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Progressive Business Publications Reviews

Updated May 13, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.7 68 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

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Ed Satell

(56 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Casual work environment, realistic bosses usually willing to help out(in 11 reviews)

  • Strong record of giving back to the community(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Vacation time, no natural light, company culture could be improved because the company seems silo'd at times between different business units(in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management should be given an office(in 4 reviews)

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    Neutral

    Account Manager (Former Employee) Malvern, PA (US)

    ProsBenefits from day one; flexible for PTO. Laid back environment.

    ConsMy position was in sales; the commission on the actual sale was ridiculously low and there was tax onto of that. What is fully expected a person was not laid out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove internal communication. Invest in employee motivatio

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Neutral opinion, whats good is great but low pay

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Howland Corners, OH (US)

    ProsAwesome schedule, will work with anything you have going on: school, kids, appointments and the like. All members of management are approachable... a TRUE open door policy.

    ConsVery high turn over, I am fearful if this is the day I will be let go, every day i go in. I am into my fifth week and have seen more than 10 people let go, and even more than that just stop showing up within their first and second week. Sales is difficult and not for everybody. Pay is min wage.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake more time to coach your reps.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    Progressive Business Publications Business Team Manager responded to this review

    May 08, 2014

    We actively recruit new talent into our sales organization and are always looking for the best people. Sales is a difficult profession and we work very hard as a company to provide our reps with the ... More

    1 person found this helpful  

    Business to Business telemarketing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome of the people you talked to were great

    ConsA lot of the people you worked with, were not professional at all

    Advice to Senior ManagementScreen applicants better

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    Taught myself how to recognize the different types of people, for better sales tactics.

    Sales Representative (Former Employee) Bensalem, PA (US)

    ProsThe upbeat personalities of my coworkers helped me to open up and learn better people skills.

    ConsCalling people who do not want to be called and bothered, instead of using a referral system. Bothering small and large companies during their work times and not later in the day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training programs, mock sales. Meetings based on the cycles we are in now and not the future ones. To do referrals and not random call tactics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive about the future

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Malvern, PA (US)

    ProsI have been able to work with some autonomy and grow the business segments within the realm of my responsibility. My role has not changed, but I have been able to better define the role and increase expectations and results. I enjoy those I work with, am challenged to by the fact there is more I can do to improve processes towards increasing revenue for the company and my division.

    ConsLow salary, but have been able to grow income through incentives.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great start to a post-college career, not much room to grow

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Malvern, PA (US)

    ProsTaking a position at Progressive Business Publications after college is a very wise decision - You learn a lot about marketing and the corporate world. Management does encourage you to do well and the bonus structure is good if you're a high performer. It's a great resume builder and you can take advantage of many opportunities. They have corporate boxes in many Philadelphia sports arenas which are a great perk.

    ConsThe salary is low (and although there's 'advancement' opportunities, it typically is minimal during review) and the benefits are weak compared to similar companies. The health insurance, PTO (vacation and sick leave) and snow day policy do not reward employees. The entire business model is based around hiring new college graduates, making money and then replacing the crop once they've moved on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees and reward them appropriately with salary and benefits. Also, look for long-term solutions to grow the business.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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