Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I have been working at The San Francisco Chronicle full-time
The people at the Chronicle are generally friendly. You'll always have 1 or two people who are more challenging than others, but overall, the people of the Chronicle are friendly and passionate about their jobs. HR has stepped up their game and tried to look for budget friendly opportunities to provide some company culture. Our current Editor In Chief has great vision.
The digital premium product is not premium and there are limited resources to change that. There is nothing to drive the modern 25 - 45 year old audience desired and those who are subscribers are generally older. As they die, so will the paper unless the premium product becomes premium. Owned by Hearst Corporate, processes are extremely frustrating and changes are not easily made because they try to control everything. If you're not in a manager position, you are owned by The Guild. You pay monthly dues if you're in The Guild and monthly dues if you opt out. Either way, you pay dues. Benefits are decent. Cigna is great. Lots of lay offs within the last year in efforts to build a "better" smaller team aka...you wear multiple hats that you probably shouldn't be wearing. Also, the technology is frustrating. My department puts a ticket in weekly for something broken.
Advice to Management
Hire people that can sell. Completely eliminate all of your sales people and find people who can actually sell the product. Less people, quality people.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at The San Francisco Chronicle (San Mateo, CA) in April 2015.
Although I was told for several months when I followed up after submitting my CV, that the HR person had "no idea" who the hiring manager was, and couldn't help me, I got an email out of the blue from some new blood, a man who said he got me, got "it". and promised me transparency and prompt follow-up, even getting me on the phone with a long-time regional manager the same day. From there it went totally south.
- Usual and customary questions, such as why I would want to work selling print and multi-media services when my background encompasses both, and I felt it was self-evident about my skill-set, experience and what I bring to the table. 2 Answers
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