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Solid company to work for.

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Current Employee - Sales Director in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales Director in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Crain Communications

Pros

Strong balance sheet and overall financial position

Cons

Publishing/News industry is in transition.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on leadership development.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    No growth

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    Current Employee - Editorial Staff in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial Staff in New York, NY

    I have been working at Crain Communications full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Laidback environment
    Freedom to complete a task in any way, shape or form; that one completes a project by deadline matters most

    Cons

    Dated technology and software
    Staff is tentative to learn new skills, resulting in limited growth for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to learn, but little hope of longevity

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Crain Communications

    Pros

    You will definitely learn a great deal about journalism and about business in this environment, but don't pin your hopes on moving up the ladder, especially as the hiring is very slow. An internship is a good start, but it won't get you an "in." Use this time making good impressions and it may lead to an entry-level position which will get you an "in." They hire from their pool of entry-level positions, so do good work and be willing to learn, make suggestions, and challenge the way things have always been done.

    Cons

    Sometimes they don't appreciate really good workers, and cut out positions regardless of the need within a department. But compared with elsewhere in the industry, especially non-trade pubs, it's not so bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the talent coming into your intern pool. You could be losing them to bigger publications and competitors, especially if they felt like they weren't treated well by management.

    No opinion of CEO
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