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Progressive Business Publications Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule and weekends off (in 11 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, Great people to work with (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Employee turnover rate is horrific (in 4 reviews)

  • so far so good not sure what else to say but i need 20 words (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -good managers who are easy to work with
    -open door style

    Cons

    -Could use more company social events

    Advice to Management

    Offer an extra vacation day after two years to reward loyalty.


  2. "Did not take long at this one"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Wyomissing, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Wyomissing, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can set your own hours as long as you work at least 50 hours

    Cons

    Very little pet hour and hardly any compensation for the amount of subscriptions sold.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to not take advantage of people that have a good selling advantage and compensate them properly.

    Progressive Business Publications Response

    Jan 3, 2017 – Business Manager

    Employees can set their own hours each week as long as they work about 25 hours each week (correcting 50 stated in review). Nearly 50% of our workforce have been with the company 5 years or longer as ... More


  3. "great so far"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Warren, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Warren, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    friendly environment, caring staff and hard workers. great schedule and very flexible

    Cons

    nothing negative to say so far. so far so good not sure what else to say but i need 20 words


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  5. "Im stuck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Wyomissing, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Wyomissing, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of laughs at other people's complaints.

    Cons

    Lies email have to tell to client bur can't embellish to get the sale. Hypocritical bastards

    Advice to Management

    Take the heat for what you do. They always make it someone else fault. They pick a fall guy.


  6. "Understanding, Amazing, and Family oriented!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Warren, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Warren, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My 2 managers at my branch and the Regional manager are VERY family oriented, understanding , they work with you on your pay and coach you on how to make more money.

    You have opportunity for advancement IF you want it.

    They understand the importance of team work and POSITIVE atmosphere. We have fun here, we laugh, we make our sales, we are very close .... I feel like I have my own work family ... that genuinely cares for me ... I've been here almost 2 years and I couldn't ask for a more understanding , sympathetic , great company to work for.

    I look forward to coming to work.

    They have an open door policy that I like.

    The managers have been on the phones and get on the phones, so they KNOW what you are going through when struggling.... they are always there to help and coach... they treat you as if you're important ...

    my branch is lucky to have the 2 greatest managers.... it's them who keep us laughing and the positive vibes going and us WANTING to come to work.

    Cons

    🔹Sure it can get monotonous , at times, but any job can.
    🔹I think the coffee COULD BE A LITTLE stronger lol but it's free so YAY!
    🔹My ONLY con is when the DOL changed the rules on breaks .... I would prefer the DOL to go back to the way it was last year ... but this company NOR it's employees have a say on what the Department Of Labor will or won't do.

    Advice to Management

    Take some tips from the managers at the warren branch and use them as examples for other branches IF you EVER have a "management issue" .... because warren is 100% LEGIT with amazing management.


  7. "Flexible schedule"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Warren, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Make your own paycheck! Make your own hours! Such a helpful management staff! Always makes me feel important!

    Cons

    No overtime. No weekends. Dated computer systems.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Progressive Business Publications Response

    Feb 8, 2017 – HR Manager

    We will be upgrading both hardware and software in our branches in the first half of 2017.


  8. "Good place to work long term"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly, dedicated employees who work to help the co. keep moving forward with key initiatives.
    Strong values and pleasant environment. Reasonable work hours.
    New initiatives in progress to take PBP to the next decade.
    Good mix of long term and newer employees.
    Managers for most part want to hear your ideas, and they don't micromanage.

    Cons

    Time off too low. More employees should be able to work from home, at least part of the week.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more and talk less. Need much faster progress using varied, up-to-date marketing methods. Better support sr managers who have good ideas to grow business.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Changes are starting to take hold"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Malvern, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Malvern, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Improved IT infrastructure to build for success
    Open door policies with the managers and willingness to listen
    Executive team is very accessible to the employees

    Cons

    Could use more vacation days, but appreciate the flexibility in my schedule
    Expand on the benefits a little more

    Advice to Management

    Continued investment in new strategic initiatives to transition from current revenue streams to new revenue streams


  10. Helpful (1)

    "If you like boring..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you are the type of person that likes to go at work and twiddle your thumbs, then this is the company for you.

    Cons

    Company is struggling just to be legitimate. It is also extremely boring. On each team, they employ about ten people when it could be cut back to 5. Pay is terrible. This was my first job out of college a few years ago, and if I could go back and work anywhere else, I would.
    No room for growth because everyone that works there has been there forever and like the ability to show up to work and do nothing. They aren't going anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the work people are doing. People are getting away with putting in about 25 hours of work a week. Lay off those people, hire people that want to work, and pay them the extra salary.

    Progressive Business Publications Response

    Oct 24, 2016 – Business Manager

    There is always plenty of work at PBP, especially as we are undergoing a technological and digital transformation within our business. Working anywhere can be exhilarating, challenging and engaging ... More


  11. "Awful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Telemarketer in Boardman, OH
    Former Employee - Telemarketer in Boardman, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hours, the people. The people are nice and the hours are flexible. But that is the only thing good about this company.

    Cons

    Everything else...the companys managers are awful. They come in drunk and pick favorites and everyone else is considered to be crap.

    Advice to Management

    Change your managers and keep a better eye on them.


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