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Clipper Magazine Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Flex schedule/ work from home/ write your own ticket/ good training (in 13 reviews)

  • Dress code is very relaxed which also creates a laid back, creative atmosphere (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Low, low pay for the amount of work you do and the hours put in (in 6 reviews)

  • They ask for sales reps to get appointments to have the digital people sell it for the reps (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Art department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Department in Mountville, PA
    Current Employee - Art Department in Mountville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice staff, training available, room to grow, cafeteria is updated, couches in break room, fun days scheduled (like 1-4 times year), Christmas award ceremony at a fancy hotel, opportunity to win yearly company trip, awards given monthly, job security (for most positions), company isn't going away- it will be here a LONG time and will expand GREATLY in the next 5 years. The company is what you make it for yourself (grow, volunteer for projects etc.)

    Cons

    For starters, if you are an artist/designer you will start in 2nd shift and will not get a chance to move to dayshift for years! Secondly, the art floor (ASC, proofreading, BA, copywriting, artist/designers, and a few others) are in the basement/first floor, which has NO WINDOWS. It is very dark so be prepared for low lights. Third, the pay for the art floor is SHOCKINGLY low. Middle-level management makes a shocking low amount. ASC & designers make a low but Ok starting salaries.. but if you become a Supervisor, Art Director, or Manager, you will be offended at how low the salary offer is! It is so low for the industry. Many people are leaving. Upper management doesn't listen to our continually concerns. PAY IS HUGE- main concern of everyone!

    Advice to Management

    First, PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES MORE! Esp middle management! The CEO makes 100k++ while middle management barely made 30k. Secondly, add more fun into the day to day with events and activities.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking ship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, relaxed work environment, casual dress

    Cons

    Very low wages for in house employees, sales reps have to work crazy hours to earn near enough. Bullying managers. Company brags about profits, CEO's get huge bonuses and flaunt their expensive cars, trips, lifestyle while employees work high stress jobs and barely make enough to get by.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more, give employees working tools to do their jobs. Either stop having year end meetings bragging about the company and it's earnings or start giving more than a 1.5%-2% raise. Share bonuses. Hire local managers. Don't pay room and board and crazy salaries for upper management to live in Lancaster part time. They are not worth it and too detached to understand how things really work.


  3. "Great people!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Services Coordinator in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Account Services Coordinator in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly-family work environment
    lots of restaurants around the area

    Cons

    aggressive trainers who ask too many questions

    Advice to Management

    inform trainers on how to be less aggressive


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "This is now a HORRIBLE company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Upper Management in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Upper Management in Lancaster, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clipper Magazine full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A one time was great company to work for ,NOW IT IS HORRIBLE!!

    Cons

    Run from this company , you will get used and abused, from the human resource director to mgt personnel , this has turned into an aweful company. STAY AWAY!!!

    Advice to Management

    I was an upper management employee for many years, employed for over 17 yrs. My sales people all admired my mgt skills, but then as of 2011 things went south FAST, and company has gotten even worse ever since. If you respect yourself and your sbilities find somewhere else to work, trust me!!!!


  6. "Great Place To Start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Services Coordinator in Mountville, PA
    Current Employee - Account Services Coordinator in Mountville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They care about their employees, and it is a great place to start your career. You get great experience for an entry level job.

    Cons

    They do not pay enough to support an average lifestyle, and there is little room for growth to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Value older employees more and offer raises or rewards to employees. It is hard to support myself on my income, I can't imagine trying to raise a family.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Used to be a fun place where employees were valued. Now it's so quiet - no teamwork no interaction."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production in Hempfield, PA
    Former Employee - Production in Hempfield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Clipper Magazine full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can wear jeans everyday. Somewhat flexible schedule. The paid Time off is good and cafeteria area is pretty nice

    Cons

    Too many managers and VPs Just another company who pays the top people a lot and workers very little. My manager was a bully.

    Advice to Management

    Put teams back in place in production and promote working together. Pay people more.


  8. "Senior buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clipper Magazine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training and management also.

    Cons

    I would have to say the Salary was too low.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Crazy local Management Nashville"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Clipper Magazine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company is decent, pay is good, benefits. Variety of products.

    Cons

    No control of local mangers, who lie and steal accounts hint drug test ...No.support after training. Over priced ad pages

    Advice to Management

    Clean house of local managers


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Multimedia Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Multimedia Sales Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Clipper Magazine full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flex schedule/ work from home/ write your own ticket/ good training

    Cons

    Micro Management /Gossip within management /

    Advice to Management

    Please trust & treat your employees like adults & no gossip please that is a BIg NO NO


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Account MAnager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in South Florida, FL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in South Florida, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company, many resources, Several products to sell

    Cons

    Poor management-bullying, domineering. Hired under 1 set of expectations but worked for person who had other expectations. Sales force back stabbing.
    Market quickly shifting away from print to more social, digital advertising. Yet same number AND more competition in Print

    Advice to Management

    Get on same page. Maintain territorial responsibility-unrealistic expectations without ADDING isues per year to ramp revenue with junk mail inserted


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