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Quad/Graphics Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
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  • 12 hour shifts along with rotating shifts (in 30 reviews)

  • not alot of work life balance if your on a 7 day stretch work day (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Challenging"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Second Pressman in Martinsburg, WV
    Former Employee - Second Pressman in Martinsburg, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to do on the job training and they streamlined career advancement in most of the various departments.

    Cons

    Don't always feel like you're part of a team or have consistent leadership, sense of direction, or support on a day to day basis.

    Advice to Management

    Better accountability


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Finishing Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Operator in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Paid Weekly. Most of the year there is enough overtime so that you can survive. 401k match (until they cut that benefit again). Steel toes company has yearly $50 reimbursement (until they make it two years again) Learn one of the operator positions and it's a good stable job.

    Cons

    Negativity. Leaders. Work Schedule. Rotates nights to days and both ends of the week several times a year. Training program isn't implemented well, while corp keeps changing it. They pay of the low side compared to other types of production facilities, because in printing the competitive bidding on work contracts has caused us to not make very much per job like they used to. The raises are pathetic. They had more benefits before, like OT started at 36. That got cut, now it's after 40. Most of the extra benefits that offsets working in an unhappy facility diminished over time because the company is trying to stay competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Don't even know where to begin. You wouldn't listen anyway. You can talk about the Quad Values wheel all day long, but it doesn't matter because on the production floor it's not reality. There is a reason Quad has such a high turnover rate. It's negative. It's a negative place to work. Mgmt focuses on bad stuff, never when it's good. Raises are pathetic because we have to look good profit wise to Wall Street. But CEOs aren't taking a hit. You are giving your production employees 10 cents, 25 cents. Production is were WE CREATE THE PRODUCT. If those machines don't move, you make no money. If we treated the guy at the bottom better, production will rise. But you don't. And you never will. You can hire an acquisition/retention specialist all day, but not enough changes are happening fast enough. I know we are making changes for new hires especially. But what about the veteran operators, your experience keeps walking out the door and it's killing us.

  3. "Great Company"

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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 Quad/Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Lot of possible movement upwards. Great work/ family life balance.

    Cons

    Project prioritization is sometimes lacking.


  4. "Press Assistant II"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment with great benefits.

    Cons

    They closed up their doors.


  5. "Eh, just another warehouse job."

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

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Somewhat okay benefits.

    Cons

    Too much drama. Hours aren't that great. Not really a suitable job for a single mom.


  6. "Team Leader"

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Atglen, PA
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Atglen, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability to learn skills in the printing industry...possibility available through qualified training. Skills learned would give you a better opportunity to advance..

    Cons

    This location in Atglen,PA. was shut-down...I was at this location since July/1978 and appreciated my time there...but management made the decision to shut down


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Quad is a great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Amazing benefits
    - Great co-workers
    - Flexibility with doctor's appointments & outside activities
    - Forward thinking company who values every employee's opinion

    Cons

    - During busy season the hours can get very long
    - Divide between administration and production employees is great
    - Very top heavy when it comes to Executives

    Advice to Management

    To help keep younger talent within the company do more then just work them to death and shove everything their way. Nurture them, develop them and show them why they should grow within the company.

  8. "Recyling Department"

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    Former Employee - Recycling Department in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Recycling Department in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    benefits and I have worked at worse places

    Cons

    Rotating work schedule sucks a lot of decent people but the management is weak and clueless

    Advice to Management

    Set a work schedule and keep it spend more time working and less time sitting on your but


  9. "Left before I would have done something wrong"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finishing Technician in Sussex, WI
    Former Employee - Finishing Technician in Sussex, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is nothing good to say about this place.

    Cons

    I heard way too many people took their life while being at Quad, this is sad but I do see the pressure and the stress of the work and the crew members. You are a number nothing more and you are made into believing it within at work and outside of work. You life is Quad and nothing more, relationships end up going to waste because how they treat people there and push that into a relationship because your family, wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend, means nothing when it comes to Quad. You put Quad first above all nothing more than Quad, Quad should be how you Live, Eat and Breath. QUAD QUAD QUAD!!! That is the reality of that company and I have left it before I would be their next victim.

    Advice to Management

    We are Humans with Souls and believe in a Loving God not Quad being a God.


  10. "Depressing"

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

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full time job with health coverage.

    Cons

    Severely underpaid. Received $20k UNDER standard pay for my profession. My reviews were always spectacular and yet I received 1% and 1.5% raises each year. My manager told me "Don't tell anyone, that's all we can do right now." Meanwhile a coworker spilled that he got a 5% raise. There's no hope for advancement within this company. The rate of inflation far exceeded my increase in salary each year. Hence, I made LESS money when I left than when I started at Quad/Graphics.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is a beautiful thing. It helps keep employees.


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