Graphic Designer/Production Artist (Former Employee) – Rochester, MN – June 4, 2019
I worked at Minuteman Press for over 5 years. In my time I have learned a lot of skills and got to meet a lot of customers, and had quite a bit of fun. It was great over the years meeting new people and designing their projects. However the management was not the best and would belittle you and make you feel like Dirt if you made a small mistake. Basically grind you into dirt for selecting the wrong paper type or not putting away the paper. Management will ruin any fun that you are trying to have.
The lack of benefits and vacation time really hurts when trying to raise a family and take time off. Like I said overworked and underappreciated is putting it mildly.
It is a good starting job for those looking to get into the graphic design and print field. Nothing more as there is absolutely no room for advancement as you are working in a small shop of 2 to 3 people.
Somewhat Flexible Hours, Fun at Times, Meet New People
Graphic Designer (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – April 26, 2019
I was employed for a very short time because the owner was not patient enough to give me a full 90 day period. I admit that I was just getting into the business. However, the way I was trained and put out there was too fast and unforgiving. I'd advise you to stay away from these franchises because the way some of these businesses run their stores are only beneficial to the owners. The owners are never on the employees' side.
It's literally working for them and nothing else besides the money.
If you are trying to get into the graphic design/creative field, you could do this but this is at the bottom of the list for a career starter.
Good place to work, no benifita, little opportunity for advancemwnt
Print Production Manager (Former Employee) – Norcross, GA – December 29, 2018
Minuteman Press is a small store situated in a high volume small business sector off Peachtree Ind. The staff is nice but there are no benifits for the employees as the store only has a total of 4 employees including the owner. Also, with the store being so small there is little room for advancement in the company.
Sometimes a Fun place to work if everybody come to work
Production manager (Former Employee) – Norcross, GA – November 29, 2018
All male place only 4 employees. Employees come to work when they get ready and leave when they get ready. Sometimes go to lunch and not come back. Owner is very impatient and sometimes have temper tantrums. But never spoke directly to employees about the situation but talked about them to other employees.
Press Operator (Former Employee) – Bethlehem, PA – August 30, 2018
The only bad thing about working there is there is composition between the owners. 3 owners want you to do different things. never sure who to listen to. Good working atmosphere and good hours. no overtime.
answering phone seeing to customer that walk in. check voicemail. Enter paid invoices into the system. I learn a lot about different aspect of the print and graphic design part of the job. The boss he is a great guy. Very nice. work place is small there are only 4 people working. the hardest part about the job is the slow pace and then there is not benefits. But I have to say I do enjoy working with the guys good laughs and great jokes.
Graphic Designer, PrePress Specialist (Former Employee) – Beverly, MA – February 15, 2018
I always looked forward to going to work. The days went by fast and there was always something great happening. My co-workers were always great and to this day I am still friends with them as well as with the owner.
Press Operator (Former Employee) – Beaverton, OR – February 1, 2018
There's not much to write about here. It was a fair environment with fair management and fair compensation. I was basically the "Jack of all trades" there. I ran a Ryobi 3302 and did all of the printing for the company, I operated all of the bindery equipment and did about 80% of that work, I was training on 2 digital machines and I also did deliveries.
Graphic Designer/Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – January 23, 2018
Working at this Minuteman location takes someone who doesn't mind being yelled at for mistakes. I worked there for 6 months and never really felt trained. I was expected to know the job very quickly even though there were a lot of particular nuances that made learning the business tricky. My multitasking skills were put to the limit as there was no front desk person to great customers and we were expected to do that function as well as answer phones and respond to emails within 5 mins of receiving them. Honestly all of this would be fine if the owner was more open about the training process instead of waiting until you crash to tell you he didn't think you could do it any way. More than once I was told that I wasn't qualified for the job when I was hired and was constantly put down for mistakes.
Graphic Designer (Current Employee) – Castle Rock, CO – January 21, 2018
Not provided a clear vision of what Minuteman the company would like to see as far as correct procedures and company reviews. Raises and advancement in the company are non-existent. Wish they would gain more insight through employees and become more hands on to improve growth.
Plenty to do with customer interaction.
Company doesn't seem to care about it's employees. Depends on which location one is at.