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.
Line Presser (Former Employee) – Chalfont, PA – June 27, 2016
I was not a fan of the work environment, but I learned alot of invaluable skills from my time at this position as well.They only had 12 hour shifts which did not work well with the rest of my schedule.
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.
INKJET LEAD (Former Employee) – Hartford, WI – May 14, 2016
The typical day at Quad Graphics would be to check with the inkjet operators in my area and work with them on problems they might have down the road. Teach inkjet operators on the most effective ways to clean units.
Bindery Technician (Former Employee) – Pewaukee, WI – November 9, 2015
great place to work, although some employees are allowed to lag and not maintain a equal pace with many of the employees. their is some favortism towards particular employees, and advancement should be made more available to all.
Roll Tender and Press Material Handler (Current Employee) – 855 Caperton Blvd, Martinsburg, WV 25403 – May 7, 2015
You are constantly on your feet for 12 hours watching a huge machine lift and stack magazines. You carefully have to keep an eye out for any mess ups the machine causes or jam ups coming down the line. While this is happening you also have to deal with product kicking out. When it does kick out you must scan the load tag, put a box top on the skid, and refill the machine with another skid. But this is only if the press is running. Occasionally, the press does go down and then you have to go in the back to clean up and put the paper back in. Simple things I have learned are simple computer inputs, developing better time management skills, and being able to work with different people. The co-workers are sometimes stand offish but most of the time they are nice to talk to and they work hard. The management is always around to make sure everything is going as planned, or they come to help with messes. The hardest part for me is having to stand the whole 12 hours, but on the bright side I find that the people there can make you laugh more than you expected.
Finishing technician (Current Employee) – Merced, CA – April 14, 2016
To me it's a very mind numbing and boring job. It's filled with repetitive tasks. I find that I often I am put into no win situations. Also the management seems to not care or if they do it seems forced and insincere
I started work here right out of high school as a summer job while in college. I was an 18 year old female with a strong work ethic. I worked that whole first summer as a technician/pocket feeder. By my second college break I was moved up to a finishing operators assistant. During my last break I was operating on and off.
A typical day is never typical. I've worked on probably every machine in the finishing plant in probably half of the offered positions. During your shift they try to get you on a set machine but overtime you're thrown where ever they need an extra pair of hands. I've spent 12 hour days folding and taping boxes.
Another con is lazy co workers. Many nights I would be doing the work of three people just to keep the machine running. This is mostly due to the fact that a lot of the temp workers are brought in from inner city milwaukee. They only last a day or so, if that, and then you're stuck training another temp employee that won't even last you a day.
But aside from the cons, I really enjoyed my time there. The full time employees are all very nice and also hard workers like myself. Most of the management is friendly although a few of them didn't take me seriously because of my age and gender. There is a lot free thinking involved in the job duties and independent work. It's all what you make of it in the end. If you like to work and want to work you will get plenty of overtime and alright pay.