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  1. "Good work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours, decent pay, opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    top level management that didn't listen


  2. "all about a profit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Summit Business Media full-time

    Pros

    large company with smaller parts

    Cons

    will say the company is doing well and not closing any branches... then will do so with no warning... venture capitalist more worried about bottom line than employees

  3. "Once great company in decline"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great employees and comradery. Formed friendships that are still going strong years later.

    Cons

    Pay, benefits and employee morale severely declined after multiple venture capital acquisitions and subsequent mass lay-off's.


  4. "First few years were great, with current management, not so much."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erlanger, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Erlanger, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Summit Business Media full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Continuing to try new approaches.

    Cons

    Upper management no longer knows the employees, and the people at the company who actually do the best work.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the employees, and their opinions and duties before making decisions that affect them.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Okay place to work considering.."

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Summit Business Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Busy work, time flies. Really great colleagues and humorous people at the bottom level, contributing to team cohesiveness. Very flexible with hours. Complete autonomy. Not the kind of job where work is around the clock. When you leave the office, the work stays there too, which is really refreshing.

    Cons

    Top to bottom management with too many executives and not enough staff to help the lower management with the dirty work. The few people who are actually working are struggling to stay afloat. Large layoffs multiply an already small department's workload, without compensation - this in addition to the constant change of company software, practices and departments that frequently take place mid-project. Not very open to new ideas. Lower level is not heard, executives are a ghostly figure. Difficult to grow in this company.

    I think the CEO tries to be in touch and to be as communicative as possible but there seems to be a breakdown with fellow executives and the senior management beneath him. Very much a power struggle with most.

    Advice to Management

    You really have some great staff beneath you that are really fun to work with and willing to put the hours in (as they do already). The staff is great and should be celebrated. You could really have a good thing going here if you shift a little more focus to avoiding employee burnout. Maybe you hire more execs to ideate? But it might be worth ideating with the people that are driving the machine face-to-face with your clients everyday.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work at one time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Summit Business Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere and able to work from home on bad weather days. I had great rapport with my boss and colleagues and enjoyed my work. I think there was a good balance of work / home.

    Cons

    Layoffs are often and without notice. Work load increases with every layoff, without any compensation. Company mandated furloughs, salary decreases across the board, benefits eliminated. No direction or feedback from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes and treat your employees right.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Was great, now not so much."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Summit Business Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere; ability to work from home; good benefits; nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Unexpected mass layoffs and management changes; senior management seems to be purposely ruining company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop firing workers and stop hiring management. You won't have a product without the producers -- unless the goal is to get rid of the product. In that case, let employees know so they don't waste their time and effort.

  8. "Interesting work, but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun, challenging work. Knowledgeable middle managers.

    Cons

    Lots of mass layoffs with no warning.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It's a shame"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Summit Business Media (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very relaxed atmosphere. Usually if you do your job, nobody will bother you

    Cons

    Too relaxed, no management direction, you can feel confident that your doing a great job since there is no feedback from management, then when you least expect it, you department is sold or eliminated

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Gone downhill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    relaxed atmosphere but that's about it

    Cons

    terrible morale in the company due to the new CEO. many are fearful of losing their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    you need to care about your employees


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