Valassis

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Long work hours within a stressful work environment for little reward.

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Former Employee - Marketing Specialist  in  Livonia, MI (US)
Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Livonia, MI (US)

Pros

Co-workers (non-management) are helpful and all-around good people. Casual dress code. Starting vacation days are generous. Livonia building facilities offer many amenities.

Cons

Work/Life balance is non-existent. Unless you are a working mother, do not expect to leave at 5pm on a daily basis. Single or married individuals without children are left to handle the workload of their co-workers. You will work evening and weekends regardless of what you are told during the hiring process (sans overtime pay). Supervisors rarely have experience in the department they oversee and offer little help during stressful seasonal periods. Computer systems are dated and slow (most internal systems are dos based). Little opportunity for advancement; Raises are even more rare. Unless you are one of the "chosen" few, do not expect to move up the corporate ladder.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Supervisors and upper-management need to stop taking credit for their employee's hard work and ideas. Talk to your employees and ask for their honest opinions. Someone who does the job everyday can offer much more insight than an outside consultant who observes for less than a day. Raises and bonuses should not solely be based on goals set at the beginning of a year when variables constantly change; Understand most employees are doing the work for (2) people.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Valassis

  1.  

    Run, don't walk away from this company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator

    Pros

    Benefits, but I doubt they are at good rates.

    Cons

    Management is the WORST I have ever worked for! I have no words!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Former employee review from Livonia, MI

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Livonia, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Livonia, MI (US)

    Pros

    Health benefits, nothing of value after that

    Cons

    No work life balance, expected overtime rather than hire enough employees to accommodate workloads, too many meetings, forced "fun" activities. Top heavy management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, not just management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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