Progressive Business Publications
3.2 of 5 42 reviews
www.pbp.com Malvern, PA 500 to 999 Employees

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Unenlightened

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

I worked at Progressive Business Publications

ProsThey will give unproven talent a chance. They are relatively hands-off so you have the opportunity to develop your skills and projects (opportunity but not necessarily support). There are opportunities to interact with senior management. Promotions are possible (but greater responsibility is not necessarily rewarded.)

ConsPBP is very set in its ways. Original thinking is typically punished until the new employee learns to fit the mold. The company markets very aggressively, leading to complaints such as you can find with an easy Google search. Most employees have given up trying to make sense of management decisions and just follow orders. Many simple tasks become power struggles due to the absence of basic policies and procedures. There is almost no funding for ongoing skills development, especially if it might benefit another employer.

Advice to Senior ManagementSuper-aggressive marketing models are becoming self-defeating. You should reward your employees for finding ways to bring in revenue while treating customers with respect. Many employees bring you their passion and dedication -- despite low salaries -- they deserve better, both in compensation and in their opportunities to thrive.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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a complete waste of time & energy

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

I have been working at Progressive Business Publications


Pros: flexible work schedule and the ability to get benefits and… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Go back to school and learn how to run a business properly in the 21st century. The employees… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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A waste of time

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

I worked at Progressive Business Publications


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… Advice to Senior Management: Recognize that technology is changing and can be useful No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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