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Helpful (4)

Good product, Bad leadership

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orland Park, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orland Park, IL

I have been working at 22nd Century Media full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

Pros

The little hyper-local newspapers are a great source for local news. Over all it could be a good product and business model.

Cons

The turn over at the company is beyond crazy. The salaries are horrible unless you work in the Northbrook office. It s disorganized at best. The office is dirty and cluttered. The benefit package is bad and expensive. The management team is young and inexperienced. One manager is yelling and using foul language while the other is so disorganized that questions go unanswered. They do not take responsibility for their own mistakes, rather heep it on to those who do the grunt work.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the top management and bring qualified people in. Clean up the office as it is disgusting. Pay a decent salary and qualified people will be interested. Give respect to the work force and they will work hard.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Assistant editor at 22CM

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 22nd Century Media

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, serious about quality news production.

    Cons

    The only complaint is that the company is understaffed so sometimes struggles to find freelance writers and photographers.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great. Because everyone is so busy it's hard for them to give adequate feedback sometimes, but that's my only complaint.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Looks like Jack is telling his drones to fill this out

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    Former Employee - Sales in Orland Park, IL
    Former Employee - Sales in Orland Park, IL

    I worked at 22nd Century Media full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pros-if you kiss Jack Ryan's behind and are brainless you will do well here. The way they treat the sales staff is despicable and customers are an afterthought.

    Cons

    Cons-they keep messing with your commissions, will tell you one thing and do another, no true HR Department nor a True 401K. The person who called this a dung heap of a company got it right.

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth to your employees, quit messing with the commissions. Get a 401k, admit you are a pro republican newspaper.

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