Billing Coordinator (Former Employee), Sussex, WI – July 2, 2014
There was never a moment of rest, which I highly enjoyed. I loved going in to work knowing that I had a full day of work ahead of me to pass the time quickly. Teamwork was very important and it was great that I had a nice variety of people to work with and help me with various questions. The most difficult part of the job was making sure that customers – more... were billed properly. – less
Distribution Technician (Current Employee), Effingham, IL – May 7, 2014
Pros: half the week off. good people.
Cons: the slow season is very slow.
The job itself is great. Always something to do and always more to learn. The people are friendly and usually willing to teach you something new. They work on a 4 shift schedule. That is, 3-4 days a week 12 hour shifts and then 4-3 days off. This gives you plenty of time off to do what needs to be done around the house and to spend time with family.
finishing (Former Employee), Wisconsin – May 7, 2014
Cons: rotation of shifts poor leaders snd management
I worked for this company 18 years and with each passing day got worse and worse. Frequently rotating from days to nights. Leaders who are qualified in tge positions the are in short breaks sometimes no breaks. Dont bother
It is a job but they use more people than they keep..
machine operator (Former Employee), Martinsburg, WV – April 16, 2014
Pros: gym, clean place to work
Cons: short breaks, low pay, no break room breaks were just feet from production area, must wear steel toe shoes which is a pain on concrete and working 12 hours a day, rotating shifts every few months
I worked at the Martinsburg plant for about 9 months in 2012 as a temp. I was told many times that the production supervisor liked my work and I could be offered a full time spot. I didn't call off but 1 time during my time there and was only late once due to an accident that delayed me on the way.. Anyways they brought temps in and out the door. I – more... often met people that were in and out the door. After 8 months I went from full time hours to about 2 days a week. Then I was sent home with 1 day a week that ended up in we will call you when we need you. I was upset because I worked so hard there. They pay is low even if you get hired full time it's lower than expected. A lot of disgruntled employees who talk about each other and make it hard for while there. If you need a job they will most likely give it to you but keep eyes open. They don't make it easy for a full time hire anymore I was told at end of my term. Oh I must also mention that you rotate shifts every I think 4 months from day to nights. That is really tough on your life situations – less
Good if you either need a job or are just starting in the industry
Designer (Former Employee), Wisconsin – March 4, 2014
Pros: insurance is good, gym and exercise classes
Cons: managment, pay, raises, any perk you heard they once had is probably gone, hours
They will low ball you when it comes to wages. Raises are pathetic but at least they are still giving them. Management does a good job at TRYING to be professional. If you are a firecracker and not a conformist you will have problems. If you don't want to put you family life second you will have a problem. If you work production full time expect to – more... be laid off a lot, and if you are you better believe they are paying temps to fill your position. Quad is where people start their career, or end it. Unless you have a college degree of some sort, your industry experience means nothing to them. Also they cater to the low common denominator. – less
Second Pressman (Current Employee), Tampa, FL – February 16, 2014
Pros: quad owned
Cons: reluctant vertis employees and managers
The culture here is fast paced so if you're perceived as being slow you are blacklisted. I have been here a short time and so far have worked with some rude lead operators who push you to do a lot with very little help from them. Managment, including Supervisors, are uptight and snooty. They have no problem making workers feel like garbage because it – more... motovates us to work harder. Every day I remind myself that this place is a year removed from being Vertis and it will take time for Quad to make changes. Hope its soon though. – less
logistics coordinator (Former Employee), bolingbrook, il – February 4, 2014
Cons: poor follow through
I applied for a position with this companies and after 4 interviews in one day, no one ever contacted me when they said they would and the mgr who first spoke to me and gave me his number, would never take my calls nor returnt hem. do not trust this company.
Plant Services (Former Employee), Saratoga Springs, NY – January 9, 2014
Pros: long term benifits are good
i worked here for 4yrs...turnover rate is insane. There is no room to move up, never get decent raises. Last raise i got was a dime. I got written up for asking if someone worked there. 12hr rotating shifts ruin family life. have to wear steal toe shoes, safety glasses, and earplugs all day
if your a giver and bleed for the company than your in
2nd pressman (Current Employee), martinsburg book – October 23, 2013
Pros: they'll give you a job!
Cons: no breaks some days, low starting pay
I have worked for this company for two years now; it has been an uphill struggle since day one. I remember the days when I had no job, my unemployment benifits were dwindling out I had applied to many other company's before an never even got an interview. Was really down on my luck I needed work. I am a United States veteran an for about three years – more... I couldn't find a place to work. Saw this company on indeed. An did what any other old fool would do, I applied. With in three days I had an interview, first time in a long time I showed up in second hand cloths an tried to be as professional, as I could. Long short of it I begged them for a job an they gave me one. Started working at the book plant in martinsburg. My first day of work was a long one. This is rough work for low pay my raises are in quarters and to them that's all I am worth I have moved up in the ranks since than with no extra pay an with 4 times the responsibility I've showed up on days they've asked me to work an was sent home I havent showed up for days I said I'd work and was pointed for it, long short your life is not your own your owned by quad. – less
Productive, Fun Workplace with Opportunity to learn
Accounting Associate (Current Employee), Sussex, WI – September 1, 2013
Pros: healthcare, flexibility of hours
Quad is a great place to work. No 2 days are ever the same and everyone is friendly and willing to help teach and help when you need it. The best and hardest part of the job is sometimes you are left on your own to figure out a task which forces you to be creative and think out of the box.
second press operator (Former Employee), effingham, illinois – October 29, 2012
Pros: its a job
Cons: i could go on and on!
I learned a lot while I worked at the Effingham plant. This company doesn't pay anyone what they are worth. The benefits are expensive and only getting more expensive and don't cover anything. The management treats you like dirt and are the most unhonest bunch I have ever seen.
you're just a number in this company, no appreciation.
Ran most bindery equipment, top operator (Former Employee), Taunton, MA – October 26, 2012
Pros: can work every day, if you wanted.
Cons: must schedule your sick 2 wks ahead of time!!
I worked in the Taunton plant for 20 years and plant changed owners about 5 times. The leaders seemed to loose their common sense when it came to production and quality. They changed job schedules multiple times in a day, then can't understand why the numbers or quality was suffering. The biggest problem I had with the company, myself and others have – more... worked as much as 20hrs in a day, but tell them your can't work on a scheduled day off, you're treated like the bad guy! There is no appreciation in that company.. Good luck! – less
Prepress/Color mac operator (Former Employee), St. Louis Park, Minnesota – August 3, 2012
Pros: bathroom, air and lights
Cons: long hours, very low pay, uniforms
Nice place to work, if you want to work alot of hours for very low pay while wearing a uniform. They want high end talent for low end money. Lots of (long term) employees with very low skills, including managers.