Detroit Media Partnership

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Detroit Media Partnership Reviews

Updated July 9, 2014
Updated July 9, 2014
12 Reviews

2.8
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    I learned alot about responsibilty, you work independently.

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    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - District Manager in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Detroit Media Partnership full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good immediate working enviroment. Enjoyed working daily routes with the people

    Cons

    Upper management communication really lacked,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Include all your workers when making decisiions

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Work Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Detroit Media Partnership

    Pros

    Good Benefits for the Most Part. Stay focused and you can make money in sales. You change jobs every 6 month if you want and this is a huge plus and why i have worked here as long as i have.

    Cons

    Success in sales is based on who who you work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your people to do their job. Micromanagement isn't needed, unless someone is not performing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Pay - Horrible Environment!!

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    Former Employee - Advertising Account Executive  in  Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Advertising Account Executive in Sterling Heights, MI

    I worked at Detroit Media Partnership full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers who try to stay positive despite all the craziness of middle management. Decent base salary.

    Cons

    Company changed from family oriented environment to management by threats. Instead of motivating advertising sales staff with incentives, they use micro management and pink slip threats. I worked here for over 10 years and was very sad to see the culture change so drastically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your sales force with kindness and respect. Hire and value mid level managers who actually know how to sell (not text book sales managers). Teach them how to train and motivate a sales force, not achieve goals by creating unhealthy environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Disparity

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    Current Employee - District Representative  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - District Representative in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Detroit Media Partnership full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    As long as your in the circulation department the pay is pretty decent.

    Cons

    Overworked, unappreciated, and untrustworthy -- that's it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When there is no trust in management, the morale of your employees suffers as does the type of work s/he is willing to give to your customers and business goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to have a career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sterling Heights, MI

    I have been working at Detroit Media Partnership full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This company has always been very flexible

    Cons

    Having to drive to Detroit

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The stifling and non-progressive environment of this company led to my disappointment and departure.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Detroit Media Partnership full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are some talented individuals who work here that were a pleasure to get to know.

    Cons

    Poor communication and lack of teamwork between employees/departments was frustrating as was the lack of planning and expertise of so many people in leadership positions, especially Marketing department staff. Undeserving promotions of people to management positions was disappointing.Technology, systems and programs are behind the times. Un-flexibility with regard to working hours/setting was hypocritical especially when bosses are free to flex their hours and work from home. Morale and appreciation is severely lacking. Downsizing announcement came to us via email from the CEO with no individual follow-up/explanation from our own supervisor/boss. Secretive-ness is the name of the game here. There are numerous SOP's/procedures but these are rarely, if ever, enforced. No raises have been offered here in more than 5 years. Older employees forced out and younger, cheaper salary replacements hired. Minimal cross-training and educational opportunities. Gannett is continuing to downsize properties across the US and regionalize work ... sending it to 24/7 centers that operate in the midwest. This is a stuck-in-the-stone ages kind of company that looks to keep plummeting further until its ultimate demise. Steer clear of this place!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Much advice has been given already ...it falls on deaf ears. Train, support, encourage and appreciate your employees. Top talent will continue to leave until you create a more progressive workplace that is open, flexible, supportive, empowering and forward-looking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Digital Specialist

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    Current Employee - Digital Specialist  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Digital Specialist in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Detroit Media Partnership full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Located downtown which is very neat. The building has a lot of history. Most of the people their are friendly.

    Cons

    Management is very new and unorganized. Astronomical goals with little to no training for the job at hand. Trying to sell digital products that they are not even capable of representing as a company. Employees are set up to fail. Extreme micro-management both during work hours & after.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to properly train new employees. Coach and mentor employees if they are not achieving goals. Do no micro manage if you want people out selling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    project leader

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    Current Employee - Project Leader  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Project Leader in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Detroit Media Partnership full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    i have been working here for twenty years

    Cons

    no prospect of growth here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look for alternative revenue resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Fair to Employees

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Detroit Media Partnership full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Care about people, good place to grow. Lots of freedom to innovate. Invests in training and horizon projects. Forward-thinking.

    Cons

    Newspapers have history - both positive and negative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give ideas time to grow and give the market time to adapt to industry changes.

  11.  

    Great Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Detroit Media Partnership

    Pros

    Management is very flexible with work/family balancing as well as listening and acting on ideas from employees. They promote cross-culture communication and want to hear from everyone equally. All employees are notified of open positions within the company and encourage to apply whenever interested in order to provide growth opportunities.

    Cons

    They tend to pay on the low end of the competitive scale and the only way to get a raise is to change positions or titles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your plans time to take fruition before changing it up.

    Recommends

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