Behind the Scenes at PCH HQ: A Day in the Life of a PCH Employee

At PCH, we know that our fans are curious about our world at PCH headquarters.  Today, you can see what it’s like to work at Publishers Clearing House! Follow me as I take you on a typical day in the life of a PCH employee.

Around 9:00, I arrive in Port Washington, NY. One of my favorite things about PCH HQ is the lovely traffic circle pond! How peaceful does it look?

PCH Behind the Scenes
After parking my car, I walk up to the main doors. It’s a beautiful day!

In the morning, I usually wander into my office, wishing Victoria Zimmerman a good morning. As my computer starts up, I head to the cafeteria to grab some warm tea (I don’t like coffee) in my cute daisy mug!

PCH Behind the Scenes

Once I’m settled, it’s time to get to work! I check emails, log into Facebook to see what everyone’s been up to during the night and early morning, and make sure this blog and the PCHSearch&Win blog are up to date! Victoria and I spend our mornings answering queries and interacting with our passionate fans on the PCH Fan Pages. I love talking to fans all day – it feels like I’m being paid to hang out with friends!

Lunch time rolls around and we’re hungry! Victoria and I like to eat outside, weather permitting, but now that it’s getting colder, we’ll be spending more time in our cafeteria. There are lots of tables, 4 TVS, and even an area for games like pool, foosball, and ping pong! It’s a great place to take a break and blow off some steam if we’re feeling stressed. We have vending machines, a coffee station, and some great lunch options every day.

PCH Behind the Scenes

Of course, there are plenty of meetings to attend throughout the week. There are lots of conference rooms throughout the building. Here’s where we sit around and discuss our big plans for the SuperPrize, Fan page contests, and even blog topics!

PCH Behind the Scenes

On the way back to my office, I might just pass the Prize Patrol storage room. What’s that you ask? It’s a tightly locked room that contains Prize Patrol goodies – uniforms, the van sign, PCH pens, etc. Personally, I didn’t even know it existed until Danielle Lam pointed it out to me. It just blends into the hallway walls so well! That’s probably so it is harder to find and therefore harder to break into. Here is Danielle at the door to the room:

PCH Behind the Scenes

Here’s one of my favorite parts of the PCH building. This is where the Creative team sits – I bet looking at the greenery and basking in the sun really gets those creative juices flowing! How many offices do you know that have its own little forest growing inside?

PCH Behind the Scenes

And it’s back to my desk to continue working! 5 o’clock rolls around and that’s when PCH employees start making moves to leave. Not everyone goes – sometimes we have to stay late to finish up work – but the office feels pretty empty by 6 o’clock. The end of another day at Publishers Clearing House!

Laura Wolfe

P.S. Did you like this inside look at PCH HQ? What else would you like to see or hear about? Let us know in the comments or tell us at our PCH Fan page.

Psssst – are you looking for the Lucky Check? Look no further because this week, the Lucky Check is here on the PCHblog. Head to the PCH Fan page to submit the answer!

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28 thoughts on “Behind the Scenes at PCH HQ: A Day in the Life of a PCH Employee”

  1. carolinejinks says:

    I love the headquarters its a very beautiful place to work

  2. Sally Rawlins says:

    I, Sally well-qualify as “PCH Fan”. Am also curious: What manner of acronym horseplay your teams fall into, brazenly march beyond…etc.?

    Periodically-Crazed (almost)-Heavenly hosts….?

    Pretty Civilized Humorists…?

    Plain, Clear, & Hexagonal…?

    Perfectly Cast Humans?

    Principally Coherent, Collaborative Hysterics…?

    Respect, beanie off to you’ens – that’s southern (suthren) for you, plural…,
    Do you allow persuaders in your draw pot?

  3. Maxine Naylor says:

    This new game you have at the end of the spinning game is BS!!!! I spun the will 13 times, 3 times it landed on $5 then when I tried to collect it jumped to a spin. What a cheat!! I just realized that I am being cheated!!!

    1. PCH Staff PCH Staff says:

      Hi Maxine, our games are programmed to be random and we have no control over where it lands where it lands or the outcome of the game. If you see an issue with the game or have a question, please send us a message using our Ask Us page found here: so that we can look into this for you.

      – Jussie W. at PCH

  4. TAMMY HORTON says:

    i would like to everyone at the board to chose me

  5. JOYCE LEWIS says:

    i wish you would pull the winner on t.v. so every one can see who the winners are.

    1. Victoria At PCH Victoria At PCH says:

      Hi Joyce,

      We don’t draw the winners on TV because we want the winners to be surprised when the Prize Patrol shows up at his or her door. We think that’s very fun!

      Victoria At PCH

  6. Robert Boutin says:

    Your company seems to be the headquarters for a lot of other company’s that sells stuff…and if you don’t buy anything, then guess what?
    Of course we would like to win “something”…just to show our friends and family that you are “real”…and why is it when you do show a winner, no-one knows who it is…must be a bunch of actors I tell my wife.
    However, it always good to dream…and I don’t think I’ll be buying anymore stuff.

    1. Victoria At PCH Victoria At PCH says:

      Hi Robert,

      PCH is a legitimate sweepstakes company. There is absolutely no purchase necessary to enter or to win any PCH sweepstakes. Over the years, Publishers Clearing House has awarded over $233 Million in prizes to people all over the United States and Canada. The people you see in their winning moment videos on are real winners, not actors. PCH Sweepstakes winners are chosen at random, and each entry has the same chance of winning. You never know who will become the next BIG winner, so don’t lose hope!

      Victoria At PCH

  7. John Wilkes says:

    Dear Sir/Madam, Can you tell me how much a $10.00 Gift certificate is worth in terms of points on your pchsurveys program? It is not disclosed in your TOS. Again, what is the approximate monetary value of your point system in pchsurveys program> Thanks. I had to email you here because noone will respond from the pchsurveys help email.

    1. Victoria At PCH Victoria At PCH says:

      Hi John,

      A $10.00 gift certificate is worth 1,000 points in the PCHsurveys program.

      Victoria At PCH

  8. i want to known,if my name is on the short list of peoples who enter in a timely manner for the october 31,2011 drawing,will i receive a letter from ups or the postal service before the drawing, if so how many weeks before the prize is awarded. please respond

    1. Victoria At PCH Victoria At PCH says:

      Hello Sharon,

      There will not be a short list associated with the October 31st sweepstakes. But in the even that there is a short list, you will receive a letter from UPS close to the award date of the prize.

      Victoria At PCH

  9. Linda Giannone says:

    A great way to connect with fans & customers! The more they know about PCH the better the relationship.
    Thanks for sharing! Enjoyed it!

  10. ruby archer says:

    that was a very nice showing, you are very lucky to work for pch,i would love to do surveys for pch i would feel like a very luky person, but i know it is a silly dream, i would never be that lucky, have a nice day everyone, hope i win some day that would be super nice, ruby archer, i’ll keep dreaming

    1. Victoria At PCH Victoria At PCH says:

      Hi Ruby,

      If you would like to do PCHsurveys, visit this link and create a profile:

      Victoria At PCH

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