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Valassis Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is clearly valued (in 45 reviews)

  • There is flex time, one work from home day per week, and great vacation time (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • After ownership of Harland Clarke, many things changed (in 18 reviews)

  • upper management is not quite doing theirs jobs (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Valassis is a great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Valassis provides a tremendous work-life balance. The company is very pro-family and works hard to make sure that employees receive the needed amount of personal/family time. There is also a great group of people in the organization. Everyone is very professional and friendly. For a large company, there really is a feeling of family here. The opportunities for each person are tremendous as there is the ability to move between departments to increase skill sets and to advance into new roles and positions.

    Cons

    With the recent merger, doubling the size of the company, there are the pains that always occur when combining companies that operated on different systems. Additionally, with so many people that are unfamiliar with all of our products, systems and procedures, there is a learning curve that can get frustrating at times. Additionally, while the stability of the company is a positive, the company can also be slow to enact change. There can also be a bit too much "red tape" at times.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to move toward the future. Focus on finding a way to bring more content (especially coupon offers) to RedPlum.com. Content drives traffic and only through many more coupon offers, being refreshed on a regular basis, will we receive the traffic levels that we desire.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Valassis is a company that cares about its employees"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Program Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Client Program Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Great work life balance
    Yearly top 100 places to work in Houston
    Decent compensation

    Cons

    If the company meets goals there is a profit share into your 401k account at the end of the year, but it is lackluster. I would much prefer a 401k contribution match
    Not easy to promote quickly

    Advice to Management

    Lose the profit share and replace with 401k contribution match
    Don't be afraid to charge clients for above and beyond activity
    Don't give money away to clients when errors that occur are their faults

  3. "Great place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Associate in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Valassis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A company that rewards its employees, is growing and likes to promote from within. You will find good salaries, happy employees and lots of room for personal development and growth within the company. Many people spend their entire careers here, a rare thing at most companies.

    Cons

    Like any publicly traded company, layoffs happen. But this is a company that is solid, and poised for continued growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep taking good care of your employees.


  4. "Willing to develop you, if you're willing to put in the effort"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Valassis full-time

    Pros

    Good company culture, huge focus on innovation

    Cons

    Working in remote offices, you don't get to experience the culture as much


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Plant closing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Press Operator in Wichita, KS

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

    Pros

    Good wages and friendly people.

    Cons

    Alternating shift work every two weeks


  6. "Was a Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head Press Operator in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Head Press Operator in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Valassis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance. Pay is good and benefits OK. Worked there more than 30 years and for me it has been a Great Place to Work. My plant had an excellent Management Team who deeply cared for its employees. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    The hours take some getting used to. Lots of negative changes since being bought by Harland Clarke. Reduced benefits and virtually no incentive programs.

    Advice to Management

    Do not loose sight of the things that has made Valassis a great place to work all these years.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Still a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a long term employee (well over 20 years) I have seen the ups and downs throughout the years. What I have appreciated most about my tenure is a) my ability to impact the bottom line is on ME, and I've always felt I had an impact. b) The culture here is wonderful. Not fancy or over the top, but genuinely and solidly cool to work with great people . c) Leadership cares. When you are live life, life sometimes hits hard...I have ALWAYS felt supported through the ebbs and flows of my journey, and that's why I'll stay here.

    Cons

    No job is perfect. No leader is perfect. No company is perfect. Associates who expect such will spout negativity, which is counter productive to our culture and perhaps this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep allowing the Valassis culture to flourish.

  8. "Color Specialist/Customer Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Color Specialist in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Color Specialist in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very progressive company. Ability to learn a host of skills from various departments.

    Cons

    Salary was low and raises were low. Hit glass ceiling quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Promote quality employees from within


  9. "Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I am really proud to work for an organization that takes the time to invest in their Associates and recognize them for their contributions. We truly know how to celebrate all of the great things that happen each and everyday. Not a day goes by that I don't feel appreciated. This type of environment is hard to find and we are lucky to have it here!

    Cons

    Happy to have no cons to share.


  10. "Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life Balance great
    Leaders are great
    Room to grow

    Cons

    I haven't really had anything negative to say about Valassis

    Advice to Management

    nothing


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