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Dallas Morning News Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
51 Reviews
2.8
51 Reviews
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Dallas Morning News CEO & Publisher James M. Moroney III
James M. Moroney III
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The Dallas-Fort Worth area and its suburbs are a great place to live, and the weather can't be beat, for the most part (in 4 reviews)

  • It's a GOOD company and GOOD people but it's a declining company just like everyone mentioned (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Transitional time for an industry trying to find its footing in a tech-savvy media space (in 2 reviews)

  • Because of the state of the company there's no real opportunity for growth (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great product - Poor Leadership

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    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales and Marketing Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Newsroom staff is talented. Bob Mong, Editor is amazing (but leaving).

    Cons

    Good 'ol boy network prevails with no women on the management council or in places of significant leadership. CEO who's not managing the stress of the imploding newspaper business very well - yelling, micromanaging, bullying, etc. but who once was an inspirational pioneer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire demonstrated people who deliver results and stop coddling"favorites"who deliver nothing. Set goals with specific and attainable KPIs and replace anyone who doesn't achieve goals. Even among favorites. Stop micromanaging and trust your performers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great people to work with!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Great company culture and lots of good people to work with. Teamwork is the name of the game and people work together very well. People really know their jobs and do them well and get recognition from managers. Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Uncertain future of newspapers and jobs. Many and periodic layoffs. Low salaries and few if any raises or increases. Benefits are only fair. Company outsources to save money and cut costs.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Time for a change after my stint here

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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    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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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 a 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Poor Dishonest Leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    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

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