Publishers Clearing House

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Publishers Clearing House Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Facilites

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Great Environment

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty Good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Create more structured growth paths to keep employees motivated.

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  6.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  7.  

    Overview

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Publishers Clearing House

    Pros

    A very good work life balance, Very friendly employees

    Cons

    High Turnover, Growth opportunities, Not enough work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the employees that take their job seriously

    Neutral Outlook
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  8.  

    Great co-workers and opportunity for growth!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publishers Clearing House full-time

    Pros

    - Great opportunity for growth in certain departments
    - Ability to balance work and home life
    - Comfortable work environment
    - Chance to build on skill sets and gain experience at a well known company

    Cons

    - Depending on where you live, the commute is tough if you're traveling to the main building in Port Washington

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to work.

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment. Everyone understands that it is a team effort and all paly a part. Respectful, professional, non-political environment.

    Cons

    Commute to the location from the LIE is long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to bring in more long range planning if possible.

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  10.  

    Good work/life balance. Limited growth opportunities.

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Good people to work with
    - Potential for very good work/life balance
    - Some exceptional people

    Cons

    - Lower than average salaries
    - Limited opportunities to advance
    - Very dated environment
    - Poor communication and cooperation between some departments and groups
    - Too much poor management (some are great, but far too many are not)
    - Lack of accountability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  11.  

    I could not have asked for a more solid internship experience: was able to work on & accomplish great things!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in Port Washington, NY

    I worked at Publishers Clearing House as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing building and atmosphere to work in. Fun office environment, filled with friendly and outgoing people. Plus, it's a very well known company. The town its in is also a great place to work. Can't ask for better food options so close to an office.

    Cons

    The office (overall) and departments are not really equipped with the latest and greatest technology (including software). Also, the company doesn't really employ the most state of the art practices within each department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seek out more youth with techy\comp sci experience and technology/system processes innovation opportunities.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO

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