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Transcontinental Printing Reviews

Updated May 9, 2017
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  1. "Electronics Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Transcontinental Printing full-time

    Pros

    it was interesting as can be

    Cons

    unorganized and inneficient work flow

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized


  2. "Capri"

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    Former Employee - Slitter Op in Clinton, MO
    Former Employee - Slitter Op in Clinton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the amount of work with little micro-managing decent hours. Stable job with set hours. Great time off compensation set up

    Cons

    Lack of leadership good workers are expected to pick up the slack for sub par workers and there is no accountability

    Advice to Management

    Hold the people accountable who are under proforming and create a program to reform them


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sink or Swim Job"

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    Current Employee - Entry Level in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Entry Level in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You get paid every Friday entry level at $10 per hour,Everybody was so friendly

    Cons

    If your entry level watch out because they do massive hiring and you are held accountable for all the work regardless who did the work

    Advice to Management

    Please be more consistent in looking for people that are not doing their job & i was told more then once if anyone mucked up its coming out of my check so in a team of 5 to 6 men sometimes more i was doing all of the work


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Competitive Pay, Training SUCKS, Awesome Employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Production Technician in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Transcontinental Printing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    competitive pay, benefits, good co-workers, horrible training

    Cons

    The training here is terrible. they pretty much throw you out there as a new guy and make you fend for yourself. the coordinators don't ever show you anything or where you're supposed to be at, but the employees who have been there for awhile are the most helpful and understanding. they all had to learn under crappy training too. Newspaper business is going out of wack too. too much technology these days.

    Advice to Management

    Better training, Better use of coordinators, TRAINERS, TRAINERS, TRAINERS!!!! And this is coming from a current employee. Run this plant better because you have the employees, you have the clients, you have the motivation, management just suck at running a business here. there's so much potential at TC, if you all can get your head out of your you know whats.


  6. "Just a job until something better came along"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    It was a job that provided medical benefits for my family.
    Vacation and sick time is accrued from date of hire and can be used after three months.

    Cons

    Medical and dental benefits are expensive relative to the low pay.
    Most employees are not compensated fairly for the amount of work they do.
    Pay raises are not given as or when promised.
    12+ hour days, sometimes with no break or lunch.
    Not always compensated for missed breaks or lunches.
    Incompetent management unsure how to run the plant.
    Management refuses to discipline employees who harass others.

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and start over. Theres no fixing this otherwise.


  7. "Talk the talk and don't walk the walk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Transcontinental Printing full-time

    Pros

    People - most are decent, some exceptionally cranky. Some have great unrealistic expectations. Lots of talk about training training. Some long term employees 5, 10, 30 years.

    Cons

    Poor management, probably one of the worst organizations I have worked for and that is saying a lot. Fanatical about time attendance, cost savings, staff reductions. Most office workers work long long hours. Lots of turnover. It's a seat of the pants operation no matter where you work. Lots of SOPs.

    Advice to Management

    Get yourself together, focus on the important things, don't waste everyone's time. Be responsible - don't pass it off on others. Stop the knee jerk reactions.


  8. "Not the best job, but a job."

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Transcontinental Printing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was decent- starting is a little over $16 + you get overtime. People are great if they stick around. Learned a lot.

    Cons

    Really High turnover rate. Killer hours- 12 hr shifts from 230-3 am or pm. Work as hard as you want, but you most likely won't get a pay increase.

    Advice to Management

    Change the hours, 12 hour shifts get tiring fast.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Dishonest company that exploits its workers!!!"

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    Former Employee - Production Technician in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Production Technician in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Transcontinental Printing full-time

    Pros

    Good starting pay, and an interesting optional way of getting bonuses by working on projects for a few months

    Cons

    -Worked 12 1/2 hr shifts, and RARELY got ANY of my three 15 minute breaks when paper jobs were running, and missed lunches on a regular basis with the other production technicians. Missed or first lunch was compensated with "one hour lunch rewards, " but if a second lunch was missed/late/waived, we would not be compensated with a one hours pay--as required by California law. This was the "norm" if you were a production technician in the press area(which almost everybody on the floor was), and senior production technicians and supervisors ram it in your throat on day one, Always felt guilt tripped to not take a break, because there is no coverage whatsoever.

    -Rima machines for paper jobbing and stacking were awful on the post press area. Hundreds-thousands of paper were on the floor on a regular basis. Even the most experienced production technicians and supervisors couldn't control it.

    -During all the months I've worked here, I've seen and heard several injures/accidents occur from my fellow employees, but I've NEVER seen the "X days since an accident occur" sign reset to zero! Incredibly dishonest!!!

    Advice to Management

    I say this in the most polite way as possible: Get your ***** together. Give your production technician employees and supervisors enough coverage during production hours so that they get ALL their breaks and lunches--or if they miss it, they must be compensated properly for each break and lunch missed/waived. Also, if a workplace accident occurs, reset the timer, instead of intentionally not in an obvious effort to make the company "look good."


  10. "Frustrating company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Transcontinental Printing full-time

    Pros

    The company has bi-yearly bonuses, and a minimum of eight hours overtime with some positions.

    Cons

    A few of the cons are: earned raises are not being given, "set" schedules are constantly being drasticly changed, poor communication on all levels, lack of experienced operators, and no training for unexperienced operators, and poor maintance is leading to failing equipment...


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Rastar was good to me."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends

    Pros

    Everything from entry level at $10 per hour to professorial level. Quite a few people have been with the company for 5-10 years. And were able to go up the ladder.

    Cons

    As a long trim employee the buy out - Trans Continental was rough, but that has probably blown over by now.


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