Progressive Business Publications
3.2 of 5 42 reviews
www.pbp.com Malvern, PA 500 to 999 Employees

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Progressive Business Publications is "built to last"

Director (Current Employee)
Malvern, PA

I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time for more than a year

ProsProgressive Business Publications is a company in it for the long-term. More than half of the employees have been around longer than 10 years. That says something. The company has made a huge success of print information, in an age when everyone else is struggling even with digital because of their quick-read, expert-to-expert business format. Others have posted, and it's absolutely true, that the culture is unique (by design) and entrepreneurial -- the job is really what you make of it. No one comes in with a list of job description bullets to follow. At Progressive Business Publications, you have to know your talents and how to leverage them.

Once they prove themselves, business owners become empowered to drive their areas, and there's no small amount of pressure to deliver. The culture is very flat, which makes for a vague hierarchy, but again that's by design. This combination of pressure and gray area is probably not for everyone. Decisions are debated and often determined by consensus. It's a model that has worked for the company time and again as they transitioned from print, into audio, and then into virtual training. Progressive Business Publications stresses the role of collaboration during their recruiting process, and they aren't kidding. It often has the energy of a start-up, but with long-time employees who act as mentors and coaches. Very unique place, very unique opportunity.

ConsNot a lot of natural light in the HQ, except at the building edges. Would love an updated working space.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Dishonest business tactics...a sinking ship.

Rather Not Say (Former Employee)
Malvern, PA

I worked at Progressive Business Publications full-time for more than 5 years


Pros: The people who work there genuinely want the business to succeed. Generally no one works past… Cons: Layoffs due to failed management and vision. Organization claims you are your own CEO, so don't expect a promotion. Too many business units, they try… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to your workers instead of the protected boys club at the top. Hold people accountable for failures. Shake up the top level every once… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Exactly as Promised...It's What You Make Of It

Marketing (Current Employee)
Malvern, PA

I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time for less than a year


Pros: Progressive Business Publications is a very stable company, with a strong base of business, which allows them to aggressively pursue growth initiatives. As in any… Cons: The fast pace of growth initiatives makes for some difficult prioritization discussions and resourcing. As with most companies, this impacts IT work, which can create… Advice to Senior Management: Maintain the balance of high expectations with the empowerment to… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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