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Getting Prepped for a Sale

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I worked at ALM full-time

Pros

People are genuinely nice, good work life balance, brands are solid and have a lot of respect in the marketplace.

Cons

No one knows the parent company so one is always explaining what ALM is, lots of new senior management, including a new CEO. Company is clearly getting ready for a sale so cutting costs whenever and wherever possible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat employees with respect and you will get much more out of them.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Combative atmosphere in a dying company

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    Former Employee - Business Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at ALM full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some really smart, hard-working people

    Cons

    Those same people that would succeed in almost any environment are doomed to failure in a company that simply does not fit into a changing industry. The stress created from trying to solve an unsolvable problem is exacerbated by senior management infighting and a general sense of doom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit the inevitable and focus on the areas of the company that are sustainable in at least the short term. Stop pitting middle management against each other to create new revenue streams that will never exist. Cuts should be made strategically in one fell swoop, the constant small downsizing moves wear on the remaining employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Media company playing catchup in digital age

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at ALM full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People are genuinely nice and laid back. Like any publishing company, there's a painful awareness that the old way of doing business is not cutting it anymore. It's a company that's in the process of change for survival and that's kind of exciting.

    Cons

    People are laid back. Attitudes & response rate to market changes need to change if the company wants to survive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I"ll be honest, I've been here too little of time to have any advice to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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