PR Newswire Reviews

Updated June 14, 2015
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PR Newswire CEO Ninan Chacko
Ninan Chacko
40 Ratings

Pros
  • Great energy, good people, laid back culture (in 13 reviews)

  • Lots of diversity, great people and solid product (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • This leads to high turnover within departments, especially customer content services (in 7 reviews)

  • Some managers do not understand that providing a work life balance to their staff is important (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Outbound Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Outbound Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at PR Newswire full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, team based approach, client oriented, solutions based selling, and excellent leadership. Telecommute policy is great and benefits are solid.

    Cons

    The sheer size of the company and number of passwords for various portals is overwhelming at first. Cubicles.. eh..

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating with your employees and Sr. leadership needs to be more visible. Less access to these guys and you rarely see them except for a once a year all hands meeting or passing by in the hallway.


  2. Hi cunb

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - XBRL Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - XBRL Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at PR Newswire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Competetive work enviorment, friendly people, growing company. Pay is competive, 401k and benifitis are good and we all need jobs

    Cons

    Company has extremely high turnover. They do not respect employees, management is extremely indecisive and lacks direction.

    Advice to Management

    Need to change your busniess model or the company will be out of busniess in 5 years. You are an EDGAR company in an XBRL world.


  3. Stay for the people. Leave for a career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PR Newswire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible colleagues (large majority)
    Relaxed dress code

    Cons

    Zero work/life balance
    No room for growth
    Abysmal raises
    Gossip rules office politics

    Advice to Management

    Appreciation goes a very long way. If there were any opportunities for growth outside of sales, more people would stay. Also, instead of the free sodas, could we re-appropriate the funds to give raises that are concurrent with the cost of living increases?


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Managing for an exit

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at PR Newswire (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people (your peers) are friendly and collaborative.

    Cons

    The company is run by business managers with no industry knowledge or experience. Strategy is driven by consultants. Management's goal: taking cost out of sales and operations into order to improve the balance sheet and sell the company.


  6. Amazing Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Acquisition Representative in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Customer Acquisition Representative in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at PR Newswire full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company really cares about its employees, The work/Life Balance is incredible. Management is very understanding when it comes to life events coming up. No Micromanagement. Company gives you the tools to be successful.

    Cons

    Some disorganization on some projects. nothing major.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  7. Inside Sales Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PR Newswire full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and vacation. Fun industry and product offering

    Cons

    no room for growth, commission gets cut often, very inconsistent job function from one year to the next.


  8. Helpful (4)

    MultiVu - Life in the Stone Age

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at PR Newswire full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people were nice and all kind of understood the struggle.
    Free drinks in tiny cups
    Sometimes there was pizza in the kitchen
    Lots of gestural meetings that made you feel like something could be done.

    Cons

    Dismal pay
    Felt super unappreciated up until the last second I was there
    General lack of interdepartmental communication lead to major issues
    Doubted the trajectory of my role the entire time I was there and no one could answer for it - felt like a glorified intern. Shortly after I left someone was paid marginally more to do a fraction of my job.

    Advice to Management

    A little bit of appreciation goes a long way.


  9. PR Newswire offers a lot of opportunity, flexibility and great benefits.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PR Newswire full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, nice personal leave policy, internal career paths, a substantial organization with the sense of community and ability to gain exposure

    Cons

    You must like change in order to thrive here.


  10. Senior Editor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at PR Newswire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    excellent opportunity for college grads/entry level
    excellent benefits
    generous paid time off
    good incentive programs
    excellent bonds with co-workers

    Cons

    long hours
    extremely high stress level
    extremely poor communication from upper and executive management
    limited career growth
    management plays favorites
    high turnover rate of editorial employees
    horrible software platforms designed by in-house IT


  11. Swinging in the wind.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at PR Newswire

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There was supportive and approachable leadership in place. We were offered good communication and information, when it was made available to us.

    Cons

    There was little information from the top on our department's prognosis. We didn't see big changes coming until they were about to be made.

    Advice to Management

    Let all department levels know where they fit in the grand scheme, and how the scheme is playing out. If things aren't so great, give much better hints.



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