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Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/Life balance - Worked 40 hours a week (in 6 reviews)

  • Good benefits with additional perks like fitness and hobby allotments (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Old time Upper management does not understand that the market is changing (in 9 reviews)

  • Negatives include - Low pay, long hours, and inexperienced management (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Overall, not a bad company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Editor
    Former Employee - Editor

    I worked at Business Wire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits with additional perks like fitness and hobby allotments.
    Friendly and fun coworkers.
    Good work/life balance.
    Room for advancement depending on where you want your career to take you. They often will hire from within if there's a good candidate interested in a given position.

    Cons

    Not the best pay. Doesn't keep up with cost of living, at least in some markets, and annual raises are minimal, based on a pay scale.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate how you determine pay. It's very difficult to live on the base salary in some markets. Annual raises should be determined/suggested by the supervisor rather than limited to a pay scale.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Blegh"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Business Wire full-time

    Pros

    The people in the newsroom are pretty tight. It was fun to mock emails from the CEO.

    Cons

    Management makes sure everyone knows that the Editors are expendable. No support and lots of criticism from CEO and upper management. Everyone is about placing blame rather than fixing problems, which makes for a really tense atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and stop quoting Gandhi when you're talking about the need to make more money.


  3. "UI/UX Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Business Wire full-time

    Pros

    All team members and manager are very supportive. You will work tightly with other team members. it is a very stable company that it rarely fires people.

    Cons

    too stable, that might not suitable for ambitious people


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Placeholder Position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work
    Lots of down time

    Cons

    Low pay
    Company does not value employees
    No room for advancement


  6. "Decent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Business Wire full-time

    Pros

    A decent and flexible work environment , skilled employees

    Cons

    No work transparency, No flexibility to work from home.

    Advice to Management

    Product and strategy innovation, work from home policy


  7. "Regional Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Regional Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Business Wire (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Global leader, good product, and flexibility in working hours

    Cons

    Same old management, need product innovation, pricing strategy, and better pay

    Advice to Management

    Same as above


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good stepping stone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, convenience. Some good people work here.

    Cons

    Salary well below market, negative environment

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of that ancient newsroom software


  9. "so so"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Business Wire full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Got to work with some well know companies / clients.

    Cons

    Very old-school company. Low pay. Not innovating as well as they could.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "No flexibility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Business Wire full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work if straight out of school to get experience

    Cons

    Rules are archaic; no flexibility to work from home

    Advice to Management

    Need to revise policies to retain more employees, especially women


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Meh"

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot and work with named companies

    Cons

    Very cheap, no upward mobility, lots of gossip and drama, benefits are not great even tho they claim they are, not the most professional environment, just a strange place.

    Advice to Management

    Leave.



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