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Quad/Graphics Reviews

Updated January 15, 2018
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  • 12 hour shifts along with rotating shifts (in 31 reviews)

  • long hours on feet, can get boring, health care coverage is significantly more expensive for part timers (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Good Seasonal/Summer Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics part-time

    Pros

    Pays well for a summer job, especially when doing overtime. If you work part time, you can sign up for as many days as you want (I would work 6 days a week, 12 hours a day). Increase in pay almost every year you return.

    Cons

    Night shift, and standing on feet gets tiring (but you get used to it). Still, easier than other manual labor jobs offered.


  2. "I loved my job"

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    Former Employee - Press Assistant in Effingham, IL
    Former Employee - Press Assistant in Effingham, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are family. The work atmosphere is awesome. Management is down to earth. The pay is decent and the benefits are good. Good place to work.

    Cons

    The temperature in both summer and winter. Not climate controlled. No smoking on the property. Some don’t like the rotating shifts.

  3. "You work hard and get paid ok"

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    Current Employee - First Press Operator in Hartford, WI
    Current Employee - First Press Operator in Hartford, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People that I've worked with over the years, the old work schedule 3 days on 4 days off and vice versa. Job security. Pay gets better over time.

    Cons

    Management doesn't listen to workers, they whittle away and little benefits that made the company separate from others. We no longer manage from the floor and the bean counters run the company into the ground. The word of new people is taken before any of the veterans word no matter what. New people are more concerned with when their break is instead on concentrating on doing a good job and learning even though they get their breaks.

    Advice to Management

    It takes 4 people to replace an operator if they quit but if 1 person that comes into the company decides to quit because its just not for them thats just one person, take care of your experienced people and the new ones will see that and stay like years ago. Hold the new people more accountable and stop letting them run all over the company.


  4. "Get a Clue!"

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

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

    Pros

    Wearing a uniform so you don’t have to pick out clothes.

    Cons

    Too many hours. Terrible pay! They don’t really care about people.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing! They wouldn’t listen to it anyway. Very closed minded.


  5. "Printing Press Operator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits included

    Cons

    Long hours and revolving work schedule, if you have a family you will never see them


  6. "VI Programmer II"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - VI Programmer II
    Current Employee - VI Programmer II
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The innovative thinking of the management is great. The benefits are pretty good. Company is always thinking of the future and making things better.

    Cons

    Any company has a few negative people that are hard to deal with at times. Every month there are quizzes to take no matter how busy you are but they don’t take long to do. And the quizzes do count towards the yearly raise.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I can think of.


  7. "Powerhouse operator"

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    Former Employee - Powerhouse Operator in Dickson, TN
    Former Employee - Powerhouse Operator in Dickson, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good place to work with a lot of good people evev the bosses were easy to work with.

    Cons

    Could do a little better on pay rates.

    Advice to Management

    Get your pay up to standard and you will keep every one.

  8. "It was alright"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed the people I worked with, the actual job duties were relatively simple

    Cons

    Ridiculous 80 hour work weeks without a day off.

    Advice to Management

    Give your workers a day off


  9. "not bad just not for me"

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    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

    typical production work/weekly pay/steady work

    Cons

    promises of advancement yet seems to go by time worked not how good you are at job

    Advice to Management

    raises should be based of quality and quantity not just normal annual raise to everyone, want to keep good ones long term pay more or deal with mediocre work from lazy people


  10. "Working for Quad"

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    Former Employee - Finishing Technician in Martinsburg, WV
    Former Employee - Finishing Technician in Martinsburg, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for the work that was required.

    Cons

    Long hours (12) on your feet with only two 20 minute breaks.


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