Publishers Clearing House Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Associate Attorney

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality of life is fantastic in terms of working hours; very 9-5. NYC Office is beautiful

    Cons

    Pay Location Growth is small and slow in legal department


  2. Great Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative in Port Washington, NY
    Current Employee - Creative in Port Washington, NY

    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

    The creative department has probably the best managers and directors. Although compensation is a lot less than industry standard, the side benefits really make up for some of it. Very relaxed atmosphere, that allows for some creative freedom, but not much growth. Ellen is by far the best director i've ever had, and she really goes to bat for her designers and always gives everyone the benefit of the doubt. Workflow is completely manageable

    Cons

    Marketing departments usually don't seem to work well with other departments. Instead on relying on the expertise of most of the creative department, they usually don't work well with them. Advancement within company is nearly impossible, and those who are moved up are usually under-qualified, while the qualified employees do their jobs and never receive the proper credit. Pay rate is horrible. Favoritism plays a huge part in advancement, and HR will find any excuse as to why not give someone a raise. Upper management is completely detached from the day to day operations, and again, always seem to overlook the employees who are actually worth keeping. Many people leave for this reason. Some of the managers do not like to take accountability for their team and often throw individuals under the bus to make themselves look less incompetent. The biggest frustration from most employees is that...the fact that instead of moving people up from within, people who've been here for years, they prefer to hire from the outside, sometimes having the qualified employee training the under-qualified manager.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the development and advancement of their teams. Fight for better salaries so that they can retain good employees who love to work here but leave because they are highly under-paid.


  3. Contract Work

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Freeport, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Freeport, NY

    I worked at Publishers Clearing House (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Long Island company, relaxed dress code, Port Washington is a lovely town. PCH campus is very nice but they are moving in the next year

    Cons

    Majority of employes are contract. Big divide between the "Employees" and the contractor. Employees resent the contractors

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating contractors like second class citizens


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    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.


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    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


  7. Great company

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    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.


  8. Good place to start

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    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


  9. 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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    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


  10. 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)

    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.


  11. 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.



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