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"A Bumbling Attempt to Navigate an Ailing Corporation"

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

Pros

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, an open and easygoing work environment, some potential for advancement and job training, lots of time off, flexibility, additional perks from advertisers and seminars on retirement, etc.

Cons

Most of those "pro"s are good as of ten years ago. Withing the last five, panic ensued and all hell broke loose. Benefits, salary and jobs have been slashed. Upper and middle management, and then sales and news staff, have become a revolving door. Medical benefits are a bureaucratic nightmare and require yearly screening or you're cut. Management grasp desperately at radical solutions and completely lose focus on their main product while not really improving in technology fields. Before, some malcontents existed. Now, a poisonous atmosphere of hostility and bitterness prevails among even the best left.

Advice to Management

You need people who understand the publication industry capable of openness and honesty, and who are willing to make rational decisions on what to do about the internet. Instead we get Wall Street expatriates doing a hack job every two years before moving on to a better job. There are people with vision already working in your company. Find them, promote them and nourish them.

Your employees appreciate your commitment to their benefits, but why do your senior editors not defend your company's rights to run its business, and instead kowtow to whatever way the wind is blowing?

Other Employee Reviews for Advance Publications

  1. "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Finance in Secaucus, NJ

    I have been working at Advance Publications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Management is great, pay is not bad

    Cons

    Not stable industry, frequent layoffs


  2. "BEWARE Read Merion reviews RUN AWAY"

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    Former Employee - All Past Employees in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - All Past Employees in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advance Publications (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    ZERO Committed fraud against employees and customers

    Cons

    Misappropriated employee 401k and healthcare contributions lied to customers and did not deliver on what was purchased took employee law suit to recover wages and contributions harmed many people

    Advice to Management

    Get help needs psychiatric treatment

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