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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Wishing the best to my former colleagues"

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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/Tech full-time

    Pros

    Best combination of work challenges and great colleagues under one roof.

    Cons

    Print industry continues to wither and the packaging industry is over-served by too many suppliers.

    Advice to Management

    Wish I were you


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Electrical Technician"

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    Former Employee - Electrical in Sussex, WI
    Former Employee - Electrical in Sussex, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We had a real tight team of employees here. It was like breaking up the Beatles. Flexible hours. Everyone is going to miss this place.

    Cons

    The situation seemed quite unstable. There were numerous layoffs. Eventually the majority of it was sold, as can be seen on Linked-in.

    Advice to Management

    Well, hindsight is 20/20. Perhaps the marketing studies weren't the best thing to determine where to put company focus?

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sussex, WI
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sussex, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. The people are good to work with.

    Cons

    They like to hire more people than they can afford, then they have to cut them. No career advancement, they hire outside for management.

    Advice to Management

    Build management from inside your team. Make money first and then when you can afford more hire them.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "The captain is first to survive"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Sussex, WI
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sussex, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues, interesting technical challenges, reasonable remuneration.

    Cons

    The company of managers for managers, not for any business.

    Advice to Management

    The captain and the top deck should never listen to any advice from those in machine room. This way it has better chances to survive. Not the ship. The captain.
    Amen.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "QTI"

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    Former Employee - Former Employee in Sussex, WI
    Former Employee - Former Employee in Sussex, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quad/Tech full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Place to Work very good training provided

    Cons

    Extensive travel to different locations in the World

    Advice to Management

    Keep working hard and grow the Company


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quad/Tech full-time

    Pros

    People, work/life balance, salary, boss, culture

    Cons

    dying industry, revenue pressure, behind the times, management


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Stay away!"

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

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were smart, talented and wonderful people. Flexibility if you have an understanding manager.

    Cons

    Surprised to find out on day one that there were zero sick days and no earned vacation until after one year. Cuts and downsizing so often I lost count. Leadership at QuadTech put their trust in outsiders who had no regard or respect for the existing talent and experience within its own four walls. The president would adopt organizational processes like the flavor of the day. Benefits and culture after Quad/Graphics went public were abysmal. Both QG and QT often grabbed at straws, trying to get into other related businesses in order to stay relevant in the constantly shrinking print industry. Increasingly hard to drink the kool-aid... the company Harry V. Quadracci created is long gone.

    Advice to Management

    Promote an environment of idea sharing and straight talk without the culture of fear. See through outsiders that come in and make changes when it's obvious to employees that they are there for themselves. After downsizing, truly do things different... don't pile more jobs on the people that remain.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Painful"

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

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

    Pros

    As a company Quadtech provides a lot of benefits to their employees. Affordable food onsite, annual picnics, childcare, onsite healthcare facilities, onsite gym, and basketball courts. The corporate culture founder Harry V. Quadracci started within parent company QuadGraphics are a testament to the man as a leader, and every employee at the company would agree as he is mentioned often to this day in daily conversations at the company.

    Cons

    Middle management. Threats of layoffs and a reactive work environment that stifles innovation. Job description changes without reason. No hope or consideration for advancement unless you take it upon yourself to get a higher level education, which you will be told to your face by your supervisor. No tuition reimbursement. Expect to see co-workers crying due to stress from leaders that simply have no business in leadership roles or the social skills necessary to empathize with their peers. Theoretical standard operating procedures are implemented by leadership that don't work in the real world are stubbornly maintained by middle management. Employees left unaccountable for their area of expertise while they are micromanaged.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees. When they tell you something isn't write ask them how they would fix it.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "QuadTech - Could be better, could be worse."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    QuadMed medical coverage is decent and not too expensive.
    In-house cafeteria is pretty good.
    Interesting work at times.

    Cons

    Everyone is required to wear uniforms.
    401k matching is low and not guaranteed.
    Used to have profit sharing, but have not seen it in years.
    Vending machine prices are outrageous.
    Officially, salaried employees do not have sick days.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Will miss people, not industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Quad/Tech full-time

    Pros

    Made great friends while there, who I am sure will remain life long friends. A lot of freedom to work hours that fit my schedule. Worked on a wide variety of products.

    Cons

    Print industry has been contracting since early 2000's so QT was never growing or expanding while I was there. Never new positions created to move up into. Attitude of employees has been increasingly more sullen / downtrodden since the company went public.

    Advice to Management

    Employees think bean counters make all the decisions these days and there is little concern for employees anymore. Not sure how that perception can be changed, but it needs to if they want to avoid having more people jump ship.