Advance Publications

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Life at Advance Publications

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Advance Publications

Pros

Employees are offered great benefits, are generally treated well and are very loyal to the company. Employees work together to make the business succesful.

Cons

Management has a somewhat paternalistic approach in the way they treat their employees, which does not always serve the best interests of the employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Although the company takes great pride in managing its businesses in a very private manner, one recommendation would be to adopt lessons from other private and publicly held companies as they work towards recovering from this recent economic downturn.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    A Bumbling Attempt to Navigate an Ailing Corporation

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    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
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    "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 a 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
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