A. H. Belo

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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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2.9 13 reviews

57% Approve of the CEO

A. H. Belo Chairman, President, and CEO Robert W. Decherd

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Interesting environment where I learned a lot.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI felt accepted by upper management.

    ConsLack of personality within my team

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    A good place to work, that happens to be in a dieing industry

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsA lot of dedicated people with good work ethics. A close knit team that works well together. The management is easy to work for, and stands behind the employees.

    ConsThe industry is dieing and the company is having trouble reinventing it's self. While they are trying several new approaches to move into the digital realm, the company as a whole is not moving fast enough to stay afloat.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe only way this company will stay in business will be to figure out how to market the trust and knowledge it has sold over the years to the new digital customer. Simply charging for the same content online will not work. You must market your value in the digital realm.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good, but challenging econmic times in newspaper industtry

    Business Analyst (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    Prosgood benefits, working enviornment, co-workers are competent and diligent.

    Consdying industry, tough economic times for any newspaper

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    Like the next generation of The Dallas Morning News, my time here is a work in progress.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsSome of the best journalists in the country work at The Dallas Morning News, and they continue to produce great work despite all the Internet noise that passes for news out there.
    Senior leadership cares deeply about Dallas and surrounding communities.
    Willingness to experiment in order to engage audiences and create a sustainable business model.

    ConsIn effort to create new models, sometimes forgets core competencies.
    "Cutback culture" is hard to overcome, especially in light of constant initiatives that don't seem to be managed or measured.
    Overall gloomy outlook for and perception of newspaper industry is a constant pressure.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDiversify and do a better job of grooming younger staffers into leadership positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Front End Developer (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsGood benefits. Large company, if that's your thing.

    ConsOutdated usage of web technologies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmploy designers and developers to lead designers and developers.

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    WAS a good place to work. Bad management direction making a bad situation worse

    Ad Builder (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsVery fair in pay. Much diversity in the workplace.

    ConsTop management heavy. Politics plays a roll in deciding layoffs.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore emphasis on journalism. Quit Kowtowing to advertisers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    OK part-time job

    Distribution Center Coordinator (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pay is not bad. The hours are late at night and early in the morning. This is a great part-time job for folks who have full-time jobs during the day, because the schedule does not conflict with most other jobs. The work can be somewhat physical, but does not require a lot of physical strength. Compared to the pay of most part-time jobs with similar responsiblities and job functions, this one pays well. The biggest reason for this is probably due to the schedule which is typically between 11 pm and 6 am. All that is require to do this job is to be able to work in early morning hours and to have some basic organizational skills, people skills and some limited computer skills.

    ConsNewspapers everywhere are struggling and a h belo is no exception. The opportunity for advancement is somewhat limited, but what can you expect from a Newspaper. The company had a voluntary severance plan that reduced the full-time employees by about 500. So it is easy to understand why moving up is somewhat limited. It is sometimes difficult to maintain a full-time job and this job. It is not easy to get up in the middle of the night to go to work, especially after having worked a full eight hours somewhere else. One should take this job with the expectation that this will be decent part-time job with decent pay, not with the expectation that you will be promoted into management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe DC's are somewhat understaffed with all the changes that have taken place. If you have more layoffs be careful about cutting back staff in the DC's. The staff is already probably not enough to handle the workload.

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