A. H. Belo Reviews

Updated July 1, 2014
Updated July 1, 2014
13 Reviews
3.0
13 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
A. H. Belo Chairman, President, and CEO Robert W. Decherd
Robert W. Decherd
7 Ratings

7 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Interesting environment where I learned a lot.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A. H. Belo

    Pros

    I felt accepted by upper management.

    Cons

    Lack of personality within my team

  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at A. H. Belo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good, but challenging econmic times in newspaper industtry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at A. H. Belo

    Pros

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

    Cons

    dying industry, tough economic times for any newspaper

    No opinion of CEO
  4. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at A. H. Belo

    Pros

    Some 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.

    Cons

    In 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 ManagementAdvice

    Diversify and do a better job of grooming younger staffers into leadership positions.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    AH Belo Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Developer  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at A. H. Belo

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Outdated usage of web technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ designers and developers to lead designers and developers.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ad Builder  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Ad Builder in Dallas, TX

    I worked at A. H. Belo

    Pros

    Very fair in pay. Much diversity in the workplace.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More emphasis on journalism. Quit Kowtowing to advertisers

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    OK part-time job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Distribution Center Coordinator
    Current Employee - Distribution Center Coordinator

    I have been working at A. H. Belo

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Newspapers 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    No opinion of CEO

Worked for A. H. Belo? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.