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Progressive Business Publications Overview

Malvern, PA
201 to 500 employees
1989
Company - Private
Publishing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors

Thomson Reuters, SHRM, Business Insider

Progressive Business Publications (PBP) is a national leader in providing business information and training programs in digital media formats. The company is dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility and contributes extensively to giving back.<br/>PBP helps business ... Read more

Mission: Progressive Business Publications (PBP) is a national leader in providing business information and training programs in digital media formats. The company is dedicated to Corporate Social Responsibility and contributes extensively to giving back.<br/>PBP helps business ... Read more

Progressive Business Publications Reviews

  • Helpful (1)

    "Very flexible scheduling and hard work doesn't go unnoticed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altoona, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Altoona, PA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hard work comes back to you, scheduling is very flexible, management is always there to help, you're treated like a person instead of a number, and the new pay scale! Laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Can become monotonous, but the team is always pushing each other!

    Advice to Management

    Don't change!

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Progressive Business Publications Photos

Progressive Business Publications photo of: 2017 Softball Team Champions!
Progressive Business Publications photo of: BBQ-ing for Employees!
Progressive Business Publications photo of: Tech team enjoying summer picnic
Progressive Business Publications photo of: Our 2019 Cornhole Championship game
Progressive Business Publications photo of: Grilling and chilling at summer picnic
Progressive Business Publications photo of: One of our 12 Dynamic Call Center Teams
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Progressive Business Publications Interviews

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    SEO Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Progressive Business Publications.

    Interview

    A top-level of Human Resource employee contacted me via Linkedin.
    I told this individual that my salary requirements were high, and she/he said they would consider this as well as a bonus opportunity, with a comprehensive benefits package.

    She/he said they were learning the demand for SEO Managers were high. (This was the first red flag). After scheduling a phone call because they told me they were very much interested in me and were not going to waste my time. I presented my portfolio that had top-level audits, notes, strategies, etc. from multiple companies.

    She/he wanted to know more about my company, how many employees (what, how, why SEO is essential). She/he seemed a bit incompetent to understand what digital marketing was and how SEO played a part in that. She/he told me that I was sought out from a top executive. There would be room to grow within the company.

    After I submitted everything and the fundamental questions they asked, which were redundant to the phone interview. They told me they would follow up on scheduling an interview to come in. They appeared serious about the role and the salary amount.

    It has been almost a month I never received a courtesy follow up. I reached out 3-4 times via LinkedIn and emailed to see if my emails were getting caught in spam. Everyone I've worked with and talked to during interviews ALWAYS follow up, it is just common courtesy.

    I'm sure this company is using my portfolio for their clients and teaching their inner team members, so be careful to whoever is reading this and wanting to join this company that they will rip you off and take your ideas.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. How do you define SEO; or in other words, what’s your unique interpretation of what SEO is?
      2. Tell me about a time when you conducted an SEO website audit? Please describe the nature of that project in as much detail as you’re allowed (who, what, when, where, results, learnings).
      3. Give me an example when you ran a link building campaign? Please describe the nature of that project in as much detail as you’re allowed (who, what, when, where, results, learnings).   Answer Question
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Company Updates

  • CORNHOLE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES - Our PBP Malvern employees are having fun playing cornhole and we&#039;re almost ready for our 2019 championship finals. The winner will be announced June 6th. Stay Tuned!

  • MAKING HEADWAY ON STRATEGIC ROADMAP! Chief Development Officer Jim Lonergan and the PBP team are making steady progress on our strategic roadmap. We&#039;re leveraging the strengths of our past into ongoing success for the future. While unifying PBP around a strong vision for our future success, Jim is ensuring our company is aligned first and foremost around our customers. A major aspect of our roadmap involves synergizing our business information and marketing services expertise into a focus on three major b2b industry verticals in which we excel: Human Resources, Finance and Safety.

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Progressive Business Publications Awards & Accolades

  • Heroes of Liberty Award, National Liberty Museum, 2014
  • Ed Satell Family Endowed Chair for Children and Adolescent Education, Caron Treatment Centers, 2016
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