- Soaps In Depth magazine09.Feb 2016
Suggestions for improvement
- We all understand that changes need to be made sometimes. Don't just throw these changes at your employees and see what happens. Give some notice. Explain your reasoning and what you hope the changes will accomplish. Maybe even take some feedback, even if you have no intention of heeding it.
What I like about the company
I've been here a long time, and until a few years ago felt valued and appreciated. The staff is wonderful, and the department leaders are just great to work under and with.
What I dislike about the company
This is not just Soaps, but all the weeklies at Bauer Publishing. Creative staffs have been cut to the point that there is no room for error. A single day lost to illness or a computer problem can throw the entire schedule off the rails. Each magazine is intentionally understaffed, and a centralized pool of creatives is supposed to pick up the overflow. But that pool is working on a half-dozen different titles, each with its own look and voice. by the time one of these underappreciated people has learned to write or design for all these titles, they are likely off to greener pastures. Meanwhile, the middle management is left to spend extra hours bringing all this "centralized" work in line with his or her particular title, when perhaps just having a single extra entry-level part-timer dedicated to only that magazine could take on that work instead, and know how to do it well without making more work for the manager. It's a ridiculous system, and the creatives and managers there are set up to fail.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanySoaps In Depth magazine
- CityEnglewood Cliffs
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