Los Angeles Times
3.3 of 5 44 reviews
www.latimes.com Los Angeles, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Los Angeles Times Reviews

Updated Nov 6, 2013
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3.3 44 reviews

                             

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Los Angeles Times Co-President of Tribune Company Publisher & CEO of the Los Angeles Times Eddy Hartenstein

Eddy Hartenstein

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Death of newspapers

Reporter (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time for more than 10 years

ProsStill a great showcase for good talent, despite dwindling circulation and unfocused online presence. If you've got the skills, you can still shine.

ConsWas once an elite news organization. With continued layoffs and legendary bad management in editorial, it is barely hanging on editorially. People are fleeing constantly, especially women. Editorial bosses known for treating women over 50 badly.

Advice to Senior ManagementFire the top bosses in the newsroom, put in place ethical people who aren't tyrants.

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

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Account Associate (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Los Angeles Times full-time

ProsBig company with great support system and a long history.

ConsBad management - inefficient, doesn't promote from within, everyone sleeps with everyone...

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

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So much potential

Product Manager (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Los Angeles Times full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThis company has some of the most amazing content and loyal employees

ConsThey aren't investing enough in technology or focusing on the wrong things

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on metadata and rebuilding your legacy systems so that you can rebuild your content kingdom!

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

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newspapers are not what it used be....

Marketing Analyst (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Los Angeles Times

Prosa good stepping stone to bigger and better opportunities

Consslow to react to changes in market, customer, and advertisers.

Advice to Senior Managementchange management immediately...legacy employees don't have the vision to turn around the business

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Don't kill the newspaper to convert the building into condos!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Los Angeles Times

ProsAs a salesperson the name "Los Angeles Times" open doors and calls are returned. It's a fun atmosphere to work in downtown Los Angeles. The Time Mirror Square has so much history and it was product to be proud of.

ConsInstead of embracing the internet, the Los Angeles Times did not move forward. It was a cash cow that did not need to go out and get the business . . .the business came to their doors. It was the Los Angeles Times. Unfortunately, business stop knocking at the door and did not understand how to win it back. They started cutting pricing and did not sell the value of the product. Its in turmoil now and may have been for years prior.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmbrace the paper product and respect your loyal readers. The Los Angeles Times has loyal readers and management needs to respect them by providing a good newspaper.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Former media giant falls on hard times

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Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Los Angeles Times

ProsAs a major newspaper, it has more resources and opportunities within the company than others in the region. There are still a lot of talented journalists to work with, and if you're in California (or anywhere in the West), it's still the biggest game in town.

ConsLike many newspapers, the LA Times is experiencing growing pains. It became a depressing place to work toward the end, but it's not as bad as it would be at a smaller paper. The hierarchy is stodgy; it can take forever to get a promotion, higher-level editing spots are limited and younger people are presumed to have the rest of their lives to reach such an exalted position. As an editor, expect to work some holidays and weekends; most national holidays that your friends have off, you won't. Benefits have been cut back under the new regime, but again, are probably still cushy compared to a smaller paper.

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in talent, but don't pad middle management. The recent layoffs and buyouts have thinned the ranks (I took a buyout), but rather indiscriminately. A lot of unnecessary managers have left, but so have a ton of talented journalists. Yes, it's a business, but one whose primary commodity is quality content.

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company is not doing well so there are no advancement opportunities

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Los Angeles Times

Prosnice people to work with

Consno advancement opportunities within the company

Advice to Senior Managementsome of them will micro manage

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