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Chicago, IL
1 to 50 employees
1994
Company - Private
Business Services
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
McMurry
Imagination Publishing would like to dream up a marketing publication for your business. The custom publisher creates print and electronic content such as magazines, catalogues, annual reports, books, websites, blogs, podcasts, and e-newsletters for businesses and professional ... Read more

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    Pros

    I am leaving Imagination after three years because I was recruited and offered an incredible financial and benefits package by another company. I accepted the new position because it is right for my family at this time in my life.

    But let me talk about what it’s like at Imagination. I discount a lot of the negative comments on Glassdoor. Perhaps it’s a sense of entitlement or a belief that the grass is greener on the other side. For many here, this is the first or second “real job” out of college. It’s all they know. For me, that’s not the case, so let me outline 10 positive reasons to work at Imagination.

    1. The people are smart, talented, extremely creative and collaborative.
    2. It’s a fun, lively, family-type atmosphere — dysfunctional at times, but hey, it’s my family.
    3. Work hours and situations are extremely flexible. Throw 9-to-5 out the window. People come and go when they come and go. The work still gets done.
    4. Where else do you get a message a 10 a.m. on a Friday to say “We’re closing at 2:22 to celebrate our 22nd anniversary?”
    5. Or everyone gets a full day off when certain financial milestones are met?
    6. Or the quite frequent, “We’re closing at 4 today so you can get a jump on the weekend?”
    7. Imagination has quarterly staff parties, and I mean parties. Halloween is the signature soiree.
    8. Champagne toasts when a new client has contracted for our services.
    9. Diversity.
    10. The boomerang effect. Many people leave and come back after realizing what they had wasn’t bad after all.

    Are there things I would change? Sure there are, but I’ve saved those discussions for management, not an anonymous message board.

    Thanks for the opportunity Jim. It's been a blast.

    Cons

    There is not a next-person up strategy so when a person leaves, it takes time to fill the void until a replacement is hired.

    Advice to Management

    Provided in fireside chat and in exit interview.

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Imagination Publishing Interviews

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    Content Strategist Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Imagination Publishing (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    Phone interview with HR, in-person interview with HR & one VP. Then you're given a project/presentation to complete. You present for 10 minutes to HR, one VP, and one EVP.

    If you apply I would recommend asking them if they definitively have a handle on exactly what their internal needs are. Don't lose patience, you may not hear back for 3-4 weeks after your interview.

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Imagination Publishing Awards & Accolades

  • Content Marketing Agency of the Year (50+ employees), Content Marketing Institute, 2012

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