Valassis Employee Reviews

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Not great but okay
Marketing/Design (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJanuary 12, 2017
Once the company was bought out by two different companies, things started going down hill. The first transaction things went down hill with pressures on management that trickles down to the lower ranks. Once the company got bought off the NYSE by a private institution it only got worse. More politics and high school behaviors that I have ever seen in my 30 years of being employed in business.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
management, associate interactions, unnecessary and unrealistic goals/pressures on all employees, low pay, decreasing benefits and much more
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Run away....Fast
Director of National Sales (Current Employee) –  IndianaSeptember 5, 2016
This used to be a great place to work until about two years ago. They are selling print media and coupons and trying to convince clients that this works. Their digital platform is weak but they are too late to the party. Every other digital company out there is years ahead of their technology. They have no loyalty to their good salespeople. You are only as good as your last sale. People make century club one year and have a rough year the following year and then are put on a performance plan. It's 100% performance with absolutely no work life balance.
Pros
Compensation is reasonable if you can sell their products.
Cons
Print product is obsolete, leadership is weak and cowardly, impossible to sell majority of the products due to pricing greed, no job security.
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Good Place to Work
Director of National Sales (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHOctober 17, 2016
-1:1's with Team Meetings

-On boarding with company is long, need to update training

-Innovative Meetings

-Great support from Leadership

-Co-Workers are very supportive

-Management is great

-Hardest part of job is learning all the facets of the job

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Pros
Great Work/Life balance. Strong demand for product in markets. On going training.
Cons
To much of a focus on Digital, trying to build the bike and ride it. Not much of an opportunity for advancement
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Good Pay for College Grads
Client Media Coordinator (Current Employee) –  HoustonFebruary 23, 2017
Pros
Starting pay is good if you're right out of college.
Good work/life balance - Flexibility
Offers work from home one day a week
Full benefits
Typical holiday pay and vacation

Cons
Management play favorites
Very stressful at times
Lots of finger pointing and co-workers will throw you under bus
Lack of accountability
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The best part are the employees
Program Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 3, 2016
This place has pros and cons like most jobs. It's stressful as more responsibilities keep being added to the position. Not everyone can do the job, so be sure you're ready to be a little stressed before accepting. Management needs to be better! Good benefits, ok pay but could be much better for the work that's being done. With all the responsibilities that are required from you, you'll definitely be able to add more skills to your resume. The co-workers make the job better, great people in the office.
Pros
Good benefits, work/life balance, co-workers
Cons
Management, stressful job, compensation, no advancement
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Family Environment Manufacturing Facility
Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) –  Wichita, KSSeptember 7, 2016
Typical day consisted of supplying paper rolls for presses, shipping products via trucks, receiving raw material via trucks/railcars, constant communication between departments to maintain proper production flow. Management was friendly and interactive with all workers. The company was ever changing to keep up with the digital world. I gave the company a low score on job security because they shut the doors on our plant and if you wished to remain with the company, you had to relocate out of state, which was not a good option for me.
Pros
Friendly atmosphere, six days off every six weeks
Cons
Closure of Plant, increasing cost of healthcare
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Valassis Digital
Digital Sales Director (Current Employee) –  United StatesOctober 25, 2016
New management team is doing a great job of turning around the culture and growing the Digital team. Partnering with core sales team is difficult, as they are more focused on selling print media solutions. The Valassis Digital product portfolio has had trouble meeting client and core sales executive expectations.
Pros
growing division of much larger organization
Cons
structure supporting core sales team
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Fellow employees are actually the best part.
Tech 2 (Current Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHJanuary 20, 2017
Management is horrible, favortism, unfair treatment of employees. Supervisors have no care for employees and there issues. Twelve hour shifts management doesn't listen to concerns or problems. Unfair pay scale new company hires are hired in at a higher base pay than people who have been there five or ten years currently make. Hispanic people are always treated better than anyone else. They dont check paperwork there's alot of illegal immigrants and under age people working there.
Cons
Rude supervisors, not enough pay, favortism, 12 hr shifts
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Excellent Employees and Local Management
Pressroom Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Wichita KansasMarch 23, 2016
Spent many years working with quality team of individuals who cared about each other. Employees are most dedicated hard working group of people I have had the pleasure to work with. Local management was responsive to employees needs and balanced business with employees needs very well. Many opportunities to advance through the years and very well compensated. Decent benefits overall that declined through the years as many companies have. The hardest part of the job was working nights, 12 hours and the schedule, but one of the better parts was the schedule days off (balance).
Pros
The wonderful people you get to work with, the pay, local management
Cons
long hours, nights, Harland Clarke buying out Valassis
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Bad significantly outweighs the good.
Graphic Artist/Client Supplied Prepress (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZMarch 13, 2016
No advancement, they make employees do the work of 2-3 people, over-react to problems and mistakes, expect perfection, high rate of turnover, management doesn't listen to employees, no raises, compensation packages decrease every year, unqualified/untrained managers, office environmental air quality isn't good and usually very cold.

The best part of Valassis is the associates, flexible hours, the charity wing and general safety of the offices in South Phoenix.
Pros
plenty of parking, safe grounds, flexible hours, good charity wing
Cons
bad managers, no raises, overworked employees, unqualified managers, air quality bad, decreasing benefits
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Management issues
N/A (Former Employee) –  KYJanuary 12, 2017
The company is split into two parts. The sister company wishes to go one way, while the local company wants to do as they have always done. This puts further management in the middle which causes stress.
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productive work
Strapper (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 10, 2016
a typical day at this employer was okay I normally knew where to go everyday without asking a manager. I learned a lot from this job and management was okay I also had great co workers at this employer. the hardest part of the job was standing for 12 hours. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to work for a good company.
Pros
pizza at meetings
Cons
short breaks no off days
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Solid employer in an unsolid world
DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL SALES (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 23, 2015
Valassis is a good place to call home if you are willing to work hard, embrace change and address the challenge of a print company trying to quickly transition to a digital world.

Good work/life balance and caring management. Benefits have deteriorated significantly in the face of sky-rocketing health care costs.

Employees want the company to succeed and work hard on behalf of our customers. Oft-times, the bureaucratic practices of the company can make it hard to do business with from a customer perspective and there are many battles between Sales and Finance before presenting deals to clients.

All-in-all, a good place to work with opportunity to advance laterally and promotionally for those who deliver results.
Pros
Strong leadership, work/life balance, ability to impact the bottom-line
Cons
Benefits, Adaptation to Change
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Productive work enviorment with good training
Forklift Operator and Material Handler (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 1, 2017
I had a great time working here, trained me on how to use forklifts, electric pallet Jacks and all the safety regulations that come with it. They offered plenty of overtime with overtime pay.
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Fast pace environment easy and friendly
Production Technician I (Current Employee) –  Austell, GAJanuary 25, 2017
Valassis is an easy fast pace environment, where everyone communicate about every part of and job and production and work together as an team. I learn how to communicate with one another and keep everything efficient.
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Pro-employee work environment
Promotion Coordinator, Cooperative FSI (Former Employee) –  Livonia, MIDecember 9, 2016
Valassis is known for it's pro-employee work environment. The philosophy is that when employees are happy and feel important, it will be reflected in their work.
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Great people to work with.
Client Coordinator (Former Employee) –  HoustonJuly 12, 2016
Great people to work with, management works with you consistently to help you be successful in all aspects of your job.
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Had fun working towards my goals
Production Worker (Current Employee) –  Newark, DEDecember 12, 2016
Running machinery , learning operating skills and copy materials, working well with others, alone and in groups. Id go into work and grab a forklift my paperwork and start work right away
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Long Hours with shot breaks
Scooper (Former Employee) –  Belleville, MIJuly 12, 2016
This job required a you to keep up with a machine that was constantly moving at a fast pace. You have to bundle up the packages coming down the line and then also stack them on a pallet, wrap them, and then move the pallet to be picked up, all while the line was still in motion. If the pay was better this job might have been worth it, but in the end you were doing more work than the job was worth.
Pros
Free coupons
Cons
short breaks and very short notice of mandatory over-time
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Overall Great Place to Work
Client Program Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Auburn, WAJuly 13, 2014
Managed assigned account base in direct mail segment of the business. Learned how to prioritize in fast paced environment and broadened excel skills. My immediate CS team was great...we all worked well together and supported each other. Overall great management and they cared about the team and our workload. Hardest part of the job was lack of advancement opportunities to grow and innovate within current role. The most enjoyable part of the job was working directly with the clients and building relationships.
Pros
work/life balance, benefits and co-workers
Cons
no room for advancement in my location
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