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Dan Singleton
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  1. "Fantastic Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valassis full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    1. Work/life balance is valued - We “work hard and play hard!” - The company is constantly hosting fun events, contributing back to the community, etc. 2. Interesting projects and initiatives to engage in outside of day to day tasks - This allows for us to contribute to passion projects and ideas that we want to help move forward 3. Leadership recognizes and rewards strong performers - There are quarterly and annual awards...

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    Cons

    I have worked for three other companies in my career, and there aren’t any notable cons to Valassis in comparison to my other experiences - I feel very fortunate to work for Valassis.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Valassis2019-02-16
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Wrong Decisions"

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    Former Employee - Client Program Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Valassis full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    At the beginning of my career with Valasiss ( 7 years and 3 months), it was a great company to start your career. It had great benefits and great leadership. Not so anymore

    Cons

    Micromanaging, they want yes people, no room for error.

    Advice to Management

    If you only want yes people very soon you won't have much the personnel to get the job done

    Valassis2019-04-11
  3. Helpful (4)

    "A Company that should be great but leadership is lacking."

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    Current Employee - National Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valassis full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The vision for success with this company is great, the execution not so much.

    Cons

    Major changes each year shows an unstable work environment, layoffs, and threats regarding your job.

    Valassis2019-04-01
  4. Helpful (18)

    "Avoid Valassis in 2019 (and maybe longer)!"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Valassis full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    There are some great people here. Not uncommon to work with employees who have 20+ years with the company. Great assets to the organization. Valassis is an industry leader in print marketing (but worth noting that it's not a growing industry). Significant existing client base with good relationships in the marketplace. If anyone can turn this around, it MIGHT be the new president of Valassis. He seems capable.

    Cons

    This company does not make it easy to sell. Period. Why? For a company that likes to promote culture, they've done a good job at destroying it. Over the last couple of years there have been multiple rounds of reorgs, layoffs, and changes to compensation plans. The latest compensation plan is abysmal. Leadership takes an idea, runs with if for a year, then starts over. Absolutely no consistency in this organization....

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    Advice to Management

    My criticism is much stronger under the cloak of anonymity, yet I wish there was an internal outlet for us to voice our opinions, thoughts, and ideas. There is ZERO opportunity for us to do that at present. Given the direction of Valassis at the moment, perhaps you'd ask for some feedback from the ranks? There are good people down here, but morale is as low as I've ever seen it.

    Valassis2019-03-12
  5. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Customer Service Representative in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Valassis full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great team, good benefits, well managed.

    Cons

    It could get stressful, but what job doesn’t.

    Valassis2019-03-18
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Company is on the way to failure"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Valassis full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Fellow employees and direct management were good

    Cons

    Absolutely 0 job growth. There have been no promotions in over 2 years and wage growth has been insulting. The company "grows" through questionable acquisitions and then eliminates positions to pay for them. There is no synergy between the different departments, creating an "us vs them" mentality. Employees fear for their jobs with people quitting daily.

    Advice to Management

    Quit. How off base leadership is is a mixture of hilarity, shocking, and downright sad

    Valassis2019-04-05
  7. "Great co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Valassis full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    My co-workers were amazing. Always willing to help out and provided a team environment.

    Cons

    Lots of changes within leadership.

    Valassis2019-03-04
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Be very cautious"

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Valassis full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Clients include Top 100 advertisers

    Cons

    Be very cautious about applying or accepting a sales job at Valassis. Before accepting a role make sure you have a clear understanding of the commission plan, account assignment process,and the responsibilities. If trips and awards are your thing be sure to explore during the interview. Bringing on new business is an extremely difficult process- multiple touch points and inconsistent from product to product

    Valassis2019-03-05
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Corporate Greed Destroys Again"

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

    I have been working at Valassis full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    There are a ton a passionate and smart co-workers. Decent benefits . Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Wow . Where to begin. Valassis was relatively recently purchased by a corporate holdings company. It's been a steep decline ever since. You used to be able to live comfortably off of a hard working sales job here but they've recently restructured their commission plan DRASTICALLY to make this a last choice first out of college job at best. 20% payout on a 90% quota hit!? What company does this? It's unheard of. People...

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    Advice to Management

    Offer your insights to future writers who use Valassis as a case study for how corporate greed destroys companies.

    Valassis2019-03-22
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Run for the hills"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florence, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Valassis full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Very flexible with family life

    Cons

    Everything else nothing to look forward to just a job

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage

    Valassis2019-03-20
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