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Publishers Clearing House Reviews

Updated August 29, 2018
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  • "Minimal (if at all) upward mobility" (in 3 reviews)

  • "If you're looking for a fun and energetic company PCH is not the place" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience, Family-like Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Solutions Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Publishers Clearing House full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had been with PCH for nearly 7 years, and throughout my time there, a ton of work experience was gained. They do help you to learn, whether through internal HR programs, career programs/seminars or trade shows. The teams work well together and have a close relationship. Many friendships can come about - showing that everyone works toward the same goal.

    The benefits are really good, including medical/dental/vision and paid time off. I always enjoyed the year end company party - something that a lot of companies do not have. HR put's together lots of fun events!

    If you work hard, you will be noticed and rewarded, which is also great. The CEO does like to 'be in the know' and personally works with everyone - huge plus for such a big company.

    Private company that cares for the community and donates to charity.

    Cons

    Tends to be a lack of multi-team collaboration, that can lead to less frequent new ideas. Some of these issues were addressed in 2017 - and the new open office layout may have helped too.

    Salary is just around the average mark at best.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved more with the floor. There was no excuse that I knew just about everything and I mean everything by interacting on a personal level with most departments. Walk around, see what people are doing - hear what they are saying!

    Certainly come up in salaries to keep good talent in-house and to bring new talent in. It's 2018, time to bump it up to the cost of living.


  2. "Product Strategy Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publishers Clearing House part-time

    Pros

    Open door policy - I was able to communicate with with upper management very easily. I also learned a lot.

    Cons

    As an intern, sometimes the work you are given is not as meaningful.

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Work Environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jericho, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Jericho, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publishers Clearing House full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's best place to work at which gives out good work life balance.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A very nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jericho, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Jericho, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Publishers Clearing House full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment,
    Somewhat flexible hours,
    Laid back company culture,
    Business casual dress code,
    Everyone is very kind,
    10 vacation days in addition to 6 sick days on top of regular holidays to start,
    Management aggressively tries to accelerate your career path - Lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Pay is below average,
    Work from home is very limited,
    They're very intent on contract to perm positions,
    No beer cart

    Advice to Management

    Management is great here. No advice to give from me.

    Publishers Clearing House Response

    Jul 30, 2018 – Chief People Officer

    Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to hear you are enjoying your time here and are taking advantage of all the opportunities PCH offers. Feel free to stop by Human Resources to share your... More


  5. "Decent place to work but inconsistent between teams"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Publishers Clearing House full-time

    Pros

    Overall the people are nice and it's a decent place to work, decently relaxed and chill- work life balance is good.

    Cons

    Overall it's pretty chill but inconsistent between different teams. Some are easier than others to work for, as anywhere I'm sure. But some teams do very little work and contribute very little, while others work hard with all the pressure being put on them and very little thanks.


  6. "Digital Operations Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Publishers Clearing House full-time

    Pros

    Casual Atmosphere
    Good Employee Benefits
    Standing Desks

    Cons

    Too much internal competition between teams

    Advice to Management

    Encourage teams to communicate more openly.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Jericho, NY
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Jericho, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Publishers Clearing House full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture ,nice people and great office

    Cons

    Not so much I can say

    Advice to Management

    Make more and more digital products. PCH has much more potential for growth

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company to work for!"

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

    I worked at Publishers Clearing House full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, friendly, easy commute.

    Cons

    Better communication with management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff and make them welcome to talk.


  9. "Amazing Business Challenges"

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

    I have been working at Publishers Clearing House full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unique challenges we are constantly trying to solve within the industry everyday
    Amazing set of data assets we are trying to leverage, which remain unique vs competitors
    Opportunity to be on the frontline in creating new business lines for a long-standing successful company
    Low turnover and smart work colleagues who constantly challenge you
    Beautiful offices and great team culture across offices
    Access to senior management is very easy and accessible

    Cons

    Legacy company that wants change, but has to keep balance with existing business can create "slowness" at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing the newer businesses like Media and Gaming to help counterbalance the success derived from traditional business lines
    Keep hiring good people who care about their work


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Ongoing Growth and Change"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management
    Current Employee - Middle Management
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Publishers Clearing House full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company continues to find new and innovative ways to engage consumers in a chance to win. Brand new headquarters are top of the line and room for growth if you work hard, can think out of the box, and can drive results.

    Cons

    Company a bit top heavy with long timers and advancement to the higher rungs takes some time.

    Advice to Management

    More "town hall" top meetings to update all on new efforts and results.


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