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Updated Jul 11, 2014

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2.5 44 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

McClatchy Company President & CEO Patrick J. Talamantes

Patrick J. Talamantes

(8 ratings)

17% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Corporate management

    District Manager (Current Employee) Bluffton, SC

    ProsVery Fair Corporate management. Offering many opportunities for transfer.

    ConsLocal Management left much to be desired

    Advice to Senior ManagementNever place one employee of several performing same job and competing for same quotas as manager over others.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Learned a lot - overworked and underpaid

    Manager (Former Employee) Sacramento, CA

    ProsLearned a lot at McClatchy and am very grateful for that. The people were fantastic and I made lifelong professional contacts and friends.

    ConsI worked every night after a full work day, so it was difficult to maintain work life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to anyone who has good ideas, not just top-tier management. Attribute the good ideas you hear to the people who had them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting digital play from a brick/mortar company

    Product Manager (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosbroad name recognition, media expertise, profitable

    Constoo much stake in newspaper business

    Advice to Senior Managementbe nimble, fail, learn

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    Great camaraderie among staff, harsh directives from corporate owners

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsFor size of city, downtown Charlotte is relatively livable. Affordable housing nearby, and good transportation options. (But suburbs can have nightmare traffic.) Project were enjoyable and supported. Colleagues were collegial. Good fit for a young professional.

    ConsI wasn't fired personally, but firings were frequent and seemingly arbitrary -- often coming as RIF percentages from corporate. It all contributed to an atmosphere of fear.

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    Changes are coming

    Advertising Executive (Current Employee) Columbus, GA

    ProsVery positive atmosphere - we WILL beat the odds and all the naysayers for the newspaper business!

    ConsRecent layoffs have had a demoralizing effect and increased workloads. Mandatory salary cuts and benefit decreases certainly don't help either.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep looking ahead and be proactive instead of reactive - but realize your best resource is your employees and treat and reward them as such. Loyalty is no longer a foregone conclusion from the employee when it is not reciprocated by the employer.

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    Lots to learn in difficult times for newspapers

    Support Developer (Current Employee) Raleigh, NC

    ProsGreat people - its like a family, interesting technologies, plenty to learn, easy to ware many hats, ability to think independently and come up with out of the box solutions.

    ConsManagement is useless and tends to throw unnecessary road blocks in front of progress. No guidance on direction from senior management. You can can be the best and be layed off while other under performing employees remain for years.

    Advice to Senior Managementembrace quick implementation of new technologies and trends. Reducing head count is hurting you at this point - try coming up with ways of creating larger profits rather than cutting people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Miami Herald — a place to start your career, and then move on.

    Copy Editor (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGood opportunity to get a foot in the door. Most of the mid-level managers are quite helpful. Even though The Herald is a total rag, it still carries with it a small bit of respect, and so it looks good on a resume. Also, there are plenty of opportunities there, whether you want to work online, in print, as a designer, writing, taking photos or whatever else.

    ConsManagement is very disingenuous. Be careful agreeing to anything without a contract.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit and allow new blood in.

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    Family? Sure. Dysfunctional? Yup.

    Advertising Salesperson (Former Employee) Olympia, WA

    ProsSmall family feel for a nationwide company.

    ConsThe "family" is dysfunctional on some levels.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees; pay them what they're worth.

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    OK place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsRelaxed atmosphere. Not overly demanding of employees. Working to transform the company under difficult market conditions.

    ConsPay and benefits are inferior to similarly sized companies. Not particularly innovative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay high quality people more to retain talent.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Tough business - only the stongest survive

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat people, fair income, diverse responsibilities

    Consdeclining revenue makes it tough to get ahead

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