I worked in a department that had massive layoffs. That's part of the business. The bad part is how the company handled it. Very unprofessional and callous. It's reflective of the overall corporate culture. The business is tanking and they have no answers.
IT Specialist (Former Employee) – Largo, FL – April 17, 2016
When I first started, it was a blast working there. Employees were respected and looked after and allowed a lot of autonomy in how to conduct their work.
But things changed and in the end I could not wait to leave. Respect for the individual skills in IT disappeared and enlightened management was replaced with petty micro-managers who had no respect for the skills and experiences of people doing the actual work.
I made two great decisions in my life - First joining Valpak, and second leaving it.
Only if you have been working for this company for an extended period of time are you allowed any flexibility. The benefits are not that great compared to other companies. The focus alot on print sales and the branding for their web serves doesn't even match, so alot of people don't even know they offer those services. Overall, if your great at sales this is job for you. If your in any other function, look else where.
Industrial Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) – Saint Petersburg, FL – March 2, 2016
I started at Valpak in 2008. Although the application process was a little long, I finally got to work. I started at the bottom of the scale and worked my way to top paid Technician. I show up 1\2 hour early daily to get a feel for the plant. If all is well I report to shop for turn over then plan my night with the lead to catch some prior work up. if a call come over the radio for anything need from maintenance. we report to that operator and machine to preform proper setup or repair to get the production flowing again. This is a 12 hour shift so around 645am I head to shop to fill in day shift on nightly events. Due to the random calls breaks and lunch is taken based on technicians need.
Event Assistant (Former Employee) – St. Petersburg, FL – January 11, 2016
Unethical & unprofessional describes this company & work environment. Lots of employees that shouldn't be in the positions they're in. Lots of sucking up gets them where they are. Friends hiring friends & teaming up against others. Very much like a high school mentality than a professional workplace.
This company boasts a hire within/close family culture, but I just didn't see it. There are good employees here, but overall a disappointing company to work for. As the saying goes, radio is less glamorous.
sales representative (Former Employee) – West Palm Beach, FL – December 28, 2015
They make you put your age in by asking for school dates. I am 57 and have over 30 years experience with Gannett and I won several awards including salesperson of the year. I moved to Florida and wanted to work for the Palm Beach Post. I put an application in and received a email saying I was not qualified. Two days later on facebook saw they were having a job fair looking for reps. Sad for them as I am a hard worker and put in more than the required 40 hour week and do not look or act my age and do not plan to retire till im 80! I enjoy working. So sad companies are like this.
Sales, Production, and Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) – Largo, FL – December 6, 2015
This is a wonderful environment to work in with superior work ethics and profession team-players who have a friendly demeanor. Highly knowledgeable and skilled management team who involves themselves in their employees concerns.
National Content Editor (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – November 9, 2015
Cox is a great media company in Atlanta with a reach and presence far beyond. It employs some of the best and most talented journalists in the world, and I'm thrilled and honored to be colleagues with them.
Multi Media Account Executive (Former Employee) – Ashburn – October 19, 2015
Work life balance was good. Commissions are good. Got to make my own schedule most of the time as long as I met or exceeded sales quota's. Great training. The only thing that was tuff is that the print business is a lot harder to sell than before, It is nice that they offer the online marketing with the print. Its a grind to always get new sales and try to keep customers from quitting because they are not getting the results they feel they should be getting.
Work Life Balance, Make your own scedule, dont have to be stuck in an office all day
Angry Customers not getting good results, Base salary is lower than most jobs in this area
Marketing Consultant (Current Employee) – Oak Forest, IL – October 8, 2015
Learned a lot of things about the print and online industry. Everyone is very nice and easy to talk to. People are very knowledgeable about the industry and have ties to a lot of different businesses and clients.
Assistant Chief Engineer (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – October 5, 2015
Overall a good company but if you are looking for advancement it becomes a political game. Years of Experience do little to ensure any kind of advancement. Company does offer their CMG University program, which is a good tool to acquire on the job credit/certifications, but it does little to promote the advancement of an individual.
Learn new products to give clients more effective ways to gain more exposure for their business
Marketing & Media Solutions Consultant (Current Employee) – New Jersey – September 11, 2015
Variety of products enable account manager to provide more options to clients so they can effectively do an awareness campaign to bring more business in. Tracking and measuring responses helped to give proven facts that Valpak works.
It was a fun place to work now it's more scare tactics and every year there seems to be group of layoffs
Print Prodution Artist (Current Employee) – Largo, FL – September 8, 2015
This was a great place when I first started, since then I have made it through several layoffs and stressful fear inducing meetings indicating poor job security. It seems the only concern is for the franchises with no regard to employees and upper management really has no clue about what the jobs entail
Decent pay and benefits
No job security and management is kind of clueless of job duties