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Dallas Morning News Reviews

Updated November 2, 2014
Updated November 2, 2014
49 Reviews
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Dallas Morning News CEO & Publisher James M. Moroney III
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  1.  

    Former Staff at Dallas Morning News

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    It is very interesting staying on top of the news and the latest happenings. The people are very friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    Print media is losing business due to online news sites. So, layoffs is a constant threat to your welfare.

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

    Time for a change after my stint here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is trying to be innovative in changing the business model of how a traditional newspaper operates. The brand image is favorable in the community. With the cutbacks, lots of hardworking employees are putting in the hours to get things done.

    Cons

    Lots of turnover due to layoffs, better opportunities elsewhere, employee morale, etc. There appears to be a lack of experienced talent at the middle and upper levels of management in the company and the feeling of uncertainty is evident throughout the organization as a result. The old adage of "rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic" is apropos. Don't make a single mistake here, because the nit-picking will haunt you until you find something better. Childish behavior by some of the highest levels of management is laughable; it feels like a high school campus filled with cliques that are running the place. The hierarchy is evident here. And just like high school, don't upset the "cheerleaders", because they'll scream, point fingers, and berate until they make others miserable enough to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are members of key management that show no respect to the employees beneath them. Just because some executives have the titles and education (MBA's, CPA's) on their side, does not mean it that it can compensate for their lack of compassion and respect for their subordinates. Sadly, they have mastered their Jekyll & Hyde tendencies and can work side-by-side with their leadership without them even knowing what kind of people they really are. Open your eyes!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    It was a roller coaster ride of wonders and horrors.

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

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Starting pay is higher than competitors. Benefits are adequate. There is opportunity for advancement under the right circumstances.

    Cons

    There is constant layoffs and upheaval. There is constant restructuring and reorganization. The actual benefit to the customer of your various portfolio of products can not be accurately measured if verified.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of continual change of structure, personnel, managers and just below the too senior management, maybe the top person needs to let someone else try.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company! Excellent training and growth opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Business Development in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business Development in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Morning News full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Training, Perks, Onsite Gym, Benefits

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Upper 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Stuck in the 20th century

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    Former Employee - Editor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Editor in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Dallas Morning News part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Poor Dishonest Leadership

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Consultant
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Consultant

    I have been working at Dallas Morning News full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work around. Training is great.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership (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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience, but very limited opportunity for advancement

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    Current Employee - Editor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Editor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Morning News full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Awkward hours, low salaries, and limited advancement opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dallas Morning News full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Average

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dallas Morning News

    Pros

    Good Name in Dallas, well recognized

    Cons

    Management is disorganized and they have too many products

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time with employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Atrocious workplace environment

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    Current Employee - Copy Editor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Copy Editor in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dallas Morning News full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No chance for advancement or raise. Keeping your job is about as good as you can expect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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