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Long lasting company, but needs communication help

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kent, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kent, WA

I worked at Bowne

Pros

long, stable company (1 year older than the USA).
Financialy sound.
Good benefits.

Cons

many communcations problems. On the surface it looks like they communcate well, but lack in substantive lower level communcations.
Where given directives with no assistance to carry them out, or whom to contact.
Branch left hung out to dry with no sales for future work support.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate.
Help branches grow and prosper.

No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Fun place to work, low compensation

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Bowne

    Pros

    Enjoyed working at Bowne, but it was a while before I figured out that there was no real way to get a job promotion.

    Cons

    No way to advance.
    Low salaries.
    Very fraternal - if you're not part of the IN group - good luck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create a pipeline to advance high achievers - all the good people leave within 2-3 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Summer Analyst

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    Former Employee - Analyst-Summer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst-Summer in New York, NY

    I worked at Bowne

    Pros

    The location is great....located right in downtown Manhattan on Water St blocks from Wall St. The hours weren't awful either.

    Cons

    Salaries were not as competitive as advertised. The work is very dull and unimportant, a bunch of programing and filing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer highers employee incentive bonuses. Put more money into recruiting and less into executive compensation. More seminars and employee involvement.

    No opinion of CEO
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