Harland Clarke

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Harland Clarke Reviews

Updated 30 December, 2014
Updated 30 December, 2014
130 Reviews
3.1
130 Reviews
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Harland Clarke President and CEO Chuck Dawson
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company does have good benefits (in 11 reviews)

  • Good pay, good benefits, room to grow (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Cost cutting is the only game in town (in 7 reviews)

  • Check order is a dying industry and no future in that line of work (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good culture, constantly evolving business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harland Clarke

    Pros

    Good, talented, forward thinking leadership

    Cons

    Average pay and benefits if you are not in sales

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Some candid advice to those whose companies get acquired by Harland Clarke Holding Company

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Harland Clarke full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I cannot think of any. They don't even have the basic decency to keep any of their promises or give decent severance packages to employees of the companies they acquire (and then let people go),

    Cons

    Advice if your company gets acquired by Harland-Clarke:

    1) Do not believe ANYTHING coming from Harland-Clarke's executives (promises about growth, investing into your company and its products, dedication to people's careers, etc.)

    2) Start looking for a new job. RIGHT AWAY (unless you were planning to retire anyway).

    3) If H-C CEO or other executive(s) come to town to give a speech and meet-and-greet new employess: see advice 1) and 2)

    4) If H-C make all kinds of promises about retention, growth, their great culture, how they intend to make the new companies they acquire successful etc.: see advice 1) and 2)

    5) Whatever Harland-Clarke CEO tells you, in big or small meetings, town halls, webcasts or any other forum: see advice 1) and 2).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If I believed you had basic moral integrity and honesty, I'd probably share some. But I don't -- folks like you are why the main-stream America has such a negative perception of large corporations and their executives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a Career Stop

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Braunfels, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Braunfels, TX (US)

    I worked at Harland Clarke

    Pros

    Community focus and charitable spirit. Flexible work hours.

    Cons

    Inadequate training, pay for duties performed and expected and overall poor treatment of employees. Tendency of upper management to turn a blind eye and show favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the people who are the true backbone of the company by compensating them properly, have proper training and mentors in place and remove the attitude of cliques within the upper hierarchy.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    It's about cost take out vs. valuing committed employees

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    Current Employee - Drone
    Current Employee - Drone

    I have been working at Harland Clarke

    Pros

    Well recognized company in the market

    Cons

    Always trying to keep people from ear I g too much money. Capped earnings and inwardly focused control freak "leadership" stopped investing in people years ago. Unlike John H Harland Co., Harland Clarke has tunnel vision when it comes to a broad view of what it takes to be a great company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look in the mirror then resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A good start

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Artist in New Braunfels, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Production Artist in New Braunfels, TX (US)

    I have been working at Harland Clarke as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    friendly people, plenty of work to be done, relatively up to date office, good communication between employees, wide variety of people work there

    Cons

    plenty of technical blockers, production can be slow, work in position can be very dull and redundant.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    An amazing company to work for. They have fun and enjoy working with the entire office

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Colorado Springs, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Colorado Springs, CO (US)

    I worked at Harland Clarke full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    This company offers several opportunities to volunteer in our community. They have a great Diversity and Inclusion team, as well as above average training.

    Cons

    No longer have a call center in Colorado. The closure did not offer paid transfers for anyone wanting to stay with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make certain each employee is given the rate of pay they deserve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Shipper

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Harland Clarke full-time

    Pros

    great pay, easy job, love job

    Cons

    gets a little boring, coworkers can be rude

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    To Big For Their Own Good

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Database Engineer in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I worked at Harland Clarke full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good managers and really great people

    Cons

    Micro-managmenment killed the spirit of a great company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    start over

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good pay and benefits, if you don't mind being treated like a robot.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I worked at Harland Clarke part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here are the pay and the benefits, I also made quite a few lifelong friends. When I worked there raises were very much affected by your performance and that can be a good or bad thing.

    Cons

    I felt like they expected me to be a robot. There was very little room for human error. Also they were very very strict on adherence to your schedule, even if you missed your break because you were stuck on a phone call for them it was likely that your adherence score for the day would go way down increasing your chances of getting written up,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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