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Dolan Media Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
21 Reviews
2.4
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Been great but lots of turnover

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    Current Employee - Executive  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Executive in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Dolan Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun place to work, great co-workers.

    Cons

    Too much change at the corporate level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some stability and keep things simple

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Uncomfortable work environment @ Dolan Media Company Minneapolis MN

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Dolan Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Got experience and a couple contacts to network with

    Cons

    Uncomfortable work environment. HR was shady and there seemed to be a lot of office drama pushing people out. I'm glad I got out when i did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to seriously look at leadership and setup of company. I got notice of company filing bankruptcy so maybe no longer in existence. ..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overworked, underpaid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dolan Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart, funny co-workers. Opportunity to work on a lot of different projects and build skills.

    Cons

    Constantly shifting priorities. Constant firings. Ambitious projects without staff to accomplish them. Poor pay. Leadership out of touch with employees and the demands they face.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop implying to employees that they're just lucky to have a job. You have to do better than that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    This company was a great place to work, the management was very supportive and ethical.

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Great team with which to work, my contributions were always appreciated. Regular pay raises and the CEO was a pleasure to work for, promoting a progressive, forward-thinking company. Offered 401K, good health benefits, vacation - didn't get bent out of shape when emergencies meant you had to take time off. When Hurricane Katrina struck our New Orleans operation, the CEO made sure all of the employees were safe, relocated them to other units of the company, and paid them throughout the interim - then put them back to work! Same thing happened during Hurricane Sandy and the Moore, OK, tornado. He really cares about his people, says they are like family.

    Cons

    Very much a work-oriented environment, not much time to play around! Advancement wasn't very apparent, small company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A nightmare of dysfunction

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dolan Media

    Pros

    Substantive issues covered, deal with mostly intelligent sources, some fine co-workers and product still retains fairly positive reputation in local legal community.

    Cons

    Upper level management spend days worrying about their bonuses and kissing up to their superiors. Still clinging to rigid, outmoded ideas about news business. Stunning amount of turnover in editorial staff every year because management does not respect or value employees. Pay well below what you need to live in the Eastern Mass. area and for the skills you need in order to do the work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Extremely reactive company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dolan Media

    Pros

    The company changes often and that can create room for growth

    Cons

    Since the company is always adjusting to client needs lower employees can sometimes not know what is going one. The constant adjustment does impact home life since deadlines are usually very short.
    Ongoing financial issue can pose a problem

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open communication with the base level employees need to be improved to keep moral up.

    Negative Outlook
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not looking so great

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    Current Employee - Business Information  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Business Information in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good, but very expensive. Managers are flexible with time-off. Some of the people working there are great to work with/for.

    Cons

    Executives and senior management don't seem to have a clue what's actually going on with the business at any point in time. It takes 10x longer than it should to get anything done because you have to get approval from senior management but they're not sure what's going on so you have to educate them first. Lack of bonuses or any appreciation for an employees hard work, and the stock I got one time as a "bonus" is now worth zero since Dolan drove the company into the ground. Amount of vacation time isn't enough and the cost of benefits is high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of everyone at the top and rebuild. This used to be a decent company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Focused on journalism, facing economic challenges

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dolan Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The company, more than most, is focused on producing excellent journalism. There's a company writing coach and an understanding that a vital product is essential to keeping readers. Corporate office largely allows for local autonomy in making editorial decisions.

    Cons

    (This may sound familiar) Economic constraints has meant cutting back on staff but expanding editorial duties, which makes the journalism suffer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company should really look at what their priorities are in line with current resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not looking good.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Some smart people, some good opportunities. Overall, lots of potential, but no clear mandate to reach it.

    Cons

    Poor strategic vision and poor decisions led to serious operational and financial challenges. Making the decision that gets you in trouble is forgivable, at times, but sticking with it in the face evidence demanding change is not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Changing of the guard?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Business Information

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dolan Media

    Pros

    Had the opportunity to work very hard to achieve goals.

    Cons

    Not strong support in getting things done and projects completed.

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