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Progressive Business Publications Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • Low pay unless you are hitting bonus level (in 4 reviews)

  • Employee turnover rate is horrific (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Best Job Ive ever had!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Job, Great Managers, Great Atmosphere... loved everything about it.

    Cons

    Manager pay needs to be more for good employees to stay


  2. "Call Center Customer Service & Sales Representative, Data Entry"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call Center Customer Service & Sales Representative, Data Entry in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Call Center Customer Service & Sales Representative, Data Entry in Bensalem, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I loved the hours, schedule and pay. I had a lot of positive training and feedback. I enjoyed helping the clients and their businesses. I learned how to create a great customer service, problem trouble shooting and marketing new strategies. I learned how to grow and become smarter as a sales and customer service representative and how I was grooming myself to become a part of a successful and thriving company and gaining lucrative experiences.

    Cons

    I loved my job and the family culture.

    Advice to Management

    Management was wonderful and helped me to grow with the company.

  3. "Good Company to work for"

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    • 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.


  4. "Flexible schedule"

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    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.


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

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    • 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.


  6. "Solid Company, great opportunity to make a big difference."

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    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    PBP is a very solid and stable company. The company is going through a transformation to improve and innovate it's infrastructure. PBP is investing smartly to strengthen it's core business components.
    It's a good time to join this company in order to learn new things and grow within. Senior management is very supportive of new ideas.

    Cons

    Interior of the building looks little outdated, but I look at it as an opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support and encourage new ideas.


  7. "Supportive environment to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications part-time

    Pros

    -PBP offers an encouraging support system and an improvement-oriented workplace
    -Managers will work to be friendly, happy, and encouraging
    -High expectations with a focus on employee success
    -Fantastic management strategy
    -Fantastic training program for new employees

    Cons

    -High-stress environment, managers sometimes appear pushy
    -High turnover rate (although it seems justified, and new qualified trainees come in and often succeed quickly through a good training program)
    -Bonuses to average paycheck can be hard to achieve

    Advice to Management

    Work to make your company more streamlined and help your workers achieve their quotas more fairly, work to reduce turnover unless required

  8. "Marketing Rep Intern"

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    Former Intern - Marketing Representative in Frackville, PA
    Former Intern - Marketing Representative in Frackville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Progressive Business Publications as an intern

    Pros

    I quickly learned the skills and qualities a good sales person exercises when handed a task and it was simple to absorb the information. The skills I learned I can use not in the workplace but at college as well. it was an excellent opportunity and it was FUN!

    Cons

    It was easy to succumb to disappointment of rejection, but that happens in sales.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up I think it's great you give college students the chance to learn real world business skills!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "On the Rise"

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

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

    Pros

    Sense of Community, Benefits, Not Afraid to Get New Tools, Management Team, Recognize Hard Work, Openness, Accommodating, I enjoy coming in every morning

    Cons

    Sometimes the vending machine starts to run empty. Not on the company, but lunch options are limited, so I pack my lunch often (not a lot of negatives honestly).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, I appreciate the new perspectives that have come in at the top recently. It has given a fresh feel.


  10. "Great Company to Work For"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications full-time

    Pros

    Great people and a real sense of community
    Conveniently close to major highways
    Moving in the right direction - Very exciting time to be at PBP

    Cons

    The only downside I see at the moment is that departments and divisions have always been very siloed. However, barriers are beginning to break down; increased communication and collaboration is starting to occur, so things are definitely going in the right direction.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep your teams in the loop for new strategies and initiatives that are in the works now and in the future. Communication is important to the development of the company, culture and its people.


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