Stone Setter (Former Employee) – Denton, TX – 24 August 2017
The only reason I give Management 3 stars is due to the lack of hearing when you aren't comfortable with a situation involving another coworker. The personal skills I learned were time management, taking a moment to review the work, learning to focus better and giving and/or receiving feedback. They were a good company to work for over all, management seemed to understand that sometimes life hits the dirt. The only hard part about the job was slow season.
The work place is run very inefficiently with bad communication between management and the floor. Certain leads will purposely create scenarios where they can make themselves look good while throwing you under the proverbial bus. The other co-workers are the best part of working there.
Call Center Agent (Former Employee) – Owatonna, MN – 30 June 2017
I enjoyed my job here..... great company to work for. If you like being able to help people on a daily basis and to help create memories for families to last a life time this is your place. They pay was great only down fall is the busy season where you are there for 10-12 hours a day makes for a very long day talking.
Results- oriented,hands on professional with more than 32 years of production experience seeking a position where I can utilize my work experience and
Seamster (Former Employee) – Laurens, SC – 2 May 2017
Very responsible honest, punctual and careful to maintain a superior attendance record. very dependable and enjoy working with people Organized, detail oriented and confident in interactions with individuals at all levels. Flexible and always willing to learn. Thorough knowledge of current manufacturing practices and a clear vision to accomplish the company goals
Great advancement opportunity at the expense of work-life balance
Marketing (Current Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – 24 April 2017
Typical day will include email inbox management and plentiful meetings. Expectation is related to task management, vs time management. In other words, stay until the job is done, not when the clock strikes 5. Not a huge amount of flexibility when it comes to working remotely because meetings are crucial for project management.
Little to no development in process improvement, operations team is lean to non-existant on an enterprise level. Only certain areas of the business are enabled with software to support workload and cross functional communication. This is a potential pain point if a candidate is not used to getting creative for resources.
Culture is hard to explain. It can depend on the project and the day. This was what I found to be the hardest aspect of the job, stress and pressure runs on high most days. However, there are great people in this company that are loyal, supportive and understanding of this pressure. It can be detrimental to productivity if it goes on too long, I have found. This seems to be a source of why I have had colleagues leave.
Overall Jostens is full of opportunity if you are able to operate within the company politics and don't mind working long hours throughout certain times of the year.
Pay, Opportunity to grow, Travel, Developing broad range of skills
Floor Hand (Current Employee) – Denton, TX – 10 February 2017
The plant where I work is corrupt. Nepotism. Cutting corners. Poor quality being sent out the door to reach numbers. No stability. Either have excessive hours or no hours. The place is filthy. The restrooms are unhygienic. Bugs everywhere. Everyday is torture and you force yourself to come to work.
Employee (Current Employee) – Denton, TX – 9 December 2016
The upper management at the Denton location has created a "Good Ole Boys" network of which if you are not accepted in their click, it will be very hard for you to achieve or progress within the company, even if you do exceed expectations. Jostens is not a company that invests in their employees. While a few of their favorites get to enjoy perks within the company, it is not widely open that all employees will get the appropriate training or learning opportunities as the elite few. If you need a job to get to your next career move then Jostens is the place, however it is not a company to sign up for long successful career growth and opportunities.
I loved working for Jostens Inc i was with them for 13yrs.They allowed me to grow and learn from my mistakes,which has made me into the great skilled machine operator that i am today Jostens Group leaders taught me everything i know about running a machine.Our maintenance team also taught me how to trouble shot on the machine as well as fix them. Love you Jostens you are sadly missed. Plant shut down in 2012
Also we was always being treated to a lunch or diner on the company
Very family-oriented company everyone's pretty much laid back you work at your own pace but you have to keep up with production you get the summer months off plus unemployment benefits so that's not too bad not really too many chances advancements but you can and the pay really sucks its been people there for 10 years that only make 13 to 14 a hour and raise be like 5cent to 23 cents a year
High school call center rep. (Current Employee) – Owatonna, MN – 29 June 2016
I really love working for jostens. Awesome people, the environment is great, always doing fun days for football or holidays.... My trainer was top notch. Help phone people always helped out. I worked as a call center rep in high school... I loved my job.
Packer (Former Employee) – Simpsonville, SC – 11 November 2015
a wonderful place to work. i learned the ability to work at very fast pace than i usually worked. the management is very supportive and the co-workers all work as a team. there isnt a hard part about the job when you love what you are doing.