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SGK Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Benefits (Dental, Vision, Life, Health) (in 6 reviews)

  • Good People benefits are are as well as salary (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • They pile on work to people Don't care about work - life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Very little room for advancement at locations with which I am familiar (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Grayslake, IL
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Grayslake, IL

    I worked at SGK (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team in Minneapolis showed great support

    Cons

    On-site contract employees are not treated as part of the internal team

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to the client about printing things that do not need to be printed


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stir Clear of Them"

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    Former Employee - Production Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SGK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No pros to list here

    Cons

    The most toxic work environment I have ever worked in. No respect for their employees. A terribly run company. Compensation is way below average and the raises and bonuses were never to be seen.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and respect your employees more. They are the lifeblood of your company.


  3. "Really tough environment to do great work in."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SGK (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay. Somewhat diverse. Huge.

    Cons

    Distinct lack of vision, innovation, creativity, spirit and CULTURE. Complex and confusing organization, and often divisions and brands are directly competitive with each other.

    Advice to Management

    To grow, invest in growth more, cut less.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed feelings"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were good to work with for the most part, very flexible and relaxed work environment for the most part.

    Cons

    need new HR leaders that can roll out better benefits and salary. company went from good to mediocre at best. sometimes having to take on too many roles with no ability to delegate. I have no problem with multitasking I do have a problem with jobs not being filled Due to recruiting issues. I blame a lot on HR and not so much on the intention of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication between HR and staff, follow up and follow through. Start from scratch if you have too, great talent lost due lack of leadership and action.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at SGK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for
    culture was amazing
    good benefits
    great location-downtown chicago

    Cons

    easily burnt out wearing multiple hats
    low wages for the amount of work required
    management always changing


  7. "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Business Development in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at SGK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Solid integrated marketing company with exceptional management.Company recently acquired and looks like a good merger

    Cons

    Very large company with recent acquisition very structured but very little downside in this well run company


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place to learn the industry"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Excellent location, most people are pretty nice, flexible schedules.

    Cons

    HR was very weak. Constant layoffs to tenured employees

    Advice to Management

    Hire managers that don't drink and smoke pot on the job and then make mistakes that causes problems for the client.


  9. "Great company, great back story"

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    Current Employee - Manager, Client Engagement in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager, Client Engagement in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SGK (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Have enjoyed every minute of my experience with SGK... The overall experience is all in what you make it.

    Cons

    If you don't speak up, you won't end up where you need/want to be


  10. "IT Desktop Support III"

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    Current Employee - IT Desktop Support III in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - IT Desktop Support III in Lawrenceville, GA

    I have been working at SGK (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    SGK is a great Place to work.

    Cons

    The only cons is not enough hours.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Middle management nightmare"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SGK full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of talent at the production level. Mismatched carpet and concrete floors throughout.

    Cons

    Micro management nightmare, get ready for stupid plays as If you were being managed like a high school football team in last place. Om has talent level of a McDonald's table cleaning worker. All funds are steered toward high level position for new gadgets, no money is spent at a production level, if so its a joke. Place is full of asbestos.

    Advice to Management

    This is for high level management. Spend more time seeing what really is going on in your place, instead of behind closed doors.


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