Poorly managed corporation with little regard for it's employees
Senior Client Coordinator (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – December 29, 2017
Schawk was a great place to work until it's merger with Matthews International. Now it's just a very large, publicly traded corporation that only cares about it's stock holders and not the employees that keep the profits coming.
Schawk is a great company that is multi-faceted media print company that not only puts the client first but also encourages independent thinking. The company values their employees and holds them accountable for their responsibilities.
flexible work hours, free classes for skill training
Was fun going to the bar after work with coworkers.
Production Artist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 24, 2017
Most people worked hard, were quick with the mac & programs. For the most part, people got along and did what they had to do. Managers could be better, but I've seen worst. Keep in mind this was during the Sears/Kmart era!
Remote Worker (Former Employee) – Woburn, MA – August 8, 2017
I was hired and started working right away. Fellow employees are always willing to help if you should be stuck on something. Ask your Manager for training on something new and they will fit it into your schedule. When they are busy, they are really busy. Meetings are never boring. Input is always welcome from every employee.
Imaging Specialist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 13, 2017
By far the best job I ever had. The hours were perfect for my drive in from the 'burbs. The jobs were well thought-out beforehand. The people (both coworkers and mid-management) were always there to help when needed.
Designer (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 13, 2016
Layoffs about twice a year (I hear there is barely anyone left so maybe that is no longer the case). No variety of work due to lack of accounts. One really never feels secure regardless of how good they are at their job. Some of the best people were laid off or targeted until they quit. You don't realize how dysfunctional the environment is until you go someplace else.
I worked as an on site at Schawk's Bacardi USA account in Coral Gables FL, as a Sr Client Coordinator/Project Manager. Handling the traffic for Print advertising and production of outdoor advertising. I was with Schawk from 2008 till Dec of 2015, an amazing learning experience.
Productive and process oriented company but lack a good management
QA Analyst (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 4, 2015
This is a great place to get a start in the ad agency world.The people you work with will be great but the management keeps switching and thus impacting the active projects. Most often noticed conflicts of interest b/w the management have affected the company on unnecessary expenditure.
Copywriter (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 11, 2014
This is a great place to get a start in the ad agency world, but with extremely low pay, no room for advancement, a top heavy management structure, and draconian policies and practices you won't stay here long.
The people you work with will be great but overworked and abused. The owners (the Schawk's) care nothing about their people and only about how much money they are going to make.
If you have no other choice you should take the job for the experience but do not stop looking for a better job.