Progressive Business Publications Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Pros
  • They offer a laid back work environment with a lax business casual dress code (in 12 reviews)

  • flexible schedule, great people, great pay (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a lot of natural light in the HQ, except at the building edges (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper Management interferes with how mid-management runs their business - then blame them when their idea fails (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Marketing Intern

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Malvern, PA

    I worked at Progressive Business Publications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at Progressive Business Publications are great and always there for help!

    Cons

    There is Not a lot of natural sunlight. It would be nice to see the daylight sometimes.


  2. New Direction

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Like many at the company, I've been at PBP for 5+ years. In that time, the company has evolved, culminating with the hiring of a new CEO - John Benbrook. John has brought a new focus and energy. The company is investing in the software and technology necessary to take us to the next level.

    The company isn't perfect, but it's made up of hardworking individuals who care.

    Cons

    Getting IT resources is always a challenge.

    I'd like to see more company-wide events. We used to have a annual company picnic, but that hasn't happened in a couple years.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the long term.


  3. New CEO

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    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Worker Bee in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    We have a new CEO and he seems like a good guy and he is learning the business. We are still able to do some flex time, work from home and come in, I hope we keep that. Medical benefits for my family are very affordable, good 401k plan but long vest. We recycle! Plus some new outdoor tables.

    Cons

    We spend more on landscaping outside than on inside. We didn't have family picnic last year, maybe this year.

    Advice to Management

    Remember when we were smaller and everyone knew each other, thats how we grew.


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  5. best job

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Meadville, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Meadville, PA

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work, all my co workers promote one another to do better. My manager Jen's the best

    Cons

    Starting rate of pay should be $8 per hour.


  6. manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, company gives back to employees and to community. I am starting to hear about other parts of the business more and that's a good thing. I hope that continues.

    Cons

    getting things done in IT seems to take forever. My other company was able to support the business better with IT resources.

    Advice to Management

    keep asking employees and clients questions on how to improve.


  7. Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can feel the positive vibe from employees across the company. That makes coming to work rewarding which leads to me giving more of myself to the company. PBP continues to upgrade its technology, and is becoming even more data-driven with its focus on analytics and e-commerce. Well-diversified and stable, and has an entrepreneurial feel. We serve many thousands of customers in companies of all sizes across America which relates to the stability. It paid out for profit sharing again this year to employees and seems like it has done so every year going back many years. There is a new CEO and so far he seems to be a good addition for shaping the next phases for PBP. Hours of work are very reasonable.

    Cons

    Not enough days off provided.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce bottlenecks in I.T.


  8. I Love PBP!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Meadville, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Meadville, PA

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, wonderful sales team, good benefits and pay! Flexible schedule and weekends off!

    Cons

    I honestly can not say that there are any cons for me.. Sure it might have been nice to have more windows and natural light but other than that I can't think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Today was my last day at PBP after being there for almost 2 years. I was so sad to go. Jen Maziarz has been so good to my family over the years and I love her. She is such a wonderful manager with such a strong passion and true love for what she does. The managers are great and the training is top notch. There is a reason Meadville PBP has one of the highest pay up rates in the company-- it is because of our high standard for quality on each and every call, our knowledge and enthusiasm about our products, and our confidence! This is an awesome place to work and I will miss everyone so much!


  9. Found a dimond in the ruff in meadville pa

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Meadville, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Meadville, PA

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    What can I say the benifits the outstand posititive attudues in the office no weekends and flexable hours I work a 2nd job at nts in erie and I got appts and jen is so accomadating by the way meadville is number 1 in sales for the company GO MEADVILLE............

    Cons

    No cons for working here

    Advice to Management

    I happen to find the ad on craigslist for this company I said to my a call center in meadville I'm from erie pa I drive 40 miles to and from got hear saw how small of a contact center is and loved it rene who interviewed me was wonderful and jen the branch manager has a. Awsome personality and the rest of the managers back you up the office enviroment is good I got a great sales agent who sits next to me and enouages me to keep gooing thanks to her I'm doing outstanding so for all the negative comments I read about meadville I don't see it and there is no drug use or any of that so a big shout out to jen and the rest of the managers out thank you for helping me grow out of training thanks I love pbp


  10. Wonderful environment to grow in

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is absolutely on the ball with keeping employee interests aligned with company goals, and there's never a moment where I would question talking to them about anything from a daily conversation to a work-related issue. I was hired after my internship, and all along I have been treated as an equal. There is a very special quality in the social sphere of the company, and makes a remarkably healthy work environment.

    Cons

    PBP generally has gotten a bad reputation for its telemarketing. All of that is done off-site, and feels very distant from its corporate culture. However, the content of its publications is top notch, and the direction the company is going only promises an even bigger future.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more offices. Cubes are great for communicating quickly, but it would be ideal to have a sit-down office for each time we touch base.


  11. Fantastic! A company that really knows how to take care of employees that are willing to work hard and give their best!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities; ability to increase your own salary through hard work; supportive staff at every level; dedicated to development of people; very positive environment; on-going training and development

    Cons

    None really, I mean its a tough job but if you work hard and stay positive it pays off!

    Advice to Management

    None. Every manager I work with is supportive, knowledgeable and has a true desire to help others do well, just keep doing that!



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