Clipper Magazine

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Clipper Magazine Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
40 Reviews
2.7
40 Reviews
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  1.  

    Too many managers and no communication.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Production in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Clipper Magazine full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Casual attire and nice building

    Cons

    Broke apart the teams and added so many layers of inefficient and ineffective management. Used to be a great place with common goals and teamwork but now it's horrible. No one works together and its stone silent in the place. The heads of production have no idea what they are doing. The company has more overpaid VPs than ever. Company communication is non existent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the production teams back together and foster teamwork and common goals. That would do more for moral and quality of work than all your little special activities and awards. Put people in charge who foster positive actions and results. Those people you brought in from VA are horrible mean people. Better communication was promised under the most recent CEO and it got worse not better. Most people don't even know who he is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Account executive

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clipper Magazine

    Pros

    Good money, flexibility , good hours , no weekends .

    Cons

    Bad management , overworked & underpaid . Management needs to really not micromanage there employees ,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bad management , overworked & underpaid . Management needs to really not micromanage there employees ,

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is my first corporate job after graduating college; it's been great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mountville, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Mountville, PA

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is very relaxed and I am not micromanaged at all. I am free to work independent but also have the support of my managers.

    Cons

    I am slammed with work one week and dead the next week; I wantt the work load to be consistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward us little people for good reviews.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Work from home!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Ventura, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Ventura, CA

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

    Pros

    Meeting new clients everyday, fun to be out and about and make your own schedule!

    Cons

    Hard to separate work from home life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Product is outdated

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

    I worked at Clipper Magazine full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you produce you have a very good chance of growing with the company. Great support from marketing and team members at corporate.

    Cons

    They don't really care about their people. Too many products to sell. They have one rep selling all the products. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clipper was a great company about five years ago. They didn't keep up with the times and became outdated. Listen to you Managers in the field!!!! Get rid of the dead weight. You have too many VP's and Regional Managers sucking the company dry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Hard work in a challenging industry

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Pros

    As a sales rep, you work your own hours in your own protected (mostly) territory. If you are organized, you can make it work. The compensation is fair, but not outstanding.

    Cons

    It's very difficult to crack the top 5%, let alone top 25%. There is a lot of turnover in sales reps and middle management. It seems like they grew so fast they hadn't had time to set up a culture of loyalty for new employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't know much about new management, but a consistent hiring practice and better human resources would help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor company, poor product

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Autonomy
    Training
    iPad
    I must enter 5 words for pros and it's tough because I am unfortunately not Pro Cipper at all anymore.

    Cons

    Very poor product, rarely provides customers an ROI.
    Cheap company-no reimbursement for internet, cell phone, mileage is only $0.22/mile.
    No laptop provided.
    Terrible management.
    They "offer" a lot of products but are only "good" at their magazine.
    Terrible salary/commission structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Digital is key, stop putting the transition off.
    Managers should not be selling. Managers should be managers and they should be trained as managers.
    Stop being so cheap. When you don't take care of your employees they can't do their job. It's tough to drive around at $0.22/mile when gas is so much.
    Don't give a base/draw for salespeople. Take care of those directly creating relationships with clients.
    Take care of your clients. Screw ups, especially billing, should not take a week to fix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a great place ... key word WAS!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Executive in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Advertising Sales Executive in Lancaster, PA

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

    Pros

    Freedom, relationships with customers and other departments -

    Cons

    Your boss is never satisfied - always pushed for more to cover for the slackers that were doing nothing - It was the least amount of money i ever made while hitting every goal every month, the only good thing was i was able to work from my home office !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciation goes a long way!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great learning experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great way to learn print advertising. Stay long enough to learn the business. Then, move on to more fertile ground.

    Cons

    Raises are hard to come by....don't stay too long! They try a lot of knee jerk reactions to up revenue, but don't think it thru. Winds up being a mess a lot of times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many high paid chiefs and not enough low paid Indians. Managers don't really manage until there own jobs are being threatened.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    The best company, I've ever worked for.

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

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -The company seems to be one step ahead of the competition
    -Work from home
    -Great management

    Cons

    Balancing work and family can be difficult

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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