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Modern Postcard Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2019

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14 Ratings
  1. "Bindery"

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    Current Employee - Bindery Operator in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Modern Postcard full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Dedicated workers who care for the company want to make things better buisness wise

    Cons

    Needa cultivated leadership to bring new ideaa to the market and help solve societal challenges to be more motivated for your buisness and get the company back up like in 2011

    Advice to Management

    Lets do the right thing

    Modern Postcard2018-01-26
  2. "Where good careers go to die"

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    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Modern Postcard

    Pros

    Great part of the US Beautiful view from the break room

    Cons

    Company has terrible management structure Crazy glass ceiling Don’t appear to care for employee moral, company culture, or employees as individuals Dark dimly lit depressing working areas Clear favoritism and preferences given for boys club Pay scale not favorable

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the once vibrant employee culture Show employees that you care and appreciate them Turn on the lights, it’s depressing Invest in better training (or any) initiatives Employees come and stay because they can work here and aren’t fired for cruelty, bullying or threatening behavior from their coworkers... I don’t think it was always like this but it is now and as of 2019 still was

    Modern Postcard2019-06-24
  3. "Tail wags the dog"

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    Msr in Carlsbad, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Modern Postcard for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The people you work with.

    Cons

    Management thinks they can lead but don't have a clue.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so hung up on yourself. Your not all that.

    Modern Postcard2018-06-13
  4. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Modern Postcard full-time

    Pros

    The people are great. Location and building are beautiful. Fun, small company with great culture. Lots of employee activists. Including celebrations, movie night, holiday parties, etc.

    Cons

    Don't have any. They are doing a lot of things right!

    Modern Postcard2017-07-16
  5. "Laid back and fun but no room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Direct Marketing Specialist in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Modern Postcard full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and okay benefits for how low stress the job is. Great atmosphere of coworkers and easy going environment

    Cons

    No growth opportunity. Not a lot of benefits in this day and age when other companies provide meals, child care, pets brought into work, fun days.

    Advice to Management

    Make it more fun and create a way for employees to feel valued.

    Modern Postcard2017-04-15
  6. "Image Editor"

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    Former Employee - Image Editor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Modern Postcard full-time

    Pros

    - Overall low stress workplace with a fair work load during the busy times, low work load during the slow times. - Above average medical benefits with company added generous medical reimbursement plan. Average 401k plan. - Great environment for those with families, with enough personnel back up to cover for someone who might need to leave early or take a day off for child care. - Most people (management included)... are real easy to work with and great people.

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    Cons

    - Lack of company growth, which in turn prevents advancement in the company. - Pay is slightly below average. - Few managers are not good, often relying on veteran employees to sort out personnel problems. - Yearly reviews are mere formalities with very low incentives and pay increases.

    Advice to Management

    Problems are usually personality quirks clashes with the people, but nothing that cannot be overcome with more communication and clear set expectations to your coworkers.

    Modern Postcard2016-12-13
  7. "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Modern Postcard full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    One of the best jobs I have ever had. The owner is a wonderful person and the employees are incredible.

    Cons

    Printing industry is changing, but that's life...

    Modern Postcard2016-10-03
  8. "Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Modern Postcard full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Family-like environment. Whole staff is creative, fun and intelligent.

    Cons

    High-Stress environment. Constantly changing workload.

    Modern Postcard2016-01-26
  9. Helpful (4)

    "No accountability, low pay, waste-of-space "management""

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Modern Postcard full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very low stress environment because there's no accountability. Flexible hours, some awesome people to work with as long as you can weed out the bad seeds.

    Cons

    With no accountability, there's a major lack of growth for you professionally. With no growth, you can forget any plans for promotions or raises, even if you've worked hard and taken on way more than your job initially required. Those with integrity have to continually push themselves, as they're surrounded by waste-of-space, paycheck-collecting employees. Of all the upper management connected to the CEO, there's... only one person who is trustworthy and genuinely cares - but even their hands are tied. CEO is aloof and has delusions of grandeur that he's Steve Jobs. In reality, the company has the most antiquated technology out there - and even though this has been brought to the table hundreds of times with real solutions to fix the problem, there's no plans for real change. CEO employs a close friend who's incredibly inept and has cost the company thousands of dollars in poor decisions and mistakes. This person gets moved from department to department, rather than fired. Another higher-up has the CEO wrapped around their finger and is the one source of communication to him - spinning and twisting events to make themselves look better and the truly hard-working, smart people look bad. There's an underlying mentality that 1) if you sit in your seat for 10 hours a day (mostly doing nothing) and 2) if you've done this for more than 10 years - YOU ARE A ROCK STAR! Those who come in, work fast, get the job done right (but haven't been there for more than 10 years) are not even appreciated or considered valuable. This mentality is pretty demoralizing. If you have no ambition, are okay with terrible compensation, like working with no direction or vision, and want to collect the same paycheck for 10 years - this is the place for you. If you're seeking professional growth, recognition for hard work and want to work in the real world, this is not the place for you.

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    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to make people accountable - then fire them when they continually don't follow through. It's time to clean house. Trust the good people you do have. Don't be afraid of change.

    Modern Postcard2015-09-16
  10. "Great Place"

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    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Modern Postcard

    Pros

    Fun and Great Staff, really enjoyed it.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention, I think its a great place to work at.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.

    Modern Postcard2015-07-22
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