Progressive Business Publications

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Progressive Business Publications Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
73 Reviews
4.4
73 Reviews
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Ed Satell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Casual work environment, realistic bosses usually willing to help out (in 12 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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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Representative
    Current Employee - Account Representative

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications

    Pros

    The opportunities for advancement into managment

    Cons

    Sales can be difficult at times. You have to keep a positive attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging your employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    a complete waste of time & energy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications

    Pros

    flexible work schedule and the ability to get benefits and vacation after 6 mo probationary period. "state of the art facility"

    Cons

    Inept management who really only care about their own careers, not yours. There is absolutely no product training to speak of and their only concern is that you are indoctrinated on the history of their owner and his exploits. benefit package is meager at best and it appears they only want you to invest in their 401k so that upper management can get fat before they fire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to school and learn how to run a business properly in the 21st century. The employees and clients alike are on to you and are not as "green" as you would like to assume.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Hard work rewarded with opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time

    Pros

    If you put in the work and time to learn about the company you will be rewarded with increased responsibility and opportunity.
    You are always encouraged to try new things and new approaches which is a refreshing change from other organizations I have worked for.
    Very involved in the community and believes in and encourages giving back - something that is missing in many companies today.

    Cons

    More vacation time would be nice, but I have learned from past experience, sometimes you pay for more vacation time through unpaid/unrecognized overtime.

    Recommends
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Surprised by teamwork

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great flexibility with work schedule. Accommodating any and all family need and emergencies. Provide an excellent work environment and a casual atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay is not great but the benefits are excellent. Lack of communication on a few issues and the HR department could be better involved with identifying poor performers and working on action plans to improve their performance or moving on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be proactive with succession planning

    Approves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Positive Environment, Dedicated and Professional Colleagues

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time

    Pros

    *Culture that encourages achievement
    *Colleagues are people of accomplishment who encourage and support one another
    *Opportunity to bring great ideas to fruition
    *Strong record of giving back to the community

    Cons

    *It is hurtful and aggravating to read the nasty criticisms and negative comments seen on the web.
    *some of these harangues seem unfair and misleading

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 7 people found this helpful  

    PBP’s environment encourages you to succeed at your job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Malvern, PA

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

    Pros

    - PBP is a meritocracy - if you do well you’re rewarded with more, challenging work that plays to your strengths. As a result, I’ve been able to grow within the company and work with many different divisions which has allowed me to both learn a lot and contribute to the overall growth of the company.
    - The People - I’ve never worked with a group of more talented and interesting people. It makes work more enjoyable if you like the people you work with.
    - Giving back - PBP doesn’t just give money to non-profit organizations they support, they also encourage their employees to give time during the work day to make a difference in a child’s life by mentoring elementary school children

    Cons

    The office itself is "tired" looking. I would love to have more access to windows and natural light. And, more parking spaces, too.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Values Driven Company with Opportunity for Impact

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketer in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Marketer in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've worked in marketing at the company's headquarters for 3 years. Company has a high performance environment but managers give you the resources and support to succeed. I'm always learning something new and have been given opportunities to attend conferences, trainings, and other outside resources. Upper management challenges you to make an impact, but empowers you to see your ideas through.

    PBP is very philanthropic and encourages employees to participate in its mentorship program . I found the program to be incredibly rewarding. Gives you a sense of pride to work with a company that positively impacts the community in so many ways.

    Cons

    It is a results driven environment. Everyone is held accountable for what they deliver on, so it's not for everybody.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better coffee!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Positive about the future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I have been able to work with some autonomy and grow the business segments within the realm of my responsibility. My role has not changed, but I have been able to better define the role and increase expectations and results. I enjoy those I work with, am challenged to by the fact there is more I can do to improve processes towards increasing revenue for the company and my division.

    Cons

    Low salary, but have been able to grow income through incentives.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Started in 1999 and never looked back!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Woodbury, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Woodbury, NJ

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

    Pros

    If you do your job well and perform at a high level keeping the customer at the front of all your decisions you will do fine. Company focus is on helping executives do their job better not selling widgets. Every 2 weeks you have an opportunity to speak with a different type of executive while learning about a differnt part of the business world.

    Cons

    Blue chairs need to be upgraded!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    This company has given me more chances for success than any other organization would dream of

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in DuBois, PA
    Current Employee - Branch Manager in DuBois, PA

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule, You get paid for the effort you put in and the process is very understanding and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Bad employees fudging the system to make themselves orders and hurting the companies reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the hard work, the employees that are there every day are well worth your effort. Do not let the individuals that make snap decisions of the company with out having all the facts bother you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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