August Home Publishing

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August Home Publishing Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
4 Reviews
2.9
4 Reviews

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Don Peschke
4 Ratings

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  1.  

    August Home Publishing is a progressive, innovative media-delivery company in a family-like work environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at August Home Publishing full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is one of professionalism and pride in one's wok. Employees are encouraged to try new ideas and seek out new solutions... The company CEO believes in "Turning a problem into a friend."

    Cons

    The publishing industry has fallen on hard times all over, and AHP is no exception. The economy has forced us to make some cuts recently, but the outlook is hopeful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall a very dead ended job and company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Senior Graphic Designer in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at August Home Publishing full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, overall friendly environment.

    Cons

    Long standing upper management lacks skills to expand the company, which is why they are now have hard financial times and laying more and more people off every year. They can't seem to move forward into new areas the consumer is wanting, Don puts his personal desires before the customers needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The bus has left the station without you Don. Everyone (including your customers) is well beyond Magazine 2.0 and have left you and August Home behind. If your managing editors and Woodsmith exec art director dinosaurs can't adapt then they need go extinct.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Best job I've had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at August Home Publishing

    Pros

    August Home is a great place. For the publishing industry as a whole, the last few years have been especially tricky, and I think August Home has done a great job staying relevant - something other companies are struggling with. The work environment is fantastic, and considering the owner is involved in basically every decision, things actually do get done and come out at a pretty great quality.

    Cons

    Sometimes things are slow to get done, because the owner is so involved in all aspects of the company. His ideas are good, and quality is always good, but pulling the trigger is sometimes difficult so there is some 'hurry-up-and-wait', but where isn't there?

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to get experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in Des Moines, IA

    I worked at August Home Publishing

    Pros

    Overall, a good place to get your feet wet. The work itself is excellent exeperience.

    Cons

    The top leadership is poor. Communication is poor. HR is not helpful to the employers, but acts on the whim of the owner/CEO. Dysfunctional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get someone to run the company who doesn't own it, and who knows how to lead and deal with conflict.

    Disapproves of CEO

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