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Detroit, MI (US)
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) 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.

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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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    centrally located, nice people overall...


    terrible communication, and when you do want action no one does anything. Many brands are downsizing and you are expected to do less with more. Not good! People turn a blind eye to what is really going on to look good to upper management.

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    LISTEN to your employees, don't ignore them - they will leave.

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Crain Communications Interviews



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    The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Crain Communications.


    Absolutely terrible. Talked to an hr woman who did not know much, if anything, about the position. Went in for an i person interview. Immediately after they requested to schedule another in person interview. Very inconsiderate of my time, considering they could have schedule both for the same day. The second interview was unlike anything else. The interviewee tried to be intimidating but instead came off as unprofessional. I knew immediately I didn't want the job. I was told I would hear back in a few days, but I didn't hear back until two weeks later. Extremely drawn out unprofessional interview.

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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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