Belo Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
41 Reviews
3.7
41 Reviews
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Belo President, CEO, and Director Dunia A. Shive
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  1.  

    Graphic Designer

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Belo full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The location is very convenient

    Cons

    Do not like the culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company failing business model

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Belo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Helping companies advertise brought great satisfaction

    Cons

    Publishing on down swing right now and forever

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Never seen so many people fired in an office.

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    Former Employee - Advertising Services Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Advertising Services Specialist in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Belo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits are very good, and it's conveniently located near public transportation, which is very rare in this area. Work/life balance is pretty good, and people aren't expected to work unpaid overtime. They also support continuous education and will reimburse you for relevant classes at local schools. Salaries are comparable to other media companies in the area.

    Cons

    I left by my own will, but during the short time I was there, I saw about five people get fired from my department of about 30-40 people, and more were fired after I left. All were considered dedicated, high performers and were completely caught off guard by being fired. In every case, it came out of the blue from HR, with no warning, and the senior management not only apologized to the person being fired and took their side, but said that the firing was out of their control and offered to give positive references for future jobs. I'm not sure if this is Belo's way of conducting layoffs in order to replace more experienced workers with cheaper ones, but it was very, very strange.

    In each case, we were also told not to discuss the recent firing, which was probably counterproductive. If there were some valid reason, other employees should know about it, because the person being fired clearly didn't know what it was, so it's possible others would make the same mistakes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Horrible management

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    Former Employee - Graphics Operator in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Graphics Operator in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Belo full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Like the rest of New Orleans, someday WWL-TV will be flushed into the toilet that is the Gulf of Mexico.

    Cons

    If you have low self-esteem, like other employees being praised for your work and want to be punished for taking initiative this is the place for you! I worked for WWL for several years. My time there will be remembered for the blatant favoritism, nepotism and anti-gay discrimination -- a bias that has been evident in their reporting, as well. Complaints to the HR department resulted in my shifts varying from early mornings to late evenings throughout the week. That is when I quit. WWL-TV is truly a microcosm of New Orleans: insular, ignorant and corrupt.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Great experience, supportive, collaborative, creative and challenging!

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Belo full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Definite focus on career and personal growth path.

    Cons

    At the mercy of technology in may cases which makes the product a commodity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now that the company is sold, advise managers to remember the great people who are or will be out-placed and help them find their next opportunity!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Wonderful company, gone too soon.

    Former Employee - Vice President, Human Resources in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Vice President, Human Resources in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Belo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong dedication to journalistic integrity, supportive and collegial work environment.

    Cons

    Company was acquired by Gannett Co at the end of 2013 and no longer exists, but the stations continue to operate under new ownership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gannett gave every indication of sharing Belo's values, hopefully this will continue to be the case.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of work, not competitive pay for the industry.

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    Former Employee - Production Operator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Production Operator in Houston, TX

    I worked at Belo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Personal growth in production, access to events.

    Cons

    Bad management, low pay, high employee turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to VALUE your people and they talents and skills they bring to the table. Learn to let people do their jobs, and in turn you will have not only a better work environment but people will do even better work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    in one word, confusing

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Belo full-time

    Pros

    Friendly, helpful co-workers on your level.

    Cons

    Competitive. Inconsistent management. Communication is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication needs to be improved

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belo full-time

    Pros

    Oldest Texas company still in operation.

    Cons

    Belo corp no longer exists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Belo

    Pros

    good benefits for all workers

    Cons

    hot humid city to live in

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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