This is a customer focused role. I do not wish to provide an intense description. Phones, emails, live chats etc. A bit ridiculous that this is required. Thanks, indeed, for forcing me to create this answer.
Office Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 15, 2016
•Provided phone support, in-house computer support, scheduling, data entry, mailing lists. •Oversaw inventory, mailings, office supplies, and employee records. •Assisted HR department by reviewing 100+ resumes of possible candidates for job openings, as well as preparing new hire portfolios. •Composed letters and memos for the HR department, Office Services Manager and Intercommunication department.
Media Relations Associate (Contract) (Current Employee) – Jersey City, NJ – February 24, 2016
I've been here for almost a year, and only 3 people actually know my name, and one of them is the woman who hired me. The pay is also quite pathetic for the work I do. I'm under contract but the project I feel is deserving of at least a competitive salary and benefits.
strict 8 hour days, I come in at 8 and I'm out by 4
PR Newswire is a great opportunity for communication professionals in the Albuquerque area. The pay and benefits are great, and the office culture in Albuquerque (specifically) is incredible.
The sales management's policies are rough, if not borderline insane. Every year, you will work harder for significantly less money. If you're not ok with that, don't bother applying. The morale fluctuates based on the season, with the new year always being low, as they don't release sales goals for the year until March or April -- with the expectation that you will hit the goal in January and February without knowing what it is... The technology is antiquated, and most of the issues arise around billing, with no solution to fix these dated issues.
Generous vacation time, benefits, pay, incredible employees, great management in Albuquerque
upper management disconnected from reality, illogical policy implementation, mixed messaging
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 23, 2015
Working at A+E Networks has allowed me to take on a myriad of different roles every day, if not every hour. I am the department’s operational strategist by morning, the treasurer analyzing budgets over lunch and the internal communications and relationships builder by evening.
As an editor, you do more sales and pitching than you would think. It's kind of annoying since that is not made clear in the job description. Good pay, but not worth the stress really. Co workers are cordial, but cliquey. I am trying to find a new place of work ASAP.
nice schedule, benefits, pay
sales pitching, annoying managers, errors are everything, boring
Proofreader (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 16, 2013
Worked with this company for 5 years. Has to rank at the top as one of the worst companies I've ever worked for. No upward mobility, a lousy work environment and a managerial staff that was semi-professional at most. Not a good learning environment. Co-workers were insecure because the company would fire people regularly. Place was run like a sweat shop on all three shifts. Wouldn't recommend working there unless you absolutely have no options.
Editor (Former Employee) – Jersey City, NJ – June 25, 2012
PR Newswire was my first job out of college and a great organization to work for. I worked my way through PR Newswire as a Fax Operator, Assistant Editor and then Editor. I proofread, edited and formatted press releases domestically and internationally through electronic delivery to the mass media, financial community and general public in a time-sensitive, deadline driven environment. I also ran the Assignment Desk and cultivated a competitive sales contest in order to boost editorial sales.
I liked that this job was challenging and fast paced. I enjoyed being a problem solver for my clients as well as my staff and that at the end of the day I could leave work without taking it home with me.
My coworkers worked as a team and assisted one another regularly. The work environment was great and we continually created team-building opportunities and activities to keep everyone engaged and motivated.
Worked several years with PR Newswire and I feel they are an overall pretty good organization. Good place to start your career after college. Good opportunities to learn the industry and meet with a large variety of clients. Great opportunities to learn from your colleagues and create life long friends and colleagues.
Not a lot of opportunity to grow & advance and the organization/management have known this for years. Have not changed or created a clear career path for employees.
good healthcare coverage and benefits, vacation time
low pay, poor commission plans, no set career path
PR Newswire is a great starter position for any major. The only thing required to obtain the position is a bachelors degree. The people are very open and fluid. The work is easy for the most part. Sometimes it's a stressful situation, like any journalism based profession. This position however does not have much room for advancement.
high pay, easy day-to-day, great coworkers, laid back staff
no room for advancement, high turn around, low expectations of job security, too much focus on numbers and stats
- I work with clients daily to help them meet their communication goals. - I have learned about conceptual selling ( Miller Heiman) and PR/Marketing tactics - Management is straight forward and willing to listen to employees concerns and ideas. - My co-workers are great. This is a fun place to work. - The hardest part of my job is dealing with client issues that arise due to corporate disorganization. Mainly billing issues. - The most enjoyable part of my job is learning about my clients and how I can help them meet their communication goals either via sales or PR counseling.
fun place to work, a lot of vacation time
commission cuts every year even though my goals get increased
PR Newswire has an incredible reputation for serving as a liaison for business news. The priority for the organization was to support clients with stakeholder communication efforts around financial reporting, product roll-outs, and crisis response.