Progressive Business Publications

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Progressive Business Publications Reviews

Updated Jun 5, 2014
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3.7 68 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

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Ed Satell

(56 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Casual work environment, realistic bosses usually willing to help out(in 11 reviews)

  • Strong record of giving back to the community(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Vacation time, no natural light, company culture could be improved because the company seems silo'd at times between different business units(in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management should be given an office(in 4 reviews)

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    A positive environment.

    Sales Consultant (Current Employee) Meadville, PA

    ProsIts a very friendly atmosphere. There's always plenty of encouragement from Jen and the rest of the management team.
    Plenty of room for growth!

    Consi wish that the base salary was higher, though i understand that we get bonuses for good performance.

    Advice to Senior Managementso nice that the hours are flexible to accommodate life happenings such as appointments, and personal needs to be out early or a day off

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

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    Structure, growth and flexibility.

    Manager (Current Employee) Pottsville, PA

    ProsI love the hours. No evenings or weekends. The fact that I am able to grow with the company. They promote from within. The training program is outstanding. A great atmosphere! A very supportive culture. The company knows how important we are. I enjoy coming to work every day. Not many can say that.

    ConsI have never run into any cons that cause me to re evaluate my position here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has done an outstanding job with everything.

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

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    Summer Internship Experience

    Data Analytics Intern (Current Employee) Malvern, PA

    ProsAlthough I have only been with Progressive Business Publications for a short time, I can see many positive things about the company. They have a wealth of employees that create a substantial amount of high quality content for their products. They offer a laid back work environment with a lax business casual dress code. The company is focused on giving back to the community and has a strong sense of corporate social responsibility.

    ConsThe Progressive Business Publication brand has been tarnished through an outdated sales process. Even through all of the good things the company does, when you speak to others about who you work for there is typically a negative connotation to the conversation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to explore other areas of business to enter into by actively engaging your customers.

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

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    Awesome work culture! This company really supports both personal and professional development.

    Morning Manager (Current Employee) Williamsport, PA

    ProsIn addition to the flexible work schedule, competitive pay, and opportunities for advancement- PBP's core values facilitate an environment I'm proud to be a part of.

    ConsBecause of the flexibility of the work schedule you have to be self managed. For some, this can different and challenging from what they are used to.

    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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    Fun experiences to be had. Nice people great enviroment

    Branch Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule. No nights no weekends yeaaaa. Competitive environment. Nice people to work for. Always willing to help.

    ConsDefinitely have to sit still and focus. Be goal oriented. Willing to handle rejection

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing, encouraging people to grow with the company.

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

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    I've always been treated fairly and I feel it's a great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExpectations are clear -- performance is rewarded. If you are struggling, there is plenty of help available -- you just need to ask. There's a good balance between hard work and socializing. Senior management encourages learning and development both inside and outside the office, and the benefits package is generous, even if the starting salaries are somewhat low for certain positions.

    ConsTechnology has not always kept pace with growth.

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

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    An excellent place to work.

    IT Department (Current Employee) Malvern, PA

    ProsPBP has a great atmosphere and great people. The work-life balance is great and I still have plenty of time for my family.

    ConsThere are no con's I can think of off the top of my head, I truly enjoy the people and the atmosphere.

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

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    Results Oriented Empowerment with Competitive Spirit

    CRM Director (Current Employee) Malvern, PA

    ProsThe company truly believes in the people it hires for the long-term. Lots of latitude with support to get the job done. Results and contribution are valued over pedigree and title. Candor and innovation are expected and rewarded eliminating any barriers to success and growth.

    ConsSilo-ed organization and informal structure can create some lags in efficiency and best practice adoption. ON a personal level, the cons don't get in the way ...

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

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    Enjoy my job with stable company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Malvern, PA

    ProsGreat job stability, and they always plan for the long-term...hierarchy is very minimal, all voices are heard and they encourage new thoughts and creative ideas from all employees. Great opportunities to interact and share ideas with other departments; Benefits are top-notch

    ConsPay could be a bit higher for some of the positions; and the need to update computer databases and network speed

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

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    Good, Solid Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are great at PBP--a true team environment where everyone is willing to help you succeed. They are an intelligent, motivated group of people focused on serving customers and moving the company forward. PBP values it's employees and creates opportunities for them to grow.

    ConsThey could move to a PTO system and be a little more transparent across departments.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease be more transparent about the position of the company...it's just good to know.

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

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