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"Solid company to work for."

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Current Employee - Sales Director in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales Director in Chicago, IL
Approves of CEO

Pros

Strong balance sheet and overall financial position

Cons

Publishing/News industry is in transition.

Advice to Management

Focus on leadership development.

Other Employee Reviews for Crain Communications

  1. "Great place to learn, but little hope of longevity"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You will definitely learn a great deal about journalism and about business in this environment, but don't pin your hopes on moving up the ladder, especially as the hiring is very slow. An internship is a good start, but it won't get you an "in." Use this time making good impressions and it may lead to an entry-level position which will get you an "in." They hire from their pool of entry-level positions, so do good work and be willing to learn, make suggestions, and challenge the way things have always been done.

    Cons

    Sometimes they don't appreciate really good workers, and cut out positions regardless of the need within a department. But compared with elsewhere in the industry, especially non-trade pubs, it's not so bad.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the talent coming into your intern pool. You could be losing them to bigger publications and competitors, especially if they felt like they weren't treated well by management.


  2. "Great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Former Report in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Former Report in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent place for developing talent. Lots of opportunities for writing interesting stories. A very talented staff of writers and editors.

    Cons

    There aren't a lot of opportunities for full-time employment there, most temporary and intern work. Budget for salaries seems tight.

    Advice to Management

    You have a real gem of a publication here with an incredibly talented and motivated staff. Make sure you keep fighting for the resources to make sure they thrive.

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