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Helpful (3)

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

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

I worked at Progressive Business Publications

Recommends
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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. Helpful (3)

    a complete waste of time & energy

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Malvern, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Malvern, PA (US)

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

  2. Helpful (3)

    A waste of time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Malvern, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Malvern, PA (US)

    I worked at Progressive Business Publications

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and that is about it.

    Cons

    Inefficient manner of farming/hunting new business, horrible base pay. They hire recent college grads/young people to do their dirt work. Recent college grads want experience, not $$$, which they are keeping for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that technology is changing and can be useful

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