Blue Book Network Contractors Register
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www.thebluebook.com Jefferson Valley, NY 500 to 999 Employees

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Rich Johnson

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    One of the Last Great Companies in the US

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe Blue Book cares about their employees and consistently invests in them. The management team doesn't so much give direction.....they strive to make their people better. This creates many opportunities to advance your career. This is a company that transitioned from a directory publisher to a provider digital information and online workflow solutions. Management is always thinking ahead and developing new products to satisfy the needs of the construction industry. The Blue Book is poised for future growth. They also offer the best benefits and every employee is an owner of the company (ESOP). The really cool thing is, the Blue Book is loyal to their employees.....something many other companies have forgotten about

    ConsWith any innovative, creative company that regularly launches new products, there are growing pains.....but growing pains are good. It's helps grow the business

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company to work for!

    Sales Account Manager (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsThe 101 year old company has done a great job in transitioning from a book to online presence. Always coming out with tools for the entire industry. The company is run it like a family business with perks and benefits of a huge company. If you are not making money than the it is on you, it is your own franchise. can make 100 K with the company.

    ConsThe company is not saturated with middle management so there is not a lot of different opportunities to move in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep looking for more opportunities, help sales out with collections, setting appointments, ect.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    An Employee owned Business with a Family Owned approach

    Programmer (Current Employee)
    Jefferson Valley, NY

    ProsThe effort and value provided by my fellow Blue Book Employee Owners to the construction industry has been outstanding. As the economy improved for our customers and builders It has allowed us to launch new products and connect and grow our customers businesses. It is rewarding to know that your products are making a difference.

    ConsSupporting the construction and advertising industries during the worst economic time since the depression is exhausting. We have continued to try and improve our products and processes and deliver more value to our customers but we need more paid time off!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStay true to your core mission and you will be around another 100 Years!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Denver, CO

    ProsFlexability, pay and challenge. Fun and educational

    ConsThe manager I had was very sketchy and did some very unethical things

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiscipline managers for bad behaviour, like altering contracts with financial data

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    Fair Progressive Company that Gives you the ability to Succeed based on Ability, and Effort

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMostly Everything. Having worked here over 20 years, I can tell you that there isn't a better Company to work for. Good People and the ability to run your own territory. As long as you are smart enough and work hard enough to do so. It appears that there are negative reviews written by unsuccessful Account Managers who want to blame everyone else but themselves.

    ConsMore vacation time based on tenure, other than that I have none.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore interaction with Account Managers before implementing new products.

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    This is one of America's best kept secrets. Was there 7 years and resigned when I decided to buy a travel franchise.

    Sales Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Pompano Beach, FL

    ProsCompany is employee owned...almost everyone there (about 400 employees) has been there over 10 years, with many over 20 & 30. They hire sharp people with a kind touch. Company training is thorough and they have their priorities in the right place: products, customer service and employees. Great Company.

    ConsPlease consider this a genuine response, but, I truly do not have any.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting and challenging work opportunity in a company with a family atmosphere.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Jefferson Valley, NY

    ProsForward looking company developing new products to serve the construction industry.

    ConsCampus of two unconnected buildings can be an issue in wintry weather.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent Company!!

    Account Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsAs a past customer and current employee owner of almost 5 years, I see nothing but great things coming for anyone that is a customer or employee. This company truly cares about it's employees and customers, trying to make the product offerings and employee experience a better one.

    ConsNone I can think of

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    We're now an ESOP ! How cool is that??

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Jefferson Valley, NY

    ProsWe are now Employee-Owned! Career advancement opportunities are frequent in many depts. at HQ. If you want to pursue an advanced degree, there's a tuition reimbursement program. Great benefits, including summer Friday's at HQ. Incredible 401-K with a 10% match ~ unheard of anywhere else I've worked. Lots of great people ~ and a family atmosphere. We've never had a layoff in 100 years ~ not many companies can say that.

    ConsHQ is not on a train line ~ we all have to drive, but for most of us, it's a really easy commute. There could be more PTO, but if you don't use sick time, additional PTO is the reward.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHold Town Halls quarterly, if possible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A Great Company That Cares About Their People

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe Blue Book values their employees and they just don't say it.....they back it up with actions. Every employee owns a piece of the company and every employee has a 401-K plan that contributes $2 to every $1 the employee contributes. The Blue Book encourages creativity, ideas and allows every employee to be heard. Their policy of promoting from with-in allows for upward mobility and a long career. Employees who have been with the company for 20, 25 and 30 years is common. The company has a progressive attitude and is always working on new products to stay ahead of the curve and keep the company growing. The Blue Book is 100 years old and has NEVER had a lay-off because of hard times. Basically the Blue Book is old fashion in the sense that it fosters a culture of loyalty....much the way companies in the 50's 60's and 70's did. I've had the privilege of working with some of the best people I have ever met and I really feel lucky that I joined this company so many years ago

    ConsBecause we put out superior products and treat our customers with loyalty and respect, our competition like to talk trash about us. They continually spread falsehoods about the company because they can't compete with their inferior products and poor customer service.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to take the time to study the needs of the industry and create products that serve those needs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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