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Smart people; conservative culture

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Crain Communications full-time

Pros

People are smart, nice, and well-intentioned.

Cons

Culture is conservative and decisions are made slowly.

Advice to Management

Adapt management techniques to a changing workforce.

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  1. Good place to stay

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
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    Pros

    Journalistic values, strong editorial-first culture. Treats employees like human beings. Gold-plated benefits, better than many bigger companies.

    Cons

    Very traditional, wrinkles of family ownership. New media world has produced a bit of a throw-it-at-wall-see-what-sticks situation, but that's probably unavoidable.


  2. Good place to work, but leadership is fragmented

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Pros

    -for editorial staff, access and visibility to heavyweights in the niche you serve
    -able to interact with and learn from senior leaders in your publishing unit
    -very respectable benefits package, including profit-sharing
    -relatively small, autonomous publishing units make it possible for individual contributors to make a big impact

    Cons

    -potentially very heavy workload, depending on the publishing unit
    -accountability isn't flexible the same way job duties are
    -effectively no face-to-face access to support staff, since they are based at corporate headquarters
    -disruptive changes in the way people consume content has made the publishing industry more challenging and uncertain

    Advice to Management

    -Make peace with your brother and either consolidate leadership or, at the very least, communicate more so that you can avoid each other's mistakes and benefit from each other's wins
    -Hire someone to handle corporate communications
    -Involve your publishing unit leaders more in organization-wide decisions so they can help you defend them


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