A. H. Belo
2.9 of 5 13 reviews
www.ahbelo.com Dallas, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Hard times in the newspaper industry

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Dallas, TX

ProsThe company pays very well for a nice combination of work life balance. They truly do want people to have time outside of work to live their life. The company has a number of great opportunites for sales people as they are the life blood of the company. I do truly believe that the management wants to bring the newspaper into the future, and they have a lot of pride in the company's history, particularly in Dallas.

ConsThere is a very strong "A team" mentality. You'll see the same people in meetings all the time, talking about the same things. There's very little acceptance of dissenting opinion, even if it is factual data from an objective third party. In fact, frequently the data will be refuted because it doesn't match someone's "gut." Of course there's also the cloud that's hanging over the entire industry that doesn't help with a "can do" attitude. There's also this strong tendency to become enamored with the latest idea, but never put any resources behind it. The work is put in on the front end, but the product will be left to die on the vine after launch. Realisically its a company that's run by a controlling family with almost complete authority.

Advice to Senior ManagementEncourage constructive criticism. The best ideas are tested in fire, not by sycophants. Realistic expectations go along way. Look out for people that consistenly over promise and under deliver and reward the reverse.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not for everyone

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at A. H. Belo


    Pros: The pay is pretty good. Nice, friendly place to work. Understanding of… Cons: Was sold on a job that turned out NOT to be the case. Not much room for advancement or… Advice to Senior Management: Be sensitive and accepting of the criticism given by your subordinates and actually listen to what… More

     

    Interesting environment where I learned a lot.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at A. H. Belo


    Pros: I felt accepted by upper management. Cons: Lack of personality within my team More
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