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Crain Communications Overview

Detroit, MI (US)
501 to 1000 employees
1916
Company - Private
Publishing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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Crain’s uncompromising journalists, industry experts and business insiders share one vision: to produce stories, communities and platforms that empower our audiences’ success.

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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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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Crain Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people on the front lines: journalists, art directors, editors, sales people, etc. Pretty good PTO policy. Generally solid work environment. Opportunity to move around, kind of. Pay is solid.

    Cons

    Weak management, who's only strategy seems to be cut, cut, cut. Empty talk about a clear vision forward. Centralized functions hamstring individual brands. Attempt to align everyone's interest not well thought out or executed. Lack of best practices around the retirement plan.

    Advice to Management

    Fish or cut bait.

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Crain Communications Interviews

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    Application

    The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Crain Communications in November-2011.

    Interview

    I applied with a CV and cover letter and got invited to the interview. It was pretty straightforward. THey asked me why I wanted to work for the company, what skills I could bring to them. It was prety informal and although one of the interviewees (there were 2) grilled me on how I would solve particular problem, he was still friendly. Very professional and nice people.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiaiotn, which was disappointing

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Crain Communications Awards & Accolades

  • Hall of Fame - Keith Crain, Chairman, Automotive Hall of Fame, 2014
  • Rance Crain, President - Member, Advertising Hall of Fame, 2013
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