Progressive Business Publications

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2 people found this helpful  

Great place to build a resume, but you'll never get rich working there.

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Former Employee - Sales Manager in Bensalem, PA (US)
Former Employee - Sales Manager in Bensalem, PA (US)

I worked at Progressive Business Publications

Pros

Flexible hours, easy work. Good performance is rewarded appropriately. Good relationship between staff and management. Those who truly strive to succeed are given the assistance they need. Those who do succeed are rewarded with promotions. The job can pay VERY well, but ONLY if you are very good at phone sales without sending out false, unclear or otherwise bad orders(fluffing your sales with bad orders will get you fired fast).

Cons

Training is brief and broad. Severe turnover. Will hire anybody, but will also fire after giving a short grace period out of training. Poor office conditions (slow to repair plumbing, air conditioning, etc.) Minimum wage with an hourly sales incentive that is difficult for most reps to achieve. The ideal rep is essentially one who does enough sales to be worth keeping but not enough to get paid beyond the $7.15 an hour base rate. The job requires a great deal of mental endurance and fortitude and very few employees last more than a month there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Extend training to two weeks, allow greater employee autonomy with regards to sales script. The current sales incentive system is demotivating, too few attain it. Do away with it and instead give employees regular raises to their base rate at 6 or 12 month intervals, since employees that last that long are the ones you want to keep and those that don't last don't become discouraged.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Account Representative
    Current Employee - Account Representative

    I have been working at Progressive Business Publications

    Pros

    The opportunities for advancement into managment

    Cons

    Sales can be difficult at times. You have to keep a positive attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep encouraging your employees

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Notice a pattern in the positive reviews?

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    Former Employee - Associate Editor in Malvern, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate Editor in Malvern, PA (US)

    I worked at Progressive Business Publications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lax management, some really smart people work there, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Absurdly low pay, poor benefits, myopic leadership, tedious grind of a job for a writer/editor, did I mention ridiculously low salaries for all but the very upper crust? You may have noticed a pattern on the positive glass door reviews ... Most of them don't mention the salary at all. To do so In any sort of positive light would be patently dishonest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please. This CEO wouldn't part with a dollar if it were on fire ... Unless, of course, it is to one of his pet charitable causes that generate ego-stroking PR. His rank and file employees mean less than nothing to him; they are drones to be used and discarded at will.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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