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Vertis Communications Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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  1. "Good company, but…"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits and opportunity for advancement above average

    Cons

    Declining industry. Leadership solely interested in selling so owners can cash out.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Too many lies given to employees about their financial status. Company filed bankruptcy twice while I was there."

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    Former Employee - Pre-Press Specialist
    Former Employee - Pre-Press Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Company was finally bought out.

    Cons

    Employees having to take a cut in pay, while upper management received bonuses.

  3. "Some of my best working years were at Vertis"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I joined the company in 1999, management would leave technical decisions in the hands of the development team. We could choose what tools we used, what new technologies we could incorporate into our software.

    Cons

    After around 2006, we went thru a lot of restructuring due to bankruptcies and things went downhill from there. Large paycuts, forced furloughs, temporary removal of vacation came soon after that and morale was very low

    Advice to Management

    They were taken over by Quad Graphics in 2013 and so no advice is necessary


  4. "Closed"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Former Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay and vacation time given

    Cons

    closed the plant 2 years ago


  5. "Don't do business with Vertis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coffee in break room.

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible and doesn't care about its employees.


  6. "Terrible Environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None...perhaps leaving with your dignity intact would be a pro.

    Cons

    Don't value employees or their customers at all. Purely bottom-line driven in all decisions. Management will outright lie to both employees and customers.


  7. "back stabbers"

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    Former Employee - Press Assist in Medina, OH
    Former Employee - Press Assist in Medina, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none plant closed gone forever

    Cons

    poorly managed wasted lots of money

    Advice to Management

    drop dead

  8. "Need vision for business"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Albany, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Local units have business ideas. Local team have tons of talent . Little corporate interference .

    Cons

    Top management need to find way to f generate revenue . Company need to sell loosing units . Provide better salary to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your best employees


  9. "Unable to adapt"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vertis Communications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people and fun projects.

    Cons

    The company tried many things to adjust to the changing print landscape. In the end none of them worked. I hope that being acquired by Quad Graphics will help then set a steady course for the future.


  10. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vertis was the pre press benchmark for the industry.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the climate of the business has changed and this was just one more casualty.


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