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Vertis Communications Reviews

Updated March 5, 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. "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


  2. "Decent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Employee appreciation luncheons given often

    Cons

    low pay and no way to negotiate better pay

  3. "Senior Applications Architect"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time

    Pros

    Great location in Baltimore, MD. Flexible hours and business casual work environment. Good balance of new IT projects along with support of existing systems.

    Cons

    Printing industry is very competitive with declining volumes and pricing pressures. Lack of profitability lead to cuts in pay and benefits.


  4. "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


  5. "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator

    Pros

    Good work for office personnel. Fast pass order processing, customer account management. Good people good benifits

    Cons

    Sold off to Quad Graphics left San Antonio

    Advice to Management

    Take employee suggestions and implement them


  6. "Allright"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Vertis Communications as a contractor

    Pros

    The place was great in the begining but I think as time went on it became super corporate.

    Cons

    Very corporate, managers needed more training. It was like a high school were you needed to be in the cool click to advance.


  7. "Great...but not"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vertis Communications full-time

    Pros

    There was an excellent group of professionals in the Atlanta Logistics group. Dave's group provided excellent insight and knowledge to an otherwise struggling company.

    Cons

    Several bankruptcies, renaming of the company, lack of job security.

    Advice to Management

    Good job selling this company to Quad - should have sold sooner.

  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.


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