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  1. "Overall great company to work for."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Journalist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Journalist in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Easy-going, fun company. Great product. Get to travel worldwide. Healthcare benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. There are no benefits besides health insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to what employees are telling you about other workers.


  2. "Energetic Journalism Sales"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Steel Business Briefing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The employees within this company are fun and outgoing. Definitely a great environment to work in.
    Global travel

    Cons

    Co workers can be a bit distracting
    The price increases seem arbitrary
    Management have a hard time walking the line between being a boss and a friend.

    Advice to Management

    Stay out of sales, refer leads to sales team and coach them as necessary.


  3. "Warm, energetic, vibrant company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Editor in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steel Business Briefing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, company tried hard to develop its employees but not always successful.
    Good location in London.
    Flat organisation, little hierarchy, easy to approach senior team as needed
    Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Not the best salaries or benefits
    Benefits seemed to get worse over time relative to key competitors
    Office not the best, very small personal space
    Disorganised and chaotic at times

    Advice to Management

    Sell the firm while you can


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    "Great place to learn great professional skills. Low financial rewards (except for some)"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    Small yet fast growing company. You are given a high level of responsibilities quickly.

    Cons

    Salary is low for industry standards. Unless you are lucky enough to get promoted (and raised), most people stay 6 months to a year and move on to better paid jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep your employees for longer. High people turn over is rarely good for business.


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    "Great people, great location, great time"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people are really lovely, it feels more like a family. The location is great, right in the middle of the city and it's accessible from most places. It's very sociable. Not much competition from other companies suggests that it's a very positive environment to work in. Very international too.

    Cons

    Work can get tough due to inefficient processes and products can get launched very quickly without there being too much planning or research. However, it does mean the company moves quicker and ideas can materialise really quickly.

    Advice to Management

    As most staff are international, it would be great if there was a more flexible holiday work balance. I think the company should enable their staff to meet family commitments and this should be accounted for when considering holiday packages.


  7. "A really fantastic group of people from all over the world and mostly genuine. It's a good place to start when young."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Genuinely great people
    - Allowed to be as creative within budget and limits of the nature of work
    - Good communication throughout the company
    - Lots of contact with senior management and board members
    - Great place to start with lots of young people and lots of responsibility
    - Lots of opportunity to travel

    Cons

    - Not that many opportunities in career building
    - Disproportionate amount of work for some workers
    - Can be quite unprofessional (but sometimes that's not a bad thing)

    Advice to Management

    It gives lots of responsibility to young people so I would recommend it if you're below 28 years old and looking to gain a lot of experience quickly.