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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. "Flexible schedule"

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    • 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.


  2. "Good place to work long term"

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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Changes are starting to take hold"

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    • 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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "If you like boring..."

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    • 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Awful"

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    • 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.


  6. "Changes at the top"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The owner is investing in upgrading technology, in the home office and in the field call centers. Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Older technology can be upgraded faster to help with getting work done faster.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working on technology, back fill some open jobs


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

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    • 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 (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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Company in turmoil"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Progressive Business Publications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In 2015 the company got a new CEO and had a lot of promise

    Cons

    Executive team turnover, lack of new marketing ideas

    Progressive Business Publications Response

    Oct 10, 2016 – Business Manager

    Tenure amongst our senior leadership is among the highest in our industry. We also have a group of middle managers who have 10 or more years with us as well. As a company, our overall turnover is... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Trainee in Warren, OH
    Former Employee - Trainee in Warren, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The flexibility of scheduling hours

    Cons

    Everything else: Noisy, outdated computer equipment, use of cassette tapes to record, unprofessional attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Tell your managers to not chew gum on phone, no flip-flops. Update your equipment, also.

    Progressive Business Publications Response

    Oct 10, 2016 – Business Manager

    Our entire field operation, including your former location, is receiving a technology upgrade which includes new software and hardware. We disagree on flip flops but agree, no gum chewing on the... More


  10. "Overworked and underpaid"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linfield, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Linfield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Progressive Business Publications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are nice. Everyone works as a team.

    Cons

    Bombard customers with emails and they call with threats constantly. Raises are very rare. They pile up your work and people work day and nights and it's expected, without pay.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the people who work hard. People put their heart and soul into this company only to be let go BC they werent making enough money for the company. Stop scamming and choose a more ethical way of treating your customers.

    Progressive Business Publications Response

    Oct 10, 2016 – Business Manager

    Our e-commerce business is email driven like any other email marketing organization. Employees receive annual review opportunities where raises are part of the review, many employees also earn cash... More


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