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- "The culture between all employees at BVM is great and the main reason why I enjoy working here." (in 53 reviews)
- "They have great training and more training to stay on top of your game and always help you perform your very best." (in 50 reviews)
- "You will also meet some really great people along the way who will cheer you on as you create your own destiny at this company." (in 33 reviews)
- "Great Leadership and resources" (in 22 reviews)
- "Great opportunity to earn what you are really worth." (in 19 reviews)
- 5.03 Oct 2023PublisherCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearGrand Rapids, MI
Controlling your daily and weekly schedule and having the ability to drastically improve your income while truly connecting with my community of residents and businesses in way I would have never had that opportunity to do so. Hands down there is no better way to reach a targeted market near your business than a Best Version Media luxury magazines, especially with their digital marketing attached to the print publication! These high-end magazine only reaches affluent communities. Highly recommend attaching both print/digital to your sponsorship bundle; maximize your sponsorship and investment dollars with this incredible micro-targeting approach. BVM pricing includes ad changes, even monthly, with no surcharges and they rate-lock so you don't get a rate increase when your campaign renews! Finally, the readers are the writers so engagement/readership rates are near 90% from the residents.
Hitting the baseline takes patience, grit, and dedication to the methods taught during training and consistency attending the weekly calls, etc. Maps don't necessary have the local nuance understanding when assigned.Best Version Media Response2mo
Thank you for sharing your experience! We proudly offer world-class training and resources every step of the way to help our Publishers find success. It's an incredible opportunity to join an award-winning culture with uncapped income potential.
- 1.026 Nov 2023Content SpecialistFormer Employee, less than 1 yearDe Pere, WI
Some of the people who I worked with were nice and professional.
When it comes to the cons, there are many of them. First of all, someone looking at this organization to build a career should avoid it at all costs. A job description posted on a job board should not be believed. I went in thinking the role would be marketing and content focused (hence why I applied to be a content specialist), but when I was brought onboard, I quickly learned it was more of a customer service and quality assurance role where I would review articles written by other people and then have to make phone calls to publishers around the U.S. and Canada letting them know why content had to be removed. Furthermore, these publishers were often times rude and abusive to internal employees (they were more like franchisees). The internal management would not support the lower-level employees either because the publishers are these little magazines made them money. This was always discussed internally where my direct co-workers, who had more years within the organization, would let me know what publishers were okay versus ones that would yell and degrade people. It was unnecessary drama and created a toxic environment. Secondly, management was non-existent. My direct supervisor was only on-site (everyone else had to work in the office) I believe 3 or 4 times in the span of an entire quarter. No leadership. In times I wanted to work from home, I was told I couldn't. It was a double standard. Thirdly, when it came to Glassdoor and Google Reviews, I was specifically directed by management, who were directed by the executive team, to go out and post fake, 5-star reviews to inflate the review scores. It's dishonest to how the organization actually functions.
- 4.03 Nov 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
The culture between all employees at BVM is great and the main reason why I enjoy working here.
Depending on what department you are working in the experience varies. The department I work with is constantly getting changes thrown on us last minute to adjust quickly. This causes a lot of frustrations and burn out as we are constantly playing catch up. Even after talking to leadership, not a lot of improvements have been made as the main focus is the sales field.
- 2.024 Aug 2023Associate PublisherFormer Employee, less than 1 yearToronto, ON
Great people to work with, they're all very enthusiastic and happy about their roles especially the higher up people like management and your coaches, who check in on how you're doing.
You make no money basically unless you force people to buy your magazines which honestly very little people will. I dont know why this company is telling their "publishers" they can make great money when they cant really. They basically make you do their work for them and it's in a dying market already. No one buys magazines anymore unless you're 60+. Espescially not ones that are just chock full of ads that can easily go digital and be seen by a bigger audience, hence actually helping their small business go somewhere. Very pyramid schemeish. If you want to actually have a good earning salary dont work here.Best Version Media Response4mo
Our award-winning magazines are not for sale - they are 100% free and mailed directly to local residents. Every edition features a spotlight on a local family and includes other family-friendly, relevant content tailored towards the community it serves. We understand the Publisher role is not for everyone, but we've had hundreds of entrepreneurs build successful businesses because we offer one of the most impressive commission structures in the industry.
- 5.07 Nov 2023Director of First ImpressionsFormer Employee, more than 1 yearMemphis, TN
Pay, commissions, training, helpful advice + information.
Part time hours, some rude customers, no weekly team meeting.
- 5.02 Nov 2023Talent Assessment ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearMilwaukee, WI
I love working with BVM and supporting what we do. Kindness, integrity, and being the best version of ourselves is truly happening here!
I would love to see more DEI.Best Version Media Response4w
Thanks for sharing your feedback with us! We will take your advice into consideration.
- 1.016 Nov 2023PublisherFormer Employee, more than 1 yearSacramento, CA
Can feel good to publish a community magazine
A mountain of work, very little actual income from sales commissionBest Version Media Response7d
We offer entrepreneurs one of the most impressive commission structures in the industry. Finding success here requires hard work, but we truly believe anyone can achieve their professional goals with us by following our program and leaning into our supportive culture.
- 1.012 Nov 2023PublisherFormer Employee
Really nothing positive I can say about experience except perhaps now I know what to look for in other companies that pretend to be real but are anything but.
A total scam. Avoid at all cost.1Best Version Media Response2w
We're sorry to hear about this individual's experience. We work alongside hundreds of Publishers who are building thriving businesses in their communities. We're not just a real company – we offer resources and world-class training to help entrepreneurs find success, and our proven model has resulted in remarkable growth.
- 4.08 Sept 2023PublisherCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearNashville, TN
- Lenient scheduling - Working for yourself - Great back office and manager support - Great marketing framework and product - Very motivating and recognition for achievements
If you do not make sales, you do not get paid. It is 100% commission. If you are a go getter, this is the job for you. If you are not good at consistency this is the job for you. The main problem I ran into is when a client did not pay, I would be screwed financially. However, you can work part time and I have another job to help.Best Version Media Response3mo
Thank you for your feedback! BVM Publishers build their own businesses and have unlimited income potential.
- 5.02 Jun 2023PublisherCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
If you are a hard work, disciplined, and willing to learn here are the reasons to say yes to becoming a publisher at BVM. 1. A supportive, positive, and healthy family-like culture. 2. Top performers offer a wealth of knowledge on a daily basis - making success for people of all work backgrounds to succeed. 3. A no cap commission structure that rewards your effort. 4. Continual additions to product lines based on field team experience. 5. Genuinely impacting your local community and businesses with a unique platform. 6. You control your own schedule meaning you can choose to be the friend, spouse, partner, parent, or community leader that you choose to be. You can show up when it’s most important.
The only con to this role is the time it might take to reach commission pay. For some this can happen in a matter of weeks for others this may take months. In order to succeed it needs to be full time work.. meaning it’s possible you will need to rely on savings or a single income. If you aren’t committed to the role and taking your work hours seriously it will be difficult to succeed.1Best Version Media Response6mo
Thanks for leaving us your feedback about the BVM Publisher opportunity! It's an excellent way for entrepreneurs to build their own business alongside endless resources and training. We proudly work with hundreds of successful Publishers who are making a difference in their local communities.
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Best Version Media has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 650 reviews left anonymously by employees. 85% of employees would recommend working at Best Version Media to a friend and 76% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.
85% of Best Version Media employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Best Version Media 4.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.6 for culture and values and 4.3 for career opportunities.