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Business Wire Reviews

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    Overall good company in spite of poor upper management decisions

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    Former Employee - Editorial in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Editorial in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Business Wire full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great pay for an entry-level editor, great health and vacation benefits, and work can be rewarding depending on personal expectations and attitude

    Cons

    As typical with most large companies, there were poor upper-management decisions, including unrealistic sales expectations, counterproductive editorial policies, and budget cuts that resulted in job losses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat editorial staff like adults and give them the tools they need to fulfill their job duties in the most effective and efficient way possible

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Business Wire Interviews

Updated Oct 8, 2014
Updated Oct 8, 2014

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    Vice President Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Business Wire in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    First met with the hiring manager, asked to come back the following week to meet with another person, then the following week to meet with another. Then a week of complete silence. Then the fourth or fifth week in I finally met with someone in HR. I say "finally" because at no point was salary or compensation discussed until that time, and when we finally discussed they were WAY below industry average and below my current salary.

    Lesson learned: Discuss compensation expectations within the first week or two to make sure you're in the same ballpark so you dont waste everyones time. Especially when you're paying much lower than average VP Marketing positions in NYC.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Salary too low especially for a stale organization behind the times and with no sustainable business model. Read current employee reviews on this website if you want a better understanding of why this company has no future.

    Declined Offer
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Website www.businesswire.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Media
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

Some company news is none of your business and some is everyone's business -- that's where Business Wire comes in. The firm electronically distributes company press releases and other information to news media, online services, and databases worldwide. Business Wire disseminates full-text news releases in more than 200 industry segments. The company operates some 30 offices in eight countries via more than 20 news bureaus. It has partnerships with major news organizations such as Agence France-Presse, Associated Press, Bloomberg, Dow Jones, and Thomson Reuters, as well as... More

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