Publishers Clearing House Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at Publishers Clearing House full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally nice people across the company. Some sharp people. Usually a variety of initatives to work on. Good sense of collaboration and collegial work force

    Cons

    Can be cliquey. Some of the groups you'll see in the break room or cafeteria the same 8 people do everything with each other. If one gets a coffee, all eight go. One goes to the bathroom, all eight go. They don't speak to anyone but their pack. This describes about a dozen cliquey groups in the company which is fine if you're in that bubble but not a lot of mixing of the groups.

    Advice to Management

    a bit more transparency on effect of day-to-day efforts on the bottom line. there is virtually no understanding of which projects have affect on the ROI of the business except in the hands of a few people.


  2. analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publishers Clearing House full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good vacation days
    8 hour work
    good work/life balance
    people are really nice

    Cons

    not competitive salary
    out of date technology
    people are not that smart


  3. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publishers Clearing House

    Pros

    Everybody is very nice. I learned a lot.

    Cons

    Not much work assigned to interns.


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  5. Good place to start

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Coordinator in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Coordinator in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at Publishers Clearing House full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    good place to start your career, exposure to various departments and upper management, good work/life balance

    Cons

    lots of "lifers" who are never leaving, inconvenient location, middle management is difficult to deal with, HR here is probably the worst I've dealt with

    Advice to Management

    get younger people involved in high visibility projects and give them responsibility because the lifers don't bring anything new to the table


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work for a first job. You can learn a lot if you currently have no experience. A little clicky.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at Publishers Clearing House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great vacation days
    Great 401k match
    Great people
    Excellent learning
    8 hour work day

    Cons

    No room to move up
    Pay isn't great
    Management plays favorites


  7. Facilites

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publishers Clearing House full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    they are Good people to work for and there an Family oriented Company.

    Cons

    wintertime sucks because of the hills and one way out of the town which is Port Washington.


  8. Helpful (2)

    A great first job offerings a lot of experience, but no team spirit. There's a stark divide between new and old.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY

    I have been working at Publishers Clearing House full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Lots of room to learn, take on side projects and develop as a professional.

    Cons

    There's a stark divide between new and old employees, the young employees and the old/ tired employees. If you're looking for a fun and energetic company PCH is not the place. The physical environment is worn and dark, the business model and it's practices (although successful) are dull, and employees are focussed on the job and only the job. There's no team atmosphere at Publishers Clearing House.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great People, Great Environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at Publishers Clearing House full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Healthcare is a great perk, decent 401k matching, off time is average to above average, possibilities to work from home now and then. Helpful, happy people surrounding you. Great atmosphere, the environment is casual and well suited to non-competitive people.

    Cons

    The internal structure needs a shake up. lousy hierarchy, chain of command is all over the place. Not enough streamlined processes, things get routed and re-routed through the same people who don't do their job well enough the first time. Way too focused on pushing out inferior products that are heavy on looking pretty and not doing much. Located too far from anything worthwhile unless you live on LI. Salary is not competitive being so close to NYC.

    Advice to Management

    Think more creatively. Don't handcuff your growth by being stingy with money. design and development should go hand and hand. don't make development an afterthought. promote better.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Pretty Good

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publishers Clearing House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you're smart and hardworking it is easy to be noticed. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Not the best pay and growth opportunity is not where it should be.

    Advice to Management

    Create more structured growth paths to keep employees motivated.


  11. The internship is directly influenced from your boss.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publishers Clearing House

    Pros

    great experience, calm environment, some managers are great

    Cons

    pay, HR becomes a ghost once you need them

    Advice to Management

    pay your interns better, they do a lot of the work that the "directors" should be doing



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