Valassis

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

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

I worked at Valassis full-time (more than 5 years)

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

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    Run, don't walk away from this company

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator

    I worked at Valassis full-time (more than 5 years)

    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
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    Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Livonia, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Livonia, MI (US)

    I worked at Valassis full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and track record

    Cons

    Poor management and culture is iffy.

    No opinion of CEO
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