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On average, employees at Schawk! give their company a 3.5 rating out of 5.0 - which is 8% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Schawk! employees are Production Artists submitting an average rating of 4.3.

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3.5
Average Rating
(based on 9 Schawk! Review Ratings)
Company Culture
2.8
Growth Opportunities
3.2
People You Work With
3.8
Person You Work For
4.2
Rewards You Receive
3.7
Support You Get
3.4
Way You Work
3.8
Work Setting
3.1
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Schawk! Employee
in Chicago, IL

"I have never seen a more mismanaged company. Amway and Sears for clients. Sears is going bankrupt and Amway has dubious politics and business practices. The managing director is an ignorant dictator who thinks he's God's gift to copywriting. He has no clue how to expand business opportunities. He tells art directors how to design all the time and couldn't be more wrong."

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Schawk! Employee
in Chicago, IL

"I felt the company played favorites and didn't give job opportunities to people who had a proven portfolio and real world experience. It's the type of place where you could start as a mailroom worker and end up as an Art Director a few years later. I worked there for 15 months and during my time they had 5 rounds of layoffs. People are generally unhappy and are constantly complaining. It made for a very negative work environment."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

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Schawk! (18)

3.5 Highest Rated in this Industry is Schawk! (18)
1.9 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Stephen Gould (5)
3.2 Average of All Companies in this Industry (273)
Schawk! Employee
in Santa Barbara, CA

"My roll at Schawk, Inc was to sit onsite as the point of contact as a vendor to Mentor Worldwide LLC (a Johnson & Johnson company) and manage the production of Schawk, Mentor and various vendors. I produced metrics, data and KPI's to key stakeholders and executive partners."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Schawk! Employee
in Santa Barbara, CA

"I was a sole onsite- production manager representing the company with little to no support. I would like to be back to working with a team of passionate and innovative people."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Average Schawk! Ratings in the Past 2 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $4
Production Coordinator
in Los Angeles, CA

"Great place to work!"

What do you like about working at Schawk!?

"Great entertainment accounts and the most employees were very skilled and easy to work with!"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"No, but I wish I was back working there! It was one of the greatest experiences within my 20 year career."

What don't you like about working at Schawk!?

"Working grave yard during a period of working for the company, but great company"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The company was vary fair in almost everything pertaining to schedules and understanding of employees needs"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Shipping Manager
in Los Angeles, CA

What do you like about working at Schawk!?

"The people are exceptional hard working with customer satisfaction always in mind"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Good place to start, especially if upper management is more involved"

What don't you like about working at Schawk!?

"The uncertainty, cut backs, lay offs, re-structuring and overall moral within the work force"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Communication, keep the employees involved and informed. Attitude and better skills at implementing ideas to the work force."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Instructor
in Chicago, IL
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4.4 / 5
Support You Get 4.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.6 / 5
Company Culture 4.6 / 5 Way You Work 4.6 / 5
Production Artist
in Chicago, IL
Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Production Artist

"State of the Art Studio."

Schawk! Employee

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"If you want to get in the door this is the place to do it."

Senior Production Artist

What do you like about working at Schawk!?

"The people I work with"

What don't you like about working at Schawk!?

"Work culture is terrible. Low morale. Sweatshop like workplace. Upper management concerned only about bottom line. Unfair promotion practices. No program or concern for career advancement. Low pay."

Person You Work For 2.1 / 5 People You Work With 2.9 / 5 Work Setting 1.7 / 5
Support You Get 3.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.8 / 5
Company Culture 1.7 / 5 Way You Work 2.4 / 5
Production Artist

What do you like about working at Schawk!?

"Atmosphere, and co-workers."

What don't you like about working at Schawk!?

"Nothing really it was a great place to work."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"None, they did a real great job."

Campaign Manager
in San Francisco, CA

"Branding and interactive meet at Real Branding."

What do you like about working at Schawk!?

"I worked both sides of the Agency business: 1) Media Planning and Buyer 2) Internet Trafficking. Planned, bought, trafficked, reported, and analyzed all paid and non-paid mediaTroubleshot ad creative issues while serving as the technical contactEvaluated campaign metrics while making optimization recommendations Quality assurance manager for all creative assets"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Creative shop, Website redesign, and Branding opportunities are available at Real Branding. Plus lovers of Beer: Real Beer."

What don't you like about working at Schawk!?

"They no longer offer services for Online Media."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Bring back online Media buying and planning. Right now Real Branding offers web site design and branding opportunities."

Network Systems Administrator
in Stamford, CT

"The Economy changes everything"

What do you like about working at Schawk!?

"Open environment"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Try to get a job at the corporate office because the local branches keep getting consolidated"

What don't you like about working at Schawk!?

"Corporate Office keeps closing local branches to do more with less and sending jobs off shore"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Keep Americans Employed"

Senior Copywriter
in Chicago, IL

"Experince looks great on resume - Get it and get out!"

What do you like about working at Schawk!?

"Not much really. I guess the office/photo studio is nice, but is in a really bad neighborhood."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is unlikely that you will interview with the company. About 99% of all full-time employees (at least those in the the creative roles) worked as temps first. Only very rarely will they actually interview outside to fill a role."

What don't you like about working at Schawk!?

"Management lacks all ability to plan. No concept of work/life balance. Lousy pay. No growth opportunities. Management not open to ideas from workers. management expects you to come in to work any time they ask regardless of time of day or night or weekend, usually to cover their tails because they did not plan properly. I have had vacations canceled at the last minute, missed my train home, and all sorts of nastiness. On top of the already low pay they cut evreyone's salaries by 5%, even though they remained profitable in this down time."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Learn to plan or hire people who can. Get real with the pay, you are about 20% below the going market rate for experienced people. learn to see your employees as your greatest asset and treat them as such. Get a real understanding of work/life balance."

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