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  1. Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roll Call

    Pros

    Good place with lots of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Management can be secretive and not always recognize staff.

  2. roller coaster

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Roll Call

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

    Pros

    high-demand, well-known product and generous sales commission structure

    Cons

    pathologically insane, incompetent, unqualified sales management

    Advice to Management

    Advice was taken by London HQ: All sr. execs were eliminated.

  3. Overworked for nothing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Roll Call

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Roll Call is well-respected on Capitol Hill and beyond, so it has good name recognition. It is also owned by The Economist, so there are added benefits within the Group. The location was good, too, but rumors are that this will be changing soon.

    Cons

    Really high turnover and little to no leadership training has led Roll Call to have bad management techniques, which has led to really low employee morale throughout both Roll Call and Congressional Quarterly.

    Advice to Management

    Decide your mission and what makes all your products unique, then utilize your staff to create the best products possible. Too much overlap and too many under-experienced people means there's frustration with the people who know what they are doing.

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  5. Bad morale at Roll Call

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    Former Employee - Editor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Editor in Washington, DC

    I worked at Roll Call

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The reputation of, along with the access and connections you gain at Roll Call are great.

    Cons

    Staff are treated very poorly. They are seen as a easily disposable commodity.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your people a whole lot better.

  6. Great at first, but failing now...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Roll Call full-time

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

    Pros

    The people there are incredibly knowledgeable about their craft. The best in the business, news-wise.

    Cons

    Management has a difficult time communicating their actions and reasons to staff. They are known for their massive layoffs for not meeting their projected business numbers, and as discreetly as possible laying off tens of people at a time. Loyalty isn't the greatest asset of the company.

  7. Collegial atmosphere, smart coworkers

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

    I have been working at Roll Call

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, respectful and open communication between management and underlings. Opportunities to move within company. PTO good if you've been there awhile.

    Cons

    Upper management is too top-heavy. Editing process is cumbersome for some products. Late night, evening work and shifts change week to week. Raises are small.

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