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Limited Time But Enjoyed The Experience

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

Pros

The hours were good, the pay was great, co-workers great---management ok.

Cons

After spending seven months there laid off when business was sold to thomson. You'd think I could have been told business is being sold when I was hired----no large company plans, executes and finalizes the sale of a business unit in seven month.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None---your business model is done.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company That Doesn't Know Where It Wants to Go

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    Current Employee - Production  in  Riverwoods, IL
    Current Employee - Production in Riverwoods, IL

    Pros

    There are a lot of benefits...20 PTO days, 12 Holidays, lots of good insurance options, and it's a really slooooooooow pace. It's great if you don't want to have to do a lot of work.

    Cons

    There's basically no promotion from within. There's no promotion or hiring really. The publishing side of the business is dying a slow death. And the leadership is nonexistent. If you have an idea to make things better, you will be discouraged from doing anything about it by your manager. There's a lot of corporate speak and people who are good at sounding smart, but very few actual doers. And the upper management is only interested in investing in things that are going to reduce head count. When software is being developed, the first requirement given is that the software must reduce head count. It's a terrible place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to completely turn around the culture. Get your VPs out on the floor working with people. Flatten out the organization. Middle managers are tabling process improvements that are very necessary because they're afraid that you're going to ask for them to cut headcount if you find out that a time saving possibility exists. It's a real disincentive to innovate. Also 90% of your staff has been in publishing way too long. Publishing isn't the same as it used to be. And you have no tech-friendly youth in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    CCH has a great market reach and a great group of people

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    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Wichita, KS

    Pros

    The people of CCH make the company. It doesn't matter if it is the leadership or the contractors, the people you deal with are genuine, intelligent and take their jobs earnestly. The work is rewarding and you get the opportunity to put your hand into a lot of variety as far as projects go. The pay isn't great, but isn't bad for the market.

    Cons

    There is a silo mentality that exists between product management and production that simply can't exist in a truly agile enterprise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay and a stronger business strategy would help increase market reach. You preach innovation and undermine it frequently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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