Business Area Leader/Imaging IT Specialist (Current Employee) – Leesburg, VA – May 13, 2015
Quad/Graphics is the industry leader in print. My previous company was acquired in early 2013 and being brought into the Quad Culture has been pleasant experience. I have the best management support. Depending on your career track there is lots of growth potential and it is usually encouraged. For such a large company, they really make you feel like a person and not a number in my experience.
Production Team Leader - Inserter Operator (Former Employee) – Loveland, CO – February 11, 2016
Working at QG I was in charge of an inserter. I was responsible for 5 to 15 people depending on work load. I would have to program the inserter, set it up, place the correct people to the proper hopper, run the inserter as well as trouble shoot any problems. With the spare time that was available I would do maintenance.
The employees at Quad Graphics are skilled and motivated and management seems competent. However, working offsite one can feel forgotten in terms of career progression and/or advancement opportunities. Management rarely comes around and is only interested in small talk during their free 10 minutes while waiting for a meeting with the customer. Additionally, the benefits, especially the medical benefits are terrible. I pay for the best plan they provide and my family barely meets the deductible by the end of the year. In essence I pay about $5,000 dollars a year in premiums and deductibles before they pick up anything.
Dispatcher Carrier Management (Current Employee) – Sussex, WI – February 10, 2016
need strong team and very strong ability to work alone and make logical decisions based on situations. ability to utilize all available resources and to think outside the box to accomplish what needs to be done. able to work well with all outside companies as well as all departments to get the job done
Gather/ Collator Machine Operater (Former Employee) – Fairfield, PA – February 8, 2016
Yes I miss it but I don't miss the stress! I learned a lot over my 15 years being there! However when Quad took over the plant did not get better! It got worse! Management turns on each other and never give a honest straight answer on anything! The new people they are bringing in do not care about the job like us that have been there for a long time! I learned that I can do just about anything I set my mind to when given the chance!
Roll Tender (Former Employee) – Saratoga, NY – January 31, 2016
I didnt mind the job at first but u cant get a raise until u take classes for the promotion you are already doing. I just couldn't see how working a 72 hour work week and taking classes was possible. Management was great and so was the care of a persons protection. Needs to pay more for the type of work. If your looking for a job with a lot of hours i would say go for it. Especially if your young, but i wouldnt make a career out of it.
Customer Service (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – January 27, 2016
High accident rate, no safety coordinator, laying off people constantly. Facility is in the wrong hands. Management does not follow or care about the Quad values, micro management and intimidation is typical. (Riverside, Ca. Box S)
Had good benefits but they are cutting down every year
No respect for people and lots of preferences (Riverside)
Distribution / forklift operater (Former Employee) – Sussex, WI – January 23, 2016
my typical day at work was very busy but orderly,the work day was positive because i was surrounded by positive people with people first, the work was great i felt like a celebrity i mean i felt important like i belonged to something bigger than myself, i worked in a place like no other place i have worked before. my managers were great people they watched you progress with time and hard work , promoted a good long lasting place of employment, the hardest part of the job was me leaving this job , i love it there. my brother was employed as a truck driver there, i would have never left ,however my other brother was a upstarting owner of a machine shop in new berlin. he wanted the family to work together and give the fam business a shot if we all worked together as a family unit sounded nice so i gave it a shot. 5 years later the economy in the field of machining he was involved in was very slow mass layoffs ensued so now for the first time in a longtime im out of work. the best part of the Quad/graphics job was the his dream.
you can be all you can be there, reach for the stars
News Stand Fulfillment (Former Employee) – Sussex, WI – January 14, 2016
Building pallets of periodicals for distribution at new stands in airports, stores and other similar outlets. Using a forklift equipped with a monitor and scanner, you assembled the pallet following the list on the monitor and driving to the inventory locations. The pallet was wrapped and loaded on a series of carts to be moved to the loading area. Working with time lines for timely delivery of dated material was fun. Co workers shared space and pitched in to help in when time was an essence. The warehouse was clean and lot's of activity as new supplies and product moved in and out. Completing assigned tasks, care for the product and cooperating with others made for a satisfying day.
Good equipment, helpful managers and coworkers, rotating schedules
fast paced work environment made 12 hr shifts go quick
master pressman (Former Employee) – East Greenville, PA – January 13, 2016
fast paced work, very large piece of equipment to operate and maintain with a great crew, management always did a walk around to find out what the barriers were, and did what they could do to repair or trouble shoot the problems for a safe environment,better quality and more production.the hardest part of the job was the maintenance and clean up of the press,the most enjoyable was knowing that we had a safe and good productive day with great Quality while having a few laughs.
worked 3&4 daysw/3&4 days off, to work overtime and still have days off
Working to make a living and catching up on my life....
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 9, 2016
I was brought on a team as a band aid and as soon as my manager found his special person that final agreed in the new year to come Quad and work with his team that they all worked together with at another company in the past he gave me my 2 weeks. He said nothing that I did or did not do, nothing to do with my performance I just prefer to work with this other person I have in the past that I finally convinced to come on board. No warnings, nothing!
I liked the fact the company was family oriented and great place to work.The benefits were good and the job always interesting,it a career not a job.
Forklift Operator/Material Handler (Former Employee) – West Allis, WI – January 6, 2016
A typical day was fast paced right off the top.It was interesting and fun,but yet demanding.I learn how to work as a member of a group and to know a team member has your back.The higher ups were easy to work with and always willing to listen to a good suggest that had a positive spin.I enjoyed working there because of my co-workers.The hardest part was you had to pace yourself or you run out of work,but it left time to a co-worker or start pulling the next day job.Most enjoyable part was they were paying me to do something I found fun to do,and all the extra things that came with working there.It was over all the best environment to work in.
They had there own clinic onsite at most plants and the health benefits were great
no smoking on the property, but they did pay a bonus if you quit.
Press Assistant (Current Employee) – Greenville, MI – January 6, 2016
A typical day at work, is getting to the shop, starting up the press and then loading skids with newspaper flyers. In this job I have learned how papers are made, how to decide if they are good or not. How to start and shut down a press machine. For the most part, The management team is amazing. They are understanding and relateable. As are my co-workers. The hardest part of my job is starting up the press and moving equiptment.The most enjoyable part islearning ne things.
Material Handler (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – January 2, 2016
I would come in at either 7:00am-7:00pm or 7:00pm-7:00am I would come in and relieve the press material handler before me who was ensuring the SMC Machine which put the finished printing product into bundle and binds them puts them on a skid to be sent to another part of the facility for binding and such, or would be assisting in setting up the press, webbing it up and so on, I learned how to hang plates and run an SMC stacker, the job security was the best!