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  1. "Publisher/Projuct Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Publisher/Project Manager in Piqua, OH
    Former Employee - Publisher/Project Manager in Piqua, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brown Publishing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to interact with community. Many opportunities for job advancement, family - like work environment

    Cons

    Some mismanagement of funds, thus, causing the company to close down.

    Advice to Management

    To avoid selecting management personnel that would put the company at risk


  2. "Job is great, Management wasn't."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advertising Executive in Xenia, OH
    Current Employee - Advertising Executive in Xenia, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Brown Publishing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with clients was wonderful.

    Cons

    Management treated you like 5 year olds.

    Advice to Management

    Get a life.


  3. "good place to start"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Brown Publishing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    little supervision, on your own for the most part

    Cons

    very tight knit, need to suck up to managers to be successful

    Advice to Management

    need better managers


  4. "Some goo, some bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brown Publishing part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    People in the corporate office that I worked with were nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Pay, printed newspapers are dying and I don't know if they found an answer, but they did not have one we hen I worked there.


  5. "An enjoyable, creative, first step in my career."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising Manager
    Former Employee - Advertising Manager
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience, Industry, People, opportunities to be creative in a daily setting.

    Cons

    Salaries need to be more for middle management, salaries, to not reflect the stress indured by middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Need to raise Middle Managment Salaries


  6. "Poor communication for a communication company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is local autonomy. Typically you're free to be a "steward" at your location and make your own decisions. Local managers are generally caring and try to create a good environment.

    Cons

    Very poor communication between divisions and from top down. To control expenses many positions have been eliminated or cut to PT. Upper management is thin too, thus the "vision" for the company and other important information is poorly distributed if at all. Pay for local department heads and staffers is very poor and merit increase very rarely are given.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are a valuable resource...treat them right. Maintain your bottom lines expenses while including warranted wage increase. Get divisions talking and working together rather than as competitors. Hire "consultants" for key areas...advertising, circulation and news, to visit properties and facilitate cooperation while implementing best practices.