Progressive Business Publications

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2 people found this helpful  

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

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Malvern, PA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA (US)

I worked at Progressive Business Publications

Pros

Taking 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.

Cons

The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad career choice

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Malvern, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA (US)

    I worked at Progressive Business Publications

    Pros

    Accommodating to individual schedules, casual dress code, unlikely to be fired

    Cons

    No career growth, flat organization with high paid managers prevent opportunities to move up, no raises, money invested in new ideas and often failed due to poor planning, overpaid managers in failing divisions, underpaid employees in successful divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit paying executives to work for one year at the highest salary and then leave. Reward company loyalty and plan your future. Get ahead of the industry curve instead of dragging your feet. Don't be so stingy with employee salaries so you're not scraping the bottom of the barrel for talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    a complete waste of time & energy

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  Malvern, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Malvern, PA (US)

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications

    Pros

    flexible work schedule and the ability to get benefits and vacation after 6 mo probationary period. "state of the art facility"

    Cons

    Inept management who really only care about their own careers, not yours. There is absolutely no product training to speak of and their only concern is that you are indoctrinated on the history of their owner and his exploits. benefit package is meager at best and it appears they only want you to invest in their 401k so that upper management can get fat before they fire you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to school and learn how to run a business properly in the 21st century. The employees and clients alike are on to you and are not as "green" as you would like to assume.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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