Bindery Supervisor (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – July 20, 2018
My first day started with an overview, not of the company or of the shift I would be supervising, nor an introduction to my staff, but a comprehensive set of instructions on how the vending in the break area worked.
The management above me did not really seem to have a good grasp on the details of running such a large operation, and tended to allow their subordinates (for lack of a better word) push them around. Several times a night I was given contradictory instructions, and therefore lost a lot of credibility with my crew as it would appear that I could not make up my mind.
The equipment is poorly kept, but there are those on staff that do their best with what they are given.
It was highly unorganized, and while I was there, instead of consolidating under one building, or in one corporate park, they moved the "pressroom" to another building approx two miles away.
All in all, while not the worst place I have ever been employed, I most certainly would not recommend it.
Employee (Current Employee) – Portland, OR – August 21, 2019
This place is a fun environment for people who don't mind a fast paced, results oriented workplace. The people are very friendly and they allow dogs in the office which makes everything a lot more relaxed even in the midst of tight deadlines. Customers come first and everyone works toward that end. Management has really focused on keeping employees feeling good about themselves and their jobs and people can feel the change. Production workers get lots of perks and have a great schedule with 3 days on/4 days off/4 days on/3 days off. 12 hour shifts but a 15 minute break every 2 hours makes the days go fast. Lots of opportunity for committed employees.
Sorter/Packer (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – August 17, 2019
The work was fine and not too strenuous or difficult. Management was terrible. Was only getting 1 day off every 18 days and working on average 14 hour shifts. It was an absolute night mare. No formal training whatsoever. 1 supervisor in particular would yell and cuss employees out. The manager did not care and would resort to intimidation tactics and threaten employment if you made mistakes.