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3.6
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67%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
Approve of CEO
Edward Satell
33 Ratings
Pros
  • "The biggest pro of PBP is the flexibility of my work schedule, and the relaxed work environment(in 14 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule, Great people to work with(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "The content generated by this company isn't anything a reader couldn't find for themselves in a 5 minute Google search(in 3 reviews)

  • "Bathroom breaks, lunches, and vacations are unpaid(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Autonomy, team support, people development, hours

    Cons

    There really are no cons at all.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the great work with your encouragement, support and team development

    Progressive Business Publications2019-02-01
  2. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Goals and direction are very clear and upper management gives a lot of empowerment and encouragement to the managers. It is challenging work, but fun and there is a lot of spirit and teamwork. I enjoy helping our executive clients do their job better by providing information and training that makes them more effective in their role.

    Cons

    Office could be updated a bit, but it doesn't really affect my work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep finding ways to help managers be more efficient and effective

    Progressive Business Publications2019-01-31
  3. "Great Place To Work"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Malvern, PA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time

      Pros

      Job is flexible and close to home. Management gives me the autonomy to run my piece of the business.

      Cons

      Office space needs some updating

      Advice to Management

      Keep doing what your doing. Things seem to be going in the right direction

      Progressive Business Publications2019-01-31
    • Helpful (3)

      "Few benefits, many downsides"

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      Current Employee - Editor in Malvern, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The flexibility is really nice. You're able to work from home when necessary (like in a snowstorm or if you have a doctor's appointment) which is really helpful. Once you prove you can be trusted, management lets you set your own pace. There's also some opportunities to travel for conferences.

      Cons

      The company culture is awful. It's a depressing place to work and none of the employees seem invested in the company or the work they do. Management has made it clear they're aware of the downturn in morale, but aren't willing to put in actual effort to change things. Managers add stuff to your workload that doesn't really make sense for what you do and you're expected to just go along with it. Standards aren't consistently...

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      Advice to Management

      Consistently apply rules to everyone. Try actual morale boosters instead of just painting walls or offering free bagels once in a while. Instead of paying top-dollar for consultants who do nothing, invest in your workers who've been here for a while and actually have an impact.

      Progressive Business Publications2019-01-11

      Progressive Business Publications Response

      January 18, 2019Director of Human Resources

      Thanks for your feedback. Recently we’ve held company-wide meetings to explain the new strategic roadmap -- the new vision and plan for PBP to move forward. Those types of meetings will continue to provide ongoing information to further explain and guide every employee about the ...

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    • Helpful (1)

      "Not what you think."

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      • Senior Management
      Former Employee - Payroll Specialist in Malvern, PA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Progressive Business Publications full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Nice people in some departments.

      Cons

      Most unorganized companies I have worked for. They have no real vision of where the company is headed. Really a telemarketing company. This company is also known as American Futures Systems.

      Progressive Business Publications2019-01-30
    • "Summer job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Progressive Business Publications full-time

      Pros

      people were friendly around the office.

      Cons

      Just a basic call center job.

      Progressive Business Publications2018-08-16
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great place to work"

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      • Work/Life Balance
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      • Compensation and Benefits
      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time

      Pros

      Upward movement easily attained if you are motivated, supportive management

      Cons

      Pay could be a little more competitive

      Progressive Business Publications2018-07-13
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great Atmosphere"

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      Current Employee - Lead Generator in Woodbury, NJ
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Progressive Business Publications part-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      The office, the manager, the hours, the flexibility, laid back and friendly staff

      Cons

      Rejection, dealing with the public, old equipment

      Advice to Management

      The Woodbury office's management does an excellent job training employees, shes always there to if you need anything. Shes always smiling and is never afraid to get right there on the phones with you! Very motivational and a huge positive personality!

      Progressive Business Publications2018-07-13
    • Helpful (5)

      "Deceptive company with a toxic environment"

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

      I worked at Progressive Business Publications full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Coworkers can at times be the high point for this company. Although not always (see below), many of the employees care about the work they do. This makes the "con" items that much more difficult to deal with.

      Cons

      The company is deceptive. The content generated by this company isn't anything a reader couldn't find for themselves in a 5 minute Google search. Because of this, the newsletter division survives off the premise that sending a discrete bill to an otherwise random "customer's" A/P department will slip by unnoticed and simply get paid. If you rely on getting paid by mistake rather than the value of your content, that is...

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      Advice to Management

      Spend one tenth as much time fixing the problems with your organization that you do attempting to hide them.

      Progressive Business Publications2018-08-09

      Progressive Business Publications Response

      September 18, 2018Director of Human Resources

      We are very sorry to read that you had such an unpleasant experience working in our company and with our products, although we are glad you enjoyed time with some of your former co-workers. For all our employees, our goal is to make your experience with us as welcoming, understanding ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "Horrible"

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

      I worked at Progressive Business Publications full-time

      Pros

      Nice people to work around

      Cons

      Fraudulent,poor pay, bait and switch, very hypocritical,

      Advice to Management

      Don't be so quick to get rid of ppl in 2 days...

      Progressive Business Publications2018-08-03
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