McClatchy Company Reviews

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McClatchy Company President & CEO Patrick J. Talamantes
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  1.  

    Great company in a tough spot

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at McClatchy Company as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    This is a first-rate organization. People take their roles incredibly seriously, but it's also a very team-oriented community.

    Cons

    Because of the global decline in newspaper subscription, McClatchy has been forced to substantially cut down its workforce. The employees that do remain are stretched pretty thin as it's all hands on deck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing the best they can to prepare the company to face the new reality of the newspaper industry, but a continued focus on the customer or newsreader is the only real way to ensure longterm success.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good company with a strong mission

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    Former Employee - Reporter  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Reporter in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at McClatchy Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great people who are comitted to the mission

    Cons

    hard industry with a difficult future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent culture, work environment and performance bonus

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    Former Employee - Accountant  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Accountant in Miami, FL

    I worked at McClatchy Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great management from which you can learn a lot from.

    Cons

    Could use better support from Corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great selection criteria for candidates and formal employee review process.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Professional and flexible

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer  in  San Luis Obispo, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Luis Obispo, CA

    I worked at McClatchy Company full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    as a graphic designer, the ability to work a flexible schedule with the deadlines and with my team was a great environment.

    Cons

    the TIGHT Budget crisis that sent our work over seas to be outsources but demanding more from us with less bodies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Micromanaging the employees after excepting them to know every aspect of every ones job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunities for individuals but a leadership vacuum at the top of the corporation.

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    Current Employee - Reporter  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Reporter in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    Committed colleagues, rewarding work, challenging assignments, community involvement, potential to shine individually and collectively.

    Cons

    Waffling vision, detached corporate leadership, held hostage by bond debt, crucial error in refusing to charge for premium content.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to team with other newspaper companies to charge for content.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Media Company Advances Toward Latest Business Trends and Technology

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    Former Employee - Art Director/Graphic Designer  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Art Director/Graphic Designer in Miami, FL

    I worked at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    • An industry leader in media communications.
    • Fast paced with opportunities to shift career positions within the organization.
    • Diversity in workforce.
    • Equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and quality business services for employees
    • Community charitable programs with employee outreach/volunteer opportunities.

    Cons

    • Decreasing value for senior, experienced, full-time employees. Value shift toward entry level, lower salaried, part-time workers.
    • Decreasing flexibility for employees with family demands.
    • Increasing stressful demands on employees due to rapid turnover and lack of support due to positions lost through attrition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    • Stay ahead of the curve. Have working knowledge of latest technology, applications and trends.
    • Lead by example to maintain respect from employees.
    • Keep in mind the advantages of a "healthy workforce".

  8.  

    it's a job

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    Current Employee - Circulation Helper  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Circulation Helper in Miami, FL

    I have been working at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    great co-workers, great AC, flexibility

    Cons

    pay is low and raises are non existent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think outside the box and do more than CYA

  9.  

    A great company that is fading away

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at McClatchy Company

    Pros

    THe people, the joy of delivering news, and the environment

    Cons

    Newspapers are fading away, sooner than most thought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck...Your going to need it.

    Recommends
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