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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. "Collaborative Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Tax Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advance Publications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful and collaborative work environment with excellent people who truly care and are always helpful in providing assistance to colleagues in addition to discharging their responsibilities.

    Cons

    Business challenges in all lines including but not limited to the newspapers putting added pressure on all employees to do more with less.


  2. "Entering the digital age"

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    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Advance Publications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    After years of playing behind the curve, bold changes are being enacted in an attempt to catch up and set the company up for growth in the digital market. Much of the corporate dead-weight has been carved out. Pay for senior management pros is surprisingly strong.

    Cons

    Too many legacy staffers are still here, hanging on by the skin of their tech-challenged, crony-worshiping teeth.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out the remaining antiques before more titles become collateral damage.

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