Production Planning Manager (Former Employee) – East Greenville, PA – November 24, 2015
Working here was like working with a family. Management listened to your ideas and allowed you to act on your ideas which created a team building atmosphere. Everyone knew everyone and worked well together
Customer Account Manager (Former Employee) – East Greenville, PA – November 15, 2015
Brown Printing Company was well established with three printing plants in the USA.
I have had the opportunity to grow with this company during my 21 years. I started off on the production floor and moved my way up gaining experience in paper inventory, billing, estimating, contract systems analyst to customer account manager before the company was sold to Quad/Graphics.
Turkeys at Thanksgiving, Hams at Easter, Christmas Party's, Summer Picnics
Productive and fun workplace. Held different events throughout the year to keep morale at a igh level
Imaging Technician (Former Employee) – East Greenville, PA – May 12, 2015
Brown Printing Company was purchased by Quad Graphics in May of 2014. Many job cuts were made to streamline the operation in adherence to Quad's business model. BPC was a very successful magazine and catalog printing company. The same work is being performed there today by Quad Graphics.
Estimator (Former Employee) – East Greenville, PA – February 23, 2015
Creating price schedules to create a printing quote for sales Busy creating several quotes a day or additional pricing if needed I learned a lot about how the equipment worked and what could be produced at the plant I worked at and the other plants Coworkers were team players The hardest part of the job was inputting the spec on both cost side and quote side The most enjoyable part of the job was when a quote sold and your work paid off
Graphic Designer (Current Employee) – Meridian, MS – February 7, 2015
This is a small, family-owned print shop and a new graphic designer will learn so much from being here. They aren't a big company so they can't afford to pay much, but the experience is worth it. The coworkers are more like family than coworkers, they can be so nice and funny - it never seems to get boring. The hardest part was getting used to the graphic designer in charge at the prepress graphics department. She can be pretty moody and snappy sometimes, but as long as you stay respectful and are responsible she won't be too mean... She just has her moments. I am looking forward to moving on and getting a better paycheck, but I will miss the people and flexibility that I had here. Overall it is good for a new designer who needs to learn about the printing process.
long lunch break, fun coworkers, great experience, flexibility
Company was good to me until they were bought out and my job was eliminated.
Pressroom Trainer (Former Employee) – East Greenville, PA – September 6, 2014
Brown Printing was a good place to work most of the time. Had long hours with intense production mode. Always under the gun to meet customers deadlines. Swing shifts were a challenge at times. Hardest thing was dealing with too many people giving conflicting directions allot of the days.
Billing/Contract Systems Analyst (Current Employee) – Woodstock, IL – August 16, 2014
I have enjoyed my 18 years at Brown Printing. There weren't many days when there wasn't anything to do and for me that was a good thing. There was always a variety of things to do during the day and plenty of opportunities to learn new things.
Sales (Current Employee) – Woodstock, IL – July 21, 2014
fast paced workplace, having to meet critical deadlines. Very good people to work along with, good communication within every department. The most enjoyable part of the job is the consistant interaction between employees and management.
3rd Largest commercial magazine catalog printer in the US.
Logistics Process Specialist/Manager (Current Employee) – Woodstock, Illinois – July 16, 2014
Brown Printing was the 3rd largest publication and 5th largest catalog printer in the U.S. Specializes in printing, binding, and fulfillment services. Divison of Gruner + Jarh, Germany. Annual sales of $400 million dollars. 2,100 employees. 3 manufacturing locations in US.
You never knew what you where going into, every day was different. I would typically through a shift do color passes with or without clients present, do payroll, deal with any production issues like press problems in producing the desired result because of the layout. Work with a very good group of support works to resolve any issues that we had. Attend normally two production/scheduling meetings through the shift so as to keep all departments in touch with what was happening in the pressroom.
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – East Greenville, PA – April 20, 2014
Once on the machine that I was assigned to, I ended up doing the same job the whole shift. I learned a lot about teamwork, reaching a quota efficiently, and I grew in knowledge towards machinery and electronics. The hardest part of the job was the repetitiveness. The most enjoyable part of the job was at the end looking over our statistics of the shift was.