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Updated Mar 19, 2014

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2.8 9 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

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Donald E. Newhouse

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    It was fine

    Reporter (Former Employee) Bay City, MI

    ProsFlexible Hours for week and weekend

    ConsCorporate feel stifled all creativity

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet go

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

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    Go elsewhere

    Director (Former Employee) Wilmington, DE

    ProsMatching 401 K from company

    ConsShifting priorities, uninspiring business model

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    All in the past

    Reporter (Former Employee) Newark, NJ

    ProsYou will write and edit a lot, which builds your skills.

    ConsAdvance Publications on their newspaper side seem to be getting away from hiring full-time employees with good benefits and salaries to contractors and youngsters who make just barely $30K a year in the high cost New York metro area.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou can't project quality if you don't have it inside.

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    A great place to work...

    Assistant Editor (Current Employee) Syracuse, NY

    ProsThis is a great company to work for. Although it is a large corporation, it feels like each paper/magazine is more of a small family-owned business. Benefits are incredibly generous and they encourage you to go after the job you want, so job growth and professional development is really up to you.

    ConsMy main complaint about this company is it is not very efficient. They seem to do things in older, less efficient ways, just because that is the way it is always done. Not very innovative.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company. Iffy future.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIndividual newspapers seem to be ran like independents (not owned by a huge corporation). Great Pay. Great Benefits. Love the people I work with. Very flexible. Lots of educational opportunities and training.

    ConsNeed to get digital and in print in line, right now they are two separate companies, producing very similar products but competing. Future of print product is questionable. Advance is testing digital products in a few cities. Looks like most other products will be going in that direction.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Do Not Work Here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLow key atmosphere together with a small scale operation

    ConsCompany is a black hole where people go to end careers. Newspaper business is nto what it once was and company is now trying to squeeze every ounce of productivity out of the workers, to their severe detriment

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    Positive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you work hard, if in the right place, and at the right time, you will get ahead just like anywhere else in te business world.

    ConsCompetetion is fierce but if you're comfortable in that environment you will thrive. If not, it may not be a place for you. The Corporate side is not that bad as long as you work hard and prove yourself worthy.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Life at Advance Publications

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsEmployees are offered great benefits, are generally treated well and are very loyal to the company. Employees work together to make the business succesful.

    ConsManagement has a somewhat paternalistic approach in the way they treat their employees, which does not always serve the best interests of the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough the company takes great pride in managing its businesses in a very private manner, one recommendation would be to adopt lessons from other private and publicly held companies as they work towards recovering from this recent economic downturn.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A Bumbling Attempt to Navigate an Ailing Corporation

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCompetitive salary, excellent benefits, an open and easygoing work environment, some potential for advancement and job training, lots of time off, flexibility, additional perks from advertisers and seminars on retirement, etc.

    ConsMost of those "pro"s are good as of ten years ago. Withing the last five, panic ensued and all hell broke loose. Benefits, salary and jobs have been slashed. Upper and middle management, and then sales and news staff, have become a revolving door. Medical benefits are a bureaucratic nightmare and require yearly screening or you're cut. Management grasp desperately at radical solutions and completely lose focus on their main product while not really improving in technology fields. Before, some malcontents existed. Now, a poisonous atmosphere of hostility and bitterness prevails among even the best left.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need people who understand the publication industry capable of openness and honesty, and who are willing to make rational decisions on what to do about the internet. Instead we get Wall Street expatriates doing a hack job every two years before moving on to a better job. There are people with vision already working in your company. Find them, promote them and nourish them.

    Your employees appreciate your commitment to their benefits, but why do your senior editors not defend your company's rights to run its business, and instead kowtow to whatever way the wind is blowing?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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