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Sinking Ship

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Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dallas, TX

I have been working at A. H. Belo

Pros

Great work/life balance. Time off as needed. Flexible schedule. Decent pay/benefits. Friendly environment.

Cons

Decisions on software products have been made by people outside IT department, which led to terrible large-scale purchases. Old technology/l lots of Perl/PHP scripts that only a very few people have a clue about. Very old/clunky/inefficient/unreliable home-grown systems. Developers are expected to support this old software. Very few (none?) new projects using current technologies. Newspaper industry's immanent demise has been accelerated by the recession causing thousands of layoffs, followed by pay cuts across the board and cut-backs on some benefits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I have no advice for management. Unfortunately this field is required.

Doesn't Recommend
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    This is a good place to work for a short amount of time.

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    Current Employee - Designer  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Designer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at A. H. Belo

    Pros

    The company has great benefits.

    Cons

    ...ability to grow within the company.
    overall industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look for a more innovative approach to business

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    OK part-time job

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    Current Employee - Distribution Center Coordinator
    Current Employee - Distribution Center Coordinator

    I have been working at A. H. Belo

    Pros

    The pay is not bad. The hours are late at night and early in the morning. This is a great part-time job for folks who have full-time jobs during the day, because the schedule does not conflict with most other jobs. The work can be somewhat physical, but does not require a lot of physical strength. Compared to the pay of most part-time jobs with similar responsiblities and job functions, this one pays well. The biggest reason for this is probably due to the schedule which is typically between 11 pm and 6 am. All that is require to do this job is to be able to work in early morning hours and to have some basic organizational skills, people skills and some limited computer skills.

    Cons

    Newspapers everywhere are struggling and a h belo is no exception. The opportunity for advancement is somewhat limited, but what can you expect from a Newspaper. The company had a voluntary severance plan that reduced the full-time employees by about 500. So it is easy to understand why moving up is somewhat limited. It is sometimes difficult to maintain a full-time job and this job. It is not easy to get up in the middle of the night to go to work, especially after having worked a full eight hours somewhere else. One should take this job with the expectation that this will be decent part-time job with decent pay, not with the expectation that you will be promoted into management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The DC's are somewhat understaffed with all the changes that have taken place. If you have more layoffs be careful about cutting back staff in the DC's. The staff is already probably not enough to handle the workload.

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