Dow Jones Local Media Group
3.0 of 5 6 reviews
www.recordonline.com Middletown, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jun 11, 2014

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Patrick J. (Pat) Purcell

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    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsClient relationships and sophisticated sales efforts provide excellent results. Strong salary and commission plus bonuses with strong performance. Great upward mobility opportunities

    ConsCan be very long sales cycle.

    Advice to Senior ManagementResults matter. People really do still buy people even with complicated product suites.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Advertising Department = Disaster

    Sales Executive (Former Employee)
    Hyannis, MA

    ProsVery good people work here, unfortunately a few bad apples in management spoil the bunch.

    ConsManagement is delusional and is the soul cause of this company's downfall. This is a horrible place for a young professional to get their start in the business world. The department lacks vision and thus new employees here will find a place where it is impossible to grow professionally.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSlice the ego in half, listen to the insights of your subordinates, value teamwork and equality.

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

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    Challenging

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Middletown, NY

    ProsGood place to start in the world of print journalism.

    ConsSalary is low. Chance of advancing in the company low. Competency of mid-level and senior editors is low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognize hard work and talent. Respect the contract: when an employee gets a glowing report from a supervisor, and by contract, when the annual raise is to be between 3-6%, don't give only a 3% raise.

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    Largely unpleasant, mostly due to exectuive editor and publisher

    Reporter (Former Employee)
    Middletown, NY

    ProsGood writing experience, unionized, close to NYC

    ConsManagers are insecure, moody and explosive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry medication.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Cape Cod Times

    Newsroom Manager (Current Employee)
    Hyannis, MA

    ProsA truly great group of people for coworkers makes hard work still pleasant. The Times is suffering as in industry in turmoil, and this will impact job stability. The company is evolving somewhat rapidly.

    ConsDo you really want to work at a newspaper? Oh, wait, it's a media company. There's always hope that the company will really get its head around competing digitally - and hope that corporate will help not hinder.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPush hard. Push faster. Push back. Tell corporate to get their act together and deliver. How about better pay to go with the more work being handed out to everybody?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Vast potential, limited results

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWilling to listen to any suggestions, although it may take months for anything to happen.

    Hire great professionals who are good at what they do.

    Extensive training.

    ConsLack of corporate commitment or involvement. Corporate would rather have "yes" people who just follow the rules and don't try and rock the boat.

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