any example that bears that out.

    Hourly staff got the shaft years ago and were made salaried. (Overtime dodge.) New fed rules won't help current employees much with it's wide loopholes.

    If you're in the right click you will get promotions. These are handed out mostly to friends, not solid contributors.


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  5. "It's a okay company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Coordinator in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Content Coordinator in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harland Clarke (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Location is the best part for me about this company

    Cons

    The pay is the worst thing about this company to me

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice for management at this company


  6. "production associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Production Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Harland Clarke (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and pay. some room for advancement

    Cons

    not good at information sharing

    Advice to Management

    be open and honest with your employees


  7. "Enterprise Systems Operator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Harland Clarke full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    No rotating shifts. Good co-workers.Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Upper level management was short sighted as to the direction of the market.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify.


  8. "love my job but want close to home"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Printer Operator and Boxet in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY
    Current Employee - Printer Operator and Boxet in Louisville-Jefferson County, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits nice coworkers

    Cons

    Its a very long drive and dangerous in inclement weather


  9. "Change is Envitable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Harland Clarke full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company is great to grow with and has allowed me to grow into numerous roles and assume as much responsibility as I wanted. My managers are great and take the time to listen and affect change when needed.
    Benefits are on par with others in the area and the PTO policy is fair and adequate.

    Cons

    Out of the litany of positive things I can say, I do have one concern. Staff resourcing is inadequate and compensation is not on par with others in the financial sector. We have been promised a review of the compensation structure but to date I have not seen any indication this is going to be a reality anytime soon.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your resources what they are worth in the industry and quit falling back on the fact you are located in San Antonio, The cost of living is increasing and pay raises are not keeping pace.


  10. "Great company, Great benefits, great people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work - great people

    Cons

    haven't run across any yet!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keepin' on


  11. Helpful (1)

    "order acceptance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Order Acceptance in High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Order Acceptance in High Point, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Harland Clarke full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    flexible hours, working with a good team

    Cons

    not much sharing about new things

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to employees


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