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Updated April 5, 2017
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  1. "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CW Publishing (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, meet people and great location

    Cons

    boss is terrible, not enough room for growth

    Advice to Management

    Create more fun in the work place


  2. Helpful (3)

    "WARNING!!!! WORST COMPANY EVER"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CW Publishing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Literally zero and I tried hard to find one positive about the place.

    Cons

    -Managers are condescending
    -Employees are kind of weird. They go off into private rooms and yell at each other and then come out laughing as if they weren't arguing.
    -Extreme micro managers- they literally tell you what to say word for word on the phone even though you sound like a robot to the person on the other end.
    -They say one thing one day and another a next.
    -I took a total of two days off within my first three weeks due to a death in my family. My manager took me into the room and said I have literally been out of the office more days than I have been in the office. I thought this was an obvious exaggeration but no he literally thought that I had been absent more than I had attended. I'm not the best at math but I'm pretty sure two days out of 15 doesn't make that possible.
    -They had no idea how many pitches I made. They constantly accused me of having far less pitches than I did. Which I had to correct them on several times. Bottom line is they have no idea whats going on.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be condescending. You aren't making millions of dollars. You work in an outdated industry and will probably be unemployed soon so try a little humility. Try not insulting new hires are trying their best to do the job.
    Do not micro manage. It works against what you are trying to do which is sell.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Factory like environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    heart of the city, quality product

    Cons

    this company is run in the most impersonal manner I had ever experienced. Management is disconnected and treats employees in a condescending manner.

    Advice to Management

    beware of karma


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Will Learn Sales Skills & Also Question your Desire to ever do sales again"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn some sales skills
    VPs and Sales Managers were phenomenal on the phone and were good to learn from
    Always hiring (also a con)

    Cons

    Micro-Management
    Revolving Door
    100+ Calls a Day
    Sell their way or the highway.
    Most of the good accounts/leads are taken
    Print Media is dead....especially in this context
    CEO intimidates employees
    ABSOLUTELY NO ROOM FOR GROWTH

    Advice to Management

    Encourage employees who have a pipeline to stay til atleast the publication is released
    Update CRM
    Encourage other types of selling strategies and techniques BESIDES crushing phones
    Create inbound marketing to make the phones ring
    Make publications digital


  5. Helpful (2)

    "This is ad SALES, no one candy coats this fact, you have to SELL"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CW Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to make commission, while also benefiting from a competitive base salary and health benefits. The culture is not 'Conde Nast", but it is designed to be competitive, while being supportive. Is it always going to be "fun"? No, it's a career and a job. Those who are not driven to succeed will quite simply not make it, this is true in any sales environment. There are people in place who's job it is to help those who need it, not everyone takes that hand.

    Cons

    This is not YOUR company, those who are in charge, and those who sign the paychecks have certain expectations and standards of performance. Not everyone can work for certain types of people, and here you will know if you can rather quickly. The fact is, they will also know rather quickly if you can, or can not do this job. There is a level of "micro management", and to get you to a level that YOU would be happy with, sometimes it takes taking a very close look at pipelines, and effort to see how you will fair in this environment.
    The good news is, the checks clear, the doors are open, the opportunities are there to better your situation and no ones door is ever closed to those who seek help.
    The truth is, this isn't the job, or career for everyone, it takes a certain type and mind set to succeed at this.


  6. "Learned A lot But Worst Environment EVER"

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

    I have been working at CW Publishing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Sales Training
    Learn from top Salesmen
    Opportunity to make good money
    Steady pay check
    Great location

    Cons

    100+ Cold Calls Daily
    Strict Sales Script Enforced
    Micro-management
    All Depends on the publication you are selling on behalf of.
    HIGH TURN-OVER RATE
    No room for advancement
    Bullying, Intimidation and People wanting you to quit.

    Advice to Management

    Sweatshop environment works but start targetting College grads instead of old sales has beens. Encourage other sales tactics besides the same that you have been using for the past decade.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "The worst place I've ever worked"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CW Publishing full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I liked my (non-management) co-workers

    Cons

    Everything..... They might be the worst people in the entire world, they lie to their clients, and they don't pay commissions.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to England, and please dont come back.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "If you like to Sell, you can make money here, BUT it does NOT have a positive and nurturing culture!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are experienced at inside ad sales you can make money here. You need to cold call and develop your own leads and accounts. Top consumer custom magazine publisher for major well respected National organizations.

    Cons

    CW Publishing Group is very autocratic and highly structured for a sales company. It is difficult for you to carve out your own niche and you need to fight for good accounts and leads. Management seems to reward bad behavior, as long you can sell. It is a very negative environment with inconsistent support from and training from management.

    Advice to Management

    Very old school and autocratic. The company needs to enter the 21st century and diversify into new media and get some new strong long range projects to sell.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Seems to be changing for the better"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There has definitely been a shift in the company culture. There is more of an emphasis on hiring the right people, training them properly from the very beginning, and using positive reinforcement to get the best out of the sales staff. Plus, this is a great way to get your foot in the door in the world of sales - especially in terms of training.

    Cons

    So far, so good. Sales is never easy though - so you have to work hard. But there are people selling here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing to make changes for the better.


  10. "Experience is what you make it!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CW Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues are sociable. Pretty autonomous role. Good location.

    Cons

    Like all publishing companies, pay could be better. It's not a culture that suits everyone.

    Advice to Management

    You get what you put in. Training should be available for those that want it.


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