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Law Bulletin Publishing Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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  1. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Law Bulletin Publishing full-time

    Pros

    Welcoming environment. Passionate co-workers. Talented teams. Open to change. Respect for work/life balance. Trust from boss to get things done.

    Cons

    Communicate more across all divisions.


  2. "Decent Company, little pay"

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    Former Employee - SQA Tester Analyst
    Former Employee - SQA Tester Analyst
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Law Bulletin Publishing part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed Environment, Management lets you breathe and does not breathe down your neck, the job is relatively simple

    Cons

    Little pay, Staff is really old and finds it hard to switch things up

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more!

  3. "QA Tester"

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    Former Employee - QA Tester in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Law Bulletin Publishing part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -As mentioned in other reviews, this is a great place to work to get your foot in the door (for example a student interested in software dev or IT).
    -The manager is a great guy.
    -The dress code is much more lenient, business casual is fine.
    -A lot of the coworkers are great, definitely didn't meet any unfriendly people.

    Cons

    -As a student looking to grow, there isn't a lot of guidance, especially if you're looking to work on automation.
    -The work does get monotonous, but that's what you sign up for in a QA position.
    -As someone else mentioned, pay isn't great, but they match the qualifications.


  4. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dress code changed to biz casual. Out the door to catch the train by 5. Opportunities to advance - you just need to express desire. Team events.

    Cons

    The weather crossing the bridge to get to the office.

    Advice to Management

    Make the rounds in the morning to say hello.


  5. "QA Tester"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Law Bulletin Publishing part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, small workload, little stress

    Cons

    Not a lot to do at times, management doesn't seem to care

    Advice to Management

    Don't always assume we know exactly what to do at all times


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I have been here 18 years and there are at least 25 employees here who have been here longer. The longevity of employment speaks for itself.

    Cons

    Sometimes the sirens are loud when they drive by on State Street


  7. "Product analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Law Bulletin Publishing full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company is owned by the same family for over 100 years.

    Cons

    Upper management does not address problems of their staffs

  8. Helpful (1)

    "QA Tester"

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    Former Employee - Software Tester in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Tester in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Law Bulletin Publishing part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice clean work environment. Located in a great spot.

    Cons

    Management seemed to unclear with what our role was. Management also ignored my multiple requests to upgrade a computer monitor when I severely needed one for my bad eyes. People in the office have a bit of a superiority complex, being a new person going through college and figuring out how software is produced, I did not find a helpful mentor to inspired me to do so.

    Advice to Management

    Take more initiative with your employees. Also just come up and talk to us, we are 5 feet away. You don't need to send us emails all the time, we are getting a million of them through outlook everyday.


  9. "Enjoy working here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Law Bulletin Publishing full-time

    Pros

    What I enjoy about this company is that my department works well together as a team. I highly approve of our boss, their work ethic and management style. They are professional and seek to make best decisions for the company while listening to the employees as well. Also, most people are very friendly. It is like a family working here, which is the benefit of a smaller company. You have a good work/life balance and actually enjoy coming to work!

    Cons

    Work value & cultures could be improved upon.

    Advice to Management

    Making changes in the work culture will help employees enjoy working here even more. Listening to feedback from employees while making some changes, will make the staff happier.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Law Bulletin - A Company Running on Sheer Momentum"

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    Current Employee - IT Personnel in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - IT Personnel in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Law Bulletin Publishing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some really nice people here and if you use it the right way it can be a good way get your foot in the door. As a first tech job, or an easy summer job, it's not bad.

    Cons

    The pay isn't any good. The company is very, very, very button-down old-fashion corporate. You will probably never even see any of the higher-level executives, and no one++ is paying attention so doing a really good job doesn't really get you anything.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the entire HR department, hire people who work instead.

    Trust your employees more, listen to them at all, do ANYTHING to incentive good work, give some kind of incentive, recognition even, for working off hours (you could maybe pretend you value/respect our time?).

    At this company, family-owned for 100+ years just means management that is completely out of touch. And how come you all seem to be white men?


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