Dallas Morning News
2.9 of 5 46 reviews
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Dallas Morning News Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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2.9 46 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

Dallas Morning News CEO & Publisher James M. Moroney III

James M. Moroney III

(13 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Company! Excellent training and growth opportunities.

    Business Development (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsExcellent Training, Perks, Onsite Gym, Benefits

    ConsI found it extremely difficult to advance in my career past a certain point. Unfortunatey, I had to go outside of the company to continue on a growing Career Path.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper Management was primarily Male with little opportunity for women. I would suggest diversifying the workforce all around. The management should be a reflection of your workforce and the community in which you serve.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stuck in the 20th century

    Editor (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsFlexible hours and work schedule
    Occasional free food
    Fun employees
    A new gym
    Downtown location with free parking

    ConsOften difficult to work with writers
    Bad journalistic values
    Terrible at understanding realities of digital media
    Website aesthetic is very out of date

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire older writers who have been there for decades and bring in new blood
    Adopt a more web-first mentality
    Most of all: Get out of newspapers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience, but very limited opportunity for advancement

    Editor (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsMajor media company, fast-paced environment, great co-workers (most of them), great benefits

    ConsAwkward hours, low salaries, and limited advancement opportunities

    Advice to Senior ManagementMust come up with a better way to recognize young talent, develop it, and retain it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor Dishonest Leadership

    Sales and Marketing Consultant (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people to work around. Training is great.

    ConsPOOR Leadership, Inconsistent strategic messaging, want you to SELL everything regardless of client expectations

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership (CRO, GM, and Managers) is extremely poor. They claim to be transparent but have known to fire people or entire divisions on a whim. They reward those who do not work hard and those that are trying to make a difference or on the outside or soon to be out. Churn is really bad.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ProsRiding the digital media wave. Taking the company in the right direction product offering wise. More and more partnerships with leading media companies.

    ConsMoral among sales force is low. So many new products to every month and management wants you to sell it yesterday.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Average

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    ProsGood Name in Dallas, well recognized

    ConsManagement is disorganized and they have too many products

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more time with employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Atrocious workplace environment

    Copy Editor (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsWidely-recognized name, but company is coasting on reputation of twenty years ago.

    ConsNo chance for advancement or raise. Keeping your job is about as good as you can expect.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Legendary media company, but behind the times

    Digital Production and Strategy (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    Pros-- Good benefits for the field
    -- News staff is passionate about journalism. Most of the journos are real pros.
    -- Situated right in downtown Dallas
    -- Having DMN on resume opens doors when you're ready to move on
    -- CEO is trying new things (new for a legacy newspaper company)
    -- Sense of pride working for 135-year-old legacy paper.
    -- Pretty good top-down communication.

    Cons-- Very behind the curve technologically (tools, practices)
    -- Upper management not interested in fostering changes in culture or practices
    -- A few too many staff members refusing (not just, they want to but don't have help or information, but won't) to get with the times are a drag on culture
    -- CEO willing to try new things, but that often becomes changing from one flavor of the month to the next, trying out what other media companies are already trying, with no real long-term vision or idea about why exactly we're trying said-new-thing. Difficult to see what flavors really fit into our overall scheme. A lot of time, energy wasted.
    -- Multiple layoffs and buyouts over the past several years but no good post-layoff/buyout strategy. The workers who stayed absorbed too much work that was left behind, decreasing career satisfaction/increasing stress. Many long-timers bitter, defensive and paranoid because of it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen specialists are hired specifically to create new practices, find and vet new tools, and advise and strategize, realize that those practices and strategies must be enforced, not simply presented to staff as an option. Too many with "legacy" mindsets will simply opt to not, making it difficult for company culture to move forward.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Progressive Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsManagement is probably the best thing going for this company.

    ConsThe reps seem to have a sense of entitlement and management is slow to move on replacing them

    Advice to Senior ManagementReplace all the legacy reps and put a succession plan in place

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    Constantly Changing

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsFlexible schedule, strong name recognition, opportunity to make good money

    ConsCommissions are tied to goal achievement and goals are set by management on a case by case basis. If you blow out your goal one month then your goal is drastically increased the next to ensure commissions are kept to a minimum.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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