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"Executive Director"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Gale full-time

Pros

People are great, that's really all there is to say about pros for this company

Cons

Management at all levels lacked skills, and lacked professionalism.

Advice to Management

Become strategists and interested in developing people and management skills

Other Employee Reviews for Gale

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Once a great company, now is declining and lagging behind competitors."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Management in Farmington Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Account Management in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gale full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture and employees. Work/Life balance is great and there is a good amount of vacation time and three floating holidays.

    Cons

    The company filed for bancruptcy so the state of the business is unclear and there are minimal growth opportunities. Lack of strong management.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your managers have the skills to effectively manage others. Promote employees quicker and provide a clear path for advancement.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Fascinating work, but frustrating because of growing distance between top management and people doing the work."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Publishing in Farmington Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Publishing in Farmington Hills, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gale full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You are part of the information industry, which is undergoing incredible change. This provides many opportunities to learn new skills.

    Cons

    The company is having difficulty adapting to the changes that have occurred and are occurring in information publishing. Most top people learned the publishing business in a print world and are continually behind the curve with regard to how end users access and use information. Top managers also talk mostly amongst themselves--communication with the workforce is mostly top-down and suggestions from the people doing the work get lip service at best. Ultimately it is a very frustrating place to work for any length of time.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. They have information you need. They see things about the business that aren't visible from your office. The answers you need will not be found just by staring at spreadsheets and endlessly consulting with your fellow VPs.

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