CW Publishing
1.7 of 5 6 reviews
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Updated Apr 4, 2014

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Dean Citroen

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

    Sales Representative (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsOpportunity 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.

    ConsThis 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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    Learned A lot But Worst Environment EVER

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    Cons100+ 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 Senior ManagementSweatshop 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The worst place I've ever worked

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsI liked my (non-management) co-workers

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to England, and please dont come back.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Easily the worst job Ive ever had

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNothing is a pro here

    ConsManagement sucks, treats you like a sweat shop, abusive, doesn't pay, and the list goes on and on... Do yourself a favor and DONT work here... the whole thing is a scam, they forge documents to make their publications seem legit

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to bloody England.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIf 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.

    ConsCW 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 Senior ManagementVery 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    not bad

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosok good carrer progression, reccomend

    Consnot much trainiing provided could be better

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