Pros: great work environment, fun co-workers, challenging, progressive
Cons: limited advancement, so-so benefits
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 highest level, which for some time has been only partially-engaged in the "day-to-day." Limited advancement possibilities.