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Updated Apr 8, 2014

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3.2 4 reviews

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Kevin J. Beatty

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Advertising Sales (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat people loved working there

    ConsRedundancies are par for the course

    Advice to Senior ManagementRedundancies are rife - offer re training packages

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Low salary for anyone but journalists

    Human Resources Adviser (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsA fun group of co-workers. Some cultures within the group were engaged and engaging.

    ConsGenerally a poor atmosphere to work in over all - a mix of business cultures. Lots if change, rationalising, bad HR positioning (no seat at the table), can't work out if it is in service to the center or the regions. Low self esteem working for the publisher of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday whose opinion on minority issues made it difficult to endure. Poor location and travel links.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Dead-end job

    Advertising Sales (Former Employee) Manchester, England (UK)

    ProsIt's a fun place to work and there's a great community within the company. Middle management are very approachable and focused on getting the most out of the workforce. Outside of work, socialising is encouraged.

    ConsThe money isn't impressive and the technology is outdated - my PC took at least 20 minutes to boot up from cold each morning and subsequently crashed at least 3 times per day. Targets are constantly changing and more often than not impossible to reach. Salesperson of the Week awards were given to the same people every time due to the fact that they had a larger customer base - nothing to do with growth or effort.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more realistic with your hopes and targetting.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pressured and stressful, but frequently worth it

    Reporter (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsExcellent pay compared to almost all other newspapers and media outlets in the UK. Very fair compensation packages, particularly for freelance journalists and stringers, whom they pay well and promptly. Because they are well off they have excellent resources, and can afford to send you to different locations, or to pay contacts. Consequently you can produce very detailed material, and obtain information other newspapers cannot afford to. Additionally, the office atmosphere is friendly and welcoming, much more so than other newspapers, and staff are generally very kind to new co-workers. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays in particular the office is fun, lively and friendly.

    ConsExtremely competitive whenever stories are given out. Do less well than a coworker and you will be questionned as to why they were better than you. Very little respect for holidays, days off and working hours. You will be called at any time of the day or night, no matter where you are, and expected to reply immediately. This can make the office very pressurised, though it does mean that you can produce some very good work indeed. It is just tiring when you have not had a day off in a fortnight and they still pester you for more stories.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to Senior Management

    There was very good leadership about direction of stories and alternative sources, and strong encouragement to think laterally. However, because of the constant pressure and focus on beating not only your rivals but your fellow MoS reporters the management were occasionally too intimidating to talk to, and so reporters would go without guidance and thus make mistakes, rather than ask for help.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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