Crain Communications is a family run media business. Management fails to appreciate the work of its editorial teams and lavishes perks on its publishers and their advertising teams. This inequity in treatment leads to high turnover in editorial positions -- especially in the NYC office but not as much in Chicago and Detroit. Compounding the matter, the company cut health benefits a few years ago forcing everyone on to a high-deductible health plan. More recently, the company cut what little money they contributed towards the retirement plan. Despite all the challenges, the editorial teams put out great journalism. Many younger staff go on to bigger media outlets. It is a great stepping stone to something bigger, and even if that does not happen, it is an OK place to work in the long run.
Free snacks in NYC office