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Vertis Communications Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good People, very professional organization (in 3 reviews)

  • Office location in downtown Baltimore was great location (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management didn't really care about their employees (in 11 reviews)

  • Demands for long hours to be worked in addition to mandatory overtime without overtime due to being salaried and no mention of comp time (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Brunswick, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great Coworkers, talented peers, friendly environment

    Cons

    long hours, poor upper management


  2. "Was not giving many hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in York, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got more than minimum wage and were able to work the shift i wanted and there is nothing else to say

    Cons

    Only a temp and did not get many hours and management was not good and did not get long breaks

    Advice to Management

    Shut down


  3. "i worked there for 2 1/2 years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manassas, VA

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

    Pros

    good overtime,great employees , hr cared about their employees.

    Cons

    low pay,12 hour shifts


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  5. "Acquired"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Lynn, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Lynn, MA

    I worked at Vertis Communications (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good People, very professional organization. Plenty of firepower to get jobs done on a timely basis. Locations benefit clients as it pertains to press checks

    Cons

    Overlapping sales territories, price restrictions, to many times jobs are outsourced which lowers control of timeliness and quality.

    Advice to Management

    Good place to work, great place to thrive, great opportunity for a young sales person looking to develop in the print arena.


  6. "Used to be a good place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Wales, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in North Wales, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to advance and work in different departments.

    Cons

    Training programs and resources were gradually eliminated.

    Advice to Management

    Work together.


  7. "pressroom supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Pressroom Supervisor in Medina, NY
    Former Employee - Pressroom Supervisor in Medina, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pay,people and the ability to succeed.

    Cons

    hrs. pay reduction towards the end.

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. "Coordinate details of incoming creative work: retouching, file assembly, photography and publication uploads."

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    Former Employee - Account Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Graphic Arts, Advertising industry is creative and fun. The work is always new and each project offers it's own set of challenges and objectives to meet.

    Cons

    Deadline driven. Demanding. Long Hours. Most of the work comes in at the end of the day.

    Advice to Management

    Work on keeping employees motivated and engaged in the company.


  9. "Good company but bankruptcies did not create a secure environment."

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Accountant in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked at the home office and the people were a great group of people. Office location in downtown Baltimore was great location.

    Cons

    Company had numerous bankruptcies with the first starting in 2008 then 2010 and finally 2013. The constant losses meant that there was no money for salary increases and overall expenditures were tight.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Worked me to death, but It wasn't all bad."

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    Former Employee - Print Specialist in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Print Specialist in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really liked the people I worked with. I learned a lot about the pre-press industry and agency advertising. The experiences I got a Vertis out weighed the headaches.

    Cons

    Upper management didn't really care about their employees. They want to pay them the bare minimum and didn't always keep their promises. There was zero work-home life balance. That company killed the marriages of more people than I want to count. Luckily, my account closed before my marriage was placed on the sacrificial altar.

    Advice to Management

    I made some lifetime friends during my time at Vertis and learned a lot. I was underpaid and undervalued however. Look at your human assetts before they all leave.


  11. "So glad they laid me off!"

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    Former Employee - Production Artist in Hamptons at Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Production Artist in Hamptons at Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy job, just too much detail. The benefits are what kept me there so long.

    Cons

    Way too much team work and micro management. Loads of meetings. The company started to fail and installed a software system in place to count the amount of time it took to do this job and that job and it was a job within a job. No one did it accurately, sad to say. We were forced to do it even though it was not part of the job description.

    Advice to Management

    Let the employees do their work and try not to hover too much.


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