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Pathetic Senior Management Record

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Advanstar

Pros

Overall, good journals and trade shows properties. Great industry. Talented and committed middle-management and other co-workers. Competitively solid compensation levels.

Cons

No long-term investment, loyalty, or humility by senior management, so no long-term job or financial security. Too many ownership turnovers. Current CEO doesn't understand publishing, give profit center management freedom and authority to run their businesses. Does not value content-driven businesses. Bad reputation, as employer, among clients and industry.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think, invest, and supervise for long-term. Thank success with loyalty and authority. Look beyond numbers analysis. Journals and trade shows respond more to human touch, creative & production values, branding, and trend momentum; so the past numbers rarely predict the future numbers. Have a positive attitude towards employees. You are in the content business ... value and invest in it.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    "great company lots of room for growth"

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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 Advanstar full-time

    Pros

    The people are great, very positive work environment.

    Cons

    I have no complaints. Everyone is very accommodating

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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 for 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
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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