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"Life at Advance Publications"

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

Pros

Employees are offered great benefits, are generally treated well and are very loyal to the company. Employees work together to make the business succesful.

Cons

Management has a somewhat paternalistic approach in the way they treat their employees, which does not always serve the best interests of the employees.

Advice to Management

Although the company takes great pride in managing its businesses in a very private manner, one recommendation would be to adopt lessons from other private and publicly held companies as they work towards recovering from this recent economic downturn.

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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?


  2. "Entering the digital age"

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    • Senior Management
    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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