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Publishers Clearing House Reviews

Updated June 18, 2018
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  • "Location - Port Washington location is inconvenient at best" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Little room or no room for upward mobility" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience, Family-like Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Digital Operations Coordinator"

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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.

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing company"

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    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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company to work for!"

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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 (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.


  6. "Amazing Business Challenges"

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    • 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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Ongoing Growth and Change"

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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Very white culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits. Not excellent but very good (standard-ish).
    Polite environment. Engaged upper management.
    Nice facilities, specially now with the new Long Island office.

    Cons

    In my opinion, it is an all white culture type of environment.
    You will not be denied employment based on race, but don't expect to fully be "part of the greater team"if you are a minority.
    It is a shame that they have not learned to capitalize on diversity.
    The company is also a bit all over the place, specially with the newer departments.
    Employee upward mobility and career development is not their strong suit.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on diversity and inclusion . All people have value. All experience is valuable. This is not only a best practice, but will also keep you out of legal trouble.
    A strong HR department is great, but too many decisions were left up to them. A lot of times they are so far removed from the everyday issues... Yet it sometimes felt like HR ran the place.
    All employees, regardless of their department, should have a clear career plan if you expect motivated performance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, employers are approachable

    Cons

    Does not give a task list


  10. "PCH Media-don't do it!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Publishers Clearing House full-time

    Pros

    -liberty to work from home whenever you want

    Cons

    -read what others are saying about HR. There is a common theme here!
    -politics get in the way of getting real work done
    -management is too junior to know how to properly run a profitable company

    Advice to Management

    -stop flip flopping on the company strategy, leadership, and name.


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