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Quad/Graphics Reviews

Updated December 11, 2017
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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. "material handler"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quad/Graphics part-time

    Pros

    alright pay compensation and lots of benefits with in the company

    Cons

    you practicallly live there... swing shift


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sussex, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sussex, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and work life balance

    Cons

    Top heavy company in terms of management. Did not feel valued while there but when I told them I was leaving, in wasn't offered wage increase and recognized for my contribution to the department

    Advice to Management

    Management not in tune with managing people only concerned with company's bottom line

  3. Helpful (3)

    "2013 is the earliest employment date selectable. It was really back in the 1990's"

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    Former Employee - Corporate Architect in Sussex, WI
    Former Employee - Corporate Architect in Sussex, WI
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quad was an exciting and large player to work for in the local area. It was like working for the 400lb gorilla in the room, - as they also saw themselves.

    Cons

    Quad engaged in construction and growth activities that were unsafe and illegal when I worked there, largely because local enforcement officials permitted them to. I let the company know about these practices and told the legal department that I was required by law to report them, and would have to do so if they did nothing to address them. I was let go shortly afterward. I had a professional license to protect and was in a position that would definitely have made me aware of these activities, so my concerns were also self-serving.
    Quad had a practice of promoting unqualified people to high positions so that they would be loyal (they had nowhere else to go). It was run very much like the mafia: loyalty to the Owner was valued over qualifications, professionalism, or even competence, and some people were promoted like "made men". Having a professional license created dual masters that the company would not tolerate, and they let professionals go whenever there was a conflict between law and business practices. They were then part of a juggernaut in the local area that could do as it pleased.

     As it turned out, my concerns over illegal and unsafe practices were on target: They had a large fire in a building that cost a life a couple of years after I was fired, which the founder became very despondent about, and there was speculation that it may have cost the company the life of it's founder, Harry Quadracci. I was bitter for awhile, but have seen that many American companies operate this way, to some degree or another. There is no escaping it. It's the NASCAR mentality: If you ain't cheatin', you aint tryin hard enough.

    But I think a better adage would be: For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. ... For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.

    Advice to Management

    My views and experiences at Quad are now very out of date. I hope the company's corporate culture has changed under Joel. Tom didn't seem to care about much except having a fun life. I only bothered to write this review for continued access to glassdoor.


  4. "Production Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quad/Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Need to be more open with employees and include them in decisions.


  5. "Very repetitive and long hours... ok pay for what you do. Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Finishing Technician in West Bend, WI
    Current Employee - Finishing Technician in West Bend, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Good pay to start off a new job
    Plenty of optional overtime
    Holiday pay
    HR is very friendly

    Cons

    Long hours
    Very repetitive
    Two 20 min breaks for 12 hours
    Not a lot of raises
    No room to move up

    Advice to Management

    Let employees switch to different machines
    Longer breaks


  6. "Account manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours in office daily

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no morale in plant, understaffed and over worked. They let people go and pile work on those left


  7. "Sufficient Stepping Stone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sussex, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sussex, WI

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

    Pros

    - Excellent onsite cafeterias, complete with talented, friendly staff serving a wide array of meal/snack options

    - Expertly designed and onsite childcare centers that also offer before/after school, and summer programs to support working parents

    - Convenient onsite preventive healthcare

    - Convenient onsite exercise facilities with scheduled group fitness classes and events

    Cons

    - Onsite conveniences are limited to a small number of all the companies many locations

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Quad/Graphics full-time

    Pros

    Great insurance, company picnics & holiday parties, 401k match, lots of overtime during busy season. Gym, clinic & cafeteria on site.

    Cons

    Poor management, pay isn't good enough for the work, standing for 10-12 hours. Barely any hours or no hours at all during off season. Huge turnover rate


  9. "Finishing Technician"

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    Current Employee - Finishing Technician in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Finishing Technician in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Create own schedule, benefits (even for part time), advancement opportunities, 401K, active lifestyle incentives, company picnic and holiday party, referral bonuses

    Cons

    long hours on feet, can get boring, health care coverage is significantly more expensive for part timers


  10. "Clueless in WI"

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

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

    Pros

    Large company with many offerings

    Cons

    Drink the kool aid or be let go. No room for differing views, yes man culture.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who actually get stuff done. Too many BS guys that do nothing but talk a big game.


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