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Group Publishing Reviews

Updated November 3, 2018
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Pros
  • "Professional work environment that encourages employees to grow within their position" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "It got old, especially when it applied to everyone else but themselves" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company, Great Mission"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Group Publishing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission, People, Work Environment, Location, Products

    Cons

    Meeting heavy, Micromanaging, Compensation, Advancement Opportunity, Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do best, and trust those to lead without having to micromanage


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Group Publishing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, energetic atmosphere. A positive encouraging place for people with innovative ideas.

    Cons

    Companies goals are reevaluated about every 2-3 years and teams could be reassigned.

  3. "Wolf in Sheep's Clothing"

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

    I worked at Group Publishing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The staff you work with are great!

    Cons

    Unethical leadership that boasts about communication and transparency but does not share the truth with staff. Very arrogant owner who thinks he is above everyone else and will do whatever it takes to put people in "their place"

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes. Take care of your employees and put the truth above all else. After all, you are supposed to be working for a Christian (faith based) organization.


  4. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Tech Support in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Tech Support in Loveland, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Group Publishing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture, mission and co-workers are what make Group an awesome place to work.

    Cons

    -advancement is not easy unless you have been with the company a long time


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Group Tries Hard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Group Publishing full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, People, Environment, Mission, Charitable

    Cons

    High stress, chaotic, ever-changing, declining, idealistic


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Sinking Ship"

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

    I worked at Group Publishing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are some of the best coworkers you will find anywhere. The location is beautiful. Most managers are flexible with work/life balance issues.

    Cons

    Faulty business decisions are causing the company to contract, throwing good money after bad, zero stability with layoffs every six months, owners have a "yes" mentality with no desire to actually hear what the people they've hired have to say, unoriginal low-quality product that tries to please all customers resulting in pleasing none (exception being VBS which is solid), abandoned the church market that supported them from the beginning, zero opportunity for advancement, no raises in 6+ years, dodgy theology, arrogant leadership


  7. Helpful (20)

    "Group Publishing Will Not Exist in 5 Years"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Loveland, CO
    Current Employee - Marketing in Loveland, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Group Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Within the minions that work at Group, there are some genuinely nice people.

    Cons

    Upper management is clueless. They actually think they can break into the consumer market to save the company. Not a chance. They don't have the right products, the skillset, or the money to do direct to consumer. Thom and Joani surround themselves with yes people. It's a joke. Nobody ever tells them, "bad idea" and trust me, there have been plenty crazy, bad ideas..

    And the layoffs. Don't get me started. They're in the middle of one now. They don't layoff everybody the same day, it's little by little now. Trying not to get bad PR.

    Advice to Management

    No advice for management. It's a lost cause. My advice is for those of us who still work there. Get a new job ASAP. It's bad and getting worse. Sales are terrible. Leadership is nonexistent. Product pipeline is a joke.

    And if you're considering working here. Don't.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Under A Bus"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Loveland, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Group Publishing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good co-workers, and working second shift was laid back for the most part

    Cons

    Bosses in the warehouse didn't have a clue. Tons of pointless meetings. And Human Resources was a waste of good air.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people because they are good at what they do, base it on more than just Lowell they love Jesus so they're hired."


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good people, but no long term career."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice people and great facility.

    Cons

    Too many folks have been around too long and are not very flexible to new ideas. Below average pay.


  10. "Overall a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Group Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Good values - a company that deeply cares about what it's doing

    Cons

    An occasional bad manager - conflicting priorities - changes with no explanation