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Primedia is a South African media group, headquartered in Sandton, Johannesburg.

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Accounts Payable Clerk (Former Employee) says

"they have gone out of business. Mean people to work with. the hardest part of this job was the people you work with"

Graphic Designer (Former Employee) says

"I have taken a lot from Primedia Instore, definitely a great place to work and they always have fun things to do to keep the staff motivated.Exposure to advertising all mediasNo room for growth"

advertising sales (Former Employee) says

"Unfortunately due to bad and unqualified management the company was in decline and sold off numerous publications to opposition companies. Salaries were marginal and expectations were unrealistic and unachievable.noneno support from management"

Account Executive (Former Employee) says

"Calling on your territory to generate new business. You also will maintain existing accounts by accessing their needs. Your overall goal is to grow your territory a certain percentage every month. Staff is friendly, Great Health Benefits, Cell Phone Service DiscountSales quotas are unrealistic, Unorganized Office, Management not competent, Training program is horriable and not consistant"

Driver (Former Employee) says

"I enjoy working at this company and I like to work with designs and much more. driving the car to place to place is what I do mostdriving wellbad weather"

Accountant (Former Employee) says

"This company started from 2016 as multimedia printing items. I learned about costing and new business setup. It is good place for work. I liked to work here but unfortunately this setup was closed within 02 years.I worked starting setup of accounting for a new business. My main work is item costing for price list for customers. I also manged HR work and company legal documentations. Prepared financial reports."

Junior Graphic Designer (Former Employee) says

"Company was OK, They allowed YOH staffing and a few other agencies to employee way to many designers. Out of 35 part time designers only one was hired. The person hired wasn't necessarily the best or most proficienct worker. She was pretty much hired for being attractive. In fact majority of the women hired there that were full time were all very attractive, and not any more productive than the poor contracted designers deserving of full time work.Would have been a boring full time job for a creative designer.Staffing contract employed way to many people."

Operations & Development Manager (Former Employee) says

"A typical day at work was generally enjoyable due to the people that are employed at this company. The work itself was challenging and eventful. I learned a lot from the experience I obtained at PRIMEDIA specifically in the operations and development field where I found myself after running a PRIMEDIA company in Zimbabwe for 7 years. The management of PRIMEDIA should become closer to the employees as one of the values is 'People', however there is little respect for the 'people' at PRIMEDIA. Co workers are generally great people. The hardest part of the job was dealing with incompetent people from a supplier perspective as well as within the company - in certain instances. The most enjoyable part of the job was being allowed to manage situations / projects without too much interference from executive level employees.Great training arena and able to learn a lot.Little family time as long hours and extensive travel was involved."

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) says

"Do not depend on this job for security, it is promising but all the dreams are crushed when they are ready to terminate you.Good payno job security, management is not that good."

Consultant (Former Employee) says

"The company is undergoing a lot of change as it hopes to emerge as a stand alone leader in the apartment listing industry."

Project Manager eCommerce (Former Employee) says

"This was a new department within a well established print house. I was part of a team to create ecomm opportunities for our advertisers. There were lots of meetings and uncertainties with rolling out something that needed a lot of internal and external training.Training Teams on the power of ecommerceNavigating through internal staff with a new offering that hadnt proven itself."

Collections Specialist (Former Employee) says

"on a normal day i would sign in on the computer get my work list and work from that. I would make calls and send letters out for anyting over 90 days in payments.great environment to work intaveling"

DISTRIBUTION MANAGER (Former Employee) says

"Primedia, Inc. was a great place to work when I first started in the magazine industry. Needless to say, magazines are a tough business to be in nowadays."

Marketing Intern (Former Employee) says

"the company has a strong team and supportive structure with the organization.The work experience I have gained during my duration of my internship has exposed me to a large deal of highly influential organizations."

Graphic Designer (Former Employee) says

"i worked shift timings, image editing job teaching me lots of Technic and tools usage in photoshop. There was a hardest part was always we are in deadlines, that's make us fast productive people."

Senior Tax Analyst (Former Employee) says

"I worked in the tax department and tax accounting. I enjoyed learning about the Publishing industry.Funlong hours"

Production Manager (Current Employee) says

"Flexi-hours are great. Coping with office politics is hard. Learning new skills from fellow employees is a bonus."

Senior Consultant (Former Employee) says

"good company overall as a leader in the ILS apartment industry it is poised to become come out on top in this fragmented industry."

Junior Accountant (Former Employee) says

"Work on several responsibilities in the same time, which requires managing time efficiently. Also, the day would generally look different depending on whether there are more urgent adhoc activities happening at the moment.Short hours on FridaysCareer development"

Market Art Director (Former Employee) says

"Primedia was a nice place to work until they hired a new ceo to make the company more profitable to sell. then benefits got squeezed, people got cut, then offices got cut. Not sure it's really a good company anymore.Benefits, work enviroment, coworkersthey shut everything down"

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