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A rare chance to work and learn with good people.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Petaluma, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Petaluma, CA

I have been working at Pomegranate Communications full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

At Pomegranate you get a chance to work with some really top-level people, and be involved in the world of art, culture, and education. There are many opportunities to learn more and to grow as a person. The workers are treated with dignity and respect.

Cons

At Pomegranate everyone is expected to work hard, always trying to improve and keep mistakes from happening. It's a pressure environment, and since a lot of money goes into making the products as good as possible, pay scales are not sky-high.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some workers expect more real-time direction (i.e. supervision) than is customary at Pomegranate. It can be confusing at times since Pomegranate expects everyone to be "on the ball" and to pick up workplace context in an ongoing way.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    The Worst of Family-Owned Business

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I worked at Pomegranate Communications full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice products, 401k, health plan

    Cons

    This company has all the worst problems of a family-run business: poor personnel management, slapdash systems, sweatshop mentality, and no room for advancement. If you really want to work here, be sure that you are not on salary. Yes, the products are cool, and there are some great employees here, despite the ownership's indifference to their contributions. The business is stable as far as publishing businesses go, but not growing. The company is run by a husband-wife-son team. They do not communicate well with those outside the family. Keeping people in constant fear is the only tool in their management toolbox.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with staff and hire a competent manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The good and the not-so-good about Pomegranate.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pomegranate Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great creative work and plenty to do. Nice to take pride in what you do every day. The diversity of the projects keeps the creative group experience interesting. Many wonderful and talented clients, coworkers and suppliers.

    Cons

    Raises are rare. Expect to live on your starting salary for up to a decade. Owners rarely give compliments to anyone but expect excellence from every employee. Broke lots of hearts when they moved to Portland and laid off most of their committed workforce.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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