Pros: perks!! free concert and event tickits, bonus opportunities, great staff/co-workers, fun, young atmosphere
Cons: lots of driving and making phone calls.
I've been an employee of Houston Press for 8 years. I worked as an account executive at Houston Press from 2000-2006 then left to see how green the other grass was/was not (turns out it was not). I returned a few years ago (as an account executive) because no other publication/company/media/managers compared to Houston Press.
The management staff is the best in the city (I would argue any where though). I've never had managers/publishers who are as dedicated to making Houston Press a great, fun place to work and a great paper/website to read. The training is extensive and they give you the tools you need to be successful.
A typical day at work consists of make phone calls, going on appointments and working with my customers on their ads.
Working at the Houston Press has taught me loyalty, given me the confidence I needed, and most importantly, that hard work pays off and that you get out of it exactly what you put in.
The hardest part about the job is finding good leads and learning how to make our products work and make sense for our advertisers. That said, there are good lead sources and our products do actually work. Once you figure out those two minor details, there is nothing stopping you from being successful. Houston Press truly is the best advertising medium in Houston and the best place to work.. Hands down.
I love my co-workers. Some of my best friends and closest relationships started out as 'just my co-worker'. Everyone in the office is fun, outgoing and willing to help each other. Don't get me wrong..we work hard, but we play hard too! We challenge each other to be the best we can be. We are some of the hardest working people in the city and we respect each other for it. Even after spending all day together in the office, we still enjoy hanging out with each other after hours. I get the most enjoyment out of my job by helping businesses grow and coming up with advertising concepts and actually seeing it work.