CW Publishing Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Seems to be changing for the better

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

    I have been working at CW Publishing

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There has definitely been a shift in the company culture. There is more of an emphasis on hiring the right people, training them properly from the very beginning, and using positive reinforcement to get the best out of the sales staff. Plus, this is a great way to get your foot in the door in the world of sales - especially in terms of training.

    Cons

    So far, so good. Sales is never easy though - so you have to work hard. But there are people selling here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing to make changes for the better.


  2. Will Learn Sales Skills & Also Question your Desire to ever do sales again

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I worked at CW Publishing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn some sales skills
    VPs and Sales Managers were phenomenal on the phone and were good to learn from
    Always hiring (also a con)

    Cons

    Micro-Management
    Revolving Door
    100+ Calls a Day
    Sell their way or the highway.
    Most of the good accounts/leads are taken
    Print Media is dead....especially in this context
    CEO intimidates employees
    ABSOLUTELY NO ROOM FOR GROWTH

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees who have a pipeline to stay til atleast the publication is released
    Update CRM
    Encourage other types of selling strategies and techniques BESIDES crushing phones
    Create inbound marketing to make the phones ring
    Make publications digital


  3. This is ad SALES, no one candy coats this fact, you have to SELL

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at CW Publishing full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to make commission, while also benefiting from a competitive base salary and health benefits. The culture is not 'Conde Nast", but it is designed to be competitive, while being supportive. Is it always going to be "fun"? No, it's a career and a job. Those who are not driven to succeed will quite simply not make it, this is true in any sales environment. There are people in place who's job it is to help those who need it, not everyone takes that hand.

    Cons

    This is not YOUR company, those who are in charge, and those who sign the paychecks have certain expectations and standards of performance. Not everyone can work for certain types of people, and here you will know if you can rather quickly. The fact is, they will also know rather quickly if you can, or can not do this job. There is a level of "micro management", and to get you to a level that YOU would be happy with, sometimes it takes taking a very close look at pipelines, and effort to see how you will fair in this environment.
    The good news is, the checks clear, the doors are open, the opportunities are there to better your situation and no ones door is ever closed to those who seek help.
    The truth is, this isn't the job, or career for everyone, it takes a certain type and mind set to succeed at this.


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  5. Learned A lot But Worst Environment EVER

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at CW Publishing full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sales Training
    Learn from top Salesmen
    Opportunity to make good money
    Steady pay check
    Great location

    Cons

    100+ Cold Calls Daily
    Strict Sales Script Enforced
    Micro-management
    All Depends on the publication you are selling on behalf of.
    HIGH TURN-OVER RATE
    No room for advancement
    Bullying, Intimidation and People wanting you to quit.

    Advice to Management

    Sweatshop environment works but start targetting College grads instead of old sales has beens. Encourage other sales tactics besides the same that you have been using for the past decade.


  6. The worst place I've ever worked

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at CW Publishing full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked my (non-management) co-workers

    Cons

    Everything..... They might be the worst people in the entire world, they lie to their clients, and they don't pay commissions.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to England, and please dont come back.


  7. If you like to Sell, you can make money here, BUT it does NOT have a positive and nurturing culture!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at CW Publishing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are experienced at inside ad sales you can make money here. You need to cold call and develop your own leads and accounts. Top consumer custom magazine publisher for major well respected National organizations.

    Cons

    CW Publishing Group is very autocratic and highly structured for a sales company. It is difficult for you to carve out your own niche and you need to fight for good accounts and leads. Management seems to reward bad behavior, as long you can sell. It is a very negative environment with inconsistent support from and training from management.

    Advice to Management

    Very old school and autocratic. The company needs to enter the 21st century and diversify into new media and get some new strong long range projects to sell.


  8. Experience is what you make it!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at CW Publishing full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues are sociable. Pretty autonomous role. Good location.

    Cons

    Like all publishing companies, pay could be better. It's not a culture that suits everyone.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you put in. Training should be available for those that want it.


  9. Helpful (2)

    not bad

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

    I worked at CW Publishing part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ok good carrer progression, reccomend

    Cons

    not much trainiing provided could be better



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