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Old 08-04-2010, 12:34 PM
 
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Hello everyone,

I have a friend who has a job offer from Quad Graphics. She's from out of town. She asked me if I've heard anything. I really can't tell her much about it. I do recall in college there was an intern who was very unhappy there. Does anyone know what their work environment is like? What kind of culture do they have?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:43 PM
 
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Default Quad Work Environment

Quad is a tough place to work long-term. You have to wear uniforms - navy blue with your name tag embroidered on your shirt. Very much like a service station employee.

Also, many positions require rotating shifts - and that means 7am-7pm or 7pm-7am. Shifts rotate yearly.

And finally, I worked at the Sussex facility and for most of us, it's quite a hike!

If you want to work there, you gotta believe in the religion of QUAD!!
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Old 08-06-2010, 09:03 PM
 
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Thank you for your reply. I was wondering if anyone would answer.

My friend would be working in the professional building. She wouldn't have to worry about uniforms.

I've been doing my own research for her. I've found a number of bad posts about the work environment. It doesn't sound like a good work environment. One place that I found stated that the pay wasn't competitive. They also stated that advancement was not good either. I did notice that they are not listed as one of the best places to work. I think I may have to warn my friend.

Does anyone else have any opinions?

Thank you again.
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Old 10-06-2010, 02:47 AM
 
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just curious how the roating shift works if its yearly, does it go by seniorty please explain...?
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:17 AM
 
Location: IL
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I have a friend that has worked there for as couple of a long time and he really likes it there. He does the rotating shift thing, but I don't think it is yearly. I know he has made a lot money being there, and he has passed up a few advancement opportunities since he likes the shift work.
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Keonsha, Wisconsin
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Check out this link:
Quad/Graphics Reviews | Glassdoor.com

Does the line below sound familiar? There is still discrimination in the workplace, no matter who a woman works for.

Quote:
Hours. Lack of advancement opportunities for females.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilly_L...ay_Act_of_2009

Quad layoffs:
Quad/Graphics to lay off 140 more employees - The Business Journal of Milwaukee

Whom is your friend replacing? Possibly a laid off worker? And why? Layoffs usually means cutback measures, e.g., pay for certain employees was too high, lack of positive production, etc..

I heard that U.P.S. will be hiring 50,000 people.
UPS & Kohl's Hiring Thousands - Jacksonville Jobs News Story - WJXT Jacksonville (http://www.news4jax.com/jobs/25312528/detail.html - broken link)
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:13 AM
 
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i kno this is like 4 months straight but i been workin at quad for like 6 months is not bad and actually i got a couple job offers payin me 9 bucks for wat i do kno and i get paid 10 buck plus a 75 cent shift premium and they r not a year they r every 6 months eventually in a year everyone well have the same days so its realy fair . its 12 hrs shifts but u onli work four days one week and three the next . and the benefits and advancement oppurtunities are GREAT!
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