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Shifting goals, everyone works very hard.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

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

Pros

Great employees, quiet environment, most positions encompass a variety of tasks. Management generally keeps everyone informed of new directions.

Cons

New directions and shifting goals are constant making it difficult to put out a high caliber product. Investment trust ownership makes for sacrificing quality for the bottom line and this leads to poor morale. Draconian views on lunch hour rules, lack of flex time when many positions do not require strict adherence to a certain schedule, and refusal to offer long-time professionals wanting to work there more than a beginner's vacation time even with a salary cut.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat employees more like valuable resources and lighten up on the rules. A business shouldn't feel like a kindergarten.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sad death of great Publications

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in North Olmsted, OH
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in North Olmsted, OH

    I worked at Advanstar full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked on a variety of projects with some very smart people. They had some amazing editors that knew their specialties inside and out.

    Cons

    Unfortunately they downsized and made some really bad editorial decisions and the quality of the publications when down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect and listen to the employees that have been there for awhile and know their audience. Content is key not an after thought.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    director - santa monica

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    Former Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA

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

    Pros

    great people and fun travel opportunities.

    Cons

    horrible executive management. make their employees do the work of 3 people. too many layoffs. never listen to their employees because they are only interested in the bottom line. customer was rarely considered when making strategic decisions. 6 controllers in a 5 year period. no investment in people or technology. too much inviting between groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get off your high horses and think about people for a change. it's what your business is about. people love the work but they hate the mis-management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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