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Great learning experience

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

I worked at Crain Communications

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Excellent place for developing talent. Lots of opportunities for writing interesting stories. A very talented staff of writers and editors.

Cons

There aren't a lot of opportunities for full-time employment there, most temporary and intern work. Budget for salaries seems tight.

Advice to Management

You have a real gem of a publication here with an incredibly talented and motivated staff. Make sure you keep fighting for the resources to make sure they thrive.

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    A Company in Serious Decline

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Crain Communications

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

    Pros

    Crain has decent employee benefits and its employees are quite nice. There is no CEO but the company is essentially run by two brothers, one of whom, Rance is a decent guy but somewhat pulled back from managing. The profit sharing plan was once exemplary but hard times have eroded it. Likewise, bonuses are no longer generous the way they once were.

    Cons

    Senior management is arrogant and lacks vision. As a result, this company is no longer a good place to work. It is mainly riding on a reputation built before the existing company leader took over. This is no place to work for any young person hoping to build a career. It also isn't a place for any executive over 50 to be since executives tend to get bounced once they cross the 50 mark.
    By the way, this site presents Rance Crain as the company leader. His brother Keith is the leader.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some fresh blood and that doesn't mean members of the Crain family. You need new ideas and vision and change. You can't cut your way back to your glory days.


  2. Nice family-owned and operated company, zero digital strategic plan

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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 Crain Communications

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, entrepreneurial environment

    Cons

    No strategic vision for the future of publishing/digital strategy, no solid infrastructure to survive the digital transformation

    Advice to Management

    Make some critical investments for the future of the company


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