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Overall, a great company to work for.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Online Ad Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
Former Employee - Online Ad Operations Manager in Detroit, MI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Crain Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Employee reviews, regular business reviews by management, technology upgrades/investments. Management consistently looks for ways to improve business and revenue. There is also a sense that management has genuine regard for employees.

Cons

Can be highly political and tends to be staffed a bit too lean. This inhibits the best possible performance from most employees. Communication between business units tends to happen in silos. The political nature can also prohibit them from addressing areas of concern that could better benefit all.

Advice to Management

Continue to conduct employee surveys and take meaningful action against results.

Other Employee Reviews for Crain Communications

  1. Helpful (5)

    A place that distrusts its employees and is as disconnected as it is overly hierarchical

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Crain Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Beautiful new Chicago location -Everyone is very courteous and friendly -Decent salary and benefits (if you didn't get them slashed during the 2009 crash) -The publications that do well are the ones with people that break away from the hierarchical drudgery

    Cons

    -Too much of a "whatever the boss/publisher/CEO says goes" mentality -Collaboration is said to be condoned, but most departments and publications have an entrenched territorial atmosphere -Employee happiness and good office culture are obviously not a priority. -The company doesn't even trust its employees to book a meeting room without an interpersonal manager as a go-between. -Independent projects, new positions and fresh approaches are often stalled or halted altogether due to lack of enthusiasm or office politics

    Advice to Management

    Please stop saying you encourage a collaborative office culture and out-of-the-box thinking unless you plan on taking concrete steps to inject these concepts into your different publications' management styles. Like the Internet, good office culture and Y/Z management are not just a passing fad but the new standard. Come join us in the 21st century.


  2. Helpful (4)

    No growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editorial Staff in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial Staff in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


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