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  1. "Collaborative Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Tax Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advance Publications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful and collaborative work environment with excellent people who truly care and are always helpful in providing assistance to colleagues in addition to discharging their responsibilities.

    Cons

    Business challenges in all lines including but not limited to the newspapers putting added pressure on all employees to do more with less.


  2. "Entering the digital age"

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    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Publications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    After years of playing behind the curve, bold changes are being enacted in an attempt to catch up and set the company up for growth in the digital market. Much of the corporate dead-weight has been carved out. Pay for senior management pros is surprisingly strong.

    Cons

    Too many legacy staffers are still here, hanging on by the skin of their tech-challenged, crony-worshiping teeth.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out the remaining antiques before more titles become collateral damage.

  3. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Publications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is working toward the digital age for newspapers. Liberal time off.

    Cons

    Management decisions seem random and arbitrary. They need to pick a direction and stick with it. Need to better communicate with employees. Culture and values used to mean something here.


  4. "Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Hackensack, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Hackensack, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Innovative company to work for. Digital campaigns are highly effective. Clients truly believe in our solutions.

    Cons

    Company is in its consolidation phase. Looking to outsource most departments and downsize sales.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on more development and strategies for growth opportunities for staff.


  5. "No job security"

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    Former Employee - Staff Writer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Staff Writer in New Orleans, LA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advance Publications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compared to other media jobs, Advance offers relatively competitive pay and caters to some larger news markets than most community news publications. The branch that I worked for spent a lot on maintaining the company's image, which can feel pretty good.

    Cons

    The company has a great plan for saving journalism. It just changes that plan on a day-to-day basis. If they're not laying off their staff, they're hiring. There's no real job security, and the company seems willing to throw employees away without real thought to the next step.

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick to it. Just because your experiment didn't work right away doesn't mean you need a completely new plan. Be honest with your employees, potential hires and readers about what you are.


  6. "Weak management and poor geographic area"

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    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Springfield, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Springfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Advance Publications full-time

    Pros

    Decent salary, majority of people who work there are friendly, management was approachable and friendly.

    Cons

    Tough area to work in, poor office conditions, limited coaching or mentoring, did not prepare me for my position, weak leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Prepare account executives better especially those with limited sales experience. Continue to be positive with employees but also be able to sternly hold them accountable.


  7. "Great people, great environment, not the smartest people around unfortunately"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people and great environment

    Cons

    Not the smartest people everywhere, bad team communication

    Advice to Management

    Be more flexible

  8. ""Amazing company. Restructuring Future""

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    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Account Executive in Springfield, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advance Publications part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    "Loyal local employee base. Flexible with scheduling. Great benefits for part-time employees. Company continues expand. Company gets many awards for coverage. "

    Cons

    "Micromanagement by the people up top. Countless budget cuts and restructuring. Company is losing money on print. Employee wages are very low compared to other media outlets in the area."

    Advice to Management

    Remove the union contracts for media employees. Why use an 3rd party outside agency to setup appointments for sales team? Why not use your talent more wisely?


  9. "It was fine"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Bay City, MI
    Former Employee - Reporter in Bay City, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advance Publications part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours for week and weekend

    Cons

    Corporate feel stifled all creativity

    Advice to Management

    Let go


  10. "Go elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Director in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Director in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Matching 401 K from company

    Cons

    Shifting priorities, uninspiring business model


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