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  1. "Great small company"

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    Current Employee - Editor in Rockport, ME
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Down East Enterprises full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy and flexibility. Talented people. Easy atmosphere, beautiful office and community. Most people stay a long time.

    Cons

    Very challenging industry (publishing), downsized three times in past 10 years. Sink or swim management attitude

    Advice to Management

    Provide more direction to new hires. Focus on digital.

    Down East Enterprises2017-01-13
  2. "Former Rockport employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Down East Enterprises full-time

    Pros

    Family-owned. Friendly employees. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Declining industry. Job insecurity. Staff has been downsized to bare bones so every employee has wear too many hats and doesn't have enough time to excel at any task. Lack of cohesive goals.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging. Allow department leaders to make decisions. Beef up staff if revenue allows

    Down East Enterprises2018-01-25
  3. "Great First Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Down East Enterprises

    Pros

    You can really get experience here, the company is short staffed, so everyone must wear multiple hats. Great opportunity to learn and show what you're made of.

    Cons

    Small staff, always turning over the more experienced management, very myopic when it comes to their product line. Very slow to respond to trends and competition. Lack of true corporate direction.

    Advice to Management

    Make a plan and stick to it.

    Down East Enterprises2016-10-30
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good mix of Family Business and Corporate America"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Kennebunk, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Down East Enterprises full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Always have access to leadership, take very good care of employees. Two offices as of 2013. Portland is more cosmopolitan and the headquarters in Rockport is all Maine.

    Cons

    Too centered in Maine lifestyle. Won't embrace or spend capital on changing technology. Too rooted in Maine this and Maine that.

    Down East Enterprises2014-08-19
  5. "so-so"

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    Current Employee - Punk in Brunswick, ME
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Down East Enterprises

    Pros

    professionalism & stability. good benefits

    Cons

    old sometimes unwilling to accept change

    Advice to Management

    needs to accept change more

    Down East Enterprises2011-04-23
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