Team Lead (Current Employee) – Champaign, IL – June 14, 2018
It was such a great place to work at and can still be, but the new management totally ruins it with the micro-managing and the lack of communication between managers and employees. You can move up the chain and gain experience only so far. You can be the most hardworking person, but it all doesn’t matter, because they’ll choose to hire a (degree over experience) any day. Which really shows with the amount of new hires consistently leaving between 1-2 years of employment at HJ manufacturing division. Been here for a decade and seen so many good long time employees resigning due to the management, Taking their knowledge, experiences and contacts with them, straight to the competition. They are feeling undervalued and unappreciated. Destroying the moral and motivations of others. People are not leaving HJ they are leaving their managers. Your work place should be your second home.
One of the hardest thing I have ever done working in this plant is having to work with management that are not cut out to be leaders.
Monogrammer (Current Employee) – Champaign, IL – May 29, 2018
Fun but fast paced work that made the day go by. The work environment was a very friendly and comfortable place to work in. The managerial part is a little unorthodox and confuaing but everything there is done for a reason. Overall a great place to work at though.
Shipping Clerk (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – May 21, 2018
Mirco manage to the extreme. They never give you 24 hour notice of over time. They will let you an hour before end of shift. If for what ever reason you cant stay you get a verbal warning. Shouldn't not be your only job maybe a 2nd job or beginning work history.
Yearbook Layout Typist (Former Employee) – Gettysburg, PA – May 7, 2018
I had three little children and I worked from home. I would go to Herff Jones Yearbook Company to pick up the work. Using my computer at home, would type all of the information from the schools and include Herff Jones publishing codes, copy it onto a floppy disk and return it to Herff Jones. They would run it through there computers to print out the yearbook.
Sales Representative (Former Employee) – VA – April 28, 2018
Loved the school environment/culture/climate. I don't recommend those without a teaching background for this position. Must be appreciative of teachers/teaching. Those who want to "sell and run" won't last long in this environment.
I've learned a lot about being a sales and service rep. The manager is awesome to work for. You travel a lot to different schools located in NC and SC selling graduation supplies. The hardest part of the job is sometimes it can get really busy trying to assist customers in a timely manner. However, I truly enjoy meeting and talking with the students and parents, The end results of seeing them smile after they have purchased their products is such a good feeling.
Photography Customer Service (Former Employee) – Logan, UT – February 19, 2018
They valued their employees, Low turn over. Great pay and bonus and always good about showing their appreciation and work was always fun and the co-workers worked as a team. HR was amazing and approachable.
Artist (Former Employee) – Edwardsville, KS – January 17, 2018
Working for Herff Jones will flesh out your comfort with various adobe products and will teach you how to engage with clients of all sorts. It also makes aware how much of an impact your file setup has on the printing process and will teach you how to get the most out of the press.
Horrible corporate bog with real humility or human decency.
Pre Press Graphic Designer (Current Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – January 7, 2018
Classic case of uninformed pretentious management making 80,000 a year while other employees make around 20,000. There is a palettable sense of disrespect from managemnet and expectations to commit to work life imbalance. Expendable is the main feeling I've had while working at this unhealthy corporation.
Some nice people
Disrespect from management, you will feel as though you are a cog and don't matter.