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A Bumbling Attempt to Navigate an Ailing Corporation

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

I have been working at Advance Publications

Pros

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, an open and easygoing work environment, some potential for advancement and job training, lots of time off, flexibility, additional perks from advertisers and seminars on retirement, etc.

Cons

Most of those "pro"s are good as of ten years ago. Withing the last five, panic ensued and all hell broke loose. Benefits, salary and jobs have been slashed. Upper and middle management, and then sales and news staff, have become a revolving door. Medical benefits are a bureaucratic nightmare and require yearly screening or you're cut. Management grasp desperately at radical solutions and completely lose focus on their main product while not really improving in technology fields. Before, some malcontents existed. Now, a poisonous atmosphere of hostility and bitterness prevails among even the best left.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You need people who understand the publication industry capable of openness and honesty, and who are willing to make rational decisions on what to do about the internet. Instead we get Wall Street expatriates doing a hack job every two years before moving on to a better job. There are people with vision already working in your company. Find them, promote them and nourish them.

Your employees appreciate your commitment to their benefits, but why do your senior editors not defend your company's rights to run its business, and instead kowtow to whatever way the wind is blowing?

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

10 Other Employee Reviews for Advance Publications (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    "Amazing company. Restructuring Future"

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Springfield, MA

    I worked at Advance Publications part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    "Loyal local employee base. Flexible with scheduling. Great benefits for part-time employees. Company continues expand. Company gets many awards for coverage. "

    Cons

    "Micromanagement by the people up top. Countless budget cuts and restructuring. Company is losing money on print. Employee wages are very low compared to other media outlets in the area."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the union contracts for media employees. Why use an 3rd party outside agency to setup appointments for sales team? Why not use your talent more wisely?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was fine

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Reporter in Bay City, MI
    Former Employee - Reporter in Bay City, MI

    I worked at Advance Publications part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours for week and weekend

    Cons

    Corporate feel stifled all creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let go

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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