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Schurz Communications Reviews

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
4 Reviews
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4 Reviews

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Todd F. Schurz
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK but slow to change

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

    I have been working at Schurz Communications full-time

    Pros

    Employees are given a lot of autonomy. You can own your own job and do it well if you're a self-starter.

    Cons

    Lots of autonomy on the local level means employees are given a lot of freedom. But it also means the organization is slow to change and adapt to new techniques and technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seeing the details of changes will be carried out is more important than saying that it will be done. Hiring consultants to do training doesn't change the organization itself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incompetent Management and Outdated Sales Techniques

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - Sales in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Schurz Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gained more experience in the field

    Cons

    "Salary", Sales Techniques, Lack of Sales Training, Management and Promotions, No commissions until over 50+ sales have been made which can take up to a year!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone has been there longer, doesn't mean they are management material. Develop a real training program that involves management actually going with new hires to develop their skills, help them understand the concept of consultative approach.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Got fired for no reason given!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outside Yellow Page Sales Representative in Petoskey, MI
    Former Employee - Outside Yellow Page Sales Representative in Petoskey, MI

    I worked at Schurz Communications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    None! Product isn't used much anymore.

    Cons

    The yellow pages are not used much any more. The company needs to create something for the sales people to sell that people use.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't fire someone for no reason. I ended up homeless and losing everything.
    The management needs to think of their sales reps and families instead of themselves and pleasing their bosses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall--It's OK

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

    I worked at Schurz Communications

    Pros

    The health insurance.
    Owned by the same family for many generations.
    Very honest. They do not lie to you.
    Corporate management is very good.

    Cons

    The local general managers have much autonomy, which can cause problems if he/she is not totally competent.
    Some outside consultants are so relied on that they are virtually acting as the general manager and maybe even a department manager.
    Many employees are in management positions just because they have been there a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To local managers--do not depend on an outside consultant as an all-knowing savior. No person is 100% correct all the time. They have their own agendas, and those agendas may not be the same as yours. Have the guts to make your own decisions.

    Approves of CEO

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