Thomas Publishing Company LLC
2.5 of 5 53 reviews
www.thomaspublishing.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jun 19, 2014

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Carl T. Holst-Knudsen

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35% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Everyone that I work with are genuinely good people who will do the right thing"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Overall good benefits and work/life balance"
    in 3 reviews
Cons:
  • "Salaries are far lower on the scale than the median for similar work, especially in New York City"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Facing competition; product development is challenged"
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    A great place, probably better in "happier times"

    Editor (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsEveryone was committed to their jobs, people that would be considered "veterans" loved the place and enjoyed teaching the newer workers the ropes.
    Benefits package a definite plus.

    ConsThis company was struggling a bit in the economy and had to let people go, not with a lot of warning and were considered harsh by some people in the process.
    Not much room for job growth.
    Training sometimes felt delayed, as in we could have been trained earlier and therefore worked better.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain earlier, promote from within and encourage departments to talk to each other more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Thomas Publishing afforded me the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting and challenging IT projects.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Horsham, PA

    ProsTelecommuting. Flexible work schedules. Suburban work location.

    ConsCompany continues to struggle financially. There has been repeated restructuring and downsizing over the years. Unfortunately, these changes have been largely unsuccessful at achieving the objective.

    Poor communication among the departmental heads. One hand doesn't know what the other is doing, resulting in an inordinate amount of wasted time and resources.

    Management is slow to make business decisions.

    Repeated budget cuts that reduced or eliminated funds for professional training.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great benefits, good work/life balance allowed

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe benefit package is very good, with full coverage medical and dental plan.
    Work/life balance is excellent
    Company historically is hesitant to lay off employees, so job security for the most part is high.

    ConsNot much room for job growth within company.
    Company has been struggling financially, always seems on the verge of turning the corner without quite making it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Family owned print turned digital media company

    Sales Representative (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsOpportunity to own your work and be recognized for contributions

    ConsNothing negative to say about this company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The job I accepted wasn't the job I was asked to do.

    Sales (Current Employee)
    Horsham, PA

    ProsThe Horsham area suburb is a nice area.

    ConsThere is no formal training. Management used fear and intimidation to try and get better sales results from employees. Micro-managing every step of the way. No positive words from management. Long time employees left because business model is antiquated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to manage people. People must have training and hear positive words of encouragement. Morale is bad and that is due to poor management and a shakey business model.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Okay company...

    Office Management (Former Employee)

    ProsLearned a lot... love the sales reps.

    ConsManagement too secretive and not respectful of it's employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your employees in the loop.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Thomas Publishing is a swell company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Horsham, PA

    ProsI worked in the Corporate Information Technology Group based out of Horsham, PA. This was a great team because it was comprised mainly of the former Thomas Technology Solutions and ThomComp companies.

    ConsThe corporate office out of New York did not know what to do with all the talented folks based out of Horsham and most of them were let go or left on their own to pursue other opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep on keepin on.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My experience at ThomasNet over the past 7 years

    Applications Engineer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIn my seven years at ThomasNet, I gained extensive knowledge and experience. As an Application Engineer, I learned the proper ways and techniques of technical/consultative selling, as well as, the vast experience in working with various levels of management at an organization, and the ability to confidently run meetings with C-level executives.

    In addition, I learned the intricacies and differences between all types of companies, as well as, understanding the requirements/demands of different markets. And, last but not least, perfecting my public speaking skills through conducting in-person seminars and webinars.

    All of these skills have bettered me as an individual, but also has made me an extremely well-rounded valuable/attractive professional. I cannot thank ThomasNet enough for all of this.

    ConsDue to the flat/horizontal management structure, certain departments don't have as much growth opportunities as other departments.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIt has convenient location to transportation

    ConsMicromanaging of staff creates a toxic and hostile environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGo back to what made the company a place people wanted to come too.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Excellent for a First Job/Entry Level Position

    Content Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWork is easy though a bit mindless after a while
    Nice people as coworkers, supervisors are touch and go
    Plenty of overtime at a good rate
    Good place to gain experience
    Plenty of screw around time once you learn the system
    Plenty of training
    Full benefits

    ConsSecretive environment (lots of whispering)
    Little autonomy
    Mandatory overtime (sometimes weekends)
    Not a lot of up front information on why you do things
    Company seems to be stagnating and lower level ideas are ignored
    Behind technologically in our work and online pressence
    Disconnected departments that don't do their jobs, making your harder

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people
    Push harder for better programs
    Micromanage less

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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