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Detroit, MI (US)
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (CAD) per year
Crain’s uncompromising journalists, industry experts and business insiders share one vision: to produce stories, communities and platforms that empower our audiences’ success.

Crain Communications Inc is one of the largest privately owned ... Read more

Mission: We empower success.

The stories we tell and the products we develop matter to our audiences. We help them be successful in their field. Internally, the work we do and how we do it impacts everyone else we work with.

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Crain Communications Reviews

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Crain Communications Interviews



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    I did not even consider doing an in-person interview, because the HR person was extremely unprofessional, which told me all I needed to know about the company. They emailed me asking for my availability for a phone interview. I responded the same day. About a week and a half passed, and I never received any confirmation from the HR person, so I had to follow up with them to see if the phone interview was even still on the table. The person responded and apologized, and finally scheduled a phone interview. When the day/time of the phone interview arrived, they never called me. Again, I had to chase down the HR person to find out what was going on. I emailed them, but they did not immediately get back to me. About 2 hours later, they tried calling me and wanted to have the phone interview right then and there. This is completely inconsiderate. Although I'm looking for a new job, I currently have a job (as most applicants do). First of all, I already had to rearrange my scheduled to accommodate the initially scheduled phone interview. Secondly, I find it rude that the HR person would think to call me back hours later and expect that I was free to do the phone interview then. They have a very selfish "it's all about me" attitude that immediately made me realized what kind of employer they would most likely be. I politely declined proceeding with the interview process. I'm simply not that desperate for a job to have to deal with such unprofessionalism.

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Crain Communications Awards & Accolades

  • Hall of Fame - Keith Crain, Chairman, Automotive Hall of Fame, 2014
  • The Petersen's 2014 Automotive Journalism Award - Keith Crain, Chairman, Crain Communications, The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation, 2014
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