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A family friendly place to work

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Current Employee - Inside Account Manager
Current Employee - Inside Account Manager

I have been working at Thomson West

Pros

They understand that you have a life outside of work. Especially understanding about being a working mom

Cons

Becoming too big of a company. you are just a number

Advice to ManagementAdvice

get to know the people at the bottom because they are the people who are making the company money

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Thomson West

    Pros

    Can make decent money if you hit quotas. However the company decides to raise quotas by 10-12% every year because that is the growth they have promised corporate. They do this without taking into account that the market is very competitive and that they haven't come up with new solutions/products that will lead to the new growth they want. This leads people to try and be creative in the way they make thei "number", which is reviewed ad nauseum by managers on a daily and weekly basis.

    Cons

    Shrinking industry with intense competition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that the market is much more competitive than they realize

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Please try harder to keep jobs in this country -- stop outsourcing work to India and China.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Publishing Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Publishing Specialist in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Thomson West

    Pros

    Besides the mandatory "core hours" of 9:30 to 3pm, hours are flexible. It's also possible to work a 4-day, 10 hour workweek. Basically, as long as you work 40 hours/week, when you work those hours are basically up to you. There's also lots of opportunity to work from home if necessary, i.e., if your child is sick.

    Cons

    Because the Cleveland office is relatively small, there is very little opportunity for advancement, unless you consider moving to one of the bigger offices is Rochester, New York or Eagan, Minnesota.
    Upper management doesn't know what's really going on around the office and tends to promote and praise employees who don't necessarily deserve it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote the employees who really deserve it.

    No opinion of CEO
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