Clipper Magazine Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Pros
  • lots of sales material available, work from home (in 4 reviews)

  • Stay long enough to learn the business (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Bad management, bad pay, horrible benefits (in 2 reviews)

  • Sales Representatives are very expendable with this company no matter how hard they work (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I worked at Clipper Magazine (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products and their advertising programs work for their clients. Their training could be better but a great company overall.

    Cons

    Have great digital platforms but dont' teach enough about them during training. They ask for sales reps to get appointments to have the digital people sell it for the reps. That doesn't make their reps look very knowledgeable.


  2. Marketing Consultant...Sales

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

    I worked at Clipper Magazine full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Work from Home
    -Great Management
    -Benefits
    -Great products

    Cons

    -Work from Home, sometimes it's hard to balance home life with work life.
    -Benefits, The insurance was higher than other companies that I've worked for in the past.(And one of the factors why I left the company)
    -Other Rep in area(another factor, but it's only exclusive to the area I was working)

    Advice to Management

    Keep evolving.


  3. Account Executive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, base + uncapped commission, ability to build relationships with local business owners, consultative selling style - find the product(s) that suit your client best, company issued iPad, reimbursement for mileage and cell phone charges, opportunities to advance if you put yourself out there and work hard

    Cons

    Lots of moving parts and quick cycles so you must be organized and focused. Not necessarily a "con" but you must generate your own leads so cold calling is a large portion of the job, especially your first year.

    Advice to Management

    Really think through new products before you give them to the sales teams, new products rolled out happen very haphazardly.


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  5. Designer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Designer in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Clipper Magazine full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers. It's an OK place to gain some experience out of college as long as you don't stay for longer than a year or two.

    Cons

    The company doesn't place any value on the designers they higher. Direct Mail advertising is a commodity and the selling of ad space places a huge emphasis on sales staff who (at least while I was employed) received preferential treatment. To make any kind of decent salary production staff is 'encouraged' (required) to work lots of overtime – this is also necessitated by lazy sales staff who are unable to manage clients. The majority of long hours was due to incomplete and sloppy work not the part of sales. To be fair closing a deals can be hard, but that was usually not the issue. Sales is responsible for collecting copy and assets for the ads and submitting to their design team. Many reps got this in late or incomplete (often both), which results in huge amounts of re-work.

    Advice to Management

    Go out of business?

    Seriously though, get sales out of the way once the deal is closed. Make senior designers directly responsible for working with clients on copy, asset collection and strategy.


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    Horrible

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

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time

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

    Pros

    No Pros to speak of

    Cons

    The company will block you from moving to a different position. Management and HR tries to ruin you if you get on their bad side. One manager in the company has openly made fun of people with disabilities, HR did nothing about it. Racism is vicious in this company.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Graphic Design

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Artist in Mountville, PA
    Current Employee - Graphic Artist in Mountville, PA

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    ummmmm.... good question.
    it's a great stepping stone if you're just graduating and need a job in the field just to get some experience, but don't stay too long because employment at this place does NOT look good on a resume.

    Cons

    imagine... rolling out of bed (or a bar) completely hungover, too tired to shower or change your clothes from the day before, smelling like a dirty ashtray and coming in to work... don't forget to bring your cockroaches with you! if this sounds like your dream job, apply today! this place is the perfect example of a dead-end job. there is no room for advancement, management makes poor decisions (yes, even some of the management comes to work hungover and unable to perform their job tasks) and there's way too much micro-managing.

    Advice to Management

    you get what you pay for.


  8. Helpful (2)

    DISGRACE

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

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    There aren't many to list , except run as fast as you can !!!! Company has changes drastically in a few years since the old owners have left . It is micro management even for the managers who are still let . I feel all our jobs are in jeopardy .

    Cons

    The pay is horrible . if you have a set of balls your doing well .

    Advice to Management

    Run while you can & listen to your people talking !


  9. Came for the experience, stayed for the people

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountville, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountville, PA

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Communal effort to get the job(s) done. Many people care about the work they produce and how it impacts the people around them. Good artist training in a fast paced environment that will help you learn the ins and outs of programs like no where else. I have had job experience in and outside of this company and I feel the experience I received here helped me out in other jobs I've had.

    Cons

    Time off is flexible. Good time off accrual. We get good 401K contributions.
    The health benefits aren't great, but everyone seems to have that complaint. Health care in general isn't what it used to be, and I think it will take time before I adjust to how things are now.

    A lot of people complain about the pay, but there's sometime to be said for a high paying unstable income vs. a stable income with a company you can count on. I like the stability which is why I chose to work for a company rather than freelance.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees, give honest feedback and work to help people succeed.


  10. Helpful (3)

    HORRIBLE COMPANY

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

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    None to mention at all

    Cons

    Cheap company . Pay sucks . CEO is not a smart man . He should have stayed in the nursing industry

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing & pay woman the same as you pay men .


  11. Helpful (4)

    The worst 5 years of my life

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

    I worked at Clipper Magazine full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    None run as fast as you can

    Cons

    Managers in orange county lie cheat customers the list is endless

    Advice to Management

    Quit



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