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REALLY great place to work but not secure
Junior Art Director - Verizon Team (Current Employee) –  Greensboro, NCOctober 30, 2015
I loved working at PACE so so so so much. Everyone was nice from the time I was an intern till I was an artist on contract. They have lots of fun events to keep people happy. The environment is healthy and there are lots of benefits. I would have liked to stay here forever. They let a lot of people come and go. Not a lot of positions or money to keep people here, sadly. Otherwise they do GREAT work and are a great honorable company. I will miss everyone.
Pros
Free food very often, lots of free events, benefits, hour lunch break, healthcare
Cons
No job security, you never know when they will let you go
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Creative, fun workplace
Assistant Editor (Current Employee) –  Greensboro, NCFebruary 16, 2015
We've got an open office floor plan -- takes a little getting used to, but it's great for collaborating and bouncing ideas off of one another. Work with approximately 70 on my team/account. Company overall employs around 300 people at that location (they've got several locations throughout the country).

Typical day: Brief morning meeting (about 20 minutes) where the creative team (writing/content, art and copyedit) meet for a quick rundown of what everyone's working on, if they need help or if they can offer help to the rest of the team. Other than that, spend a lot of time at the computer writing, editing, creating/entering/optimizing site content.

What I've learned: Gotten pretty good at juggling several different tasks at once. Specifically, I've learned a lot about SEO marketing/writing and adapting writing to different client requests.

Management: Pretty laid back. Check in with managers when need be, but otherwise usually left to take care of our tasks independently. Really, managers are there for content direction.

Co-workers: Range in age from mid-20's to 50's. Everyone is very creative, witty, smart -- they know how to write quality marketing content. Very accustomed to working in small teams for certain tasks that either ongoing long-term or have a set deadline.

Hardest part of the job: Time management. Especially working with clients, have to be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously, normally with pretty quick turnarounds on deadlines. Also, writing. Writing content is very challenging. A lot of writing can be rather technical, but we have to be able
  more... to make relatable and interesting to readers.

Most enjoyable part: Writing. Although it's challenging, it's also fun and rewarding when you produce a really snazzy article.
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Pros
lots of fun breaks (chili cook off, bowling trip, pumpkin painting competition); very fun work environment, standing desks, lots of free food!
Cons
can get tedious at times, i don't have a standing desk (i don't like sitting all day), hard to look at a computer all day
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Pace Communications is a constantly evolving workplace, jam-packed with smart and creative content experts.
DESIGNER (Current Employee) –  Greensboro, NCAugust 21, 2014
A typical day at work includes working with editors, the publisher and clients to design and get approval for departments and features. We operate with tight-knit teams on projects, in a pretty relaxed but focused atmosphere, getting content moving through and keeping clients very happy. The best part of the job is working with very talented photographers and illustrators world-wide. The most challenging part of the job is wrangling the content into a monthly schedule, with deadlines that don't budge.
Pros
creative atmosphere! wellness programs and a fun committee to help with the work/life balance.
Cons
deadlines and tight budgets, which are part of the territory, of course.
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I loved this place!
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCJuly 1, 2014
Busy environment but the company has a love for their employees.
Pros
pay rate, management, appreciation of employees, yard sales
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A great place to work!
Freelance Production Artist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 4, 2014
The days go by quickly and the work is diverse. Obviously daily print ads must be designed and produced, but there's a fair share of display materials as well as collateral and web banner design. The staff is great - with a good mixture of personalities and talents that combine to make a productive yet relaxed environment. I learned invaluable software/design tips and shortcuts that was willingly shared by all. Sometimes the workload and deadlines can be a bit overwhelming, but the staff make all the hard work worthwhile.
Pros
after work happy hours and complimentary continental breakfast fridays.
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Receptionist/Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCSeptember 23, 2013
This also was a 3 month assignment. I worked in the call center, answering calls and placing orders for customers regarding their wedding.
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Great colleagues, so-so top management.
Editor (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCFebruary 16, 2013
The day-to-day work environment here is the best -- the place is full of talented, collegial people who take their work seriously but not themselves. Top management, however, is a bit clueless and detached, leaving the troops sometimes wondering what they're thinking, focusing on the wrong criteria for evaluating staff performance, and failing to consult with the people who actually know what's going on.

The company is led by a smart woman who's very people-savvy when it comes to making business connections but not so much when it comes to her own staff. Also, counterintuitively, she's not that much of a friend to her female employees and not very supportive when it comes to work/family issues.
Pros
great colleagues, pleasant work space
Cons
archaic management practices, so-so benefits & compensation
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Nice people to work with
Customer Service, Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Greensboro, NCJanuary 13, 2013
Nice place to work at, but at times really busy. 5 years with the company I have learned alot, management is great to work with and easy to get along with, the co-workers are friendly and good to work with. I don't believe that there is anything hard about the job. I love the work I do, its easy but time consuming.
Pros
easy work
Cons
short breaks, sick time
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Great Company!
Production Manager (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCJanuary 5, 2013
Great Company to work for. Many company benefits like fitness classes and training.
Cons
job security
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Fast moving and family oriented Business environment
Sales Director (Former Employee) –  Greensboro, NCSeptember 7, 2012
Very entrepreneurial environment and a lot of flexibility. Great products and very talented people.
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A company in transition from its Glory Days
Publisher (Former Employee) –  Greenbsoro, NCAugust 16, 2012
A privately-owned company, in business since the early 1980's headed by a very accomplished, charismatic woman who is well-regarded nationally for her volunteer work and political connections. Generally a very good work environment, filled with young, progressive career-starters, sprinkled with older professionals who have been there "since the old days." The core business of the company from its inception until recently was contract publishing, producing custom magazines and other content on a fee-basis, or more commonly, supported by advertising revenue. With the loss of several key, long-term contracts, and the movement of advertising dollars out of print, the company has been forced to transition for the most part into the digital realm. They have embarked on making the company into a digital-centric content marketer, and have added other online marketing services enabled by new hires. The challenge is that the profit margins are nothing like the old days, and it seems every ad agency, PR company, and marketing communications firm across the country is trying to do the same thing--bill themselves as a digital-age content marketer proficient in PR, social media, email, CRM, etc. However, some very talented people at the top have guided key new business into the company, and it continues to attract good talent. Generally a good work environment, with offices in a historic old jeans factory. Good Salary, OK to sub-par benefits that have decreased in value over the years as company revenue has shrunk. Great middle management, although most key decisions as still made at the  more... highest level, which for some time has been only partially-engaged in the "day-to-day." Limited advancement possibilities.  less
Pros
great work environment, fun co-workers, challenging, progressive
Cons
limited advancement, so-so benefits
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