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Positive

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Advance Publications

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

If you work hard, if in the right place, and at the right time, you will get ahead just like anywhere else in te business world.

Cons

Competetion is fierce but if you're comfortable in that environment you will thrive. If not, it may not be a place for you. The Corporate side is not that bad as long as you work hard and prove yourself worthy.

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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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    A Bumbling Attempt to Navigate an Ailing Corporation

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

    I have been working at Advance Publications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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?


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