Capital Newspapers

  www.madison.com
  www.madison.com
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Very laid back

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
Current Employee - Mobile Developer in Madison, WI
Current Employee - Mobile Developer in Madison, WI

I have been working at Capital Newspapers full-time (more than an year)

Pros

+Flex time, and overall scheduling
+Good pay and benefits, no complaints there
+Low Stress, and clear goals

Cons

-Newspaper industry isn't sure what its going to do long term. Makes your job description fluid, so understand that going in.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

A more clear idea of where the company is going would help a lot. Other then that I have no issue with management.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    The ship is heading for the rocks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in Madison, WI

    I worked at Capital Newspapers

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Satisfying to see your work in the paper the next day. Discount newspaper subscription. Good benefits but expensive.

    Cons

    The industry is hemorrhaging and the current management has no idea what to do about it. Sales management leans pretty hard on the staff to sell worthless products invented just to increase revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and allow someone to take over who knows what they are doing. At least try to undo the harm created by years of high-handed treatment of customers because you were the only game in town.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It is chaotic and confusing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Capital Newspapers

    Pros

    -Newspapers are a dying industry, yet are so important to the community. It feels good to help keep age-old industry afloat.
    -Great work-life balance.
    -For the most part, fellow employees are polite and pleasant to work with.

    Cons

    -The pay is very difficult to live on.
    -The environment is high pressure and the communication among the different departments is deplorable.
    -The technology used is way behind the times and makes every task take longer than it should.
    -There are few opportunities for advancement or even a raise.
    -There are very few windows in the building, no cafeteria and no coffee machine (isn't coffee supposed to be standard at a newspaper?!).
    -The company is not doing very well, so there is little money to compensate their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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