Progressive Business Publications

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8 people found this helpful  

great people, family friendly enviornment

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  • Senior Management
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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

Pros

The people are fantastic at PBP. They are supportive and helpful and all levels are approachable. It is a great place to work, either to gain experience as a younger worker or if you have the opportunity to come in as a more senior level contributor.

Cons

The salaries are on the low side and there is very little room to make large financial gains there. If you do your negotiation on the front end, you will be happy but dont think you will get merit raises for a job well done.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Not to offer one size fits all benefits. There is a good package but, for example, a strong 401k is not the most important thing to someone just out of college.

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  1. 1 person 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
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    A great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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