Bay Area News Group

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A sinking ship

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

I have been working at Bay Area News Group

Pros

Some supervisors are good, hours are reasonable, there are some smart, hardworking people, most people have at least one weekend day off

Cons

Furloughs, freeze on vacation accrual -- it's not a company with a lot of resources or ways to reward employees. Computer systems are horrible. Upper management provides no direction or recognition.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Communicate with employees what's happening and how you're working to improve our position -- then actually do it. Find a way to reward your best employees.

Doesn't Recommend

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    I enjoyed my job very much.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA

    I worked at Bay Area News Group

    Pros

    It was a great job for a long time. I was busy everyday and learned a lot about the business. I felt a great sense of accomplishment.

    Cons

    Morale is often low due to continuous staff cuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop cutting the staff. Build the newspaper up instead of tearing it down.

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    The ends justifies the means, top down management.

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Bay Area News Group

    Pros

    They are attempting to catch up with media technology using third party vendors.

    Cons

    Managers now are utilizing intimidation on employees including screaming at them in the office floor in front of other employees. It is also not unusual to hear a yelling match between managers. It is management by desperation. The thought here is to scare the workers into not questioning management for fear of being the one embarrassed by the manager’s public lambasting. Management feels the bad economy has given them the opportunity to use this abusive style because the employees have nowhere else to go. There are very few content employees here. Everybody is looking for a way out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
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