A great place to work if you are a very flexible, highly motivated and self-starting kind of employee.
Pros: flexible schedule & good compensation
Cons: healthcare benefits are mediocre. very difficult to take vacation.
Print and digital advertising and marketing is a very competitive industry that is unpredictable. Companies in similarity must be very flexible and highly adaptable. When an industry is forever changing, it makes achieving growth and success very difficult.
If there is anything that I have learned working for Harte-Hanks, it's how to adapt, overcome – more... and be successful in an industry/company that keeps changing direction.
You must be independant in this industry. Other than emails, you rarely see other co-workers.
The most enjoyable part of this job is the independence. As long as you are a top producing rep that is surpassing your goals, management pretty much leaves you alone.
The hardest part about this industry is that the harder you work, the more clients you acquire. The more clients you manage, the less time you have to go get new clients. There should definitly be more sales support so we could get out and grow our territory. Also, there becomes a point that you aren't able to take vacations, because of the work load it takes to prepare to be off for a week. Vacations are based around having phone reception, internet and a few hours per day working while you are on vacation. – less